Download PDF by Margit Warburg: Citizens of the World: A History and Sociology of the

By Margit Warburg

ISBN-10: 9004143734

ISBN-13: 9789004143739

Electorate of the realm offers with the Baha'is and their faith. whereas overlaying the historic improvement in enough aspect to function a normal monograph on Baha'i, emphasis is laid on studying modern Baha'i, with the Danish Baha'i group as a recurrent case. The ebook discusses Baha'i spiritual texts, rituals, economic climate, way of life, demographic improvement, challenge ideas, management, and foreign activism in analyses according to basic fabric, akin to interview reviews one of the Baha'is, fieldwork info from the Baha'i international Centre in Israel, and box journeys worldwide. The procedure is a mixture of background of religions and sociology of faith inside of a theoretical framework of faith and globalisation. a number of basic themes within the examine of recent religions are lined. The publication contributes to the theoretical examine of globalisation by means of featuring a brand new version for analysing globalisation and transnational religions.

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This was in the heyday of the founding of minority studies in Denmark, and I had anticipated a complex relationship with some internal tensions. Instead, I realised through both the interviews and the participatory observations that the relationship between the two groups was smooth and non-controversial—and it still is. In most of my publications on Baha’i, I have drawn on these interviews as an important source, but not the only source, of information on attitudes and behaviour of the Baha’is.

When the global meets the local 11 of Justice, a body of nine men elected for five-year periods by delegates (only men are eligible). The Universal House of Justice has the supreme religious and administrative authority in the Baha’i religion. It is seated in the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa. The Baha’i organisation is called the Administrative Order and has doctrinal significance as a guideline for a future politico-religious world order, the World Order of Baha’u’llah. Its establishment and present form is discussed in greater depth in Chapters 5 and 10.

When the global meets the local 5 Thus, Citizens of the World builds on two premises. The first is an empirical one suggesting that the book meets a need for a general monograph on the Baha’i religion and the Baha’is, with emphasis on contemporary, sociological themes. The second is a recurrent hypothesis suggesting that it is fruitful to analyse the material in the book from a general perspective of globalisation and religion. This perspective is developed in Chapter 3, resulting in a model, called the dual global field model.

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