Buddhism and the Baha'i Faith - An Introduction and Comparison
Moojan Momen

Buddhism and the Baha'i Faith - An Introduction and Comparison

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An introduction to the Bahá’í Faith for those of the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
Over the course of thousands of years, there have been from time to time and in different parts of the world a small number of fully-enlightened ones. Their mission has been to guide humanity in its spiritual and social affairs. Bahá’ís believe that Bahá’u’lláh was the most recent of these teachers.

Many of the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh are similar to those of Lord Buddha.

Buddhism and the Bahá’í Faith examines these teachings, particularly:

  • The Dhamma: Ethical and Moral Teachings
  • The Metaphysical Teachings
  • The Sangha: The Social Teachings
  • The Vinaya: Laws, Rituals and Festivals

as well as considering the prophecies of the Buddha, the life of Bahá’u’lláh and the history of the Bahá’í Faith. 

About the Author

Dr Moojan Momen was born in Iran but was raised and educated in England, attending the University of Cambridge. He has a special interest in the study of Shi‘i Islam and the Baha’i Faith, both from the viewpoint of their history and their doctrines. In recent years, his interests have extended to the study of the phenomenon of religion. His principal publications in these fields include: The Babi and Baha’i Religions, 1844–1944: Some Contemporary Western Accounts (George Ronald, 1981); Introduction to Shi‘i Islam (George Ronald and Yale University Press, 1985); and The Phenomenon of Religion (OneWorld, Oxford, 1999, republished as Understanding Religion, 2008). He has contributed articles to encyclopaedias such as Encyclopaedia Iranica and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World as well as papers to academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East StudiesPast and PresentReligionBaha’i Studies Review, and Iranian Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Pages: 128
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm (8.5 x 5.5 ins)
Weight: 188 g
ISBN: 978-0-85398-384-2


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