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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLEReflections on the Structure of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Some
AUTHOR 1Roshan Danesh
DATE_THIS2015
VOLUME25:3
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE81-94
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTWhile the Kitab-i-Aqdas might seem unstructured, lacking apparent logical or discernible order, there is meaning to be found in its organization — particularly the first 19 paragraphs: the pivotal constructs of Bahá’í spiritual and social teachings.
NOTES Mirrored from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/174.
TAGSKitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book); Laws
 
CONTENT
About: Secondary literature on the Kitáb-i-Aqdas has tended to comment that the book is relatively unstructured—that it is a mix of topics without any logical or discernible order. This short article challenges the assumption that the Kitáb-i-Aqdas is unstructured and suggests there is value to our understanding of the book and of Bahá’í law by exploring further elements of structure. Particular emphasis is placed on the first nineteen paragraphs of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and how they state in most concise form the pivotal constructs of Bahá’í spiritual and social teachings.
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