Is the Bahá’í Faith a World Religion?

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Fazel, S. “Is the Bahá’í Faith a World Religion?”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, Mar. 1994, pp. 1-16, doi:10.31581/jbs-6.1.1(1994).


This article will explore some of the issues involved in the sociological analysis of the status of the Bahá’í Faith. It will endeavor to present criteria for the labels “world religion” and “new religious movement,” as well as explore to what extent the Bahá’í Faith fulfils these criteria. It will attempt to demonstrate that the Bahá’í Faith is best categorized as a “world religion.”
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