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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLESacred Mythology and the Bahá'í Faith
AUTHOR 1William P. Collins
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
ABSTRACTThe mythological universe created by Bahá’u’lláh employs three significant spiritual verities: the unknowable nature of the Ultimate Mystery, the relativity of religious/mythological truth, and the necessity of science and investigation of reality.
NOTES This article is posted online at the Journal of Bahá'í Studies past issues archive. Permission to cross-post articles given by ABS editor in 1997 and 2000 when I was building the first website.
CROSSREFOutline of section Poetic Imagery in the Bahá'í Writings from this article (off-site PDF), and Some Themes and Images in the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh (Bahiyyih Nakhjavani), and Dimensions of Spirituality: Reflections on the Meaning of Spiritual Life and Transformation in Light of the Bahá'í Faith (chapter 8, Jack McLean, 1994)
TAGS- Interfaith dialogue; - Metaphors and allegories; Bábí history; Bahá'í history; Dawn-Breakers (book); Epics; Heroism; Joseph Campbell; Mythology; Poetry
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