• A History of the Bahá'í Faith in South Carolina

A History of the Bahá'í Faith in South Carolina

Author and Bahá’í historian Louis Venters provides, for the first time, an overview of the first century of the Bahá’í Faith in a US state with one of its strongest followings.

The Bahá’í Faith is increasingly acknowledged as South Carolina's second-largest religion, part of the social fabric of the state. The earliest mentions of the distinctively interracial, theologically innovative faith community in the state date back to the Civil War. Black, white and indigenous South Carolinians defied racial and religious prejudices to join the religion during the tumultuous civil rights era. From the visit of the first Bahá’í teacher in 1910 to the "Carolinian Pentecost" of the 1970s and beyond, the faith has deep roots in the Palmetto State.

Author and Bahá’í historian Louis Venters provides, for the first time, an overview of the first century of the Bahá’í Faith in a US state with one of its strongest followings.

The Bahá’í Faith is increasingly acknowledged as South Carolina's second-largest religion, part of the social fabric of the state. The earliest mentions of the distinctively interracial, theologically innovative faith community in the state date back to the Civil War. Black, white and indigenous South Carolinians defied racial and religious prejudices to join the religion during the tumultuous civil rights era. From the visit of the first Bahá’í teacher in 1910 to the "Carolinian Pentecost" of the 1970s and beyond, the faith has deep roots in the Palmetto State.

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  • Contributors:: Louis Venters (Author)
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing, 2019
  • Imprint: The History Press
  • Language: English

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Bahá’í History: Overviews

1844-1853: Ministry of The Báb

1853-1892: Ministry of Bahá’u’lláh

1892-1921: Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

1921-1957: Ministry of the Guardian

1957 onwards