Edited by Keven Brown with essays by Keven Brown
and Eberhart von Kitzing.
This is the first and only serious, academic treatment of the subject
of evolution in the teachings of the Bahá'í Faith.
The authors provide an exhaustive discussion of the historical context
of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's remarks on and objections to the Darwinian
theories of his time. They argue that his remarks have been misunderstood
and draw their own surprising conclusions.
Keven Brown's essay investigates the religious controversy that
has surrounded the subject of evolution, both within Christianity
and within Islam, during 'Abdu'l-Bahá's time. He provides
a valuable summary of the views of those the Master called "the
philosophers of the East."
Then, from the perspective of modern science, Eberhard von Kitzing
discusses the impact of evoution on the study of biology and suggests
that 'Abdu'l-Bahá's teachings have been widely misunderstood.
This book will certainly change and redirect discussion on evolution
in the Bahá'í community.
Retail price: $79.00, paperback only