Bacquet in Nova Religio

The May 2006 edition of Nova Religio has an article by Karen Bacquet titled When Principle and Authority Collide: Baha’i Responses to the Exclusion of Women from the Universal House of Justice.

Nova Religio is a prestigious academic publication from the University of California. It it published four times a year and presents examinations of alternative religious movements.

Karen’s essay, as the title suggests, explores how Baha’is deal with the collision of the principle of the equality of men and women and the present day exclusion of women from membership in the UHJ.

This is a worthy topic because to outsiders it is glaringly obvious and simply unexplainable. Baha’is on the other hand tend to usually consider it a taboo topic and at best brush it aside with an empty and hastily composed platitude. Which is probably why it has been an unexplored area in Baha’i theology. And why it took an unenrolled Baha’i to take the first steps in opening a dialogue on this topic.

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Am I the only one who thinks it odd that some of the most interesting contemporary research being done in Baha’i theology is by persons who are unenrolled Baha’is? or Baha’is that are pushed out as a result of their research?

You can purchase Karen’s article for $12 from Nova Religio online.

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    Why aren’t you writing anymore?

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    Why aren’t you writing anymore?

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    Been really busy lately but I’m going to write this weekend.

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    Been really busy lately but I’m going to write this weekend.