Some Answered Questions

Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás (1844 - 1921)
Translated by Laura Clifford Barney (1879 - 1974)

Some Answered Questions was first published in 1908. It contains questions asked to `Abdu'l-Bahá by Laura Clifford Barney, during several of her visits to Haifa between 1904 and 1906, and `Abdu'l-Bahá's answers to these questions.
Prominent among the topics are detailed explanations of Christian subjects, including interpretations of chapters 11 and 12 of the Book of Revelation, chapter 11 of the Book of Isaiah, the story of Genesis, and many other subjects.
Topics covered include God, Prophets of God, Christian subjects, evolution, the soul, immortality, fate, free will, healing, the non-existence of evil, and reincarnation. (Introduction derived from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Other religions

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Adib Masumian
Play 01 [Part 1: On the Influence of the Prophets in the Evolution of Humanity] 1. Nature is Governed by One Universal Law, 2. Proofs and Evidences of the Existence of God, 3. The Need of an Educator Adib Masumian
Play 02 4. Abraham, 5. Moses, 6. Christ Adib Masumian
Play 03 7. Muhammad, 8. The Bab, 9. Baha'u'llah Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 04 10. Traditional Proofs Exemplified from the Book of Daniel Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 05 11. Commentary on the Eleventh Chapter of the Revelation of St. John Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 06 12. Commentary on the Eleventh Chapter of the Book of Isaiah Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 07 13. Commentary on the Twelfth Chapter of the Revelation of St. John Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 08 14. Spiritual Proofs, 15. True Wealth Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 09 [Part 2: Some Christian Subjects] 16. Outward Forms and Symbols Must be Used to Convey Intellectual Conceptions, 17. The Birth of Christ, 18. The Greatness of Christ is Due to His Perfections Novella Serena
Play 10 19. The Baptism of Christ, 20. The Necessity of Baptism, 21. The Symbolism of the Bread and Wine Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 11 22. Miracles, 23. The Resurrection of Christ, 24. The Descent of the Holy Spirit Upon the Apostles Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 12 25. The Holy Spirit, 26. The Second Coming of Christ, and the Day of Judgment, 27. The Trinity Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 13 28. Explanation of the Verse: 'O Father, Glorify Thou Me With the Glory Which I Had With Thee Before the World Was.', 29. Explanation of the Verse: 'As in Adam All Die, Even So in Christ Shall All Be Made Alive.', 30. Adam and Eve Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 14 31. Explanation of the Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit, 32. Explanation of the Verse: 'For Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen.', 33. The 'Return' Spoken of by the Prophets Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 15 34. Peter's Confession of Faith, 35. Predestination Carolyn Bridgewater
Play 16 [Part 3: On the Powers and Conditions of the Manifestations of God] 36. The Five Aspects of Spirit, 37. The Divinity Can Only Be Comprehended Through the Divine Manifestations Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 17 38. The Three Stations of the Divine Manifestations, 39. The Human Condition and the Spiritual Condition of the Divine Manifestations Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 18 40. The Knowledge of the Divine Manifestations, 41. The Universal Cycles, 42. The Power and Influence of the Divine Manifestations Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 19 43. The Two Classes of Prophets, 44. Explanation of the Rebukes Addressed by God to the Prophets, 45. Explanation of the Verse of the Kitabu'l-Aqdas: 'There is no Associate for the Dawning-Place of Command in the Supreme Sinlessness,' Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 20 [Part 4: On the Origins, Powers, and Conditions of Man] 46. Modification of Species, 47. The Universe is Without Beginning—The Origin of Man, 48. The Difference Which Exists Between Man and the Animal JoeD
Play 21 49. The Growth and Development of the Human Race, 50. Spiritual Proofs of the Origin of Man, 51. The Spirit and Mind of Man Have Existed From the Beginning JoeD
Play 22 52. The Appearing of the Spirit in the Body, 53. The Relation Between God and the Creature, 54. The Proceeding of the Human Spirit from God JoeD
Play 23 55. Soul, Spirit, and Mind, 56. The Physical Powers and the Intellectual Powers, 57. The Causes of the Differences in the Characteristics of Men Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 24 58. The Degree of Knowledge Possessed by Man, and the Divine Manifestations, 59. Man's Knowledge of God, 60. The Immortality of the Spirit—(I.) ehughes29
Play 25 61. The Immortality of the Spirit—(II.), 62. Perfections Are Without Limit, 63. The Evolution of Man in the Other World Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 26 64. The State of Man and His Progress After Death, 65. Explanation of a Verse in the Kitabu'l-Aqdas, 66. The Existence of the Rational Soul After the Death of the Body—(I.), the Immortality of Children—(II.) Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 27 67. Eternal Life and Entrance Into the Kingdom of God, 68. Fate, 69. The Influence of the Stars Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 28 70. Free-Will, 71. Visions, and Communication with Spirits, 72. Healing by Spiritual Means, 73. Healing by Material Means Cynthia Moyer
Play 29 [Part 5: Miscellaneous Subjects] 74. The Non-Existence of Evil, 75. There Are Two Kinds of Torment, 76. The Justice and Mercy of God Cynthia Moyer
Play 30 77. The Right Method of Treating Criminals Cynthia Moyer
Play 31 78. The Reality of the Exterior World, 79. Real Pre-Existence Cynthia Moyer
Play 32 80. Reincarnation Cynthia Moyer
Play 33 81. Pantheism Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 34 82. The Four Methods of Acquiring Knowledge, 82. The Necessity of Following the Teachings of the Divine Manifestations Nicholas James Bridgewater