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TITLEThe Conversive Turn in Bahá'í Scripture: An Intersubjective Communications Model for Bridging Global Diversity
AUTHOR 1Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies
ABSTRACTCommunications which manifest equality of participants bring diverse persons and elements of the world together. Bahá'í consultation exemplifies the capacity of language to transform the world through the unifying power of interpersonal connections.
NOTES Mirrored with permission from See also Conversive Relationality in Bahá'í Scholarship: Centering the Sacred and Decentering the Self (Brill de Ramirez, 1995).
TAGSCultural diversity; Diversity; Consultation
About: The Bahá’í writings offer extensive scriptural directives regarding the processes of conversive communications and their necessity for unifying a divided planet. Conversive communications manifest equality of participants, a spiritualized understanding through both mind and heart, and integrative consequences for individual and interpersonal coherence. The conversative aspect is an essentially collaborative, intersubjective, and relational, co-creative articulation that brings diverse persons and elements of the world together. The conversion aspect signifies the transformative capacity of language to transform persons and worlds through the unifying power of deep interpersonal connections. Bahá’í consultation is one form of conversive communications.
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