Marginality and apostasy in the Baha'i community

  title={Marginality and apostasy in the Baha'i community},
  author={Moojan Momen},
  pages={187 - 209}
Making the invisible visible: introductory books on the Baha'i religion (the Baha'i Faith)
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Since 2009, the Collective Apostasy Campaign in Argentina has mobilized some people who are opposed to the political interference of the Catholic Church through the formal act of apostatizing. The
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The Babi and Baha 'i Religions: From Messianic Shi'ism to a World Religion
Part I. Babism: 1. The Babi Movement 2. Babi Doctrine and Dominant Motifs 3. Babism as a Socio-religious Movement in Iran Part II. The Baha'i Faith in the East, c. 1866-1921: 4. The Babi Recovery and
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