Making The Crooked Straight - A Contribution To Baha'i Apologetics
by Udo Schaefer
and Nicola Towfigh and Ulrich Gollmer
An academic survey of the principles, ethics and theology of the Bahá'í religion in response to a pseudo-academic attack on the Faith.
This book was written in response to a pseudo-academic monograph on the Bahá'í Faith by an embittered ex-Bahá'í, Francesco Ficicchia, claiming to be the standard work on the Faith and published in Germany under church auspices.
For over 15 years the accusations raised in Ficicchia's book largely shaped public and academic perception of the Bahá'í Faith in German-speaking Europe, damaging its reputation with a picture of an authoritarian cadre-dominated cult with totalitarian, fascist goals.
Schaefer, Towfigh and Gollmer's reply, Disinformation also Method, published in 1995, has succeeded in changing the climate brought about by Ficicchia's book.
This translation is therefore of interest not only to academics but also to all those concerned with the protection and growth of the Bahá'í Faith and its institutions, and who wish to understand the issues likely to arouse opposition to it in the near future.
896 pages, bibliography, index
22.2 x 14.5 cm (9.75 x 5.75 in)