The Way Out Of The Dead End
A Plea for Peace
by Huschmand Sabet
Peace cannot be attained through minimal demands for short-term solutions to the problems of disarmament alone, but only through a general solution: 'The world is but one country and mankind its citizens.'
This book was written to present the Bahá'í Teachings on peace to non-Bahá'ís. Brief, witty and to the point, it is eminently suitable for use as a gift and for presentations.
Starting from the 'peace debate' of recent years, the author takes a fresh look at the whole subject, basing his argument solidly on the Bahá'í Teachings, including the Peace Message of October 1985 from the Universal House of Justice.
'We can work more effectively towards the Lesser Peace when we set our sights on the Most Great Peace,' says Mr Sabet.
From the cover of the book:
In the Federal Republic of Germany, Franz Alt's best-selling book 'Peace is Possible' has given rise to a 'peace debate' drawing on ideas from Western thought in general and Christianity in particular.
Now Huschmand Sabet, born and brought up in the heart of Shí'í Islam, looks at the possibility of peace from a different point of view: that of the Bahá'í world community based on the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh. 'It is not his to boast who loveth his country, but it is his who loveth the world.'
Peace on earth, the greatest achievement in the history of mankind is, the author believes, divinely willed. We cannot attain this goal through minimal demands for short term solutions to the problems of disarmament alone, but only through a general solution: 'The world is but one country and mankind its citizens.'
We must make a great leap forward from the idea of unfettered sovereignty of national states to the principle of a world federation based on the consciousness of the unity of mankind - a consciousness born and created of the knowledge that all religions are essentially one, their founders all from God.
'Sabet's book has started new directions in my thinking about peace. It is a new consciousness that becomes clear here, based on a totally different cultural view. No politician can afford to overlook a book like The Way out of the Dead End.'
Franz Alt, author of 'Peace is Possible'
Huschmand Sabet was born in Tehran in 1931 and has lived in Germany since 1950. His studies were in electrical engineering, followed by philosophy and comparative religion at the University of Tübingen. He is well-known as a lecturer and writer on the Bahá'í Faith in the German-speaking countries of Europe, and his first book, 'The Heavens are Cleft Asunder', published in 1967, stimulated a wide public response.
Hard Cover ISBN: 978-0-85398-245-6
Soft Cover ISBN: 978-0-85398-240-1
21 x 13.8 cm (8.25 x 5.5 in)