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The Bahai Revelation

Thornton Chase

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Thornton Chase is commonly recognized as the first convert to the Bahá’í Faith of Occidental background. During his life he organized many Bahá’í activities in Chicago and Los Angeles and was considered a prominent Bahá’í. In 1894, Chase met Ibrahim Kheiralla, a Bahá’í from Beirut who had recently come to the United States. Chase and a small group of Chicagoans began to study the Bahá’í Faith with him. By 1895 he had completed the class and become a Bahá’í. In 1907 Chase was able to go on pilgrimage. Though Chase was able to be with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Akka for only three days, the experience transformed him. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, highly impressed by Chase’s qualities, conferred on him the title Thábit, "steadfast". On returning home, Chase wrote an account of his pilgrimage, which was published under the title In Galilee in 1908. The short work gives a detailed and poignant description of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá's home and family in Akka, as well as a moving description of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá himself. Chase then turned his thoughts to an introductory book on the Bahá’í Faith. Published as The Bahai Revelation in 1909, this work was one of the most comprehensive and accurate introductions to the Bahá’í Faith written by an early American Bahá’í. It continued to be reprinted until the 1920s. The work emphasized the Bahá’í Faith and its teachings as a vehicle for personal spiritual transformation. Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, later honoured him as one of the Disciples of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (also termed “Heralds of the Covenant”). (Adapted from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

22:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

17:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

17:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:19