Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era
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Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era

By J. E. (John Ebenezer) Esslemont
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Table of Contents
  • Baha'i Terms of Use
  • Contents
  • Preface to 1937 Edition
  • Preface to 1950 Edition
  • Preface to 1970 Edition
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Glad Tidings
    • The Greatest Event in History
    • The Changing World
    • The Sun of Righteousness
    • The Mission of Bahá’u’lláh
    • Fulfillment of Prophecies
    • Proofs of Prophethood
    • Difficulties of Investigation
    • Aim of Book
  • Chapter 2: The Báb:3The Forerunner
    • Birthplace of the New Revelation
    • Early Life
    • Declaration
    • Spread of the Bábí Movement
    • Claims of the Báb
    • Persecution Increases
    • Martyrdom of the Báb
    • Tomb on Mount Carmel
    • Writings of Báb
    • He Whom God Shall Make Manifest
    • Resurrection, Paradise, and Hell
    • Social and Ethical Teachings
    • Passion and Triumph
  • Chapter 3: Bahá’u’lláh: The Glory of God
    • Birth and Early Life
    • Imprisoned as Bábí
    • Exile to Baghdád
    • Two Years in the Wilderness
    • Opposition of Mullás
    • Declaration at Ridván14near Baghdád
    • Constantinople and Adrianople
    • Letters to Kings
    • Imprisonment in Akká
    • Restrictions Relaxed
    • Prison Gates Opened
    • Life at Bahjí
    • Ascension
    • Prophethood of Bahá’u’lláh
    • His Mission
    • His Writings
    • The Bahá’í Spirit
  • Chapter 4: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: The Servant of Bahá
    • Birth and Childhood
    • Youth
    • Marriage
    • Center of the Covenant
    • Strict Imprisonment Renewed
    • Turkish Commissions of Investigation
    • Western Tours
    • Return to Holy Land
    • War Time at Haifa
    • Sir ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbás, K.B.E.
    • Last Years
    • The Passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
    • Writings and Addresses
    • Station of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
    • Exemplar of Bahá’í Life
  • Chapter 5: What is a Bahá’í
    • Living the Life
    • Devotion to God
    • Search After Truth
    • Love of God
    • Severance
    • Obedience
    • Service
    • Teaching
    • Courtesy and Reverence
    • The Sin-covering Eye
    • Humility
    • Truthfulness and Honesty
    • Self-Realization
  • Chapter 6: Prayer
    • Conversation with God
    • The Devotional Attitude
    • Necessity for a Mediator
    • Prayer Indispensable and Obligatory
    • Congregational Prayer
    • Prayer the Language of Love
    • Deliverance from Calamities
    • Prayer and Natural Law
    • Bahá’í Prayers
  • Chapter 7: Health and Healing
    • Body and Soul
    • Oneness of All Life
    • Simple Life
    • Alcohol and Narcotics
    • Enjoyments
    • Cleanliness
    • Effect of Obedience to Prophetic Commands
    • The Prophet as Physician
    • Healing by Nonmaterial Means
    • The Power of the Holy Spirit
    • Attitude of the Patient
    • The Healer
    • How All Can Help
    • The Golden Age
    • Right Use of Health
  • Chapter 8: Religious Unity
    • Sectarianism in the Nineteenth Century
    • The Message of Bahá’u’lláh
    • Can Human Nature Change?
    • First Steps Toward Unity
    • The Problem of Authority
    • Progressive Revelation
    • Infallibility of the Prophets
    • The Supreme Manifestation
    • A New Situation
    • Fullness of the Bahá’í Revelation
    • The Bahá’í Covenant
    • No Professional Priesthood
  • Chapter 9: True Civilization
    • Religion the Basis of Civilization
    • Justice
    • Government
    • Political Freedom
    • Rulers and Subjects
    • Appointment and Promotion
    • Economic Problems
    • Public Finance
    • Voluntary Sharing
    • Work for All
    • The Ethics of Wealth
    • No Industrial Slavery
    • Bequest and Inheritance
    • Equality of Men and Women
    • Women and the New Age
    • Methods of Violence Discarded
    • Education
    • Innate Differences of Nature
    • Character Training
    • Arts, Sciences, and Crafts
    • Treatment of Criminals
    • Influence of the Press
  • Chapter 10: The Way to Peace
    • Conflict versus Concord
    • The Most Great Peace
    • Religious Prejudices
    • Racial and Patriotic Prejudices
    • Territorial Ambitions
    • Universal Language
    • Universal League of Nations
    • International Arbitration
    • Limitation of Armaments
    • Nonresistence
    • Righteous Warfare
    • Unity of East and West
  • Chapter 11: Various Ordinances and Teachings
    • Monastic Life
    • Marriage
    • Divorce
    • The Bahá’í Calendar
    • Spiritual Assemblies
    • Bahá’í Feasts, Anniversaries, and Days of Fasting
    • Feasts
    • Fast
    • Meetings
    • The Nineteen Day Feast
    • Mashriqu’l-Adhkár34
    • Life After Death
    • Heaven and Hell
    • Oneness of the Two Worlds
    • The Nonexistence of Evil
  • Chapter 12: Religion and Science
    • Conflict Due to Error
    • Persecution of Prophets
    • The Dawn of Reconciliation
    • The Agnosticism
    • Knowledge of God
    • The Divine Manifestations
    • Creation
    • The Evolution of Man
    • Body and Soul
    • Unity of Mankind
    • The Era of Unity
  • Chapter 13: Prophecies Fulfilled by the Bahá’í Movement
    • Interpretation of Prophecy
    • The Coming of the Lord
    • Prophecies about Christ
    • Prophecies about the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh
    • The Glory of God
    • The Branch
    • The Day of God
    • The Day of Judgment
    • The Great Resurrection
    • Return of Christ
    • The Time of the End
    • Signs in Heaven and Earth
    • Manner of Coming
  • Chapter 14: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
    • Creative Power of God’s Word
    • Napoleon III
    • America
    • The Great War
    • Social Troubles After the War
    • Coming of the Kingdom of God
    • Akká and Haifa
  • Chapter 15: Retrospect and Prospect
    • Progress of the Cause
    • Prophethood of Báb and Bahá’u’lláh
    • A Glorious Prospect
    • Renewal of Religion
    • Need for New Revelation
    • The Last Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
    • The Guardian of the Cause of God
    • Hands of the Cause of God
    • The Administrative Order46
    • The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh
    • Epilogue
  • Footnotes
  • Credits
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