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Baha’i Studies in Iran: A Preliminary Survey

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Religions can transmit their culture by means of community religious education, writing, publication, formal scholarship and scriptural studies. This is especially important in the Baha’i Faith which is a lay religion. This essay is a preliminary survey of the history of the cultivation and evolution of religious education in the Baha’i Faith in Iran in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Key individuals who played a role in these educational processes are briefly introduced and discussed.

Keywords: Baha’i Faith; Iran; apologetics; religious education; scholarship; transmission of culture

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: PhD 2: MA, BS

Publication date: June 1, 2014

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