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TITLESocial Affinity Flow Theory: A New Understanding of Both Human Interaction and the Power of the Baha'i Training Institute Process
AUTHOR 1Christopher G. Gourdine
AUTHOR 2Justin R. Edgren
AUTHOR 3Thomas L. Trice
AUTHOR 4Joseph N. Zlatic
DATE_THIS2019
VOLUME29:4
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE53-80
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTOn a new explanation of social rifts prevalent in many societies today as well as constructive efforts of social change, including community-building work of the Bahá'í Faith, in both its teachings and its training institute process.
NOTES Article mirrored from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/261.
TAGS* Institute process; Change; Community building; Sociology; Training Institutes
 
CONTENT
About: This article presents a new theoretical construct, Social Affinity Flow Theory (SAFT), which both describes and predicts fl ow phenomena across a diversity of human social systems and is founded upon constructal law. Constructal law and its associated s-curves describe many phenomena, both in nature and in human societies. Extrapolated from the work of Bejan and Zane and integrating social science research, it provides a foundational explanation of social rifts prevalent in many societies today as well as constructive efforts of social change, whether secular or religiously based. A primary example of constructive change explained by SAFT is the community-building work of the Bahá’í Faith, as reflected in both its teachings and its training institute process.
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LANG THISEnglish
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