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From Sect to Church

AuthorPeter Ludwig Berger
Title of item
From Sect to Church
Subtitle of item
A Sociological Interpretation of the Bahá'í Movement [excerpt]
Date of this edition 1954-06
Permission Fair use (see notes on copyright)
Typed 2002 by Alison Marshall
Posted 2002-06 by Jonah Winters
Proofread 2002 by Alison Marshall
Formatted 2002-06 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Theses
Abstract Early notable thesis by an eminent sociologist; first chapter only (for an assessment of Berger's work on Bahá'í, see the note).
Notes Dissertation submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research (New York) for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. This excerpt is just the first chapter of the thesis, pages 1-52 out of 194 (a "fair use" sample), and the only portion of the thesis I have in digital form (contact us if you have access to the rest).

For an assessment of this work see Peter Smith's ‘Peter Berger’s Early Work on Baha’i Studies,’ Journal of Religious History 43:1, pp. 45-69 (March 2019), online at

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