|Abraham||Jewish, Christian and Muslim believers regard Abraham as a founding patriarch of their peoples. Abraham was ordered by God to sacrifice his Isaac as a test of faith. When Abraham was in the process of fulfilling this order, God revoked the command and rewarded Abraham for his faith. He forged a covenant with Abraham and stated that through his offspring, all the nations of the world would come to be blessed. Bahá’ís regard Abraham as a Manifestation of God.|
|abyss||Something that is immeasurably deep or bottomless; a situation of apparently unending awfulness.|
|anachronistic||Belonging to another time; out-of-date or inappropriate to the time in question.|
|anthropological||Relating to the study of humankind, especially the study of cultures.|
|arrogating||Taking or claiming something for yourself without the right to do so.|
|autocracy||A government in which a single ruler holds unlimited power.|
|Avatars||Derives from the Sanskrit term Avatāra, meaning "incarnation" and refers to the descent of a divine being into the mortal realm. The term is used primarily in Hindu texts. For example, Krishna is considered an Avatar of Vishnu, whom many Hindus worship as God.|
این بیانیه که در سال 2005 تحت هدایت بیت العدل اعظم تهیه شده است، بخش هایی از آثار حضرت بهاءالله و کتب مقدسه ادیان دیگر را در مقابل شرایط بحران مذهبی معاصر بررسی می کند.