Baha'ism: History, transfiguration, doxa
Hejazi Martinez, Hutan
Doctor of Philosophy
Baha'ism originated in nineteenth-century Middle East. As this religious movement developed, it gained adherents outside the Middle East. In Spain, for example, it arrived in mid-twentieth century and gained more adherents. This dissertation explores Baha'i cosmology, discusses Baha'i millennialism and millenarianism, analyzes conversion narratives, and delineates the coordinates of religious doxa. This dissertation hopes to bring to light and contribute to the literature that explores continuity within change on the one hand, and transfigurations as a mode of subjectivation, on the other hand, through the example of this particular religious movement.
Middle Eastern studies; Religion; Cultural anthropology; Sociology