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The Baha'i Faith in Africa free pdf In 1952, there were probably fewer than 200 Baha'is in all of Africa. Today the Baha'i community claims one million followers on the continent. Yet, the Baha'i presence in Africa has been all but ignored in academic studies up to now. This is the first monograph that addresses the establishment of this New Religious Movement in Africa. Discovering an African presence at the genesis of the religon in Iran, this study seeks to explain why the movement found an appeal in colonial Africa during the 1950s and early 1960. It also explores how the Baha'i faith was influenced and Africanized by its new converts. Finally, the book seeks to make sense of the diverse and contradictory American, Iranian, British, and African elements that established a new religion in Africa.

About Anthony Lee

Anthony A Lee, Ph.D. (2007), Lecturer at the History Department at UCLA, is General Editor of the academic series Studies in the Babi and Baha'i Religions (Kalimat Press) and has published in African history and African American history.

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Author : Anthony Lee
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 24 October 2011
ISBN : 9004206841
EAN : 9789004206847
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 292 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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