MIRACLES AND METAPHORS

Miracles and Metaphors

By Mirzá Abu'l-Fadl Gulpáygání, Translated by Juan Ricardo Cole

Originally published in 1900, in Cairo, Miracles and Metaphors is now available in English translation. Mirzá Abu'l-Fadl in this collection of essays and short commentaries writes on the most significant religious and metaphysical topics with an originality that is both startling and refreshing. His rational approach to religion renders the book modern and challenging.

Here are collected Bahá'í answers to old religious controversies: Are the Scriptures to be taken literally? Do miracles occur? What is an angel? Are the stories of the Old Testament to be believed? When first published, the answers to these questions provoked heated controversy among Egyptian intellectuals. Some, such as Mustafá Kamil and Shaykh 'Alí Yúsuf, greeted them with enthusiasm. Others thundered their condemnations.

The book is as relevant today as it was then, and is required reading for any serious student of the Bahá'í Faith.

Retail price: $19.95, paperback (22-7)


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