Read: Outline and cross-reference of God Passes By for chapters correlating with A Traveler's Narrative and The Dawn-Breakers


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Introduction (by George Townshend)

Foreword (by Shoghi Effendi)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Retrospect and Prospect

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Introduction Foreword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Retrospect and Prospect




Introductory Notes


The following outline of God Passes By (GPB) by Shoghi Effendi includes extended outline additional topic headings (beyond the original Table of Contents headings) only up to the point where cross-references have been found in A Traveler's Narrative (TN) or The Dawn-Breakers (DB) (Chapters 1-5 and 7).

The links on the left of the outline (to God Passes By) indicate the page number(s), the paragraph number(s) (if the whole page is not included), and the line numbers in the print version (if the whole paragraph is not included). The line numbers, though not useful with the present on-line version, can be used for those wishing to mark their print books with the topic and/or cross-references.

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Italicized headings reflect the original Table of Contents headings included in the print copy. Bolded non-italicized headings represent what are perceived by this author to be important headings for summing up the parts of the chapter not covered by the original headings. Non-bolded, non-italicized headings in the expanded outline (as subcategories) are aspects of or important details covered in the main topic/heading.

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Additional Resources


Horace Holley's outline of God Passes By, available on-at: http://bahai-library.com/study/gpb.holley.txt

See http://www.connection.com/~watler/ for an introduction to the Faith's teachings as introduced in God Passes By.



Further Projects


This God Passes By paragraph-by-paragraph outline might ideally be extended to the whole book (not just those passages correlated with A Traveler's Narrative or The Dawn-Breakers).

One might correlate this outline with Horace Holley's topical outline, adding in more detail to his outline (e.g., "Protagonists of Bábí period - p. 3-5").

Excerpts from The Promulgation of Universal Peace, Memorials of the Faithful, etc. might be correlated with the chapters contained herein.

Any errors found could be submitted to the Bahá'í World Centre also (see http://bahai-library.com/uhj/errors.godpassesby.html regarding some publication errors in God Passes By (p. 95)).






Condensed Outline


GPB page #- paragraph# (print copy line#)Topic/HeadingsDB/TN page # (or GPB page # cross-reference)
3, 4, 5-0
  1. Introduction
(none)
5-1, 5-2, 6, 7-0, 7-1 (10-15)
  1. Declaration of the Báb's Mission
(DB 52-66; TN 4)
7-1 (15+), 7-2, 8-0 (1-19) (also 8-1)
  1. Enrollment of the Letters of the Living
(DB 66-96; TN 5)
8-2 (41), 9, 10-0, 10-1
  1. The Báb's Pilgrimage to Mecca
(DB 123-129; 134; 138; 140-143; TN 5)
10-2 (29+), 11-0, 11-1
  1. Commotion after return to Shíráz and before with Alíy-i-Bastámí
    (including

    1. The Báb's arrest...)
(DB 87-92; TN 5-6)
11-2, 12, 13-0
  1. Enrollment of Notables
(DB 125, 171-179, 184-185; TN 7-9)
13-1, 13-2 (36-38)
  1. Husayn Khán and the Plague
    (including

    1. ...and [The Báb's] departure for Isfahán)
(DB 193-201; TN 9)
13-2 (38+), 14, 15, 16-0 (1-14)
  1. The Báb's sojourn in Isfahán
(DB 199-202; TN 9-11)
16-0 (14+)
  1. Removes of the Báb to Máh-Kú
(DB (216-) 217-227, 235-323; TN 11-12; GPB 18)











Extended Outline


GPB page #- paragraph# (print copy line#)Topic/HeadingsDB/TN page # (or GPB page # cross-reference)
3, 4, 5-0
  1. Introduction
(none)
3-1 (1- 6)
    1. Time / Duration of Bábí Dispensation
(none)
3-1 (6-25)
    1. Potency and Drama of new Revelation
(none)
3-1 (14)
      1. ”immortal chronicler” referred to is surely Nabíl
(none)
3-1 (26+), 4, 5-0
    1. Protagonists of Bábí period
(none)
5-1, 5-2, 6, 7-0, 7-1 (10-15)
  1. Declaration of the Báb's Mission
(DB 52-66; TN 4)
5-1 (23+)
(The Báb’s wife was recorded as giving a few impressions, however, which she perceived from outside the room, however. See "The Chosen Highway" (the fourth to sixth pages of part 1)
(none)
7-1 (15+), 7-2, 8-0 (1-19) (also 8-1)
  1. Enrollment of the Letters of the Living
(DB 66-96; TN 5)
8-0 (20-22 (22+)), 8-1
    1. Mullá Husayn’s specific mission
(DB 96)
8-2 (38-40)
    1. Báb’s awaiting Mullá Husayn’s delivery of letter
(DB 97-108)
8-2 (41), 9, 10-0, 10-1
  1. The Báb's Pilgrimage to Mecca
(see below)
8-2 (41), 9-0
    1. The Báb begins pilgrimage
(DB 123-129; TN 5)
9-1 (21, 22-27)
    1. Declaration to Mírzá Muhít-i-Kirmání
(DB 134)
9-1 (27+)
    1. Epistle via Quddús to Sherif of Mecca
(DB 138)
9-2, 10-0, 10-1
    1. Medina and Return Home
(DB 140-142) /(DB 142-143)
10-2 (29+), 11-0, 11-1
  1. Commotion after return to Shíráz and before with Alíy-i-Bastámí
(DB 87-92; TN 5-6)
10-2 (39-41), 11-0
    1. Persecution of Mullá Sádiq-i-Khurásáni´and Quddús
(DB 144-148; TN 6)
11-1 (15+)
  1. The Báb's arrest...
(DB 148-170, 171; TN 6-7)
11-2, 12, 13-0
  1. Enrollment of Notables
(see below)
11-2, 12-0
    1. Enrollment of the Sháh's emissary (Vahíd)
(DB 171-177; TN 7-8)
12-1
    1. Enrollment of Hujjat
(DB 177-179; TN 8-9)
12-2, 13-0
    1. Enrollment of Mírzá Ahmad-i-Azghandí
(DB 125, 184-185)
13-1, 13-2 (36-38)
  1. Husayn Khán and the Plague
(DB 193-201; TN 9)
13-2 (36-38)
  1. ...and [The Báb's] departure for Isfahán
(DB 199-201, TN 9)
13-2 (38+), 14, 15, 16-0 (1-14)
  1. The Báb's sojourn in Isfahán
(DB 199-202; TN 9-11)
14-1, 15-0
    1. Manúchihr Khán Impelled to Visit
(DB 202-204; TN 9-11)
15-1 (5-13), 15-2, 16-0 (1-14)
    1. Interference of Ecclesiastics
(DB 204-216; TN 9-11)
16-0 (14+)
  1. Removes of the Báb to Máh-Kú
(see below)
(none)
    1. (The Báb went to Káshán, near Qum, and Qumrúd before Kinár-Gird)
(DB (216-) 217-225)
16-0 (14-17)
    1. The Báb went to the fortress of Kinár-Gird/neighborhood
(DB 225-226; TN 11)
16-0 (17-19)
    1. The Báb went to Kulayn (outside village)
(DB 226-227; TN 11)
16-0 (19-24)
    1. (From about 30 kilometers to Tihrán, the Báb received a letter from the Sháh to go to Máh-Kú (He first went to Siyáh-Dihan (near Qazvín) and Tabríz))
(DB 235-239-243; TN 11-12) (also GPB 18)
16-0 (24-37)
    1. Máh-Kú
(DB 243-260; TN 12-13)

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