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The Baha'i: The Religious Construction of a Global Identity Paperback – August 1, 2000
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Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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McMullen notes that, to the Baha'I, Buddha, Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed are all divinely sent teachers of "the Truth," whose messages conform to the needs of their individual cultures and historical periods. But this divine message needs updating in the modern world. The Baha'I religion-which draws form the teachings of the Baha'u'llah, a nineteenth-century Persian-encourages its members to think of themselves as global citizens. It also seek to establish unity among its members through adherence to a Baha'I worldview.
By examining the Atlanta Baha'I community, McMullen shows how this global identity is interpreted locally. He discusses such topics as: the organization structure and authority relations in the Baha'I "Administrative Order"; Baha'I evangelicalism; and the social boundaries between Baha'I and the wider culture.