The Imperishable Dominion

The Bahá'í Faith and the Future of Mankind

George Ronald, Oxford, Reprint 1986, ISBN 0-85398-142-6

A world beset by intractable problems leading to the breakdown of society as we know it: the diagnosis is a common one but Dr. Schaefer’s presentation of it is not. Taking stock of the traditions of modern European thought, from Marx, Nietzsche and the “death of God” to the present day, and making extensive use of quotations and statistics from current reports, he discusses some of the vital issues at the heart of this global upheaval. He proposes solutions drawn from the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, and examines the emergence of new ideas and structures in this world religion as a possible model for the renewal of society. The Imperishable Dominion is a valuable analysis, particularly for those familiar with the Western intellectual tradition.