Glossary

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Word Definition
tabernacle A place of worship; often metaphorically a physical body considered as a housing for the soul.
testimony A public profession of belief or commitment.
the Báb Arabic for “the Gate”. One of the two Figures regarded by Bahá’ís as independent Manifestations of God, and joint Founders of the Bahá’í Faith. The Báb’s brief ministry (1844-1850) prepared the way for the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh.
theological dogmas A set of principles or beliefs created by religious leaders over time, generally based on their own narrow interpretation of Divine teachings.
theosophy Literally “god wisdom”. A name chosen for itself by a movement that began in the 1870s, and by the early twentieth century had a following throughout North America, Europe and India. Its central belief was in the development of divine powers in order to ensure reincarnation into successively higher forms of being.
thickets The dense and tangled growth of trees or bushes.
touchstone A standard by which something is judged.
transcendence Existence above and apart from the material world; the quality or state of exceeding or surpassing something.
transient Lasting for only a short period time and quickly disappearing.
transitory Not permanent or lasting, but existing only for a short time.
trustee Somebody who is given the legal authority or responsibility to manage something on behalf of somebody else.

One Common Faith

Prepared in 2005 under the supervision of the Universal House of Justice, this commentary reviews relevant passages from both the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the scriptures of other faiths against the background of the contemporary religious crisis. (source: link)