Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era: An Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith

Front Cover
Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2006 - Religion - 333 pages
2 Reviews
In this compact work, Esslemont comprehensively yet succinctly sets forth the teachings of Baha'u'llah, the Prophet and Founder of the Baha'i Faith. He outlines the religion's early history; explains the religion's theology; incorporates extracts from Baha'i scripture; and provides information on Baha'i spiritual practices. This is essential reading for students of comparative religion
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Esslemont became "acquainted" with the Baha'i teachings in 1914. He corresponded with and visited Abdu'l-Baha, the son of Baha'u'llah, in 1919-20. Thereafter he wrote this work, and submitted it to ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I first read this book as an 18 year old in 1974 in my home town of Savannah, Georgia. It wasn't until 1982 way up in Fargo, North Dakota that I was able to meet my first Baha'i and attend a Fireside. I said all of that to impress upon the reader what an impact this book had upon me! It is one of the best books -- and remains so to this day -- about the Baha'i Faith for the newcomer. I attribute this book for my finally signing my declaration card in 1989 in Colorado. My love for what I learned from this book never left me as I transversed the world. And it is this one book that I can say brought me much happiness as a Baha'i. 

Contents

The Glad Tidings
3
The Glory of God
29
The Servant of Baha
59
What is a Baha f?
81
Prayer
99
Health and Healing
113
Religious Unity
129
True Civilization
147
The Way to Peace
173
Various Ordinances and Teachings
193
Religion and Science
217
Prophecies Fulfilled by the Bahai Movement
233
Prophecies of Bahaullah and AbdulBaha
257
Retrospect and Prospect
277
Epilogue
309
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (2006)

J. E. Esslemont (1874-1925) was a prominent Baha'i from Scotland. He trained in medicine at Aberdeen University, though tuberculosis forced his to abandon a promising career in medical research and to pursue other interests. His talent as a linguist and his knowledge of Persian and Arabic enabled him to assist in translating a number of important Baha'i works.

Bibliographic information