Holy Days Books
History and Memoirs
"If the Baha’i Faith has a specialist in comparative religion, it is Christopher Buck...This volume is certainly...the best comparative work on the Bahá’í Faith and another religious tradition that has yet appeared, and may serve as a model for future such studies." -- William Collins, Bahá’í Studies Review (2002)
"As a piece of Baha’i scholarship it remains unparalleled. In terms of academic comparative efforts involving the Baha’i Faith, Buck’s book is a pioneering work." -- Daniel Grolin, H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences (July 2000)
"This is a provocative and ground-breaking work. Its careful attention to methodology and its attempt to work through the project with the attitude of experimentation will provide a significant impulse to the study of religion." -- Andrew Rippin, University of Toronto Quarterly (2002)
"Paradise and Paradigm is a goldmine of information about two relatively little studied but fascinating developments in Middle Eastern religious history." -- John Renard, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 34.2 (2000): 212–213.
"It opens new possibilities for comparison and suggests new methodological approaches." -- Kathleen McVey, International Journal of Middle East Studies (2003)
"This book is a model of comparison, an eye-opener...and quite a useful and revealing account of the Báhá'í [religion]." -- William Paden, University of Vermont
"It is a must for university libraries and for faculty/graduate student readers of the Christian, Islamic and Baha'i traditions. It is a model for careful comparative analysis between religions." -- Harold Coward, University of Victoria
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