There is no harm in any affliction which befalleth thee in the love of El-Baha, … Remember the hardships of the disciples, and what Mary, the Virgin; Mary, the Magdalene; and Mary, the mother of Jesus Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘postmodern theology’
Posted by Sen on January 25, 2010
Posted in Bahai Writings, Theology | Tagged: Abdu'l-Baha, Bahai Faith, brothers of Jeus, Lesser Peace, Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of James, postmodern theology, Virgin Mary, بهائیت, عبدالبهاء | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Sen on January 5, 2009
One of the friends asked:
What is the ideal future envisioned in Baha’i religion? Is it a global order in which the world is composed of many diverse religions, each tolerant of one another, and the Baha’i just one amongst many? Or would the Baha’i be the organizing principle?
Posted in Islam, Theology | Tagged: A Traveller's Narrative, Abdu'l-Baha, Bahai, Bahai Faith, bahai theology, Christianity, ecumenicism, Islam, Judaism, new world order, postmodern theology, religious diversity, religious pluralism, religious tolerance, Secret of Divine Civilization, Shoghi Effendi, بهائیت, شوقی افندی | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Sen on October 20, 2008
I’ve been reading Paul Lample’s “Learning and the Evolution of the Bahá’í Community.” From page 15, he presents various possible roles for the “learned Bahai” in the Bahai community, saying among other things that learned Baha’i is not an “artist”, and concluding “Perhaps the learned Baha’i is more like the ‘scout’ who helps to guide an expedition on a journey into unexplored territory.” I found it striking that he did not mention the possibility that the learned Bahai could be a servant, someone who uses knowledge to minister to the faithful.
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Posted by Sen on October 1, 2008
On my web site, I’ve put up my part of two discussion threads about theology, and how the Bahai community can face the fact that some people know more than others, on particular topics, but without replicating the structures of past religions in which greater knowledge often translates into greater authority. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Church and State, Community, Theology | Tagged: Bahai, bahai theology, Church and State, disenrollment, political theology, postmodern theology, reason and revelation, Theology, unenrollement, بهائیت | Leave a Comment »