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Some Answered Questions

In-depth study of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s "answers," which cover the spiritual and material evolution of humankind under the guidance of the Manifestations of God, certain Christian topics, and such issues as good and evil, suffering, and the criteria for comprehension.

Bahá’í History & Texts
8 weeks
Weekly Study
Jul 2-Aug 26
Register By
July 7, 2020
Fee: $75 (30% off with "Health19")

Some Answered Questions consists of a series of questions that Laura Clifford Barney asked `Abdu'l-Bahá over lunch in Acre between 1904 and 1906. The answers were recorded in Persian. `Abdu'l-Bahá reviewed, modified, and approved them, thereby converting pilgrim's notes into authoritative Bahá’í text. Barney herself undertook the task of translating them into English. The resulting classic Bahá’í text appeared in 1908. Limitations in the translation have been a concern for some time, as Barney was not fully conversant with philosophical terminology. The translation, newly revised by a committee at the Bahá’í World Center, resolves many difficulties and brings the authoritative interpretations of `Abdu'l-Bahá to an English-speaking audience with new clarity and precision.

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Baharieh Rouhani Ma`ani
Author, Independent Scholar

Baharieh Rouhani Ma`ani was born in Shiraz to parents from the lineage of early responders to the Cause of the Bab and Bahá’u’lláh in Nayriz. She was raised in Shiraz, served as president of students’ council at Rida Shah Kabir High School, studied Persian literature at the University of Shiraz before pioneering to... See Faculty Bio

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