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‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s tablet to Dr. Forel

This presentation calls for reflection on the method, style, and substance of one of the weightiest Tablets, He wrote to an eminent scientist of His day. Broad and liberal in His approach, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá identifies science as a foundation of human progress, exposes the narrow mindedness of certain materialists, elucidates the limitless inter-connections among the countless beings managed by an all-embracing power, regards this all-unifying power as provable in its effects yet incomprehensible in its nature, and poses the social teachings of Bahá’u’lláh as the key to prosperity of humankind.