The Prisoner and the Kings: How One Man Changed the Course of History

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Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2007 - Religion - 259 pages
A riveting historical account of a prisoner in a Turkish penal colony and the world-changing letters he sent to the religious and secular leaders. Between 1867 and 1873 a solitary prisoner in a Turkish penal colony wrote a series of letters to the kings and emperors of the day, predicting with amazing accuracy the course of modern history: the fall of several nations, the overthrow of certain individual monarchs, the decline of specific religious institutions, the rise of communism, and the threat of nuclear weapons. The prisoner was Baha'u'llah, Prophet and Founder of the Baha'i Faith. What was the source of the prisoner's knowledge? What did the letters have to say about the future of humanity in the twenty-first century? The answers are here.
 

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Contents

The Assassins
5
k The Prisoner
11
k The First Kingdom Falls
31
4rs The Second Kingdom Falls
47
is The Third Kingdom Falls
63
k The Fourth Kingdom Falls
75
7A Kingdom Stands
87
8k The Exile
95
The Sixth Kingdom Falls
141
12k The Prison Opens
155
I4n? And All the Kings Men
179
15 The Heart of the World Afire
203
Appendix
215
Notes
237
Index
251
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About the author (2007)

William Sears (1911-1992), a radio and television personality and the author of several books, including Release the Sun, was also an internationally known Baha'i teacher.

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