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TITLEThe Bahá'í House of Worship: Localization and Universal Form
AUTHOR 1Graham Hassall
DATE_THIS2012
VOLUMECarole M. Cusack & Alex Norman, ed.
TITLE_PARENTHandbook of New Religions and Cultural Production
PAGE_RANGE601-632
ISBN_THIS978-90-04-22187-1
PUB_THISE. J. Brill
ABSTRACTOn the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in Bahá'í thought and practice; interplay between the universal specifications for this architectural form and its enculturation in regional settings: European, African, Oceanic, Asian, and American.
NOTES Mirrored with permission from academia.edu. See also brill.com/view/title/20960, and see more excerpts from this book at books.google.com.
TAGS* Mashriqu'l-Adhkár (House of Worship)
 
CONTENT
About: To many observers the Bahá'í religion is best known for its universal outlook, its Houses of Worship, and the persecution of its adherents in Iran. This chapter is focussed on one of these dimensions, and to a small extent considers the other two. It focuses on the concept of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár in Bahá'í thought and practice, and explores the interplay between the universal specifications for this particular architectural form and its enculturation in regional settings: European, African, Oceanic, Asian, and American. The first section of the chapter reviews the conception, design, and construction of Houses of Worship; whilst a second section focuses on matters of use and receptivity.
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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1163/9789004226487_025
PERMISSIONauthor
LANG THISEnglish
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