In order to explore the lessons that can be learned from history when these lessons have a relevance to our era and our near future, the author adopts a perspective of philasophy of history, grounded in the Weltanschauung or vision of the world of a civilization. He then studies the following paradigms of Christian history which provide enlightenment on Bahá’í history: the rise and decline of a civilization, the role of the Zeitgeist or spirit of the century, transculturalism, and political institutions.
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Copyright © 1994 Jean-Marc Lepain