Vox Humri Media is excited to announce the publication of long-lost memoirs of the family of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i faith. A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith: The Progressive Tradition of Baha’u’llah’s Forgotten Family is a 600-page annotated compilation of writings by some of the Baha’i prophet’s children, grandchildren, and other close relatives and associates. Many of these primary source materials have never before been seen by the public.
The book was originally compiled in the 1940s by Shua Ullah Behai, the eldest grandson of Baha’u’llah. Mr. Behai emigrated from Akka (Acre), now part of Israel, to the United States, where he led a liberal Baha’i denomination. He was excommunicated from the mainstream Baha’i community, along with most of Baha’u’llah’s descendants, for questioning the infallibility of Baha’i leaders and emphasizing individual freedom of conscience.
Vox Humri Media was given exclusive access to Mr. Behai’s manuscript by the great-granddaughter of Baha’u’llah, whose testimony appears in the Foreword. Other unpublished family writings and photos were also provided and included in the edited version. Extensive notes have been added by the editor, Eric Stetson, a Unitarian Universalist and former Baha’i with a background in religious studies.
A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith delves deeply into the most controversial issues in Baha’i history and broadens the discussion to include some of the religion’s most intimately associated yet marginalized adherents. A unique book and a must-read for anyone exploring the origin and development of the Baha’i tradition.