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TITLEThe Concept of 'Faithfulness' in the Bahá'í Texts in English Translation
AUTHOR 1Wendi Momen
DATE_THIS2016
VOLUME17
TITLE_PARENTLights of Irfan
PAGE_RANGE225-276
PUB_THISHaj Mehdi Arjmand Colloquium
CITY_THISWilmette
ABSTRACTOn faithfulness (being faithful as an individual; God being faithful to His people; believers being faithful to the Covenant; Bahá’u’lláh calling for fidelity to the new Manifestation) and behavior expected of the followers.
NOTES Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #132 (Italy, 2015). Mirrored with permission from irfancolloquia.org/132/momen_faithfulness.
TAGSCovenant; Ethics; Faithfulness
 
CONTENT
Abstract: The Bahá’í texts touch on many facets of faithfulness: being faithful as an individual; God being faithful to His people; believers being faithful to the Covenant established by Bahá’u’lláh; Bahá’u’lláh calling the believers of a former era to be faithful to the new Manifestation of God. For people, faithfulness is a state of being, an attitude of mind and soul that reflects itself in behaviour and deeds, a spiritual quality that manifests itself in relationships as, for example, loyalty, trustworthiness and reliability. This is a preliminary examination of the concept of faithfulness in Bahá’í English-language texts and the behaviours expected from those who are faithful.
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PERMISSIONeditor and publisher
LANG THISEnglish
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