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The New Baha'i Paradigm

The New Baha'i Paradigm

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Published by RonPrice
This book is now well over 680 pages(font 14), 790 pages(font 16), and 280 thousand words. It contains reflections and understandings regarding this new Baha'i culture of learning and growth, what amounts to a paradigmatic shift in the Baha’i community which it has been going through since the mid-1990s. The essay or book found here is a much earlier edition. The latest edition can be found at Baha'i Library Online, as can several dozen other of my documents: books and essays, poems and narrative.

It is a new culture that will be developing in the decades ahead at least until 2044, the end of the second century of the Baha'i Era(1844 to 2044), and perhaps beyond into that third century, 2044 to 2144. Time will tell.
This book is now well over 680 pages(font 14), 790 pages(font 16), and 280 thousand words. It contains reflections and understandings regarding this new Baha'i culture of learning and growth, what amounts to a paradigmatic shift in the Baha’i community which it has been going through since the mid-1990s. The essay or book found here is a much earlier edition. The latest edition can be found at Baha'i Library Online, as can several dozen other of my documents: books and essays, poems and narrative.

It is a new culture that will be developing in the decades ahead at least until 2044, the end of the second century of the Baha'i Era(1844 to 2044), and perhaps beyond into that third century, 2044 to 2144. Time will tell.

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 e&it *+e&it A(stract,The (uil&in# o- the communit%  a&ministratie structure o- this ne" "orl& 0aith "as at the core o- !ahai 'ro#rams  'olicies1 #oals  #ame2'lans1 so to s'ea31 -rom 4564 to 45571 a 'erio& o- 89 %ears1 an& as -ar (ac3 as the last %ears o- the 45th centur%. Notes,Part 4,This (oo31 o- "hich this &ocument at !LO is Part A1 is :;< 'a#es -ont 471 an& 84< 'a#es -ont 4=. The (oo3 has6:< thousan& "or&s. It contains re-lections an& un&erstan&in#s re#ar&in# the ne" !aha>i culture o- learnin# an& #ro"th1 "hat amounts to a 'ara&i#matic shi-t1 in the !aha?i communit%. This international communit% -oun& in oer 6;< countries an& territories1 as "ell as an estimate& 49< thousan& localities1 has  (een #oin# throu#h this shi-t in its culture since the mi&2455<s.This 0aith ha& its ori#ins in mi&245th centur% Iran "ith a centur% o- seeral critical 'recursors #oin# (ac3 to the mi&&le o- the 4:th centur%. The ne" !aha>i culture or 'ara&i#m1 "hich is the -ocus o- this (oo31 has @ust stuc3 its hea& a(oe the #roun&1 so to s'ea3. This ne" culture o- learnin# an& #ro"th "ill (e &eelo'in# in the.
 
&eca&es ahea&1 ar#ua(l%1 at least until 6<==1 the en& o- the secon& centur% o- the !aha>i Era4:== to 6<==B1 an& 'erha's (e%on& into that thir& centur% o- the !aha>i Era1 6<== to 64==. Time "ill tell "hen the neCt  'ara&i#matic shi-t "ill ta3e 'lace in the international !aha>i communit%1 a communit% I hae no" (een associate& "ith -or more than 7< %ears, 459; to 6<49.Part 6,om'arisons an& contrasts are ma&e to seeral  'reious 'ara&i#m shi-ts in the !aha>i communit%1 as "ell as the !a(i communit%1 the ma@or 'recursor communit% out o- "hich the !aha>i 0aith emer#e& (% &e#rees -rom the 4:9<s to the 4:7<s. Thou#hts on -uture &eelo'ments "ithin this 'ara&i#m1 an& -uture  'ara&i#ms1 are su##este&. In the -irst nine %ears1 6<<8 to 6<491 o- the 'resence on the internet o- this commentar%1 this (oo31 it has contri(ute& to an eCtensie &ialo#ue on the issues re#ar&in# the man% relate& an& inter2relate& 'rocesses inole& in the man%on#oin# chan#es since 4557 in the international !aha>i communit% an& its 9 to : million a&herents.This "or3 is &e&icate& to the Uniersal House o- Justice1 trustee o- the #lo(al un&erta3in# "hich the eents o- more than a centur% a#o set in motion. The -ull% institutionalie& charismatic 0orce1 a 0orce that historicall% -oun& its eC'ression in the Person o- !aha>u>llah1 ha& e--loresce& (% a 'rocess o- succession1 o- a''ointment an& election1 at the a'eC o- !ahai a&ministration -or hal- a centur% (% the en& o- A'ril 6<4;.I hae also "ritten this (oo3 as a -orm o- &e&ication to1  (% some accounts1 an estimate& 6< thousan& !aha>is an& !a(is "ho hae #ien their lies -or this ause -rom the 4:=<s to the secon& &eca&e o- this thir& millennium. I hae also &e&icate& this (oo3 to the
 
man% (est teachers an& eCem'lar% (elieers22those or&inar% !ahais22"ho hae consecrate& themseles1 in&ee& their lies (% sensi(le an& insensi(le &e#rees1 each in their o"n "a%s1 to the "or3 o- this 0aith.This (oo3 has also (een "ritten 'artl% in memor% o- "hat has come to (e reco#nie& as a lar#e an& intre'i&  (an& o- earl% !ahF? men an& "omen "ho (lae& a trail -or those o- us "ho hae -ollo"e&1 an& the eer2#ro"in#1 eer2eolin# #lo(al !ahF? communit% that the% hel'e& to (irth.I am also #rate-ul to hae (een in the "arm em(race o- man% !aha>i communities1 a hetero#eneous miC o-  'eo'le "ho hae o-ten teste& me to m% limits1 an& I them1 (ut "ho tau#ht me a #reat &eal throu#h the chr%salis o- social interaction an& eC'erience oer m% more than 7< %ears o- association "ith this ne"est1 this latest1 o- the A(rahamic reli#ions. 0inall%1 I hae "ritten this "or3 in memor% o- m% maternal #ran&-ather1 Al-re& orn-iel&1 "hose li-e -rom 4:86 to 459: has al"a%s (een -or me a mo&el o- an en#a#ement in a *uite 'ersonal culture o- learnin# an&  'ersonal #ro"th.Part ;,This (oo3 is the lon#est anal%sis an& commentar% on this ne" !aha>i 'ara&i#m that is currentl% aaila(le in the !ahai communit%1 althou#h seeral other (oo3s1 "hich &eal "ith this ne" !aha>i culture to some eCtent1 hae a''eare& since this (oo3 "as -irst launche& in c%(ers'ace in 6<<8. The oerarchin# 'ers'ectie in this (oo3 is a *uite 'ersonal one that attem'ts to ans"er the*uestion, "here &o I -it into this ne" 'ara&i#mK )ea&ers are le-t to "or3 out their o"n res'onse to this *uestion1 as rea&ers ineita(l% must1 no" an& in the &eca&es ahea&1 as this ne" 'ara&i#m &eelo's a li-e o-

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