|From The Báb|
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
|From Shoghi Effendi|
While the letters to the American Bahá'í community from Shoghi Effendi between 1922 and 1929, published under the title of Bahá'í Administration, explained and encouraged the development of the administrative institutions created by Bahá'u'lláh and further elaborated by `Abdu'l-Bahá, the letters published in The World Order of Bahá'u'lláh have a different aim and a far larger scope. These later communications unfold a clear vision of the relation between the Bahá'í community and the entire process of social evolution under the dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh. The distinction between the Bahá'í community and the sects and congregations of former religions had been made apparent, but the present volume establishes the Baha'i Administrative Order as the nucleus and pattern of the world civilization emerging.
- "In light of the existing international chaos, they reveal the most significant Truth of this era, namely that the old conception of religion, which separated spirituality from the fundamental functions of civilization, compelling men to abide by conflicting principles of faith, of politics and of economics, has been forever destroyed."
- Effendi, Shoghi (1938). The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh. Wilmette, Illinois, USA: Bahá'í Publishing Trust. ISBN 0877432317. http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/WOB/index.html.
- Nakhjavání, Alí (2005). Towards World Order. Baha'i Publications Australia. ISBN 1876322934. http://www.bahai-library.org/?file=nakhjavani_talks_world_order&chapter=all.
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