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By Phyllis G. Jestice

A cross-cultural encyclopedia of the main major holy humans in historical past, reading why humans in a variety of non secular traditions through the global were considered as divinely inspired.

• nearly 1,200 entries together with biographical sketches of holy women and men, plus 20 assessment articles and sixty four comparative essays

• 270 participants contain students from 20 countries―all top specialists at the participants and religions they write about

• thousands of ancient photos, illustrations, and work depicting holy males and women

• End-of access bibliographic citations to steer readers to additional assets on every one topic

• Exhaustive topic index

• wealthy cross-referencing constitution that aids navigation between comparable entries

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His personal life was very simple and the furnishings of his rooms spartan. He ate and slept little and spent some hours every day in prayer and meditation. He was greatly venerated by the Baha’is and sometimes restrained them from making exaggerated claims about him. He always insisted that his highest station and greatest honor was to be ‘Abdu’l-Baha (“the servant of Baha’[u’llah]”). —Moojan Momen 4 Abiodun Akinsowon, Christiana See also: Baha’i Faith and Holy People; Baha’u’llah; Hereditary Holiness; Shoghi Effendi; Veneration of Holy People References and further reading: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

1967. History of an African Independent Church: The Church of the Lord (Aladura). 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon. Abishabis (d. ” Between 1842 and 1843, the movement took hold of Native Americans living in the area between Churchill, Manitoba, and Albany, Ontario, Canada. It was influenced by Christian teachings and Native American interpretations of Christian hymns that had been written in the Cree syllabic system by Methodist missionary James Evans. Abishabis, who took the name “Jesus,” apparently to strengthen his claims to prophetic power by associating himself with Christianity, and his companion Wasiteck, or “Light,” were thought to have visited heaven and returned with teachings and blessings for the people.

They received support from some of the local ministers, but their critics argued that the group had set up Joseph Babalola as “rival authority to the churches” (Peel 1968, 73). Others were concerned that the new group opposed local medicines and indigenous religious ideas. The members of the new group continued their work, picking up a millennial fervor. They held processions with members wearing white uniforms and Orimolade and Captain Abiodun (as Christiana was now called) seated in a go-cart.

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