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By J. E. Esslemont

First a disclaimer. i don't proportion Baha'u'llah's imaginative and prescient for humanity. particularly it's not that i am completely certain that harmony of the human race is inevitably fascinating and i'm lovely convinced that uniformity in language and faith will be a foul factor. in its place i believe adjustments have to be revered. as a substitute I learn this e-book simply because whilst i used to be a baby we had a few kin associates who have been Baha'is from Iran (this was once in the course of Utah).

This ebook offers first an summary of the historical past of the Baha'i religion. the most figures listed below are lined. It describes the spiritual persecution the teams confronted in Persia and Turkey, and it presents a heritage for realizing the social context for the start of that religion.

The moment a part of the ebook is an outline of Baha'i teachings. It comprises attitudes in the direction of prayer, vitamin, future health, marriage, divorce, and so on. it is a very huge assessment and does not cross into an excessive amount of detail.

On the complete, i feel it is a reliable ebook for somebody to learn who desires to research extra concerning the Baha'i religion even if one is of the same opinion with it.

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D. H. Farmer, “Saint Wilfrid,” in Saint Wilfrid at Hexham, ed. Kirby, 35 –59 at 44 –48. 43. Hexham was a property within Bernicia, whereas all the land given to the bishop by Ecgfrith lay in Deira. As Michael Roper indicates, the gift of Hexham allowed Wilfrid to extend his influence throughout the Northumbrian kingdom. See “Wilfrid’s Landholdings in Northumbria,” in Saint Wilfrid at Hexham, ed. Kirby, 61–79 at 72 –73. In all likelihood, the land was originally a gift from Ecgfrith, perhaps a morgengifu, offered to Æthelthryth at their marriage.

Deborah, wife of Lapidoth and judge of Israel, prophesies Barak’s victory, and when Barak insists he will not make war without her, Deborah accompanies him. She says it is not for Barak’s honor that he will win but because God will deliver Sisera into a woman’s hands. Stephen’s allusion indicates a joint rule between Ecgfrith and Æthelthryth and suggests she went to war with Ecgfrith against Wulfhere and played some role in defeating him. 34. Stephen of Ripon, Life of Bishop Wilfrid, x. 35. Stephen of Ripon, Life of Bishop Wilfrid, 44 –47.

Rutgers University Press, 1990), 137–44. 13. R. H. C. Davis notes that the presence of roughly 160 known manuscripts denotes the relative popularity of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History. In “Bede After Bede,” Studies in Medieval History Presented to R. Allen Brown, ed. Christopher Harper-Bill et al. : Boydell Press, 1989), 103 –16 at 104 –5. One immediate recipient, Bede claims, was King Ceolwulf, who had read the history and wanted it disseminated, 2 –3. 14. Bede, EH, 2 –3. 15. Bede, EH, 6 –7. See also Thomas W.

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