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  1. "'The Objectivity Question' and Bahá'í Studies: A Reply to MacEoin" and "A Few Words in Response to Cole's 'Reply to MacEoin'", by Juan Cole and Denis MacEoin, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 18:1 (1991). Two responses to MacEoin's article "Crisis in Babi and Bahá'í Studies." [about]
  2. 'Thee' and 'thee' in the translation of the Súrih of the Temple (Súriy-i-Haykal), by Khazeh Fananapazir, in Lights of Irfan, 4 (2003). [about]
  3. 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Baltimore, by Allison Vaccaro and Edward E. Bartlett, in Bahá'í News (1982). History of Abdu'l-Baha's visit to Baltimore, Maryland. [about]
  4. Abdu'l-Baha in Britain: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2011). Short overview of Abdu'l-Baha's travels to Britain. [about]
  5. Abdu'l-Baha in Montreal, by Jack McLean (2007). Overview of Abdu'l-Baha's visit to Canada in 1912, written in commemoration of its Centenary. [about]
  6. Administration, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). Introduction to the Baha'i administration. [about]
  7. After Communism: What Next?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Leaflet proposing the Baha'i Faith as a solution to the hole left in European society by the downfall of communism. [about]
  8. All Abide by His Bidding: The Universal Law of God, by Peter Terry (2007). On the liberty of the individual vis-à-vis the laws of God guiding people to making the "right" choices. [about]
  9. Apologetics: A Personal Vision, by Ian Kluge (2001). Argument for the need for and practice of academic defense of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  10. Application of Bahá'í Principles in a Business Context, The, by Kirsten Daly, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  11. Approach of Abdu'l-Baha to the Problem of Tolerance, The, by Erfan Sabeti (2003). Exploring the differences between forbearance, indifference, acceptance, turning away, freedom, and tolerance, to distinguish matters of opinion and belief from scientific and aesthetic ones. [about]
  12. Are 'Abdu'l-Bahá's views on evolution original?, by Keven Brown, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7 (1997). [about]
  13. Are the Four Valleys four stages in one path or are they four paths?, by Ted Brownstein (1998). Alternate readings of symbolism in the Four Valleys. [about]
  14. Are there indications of a Second Coming of a Messiah in the Old Testament?, by David Friedman (1999). Some claim that the New Testament teaching of a "Second Coming" is not found in the Old Testament; however, it is easy to find older references to a Return. [about]
  15. Artes en la Fe / Fe en Las Artes, by Istvan Dely (2004). [about]
  16. Assessing the Claims of Nigar Bahai Amsalem, by Adib Ma'sumian (2009). On claims made by the great-granddaughter of Baha'u'llah, as presented in the outsider film Baha'is in My Backyard. [about]
  17. Báb and the Bábí Religion, The, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani, in Letters & Essays 1886-1913 (1985). A general overview of Babi history and thought, written in Arabic in 1896. [about]
  18. Babism, by Samuel Kasha Nweeya, in Persia, The Land of the Magi or The Home of the Wise Men (1913). Old essay on the Bábí Faith. [about]
  19. Babites, The, by Henry H. Jessup, in The Outlook, 68:8 (1901). Sympathetic overview of Babi and Baha'i history, including a meeting and a detailed conversation with Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  20. Bahá'í Art: Fact or Fiction?, by Inder Manocha, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:1 (1993). A re-examination of the nature of Bahá'í art. Includes response by Sonja van Kerkhoff. [about]
  21. Bahá'i: A Second Look, by Marcus Bach, in Christian Century, 74:15 (1957). [about]
  22. Bahá'í Apologetics?, by Udo Schaefer, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). [about]
  23. Baha'i Approach, The: Moderation in Civilization, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1995). Baha'i approach to nature and ecology. [about]
  24. Bahá'í Centenary, The: 100 years of the Bahá'í Faith in Britain, A Brief History: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1998). Short history of the Baha'is of the United Kingdom. [about]
  25. Bahá'í Communities by Country: Research Notes, by Graham Hassall (2000). Brief notes on the history of Baha'i activities and the dates of NSA formation in Africa, China, Australia, and elsewhere. [about]
  26. Bahá'í Ethics: Answers to 55 Questions Submitted by Arthur Dobrin, by Dianne Bradford and Fiona Missaghian, in Religious Ethics: A Sourcebook, Arthur D. Dobrin, ed. (2004). Answers to questions submitted in preparation for a source book in religious ethics for a college course at Hofstra University, New York, fall 2001. [about]
  27. Bahá'í Faith: Origin, Missionary Work, and the Entrance into Vietnam, by Mai Thanh Hai, in Religious Studies Review, 4:2 (2008). An outsider's short history of the Faith in Vietnam since 1954 and current activities in the country. [about]
  28. Bahá'í Faith and Buddhism Dialogue (1995). Eleven email postings from Bruce Burrill, Juan Cole, Moojan Momen, and Dann May, from the listserver Talisman 1. [about]
  29. Bahá'í Faith and Islam (2013). Overview of connections and contrasts between the Baha'i Faith and its parent religion. [about]
  30. Bahá'í Faith and Science Fiction, The, by Lavie Tidhar, in nanobison, 1:2 (2005). Short essay published in a "speculative fiction e-zine." [about]
  31. Bahá'í Faith and Sexuality, by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram (1996). A selection of internet postings from January-February 1996 on the teachings, history, and laws of the Baha'i Faith regarding sexuality, concluding with a discussion of some biological meanings of "gender." [about]
  32. Baha'i Faith and Syncretism, The, by Robert Stockman, in Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Bahá'í Faith (1997). Addresses the common misunderstanding that the Bahá'í Faith is syncretistic. [about]
  33. Baha'i Faith, The: A Future-Oriented Religion, by Arthur Lyon Dahl, in Future Generations, 22:1 (1997). The rise and fall of civilizations as regards future human development. [about]
  34. Bahá'í Faith, The: A Non-ideological Approach to Religion, by William S. Hatcher (2008). [about]
  35. Bahá'í Faith, The: An Introduction, by Bahá'í International Community (1998). An overview of the Baha'i Faith, in words and pictures. [about]
  36. Bahá'í Faith, The: How It Began: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). A very short introduction to Baha'i history. [about]
  37. Bahá'í Faith, What Is It?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Basic Baha'i teachings, beliefs and principles. [about]
  38. Bahá'í Fast, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2012). A summary of the laws and principles of the Fast. [about]
  39. Baha'i House of Worship in Europe, The, by Massrouri M. and et al. (2005). Brochure about the history and architectural design, with photos, of the Baha'i Temple in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany. [about]
  40. Bahá'í Journal of the United Kingdom (2000). Five years of news and essays, in 406 files, from the Journal of the Bahá'í Community of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. [about]
  41. Bahá'í Litmus Test for Egypt, A, by Dwight Bashir, in Cairo Review of Global Affairs (2012). A brief history of Baha'i persecution in Egypt and three myths propagated by state media, by a director for Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. [about]
  42. Bahá'í membership statistics, by Robert Stockman (1998). Statistics on the American community from 1998, and notes on how membership numbers are calculated. [about]
  43. Bahá'í Movement for Universal Religion, The, by Charles Mason Remey (1912). Dictionary-like summaries of Baha'i personages and teachings. [about]
  44. Bahá'í Perspective on Water, The, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1997). Water in the Baha'i Faith and Baha'i Writings. [about]
  45. Bahá'í Perspectives on Spiritual and Moral Education, Some, by Stephen Vickers, in Associate, 16 (1995). The Bahá'í Faith, like any other religion, contains insights which can be valuable for those in the educational world who are striving to make moral and spiritual education a reality; "light is good in whatsoever lamp it shines." [about]
  46. Baha'i Religious History: Introduction, by Todd Lawson, in Journal of Religious History, 36:4 (2012). Introduction to a special issue of this journal titled "Baha'i History," summarizing the prophetic record, the divine hierarchy of history, and the primacy of science and education. [about]
  47. Bahá'í Scholarship: Definitions and Perspectives, by Moojan Momen, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:2 (1993). Reflections on strictly religious Bahá'í scholarship vis-à-vis secular scholarship, and how one can effectively study the Faith in different fields. [about]
  48. Bahá'í Social Teachings, by Moojan Momen (1996). Overview of Baha'i teachings on prejudice, gender equality, the environment, human rights, economics, and government policy. [about]
  49. Bahá'í Temple of Universal Peace, The, by Albert Ross Vail, in The Open Court, 45:902 (1931). Short essay on the construction of the temple in Wilmette, and an overview of the Baha'i Faith. Not yet proofread. [about]
  50. Bahá'í Viewpoint, A, by H. M. Munje, in The World Religions Speak on The Relevance of Religion in the Modern World (1970). Short essay on Baha'i principles, presented along with other "leaders of the world's great religions" at the First Spiritual Summit Conference in Calcutta, October 1968. [about]
  51. Bahá'í's View of Disability, A, by Paul Booth (1999). [about]
  52. Baha'is and Higher Education in Iran, The, by Ahmad Batebi (2008). An outsider's overview of the political and religious barriers to Baha'i schools, the state of human rights, and contemporary arrests of Baha'i leaders in Iran. [about]
  53. Bahá'ís and the Great Peace March, by Steven Scholl and Robert Ballenger, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). The Great Peace March was a cross-country event from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 1986 to draw attention to nuclear proliferation. This article interviews three Baha'is who participated. Prefaced by essay "The Wilderness Trek of the Great Peace March." [about]
  54. The Baha'is as a Mystic Community, by Moojan Momen: Response, by Jack McLean, in World Order, 38:1 (2006). The meanings of mysticism in the writings of Baha'u'llah and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  55. Bahá'ísm hopes to unite the world and religious conflicts: An interview with Hutan Hejazi Martinez, by Linn Andersson, in Observatorio para las Relaciones Internacionales (2012). An outsider's view of Baha'i history and ideology (doxa). [about]
  56. Bahá'u'lláh: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). A very brief introduction to the Person of Baha'u'llah and some of His teachings. [about]
  57. Bahá'u'lláh and the Fourth Estate, by Roger White, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Baha'u'llah's response to the martyrdom of seven Baha'is in Yazd in May, 1891, and his relationship with the media. [about]
  58. Baha'u'llah and the Reconciliation of Religions, by Peter Terry (2014). The reconciliation of religions is one of the principal themes of Baha'u'llah's writings, yet one rarely discussed in introductions to the Baha'i Faith and often ignored in surveys of Baha'i teachings. [about]
  59. Bahá'u'lláh's Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, by Marzieh Gail, in World Order, 12:2 (1946). A meditation on the themes of ESW. [about]
  60. Baha'u'llah's Ground Plan of World Fellowship, by George Townshend, in Faiths and Fellowship, Proceedings of the World Congress of Faiths Conference (1936). This talk, proposing a practical scheme for addressing the problem of world-fellowship, was delivered at the first World Congress of Faiths conference in London in 1936 — one of the earliest Baha'i papers to appear in a modern interfaith setting. [about]
  61. Baha'u'llah, the Messenger of God: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Short biography of Baha'u'llah with scriptural excerpts. [about]
  62. Baha'u'llah, The Promised One: Warwick Leaflet, by Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Warwick (1990). [about]
  63. Bahá'u'lláh: His Call to the Nations: A Summons to World Order, by Eunice Braun (1967). On the irreversible movement toward the interdependence of all peoples and nations, a Baha'i perspective on history, and Baha'u'llah's summons to the rulers. [about]
  64. Bahai Question, The: A Case of Religious Discrimination in Post-Revolutionary Iran, by Sina Astani (2010). Overview of the situation of the Baha'is in Iran, 1979-2010. [about]
  65. Bahai Revelation, The: Its Western Advance, by Jean Masson, in The American Review of Reviews, 39:2 (1909). Three-page overview of Baha'i history and teachings. [about]
  66. Bahaism and Its Ambitious Claims, by Orvis Fairlee Jordan, in Christian Century, 38:2 (1921). Overview of Baha'i teachings, the Faith's relationship with Islam, Baha'is in Chicago, and the under-construction temple in Wilmette. [about]
  67. Bahá'í Participation on the Internet: Some Reflections, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Forms of online participation; the Internet as a new and foreign culture; using spiritual principles to guide online action and teaching. [about]
  68. Beautiful Flight toward the Light, The: Reflections on an Artist's Life, by Robin M. Chandler, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Subjective reflections about the nature of creativity from the author's own point of view, training and experiences as a social scientist and as an artist. [about]
  69. Becoming a Bahá'í - What Do I Need to Know?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2012). An aid to inviting people to enrol, explaining very simply what they need to know before joining the Bahá'í community. [about]
  70. Becoming Physicians to the World: Transforming "Non-Involvement in Politics", by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Looking at this issue from the perspective of positive human rights and cross-cultural communication to devise a better message than "non-involvement" as the basis for Baha'i relations with the world around us, and recasting it as a message of unity. [about]
  71. Becoming Your True Self, by Daniel C. Jordan, in World Order, 3:1 (1968). The nature of human potential, and how the Baha'i Faith can guide the process of spiritual transformation. [about]
  72. Behaism: In Reply to the Attack of Robert P. Richardson, by Ibrahim George Kheiralla, in The Open Court, 29:10 (1915). A defense of the Baha'i Faith, with reference to fulfilled prophecy. Followed by the journal's short response to Baha'i requests not to include advertisements for Kheiralla's book (which one is not named, could be O Christians). Not yet proofread. [about]
  73. Being A Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). Short introduction to Baha'i religious obligations. [about]
  74. Beyond Brotherhood, by Elizabeth Anderson, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Thoughts on achieving racial equality, in light of the continuing injustices against African-Americans in the United States. [about]
  75. Beyond Death's Grey Land, by Sidney Edward Morrison, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). Reflections from a Baha'i perspective on the Vietnam War, the nature of war, dehumanizing humanity, and being a soldier. [about]
  76. Beyond Pluralism, by Moojan Momen (1995). Brief thoughts on the Baha'i Faith as a "metareligion." [about]
  77. Bird's-Eye View of the World in the Year 2000, A, by Orrol L. Harper, in Star of the West, vol. 15, no. 7 (1924). A fanciful and optimistic vision of life in the Twenty-first Century. [about]
  78. Birth and Call of Jesus Christ: A Bahá'í-inspired retelling, by David Merrick (2010). The story of the birth of Jesus and his call to the world of humanity. [about]
  79. Birth and Childhood of Baha'u'llah, by David Merrick (2008). Childhood and Early Life of Baha'u'llah, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. [about]
  80. Birth and Childhood of the Bab, by David Merrick (2007). Childhood and Early Life of the Bab, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. [about]
  81. Blogging and the Bahá'í Faith: Suggestions and Possible Approaches, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2006). Guidance on blogging and the 5-year plan, finding an audience, possible topics, placement and promotion, and podcasting. [about]
  82. Brief History of the Bahá'í Faith in Guyana, A (2009). Short overview of Baha'i activities in this part of South America, since the first visit by Leonora Armstrong in 1927. [about]
  83. Browne and the Babis, by Arthur J. Arberry, in Shiraz: Persian City of Saints and Poets (1960). Brief history of the Babis and E. G. Browne's relations with them. [about]
  84. Buddhism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). An overview of similar Baha'i and Buddhist teachings. [about]
  85. Camphor and the Camphor Fountain, by Frank Lewis (1999). What is the meaning of the camphor fount — a symbol common in the writings of Baha'u'llah, Abdu'l-Baha, and the Qur'an — what is its context, and what is the cup tempered there? [about]
  86. Can There Be Only One True Religion?: Invited Commentary, by John Hick, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). [about]
  87. Challenge to Chaos: The Mission of the Bahá'í Faith, by Horace Holley (1954). Summary of the mission of Baha'u'llah through the lens of three essential truths: Unity of God, Unity of the Prophets, and Unity of Humankind. Published as a stand-alone pamphlet. [about]
  88. Choice Wine: The Kitab-i Aqdas and the Development of Bahá'í Law, by Anthony Lee (1995). [about]
  89. Christ, Return of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). Some Christian prophecies and their fulfillment in the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  90. Christianity and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2005). [about]
  91. Christmas and Bahá'ís: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  92. Chronological study: Tablets to the Rulers, by Melissa Tansik (1998). Timeline of the rise of nation states, 1844-1871, and the history and fate of the rulers to whom Baha'u'llah wrote in the 1860s. [about]
  93. Colorblindness and Race Unity: One Bahá'í's Perspective, by Donald Osborn (1997). Reflections on race perspectives in the Baha'i writings. [about]
  94. "Come Back, Africa": First commercial film mentioning the Bahá'í Faith, by Greg Watson (2013). Context of a 1959 African documentary/drama film in which the Baha'i Faith is discussed. [about]
  95. Coming Synthesis, The: Bahá'í Scholarship in an Age of Conflict and Controversy, by Rick Harmsen (1999). [about]
  96. Commentary on the Kitab-i Aqdas, verse one, by Sen McGlinn (1997). Meanings why recognition of God and his Manifestations are the first two laws of the Aqdas. [about]
  97. Commentary on the Saying "Knowledge is Twenty-Seven Letters", A, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani, in Letters & Essays 1886-1913 (1985). An explanation of a saying of Imám Ja'far as Sádiq, which was quoted in the Kitáb-i-Iqán, about the Promised One bringing the remaining 25 letters of knowledge. [about]
  98. Common Grounds between Buddhism, Quantum Physics, and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack Coleman (1997). Some parallels and similarities between the Baha'i Faith, Buddhism, and physics. [about]
  99. Common sense versus secularism: American Bahai literature as a window on implicit culture, by Sen McGlinn (2007). Religion and politics must be kept in separate spheres with different, though complementary, rules. This paper questions whether that is understood by Baha'is, even in countries that claim to value the separation of church and state. [about]
  100. Communication: The Key to Expansion, by Roger Coe, in Bahá'í News (1986). The use of technology by and its impact upon Baha'i scholarship. Available also as audiobook. [about]
  101. Community as Family, The: Opportunities of Growth, by Ros Gabriel, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  102. Community in Diversity: The New Man, by Peter Hulme, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 1:1 (1991). The focus of this presentation is the community of selves within each of us. Where is the evidence that we are more than one self? [about]
  103. Community of Religions, The, by John Herman Randall, in The Meaning of Religion for Man (1946). Chapter on religious tolerance, inclusivism, and the need for a World Faith, with a passing discussion of Baha'i principles, written by a Baptist minister who addressed Baha'i audiences and received a letter from the Guardian. [about]
  104. Comparison of the Seven Valleys and the American Indian Peace Shield, by Nina Bailey (1999). Comparison study between the spiritual teachings of the ancient Native American Indian Peace Shield and the spiritual journey described by Bahá'u'lláh in The Seven Valleys [about]
  105. Compassion or Karuna as Understood in the Bahá'í Religion, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 2:1-2 (2001). A brief overview of the meaning of ethics and the divine origin of compassion. [about]
  106. Computers in the Bahá'í Community through Ridván 1992, by Bryn Deamer and Steven Kolins, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 20 (1986-1992) (1992). Historical overview of the use of computers in the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  107. Concept of Sin in the Bahá'í Faith, The, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:2 (2000). Just as Baha'is don't believe in the existence of evil as a real entity, likewise sin is but the absence of holiness. All the forces within us are God-given and thus potentially virtuous; their absence casts the shadow of sin. [about]
  108. Conservation of the Earth's Resources: What on Earth is the Answer?, by Grahame Howells (1998). [about]
  109. Consultation: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  110. Consultation and Compromise in Environment Affairs, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Examples of environmental disagreements — involving ranchers, off-road vehicle use, acid rain, and protected-lands designation — from Oregon and Washington, illustrating how the process of consultation can lead to environmental protection. [about]
  111. Coordinates of Baha'i Holy Sites and the Junaynih Garden (2016). Latitude, longitude, and brief descriptions of key sites such as Akka prison, Bahji, Ridvan Garden, Baha'i cemetery, cave of Elijah, and the houses of Baha'u'llah, Abbud, Udi Khammar, and Abdu'l-Baha, followed by a history of the Junaynih Garden. [about]
  112. Counsellors, Board Members, and Assistants: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). An explanation of the ‘Appointed Arm’ of the Faith. [about]
  113. Covenant, The, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1995). Overview of two covenants: one with all Prophets regarding the next Manifestation, specifically the Covenant of the Bab; and Baha'u'llah's Covenant protecting the divine word from human interference and safeguarding the unity of Baha'is and all humankind. [about]
  114. Covenant, The, by Charles Mason Remey (1919). "A brief statement of the Covenant God made with mankind through the prophets of the past and has fulfilled in these latter days, in the Bahai Movement." Includes excerpts of tablets and talks of Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  115. Creativity and Spirituality: Are They Related?, by Negin Sanaei, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Short essay on utilizing our talent and appreciating the importance of the imagination. [about]
  116. Cry in the Wilderness: An Environmentalist Looks at Bahá'í Teachings on Nature, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). Baha'i Writings use images from nature to illustrate spiritual truths and call mankind to recognize the beauty of God. [about]
  117. Cycle of Lectures on Universal and Contemporary Themes, by William S. Hatcher (2008). [about]
  118. Cyflwyno'r Ffydd: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  119. Daily Devotions: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). A summary of Bahá'í laws on daily obligatory prayer, reading the Writings, and meditation. [about]
  120. De las Manifestaciones de Dios en las culturas precolombinas de América, by Jorge Vallejo, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 3 (2002). Los antiguos americanos, ¿no eran hijos de Dios?, ¿no conocieron nunca al Dios Único y Verdadero?, ¿Dios, influyó o no en su progreso?. Obviamente han tenido que existir también voceros de Dios en estos lares para que estos pueblos alcancen las alturas de [about]
  121. Dear Parent ... a Message to a non-Bahá'í Parent: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2000). A letter written to the parents of British Baha'i converts to dispel anxiety and misinformation. [about]
  122. Declaration of Baha'u'llah in the Ridvan Garden in 1863, by David Merrick (2008). Baha'u'llah's Declaration in the Garden of Ridvan, told in plain English suitable for reading aloud. Includes photos and 2 maps. Based on many accounts. [about]
  123. Deriding Revealed Religions?: Bahá'ís in Egypt, by Johanna Pink, in ISIM Newsletter (2002). Shift in Egyptian public perception of the Baha'i Faith from an Islamic reform movement to an independent religion. [about]
  124. Dispensation of Baha'u'llah, The: Its Continuing Place In History, by Helen T. Wilson (2000). Historical context of the Dispensation of Baha'u'llah and some of the Guardian's objectives in writing it. [about]
  125. Dissidents and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack McLean (2005). Author's personal experiences with "disgruntled" ex-Baha'is and critics online in the 1990s. [about]
  126. Divine Education: The Root of Knowledge, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Glory: A Bahá'í Youth Magazine, 5:2 (1973). On Baha'i families and raising children to appreciate Baha'i principles. [about]
  127. Divine Institution of Marriage, The, by Anonymous, in Bahá'í Studies Notebook, 3:1-2 (1983). [about]
  128. Do the Baha'i Writings on evolution allow for mutation of species within kingdoms but not across kingdoms?, by Bahman Nadimi. This paper explores the possibility that Baha'i writings on evolution allows for mutation of species within each of the kingdoms (such as vegetable or animal) but not across these kingdoms. [about]
  129. Does Corinthians 1:15 Teach a Physical or a Spiritual Resurrection?, by David Friedman (1999). While literalists claim that this verse supports a physical resurrection, the evidence seems to show the exact opposite to be true. [about]
  130. Does the Valley of Unity negate the distinction between 'Bahá'í' and 'non-Bahá'í'?, by Donald Plunkett (1998). In the higher reaches of mystical attainment, the distinction between "Baha'is" and "non-Baha'is" is lessened. [about]
  131. Dunns, The: Keys to Their Success, by Madge Featherstone and Kaye Waterman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  132. Dying for Our Sins, by Rachel Woodlock (1998). Examination of the Christian doctrine of the substitutionary atonement and whether such a doctrine has a place within a Bahá'í theological framework. [about]
  133. Early Childhood Education, by Cyrus Rohani, in Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 7:1 (2010). Education is a continuous and creative process which fulfils the moral potential of each individual. Its aim is to develop the capacities latent in human nature and to coordinate their expression for the enrichment and transformation of society. [about]
  134. Early European Bahá'í involvement in social activism, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). [about]
  135. Early Irish Bahá'ís, by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram, in Associate, 25 (1998). Short history of the introduction of the Bahá’í Faith to Ireland, 1900 to 1925. [about]
  136. Ecological Models of Social Organization: A Baha'i Perspective, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1994). Natural vs. human social ecosystems and the interplay of natural vs. social systems in the 21st century. [about]
  137. Economics, A Bahá'í Approach: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). [about]
  138. Education and the Supreme Talisman in the Kitáb-i-Íqán, by Melissa Tansik (1999). How the Kitab-i-Iqan can be seen as a compendium of what humankind needs to know; a discussion of perception as it relates to learning what is needful; intellectual honesty; and the results of various learning experiences. [about]
  139. Education of Children: Principles before Pragmatism, by Sandra Rowden-Rich, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  140. Elucidation of the Meaning of The Greatest Name, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani. Explanation of "The Greatest Name," with words of Abdu'l-Baha, as copied by May Maxwell. Source and date not known. [about]
  141. Encouragement, Challenges, Healing, and Progress: The Bahá'í Faith in Indigenous Communities, by Alfred Kahn, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:3 (2016). On the challenges of community-building among Indigenous people, written from the perspective of a childhood spent among Baha'i pioneers on Native American land, and on reconciling traditional views with global Baha'i teachings. [about]
  142. Enlightened Scholarship: E.G. Browne and H.M. Balyuzi, by Richard Logan (1996). Examination of the qualities of scholarship embodied by E. G. Browne and H. M. Balyuzi. [about]
  143. Enormous Expansion in Access to Knowledge, An, by Judith Oppenheimer, in Scriptum, 3 (1995). Consideration of some questions inspired by "The Prosperity of Humankind" statement: What is knowledge? What purpose does it serve? How is it made accessible? [about]
  144. Environment, Caring for: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2008). [about]
  145. Environmental Protection from a Baha'i Perspective, by Arthur Lyon Dahl, in Naturopa, 83 (1997). The place of the natural world in the Baha'i teachings. [about]
  146. Epilogue on Neo-Darwinian Theory, by William S. Hatcher (2008). Contains no mention of Baha'i Faith. [about]
  147. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): Introduction to, by Marzieh Gail (1953). [about]
  148. Erich Fromm and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack McLean (2007). Brief examination of psychologist Fromm's exposure to and influence by Baha'i teachings. [about]
  149. Ethics of Profit, The, by Oliver Giscard d'Estaing (2001). Clarifies the economic, social, and spiritual functions of profit and the distinction between ethical and non-ethical profit. Does not mention the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  150. Evolution of Epistemology, The: Generation of Knowledge in the Bahai Faith, by Vargha Taefi (2016). The sun of postmodernism has set. The Baha’i ‘framework for understanding’ shifts the hermeneutic paradigm and marks the dawn of a ‘new era’. It has given birth to the next generation of rationality: a framework for learning in action. [about]
  151. Exemption, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:1 (1993). Thoughts on Bahá'u'lláh's meaning in "exempting" women from certain Bahá'í obligations, especially pilgrimage. [about]
  152. Experiment in Race Relations, A, by Robert P. Powers, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 11 (1946-1950) (1952). An early program in race tolerance, preceding the Civil Rights movement, as described by a prominent Chief Law Enforcement Officer in early 20th-century California. [about]
  153. Facilitating Spiritual Joy: Workshop on Christianity, by Ted Brownstein (1999). Introduction to the history and philosophy of Christianity from a Baha'i perspective, and deepening materials. [about]
  154. Faith State, The: Vital To Theist, Agnostic and Atheist, by Jack McLean, in Gulf Islands Driftwood (1998). Paul Tillich's approach to faith, as adapted to a Baha'i and/or agnostic context. [about]
  155. Falsafi Kashani and the Bahá'ís, by A. W. Samii (1996). Essay posted to the Usenet group soc.culture.iranian in January 1996 provides a brief but well-researched history of the treatment of Baha'is in Iran in the 1950s. Posted under the name "Abbas 65." [about]
  156. Family and the Future, The: Legal Perspectives, by P. E. Ringwood, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  157. Family in Bahá'í Faith, The, by Moojan Momen (1996). Overview of Baha'i teachings on marriage, children, and education. [about]
  158. Family in Baha'i Society, The: A Unique Approach to Curriculum Development, by Stephen Hall, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  159. Family Life: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). [about]
  160. Fasting: The mercy and grace of God, by William P. Collins (1998). Brief overview of the purpose and backround of fasting. [about]
  161. Fasting and the Bahá'í Fast: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  162. Father and the Maiden, The: The Abrahamic Patriarchate and the Divine Feminine, by Mark A. Foster (1999). [about]
  163. Fear of Teaching: A Meditation on Authenticity in Human Relationships, by William S. Hatcher (2008). [about]
  164. Filosofía del Trabajo, by Pedro Donaires Sanchez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 1 (2001). El trabajo como un fin consistente en la realización de valores y no meramente como un medio para alcanzar bienes materiales. [about]
  165. Filosofías y Analogías en Educación, by Boris Handal Morales, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2 (2002). Teorías educativas recientes han validado académicamente el rol de las creencias, opiniones y emociones en el aprendizaje y la enseñanza, inclusive en las llamadas ciencias fácticas como las matemáticas. [about]
  166. First Public Mentions of the Bahá'í Faith in the West, by Bahá'í Information Office of the UK (1998). Short essay based on research by Moojan Momen and Derek Cockshutt. The first mention for the Faith in the West was not in 1893, but rather in a number of earlier talks on the Faith in England, and reports on the Babis in the 1850s. [about]
  167. Five Pillars of Islam, The, by Diane Robinson Kerr (2014). Summary of the essential precepts of Islam — belief, prayer, zakat, fasting, and pilgrimage — with some reflections from a Baha'i perspective. [about]
  168. Flowers to `Akká, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, in Bahá'í News (1969). Some history of Sayessan, a Baha'i village near Tabriz; of Mullá Asad’u’lláh, who prophesied the coming of the Bab; of Baha'u'llah's gift of seed potatoes; and Sayessani pilgrims travelling to Akka to meet Abdu'l-Baha. Includes pictures. [about]
  169. Food and Farming: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2001). [about]
  170. For a Trustworthy Government, by Leon Stevens (2015). A short meditation on how to reorganize the executive and legislative branches of the US government to improve its functioning. [about]
  171. Foreword: Studying the Writings of Shoghi Effendi, by Peter J. Khan, in Studying the Writings of Shoghi Effendi (1991). [about]
  172. Fostering Good Working Relations between Bahá'í Institutions and Bahá'í Scholars, by Wendi Momen, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). Lists of things that make Baha'i scholarship important, some ways institutions can support scholars, ways scholars can support the institutions, and brief comments on Review. [about]
  173. Fourth Candle, The: The Unity of Religion and Interfaith Dialogue, by Christopher Buck, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). What does "Unity in Religion" mean, and how does it apply for Baha'is' interactions with other religious communities? An essay inspired by Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablet "Seven Candles of Unity," utopia, Hans Kung, and the Lesser Peace. [about]
  174. Freedom for Truth: Peace among Religions, by Hans Kung, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). One-page essay calling for patience and tolerance between religions and their search for truth. [about]
  175. Freedom of Speech: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1997). [about]
  176. Freedom's Age, by Kurt Hein, in World Order, 24:2-3 (1990). In the 1980s, unprecedented social convulsions shook the world. Two aspects of these events are noteworthy: they occurred simultaneously and worldwide, and they captured the attention of people everywhere. Freedoms must be tempered by responsibilities. [about]
  177. Function of Revelation in Artistic Expression, The, by Otto Donald Rogers, in Bahá'í Studies, 1 (1976). Overview of some Baha'i themes and how they are reflected in the making of art: man as an instrument; desire for order and beauty; use of materials; element of light; principle of unity; polarities and relationships; part and whole; energy and power. [about]
  178. Funerals and Burials, Preparations for: Some practical notes (1998). A compilation of Baha'i directions for funerals and burials (i.e., this is not a compilation of direct quotations from the Writings). [about]
  179. Future of Bahá'í Studies, The, by William P. Collins, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). On the need for planning for the future, diversification, scholarly study by non-Baha'is, scholarship and art, unity paradigm, popular culture, writing in a non-boring style, and coordination of activities. [about]
  180. Genesis of the Bahá'í Faith in Middle Eastern Modernity, The, by Juan Cole, in ISIM Newsletter, 2 (1999). Middle Eastern religion is seldom mentioned in the same breath with modernism. The Baha'i faith, which originated in Iran, poses key conundrums to our understanding of the relationship between modernity and religion in the global South. [about]
  181. Global Interfaith Movement, The, by Stephen A. Fuqua (2003). [about]
  182. Global Prosperity for Humankind: The Bahá'í Model, by Noojan Kazemi, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  183. Globalization and the Environment, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1998). Some responses to possible problems associated with globalization. [about]
  184. Gobineau's Account of the Beginnings of the Bahá'í Revelation, by Howard B. Garey, in World Order, 31:4 (2000). Short summary of the Bab's time in Shiraz and Mecca, circa 1843. [about]
  185. God's Promise to Humanity: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  186. Great Bridge–Maker, The, by Stephen A. Fuqua (2005). The papacy and Pope John Paul II. [about]
  187. H. Collis Featherstone 1913-1990: An Extraordinary, Ordinary Man, by Graham Waterman and Kaye Waterman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  188. Healing through Unity newsletter (1998). Back issues of a newsletter dedicated to serving the principles of physical and spiritual health envisioned in the Baha'i Teachings. [about]
  189. Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah: A Reflection, by George Townshend, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 3 (1928-1930) (1930). Reflections on the meaning and significance of Baha'u'llah's Hidden Words. [about]
  190. Hinduism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2000). [about]
  191. Historia de la Fe Bahá'í en Venezuela. History of the Baha'i Faith in Venezuela. [about]
  192. History of the Bahá'í Faith in Boston, by The Pluralism Project (2010). Two short documents by Harvard University's religious pluralism project: "Timeline of the Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston" and "The Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston." [about]
  193. History of the House of Bahá'u'lláh in Tihran, Iran (1978). Brief history of the birth-place of Baha'u'llah distributed to pilgrims to the site. [about]
  194. Homeward Bound, by Ron Price, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Reflections on the meaning of home and community, classical Greek culture, and the "new home" embodied in Mt. Carmel. [about]
  195. Homosexuality in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, by Kamran Hakim (1996). Informal notes on the treatment of homosexuality in the Kitab-i Aqdas, and its background. [about]
  196. House of Abdu'llah Pasha, The, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Short history and restoration of a house associated with "some of the most dramatic and historically significant events of the Heroic Age of the Bahá'í Faith." [about]
  197. Human Rights and Religious Faith, by Amnesty International, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). A statement from Amnesty International/USA, published by request. [about]
  198. Humor and Laughter, by Omid Djalili and Annabel Knight, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7 (1997). Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on Humor and Laughter, both published in BSR 7. [about]
  199. Huqúqu'lláh: The Right of God, by Aflatoon Payman, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  200. I am a Bahá'í, by Guy Murchie (1958). "An Exotic Faith Has Built One of the World's Great Temples Here. A Believer Tells What That Faith Means to Him." [about]
  201. India, Notes on Bahá'í Population, by Charles Nolley and William Garlington (1997). Indian membership numbers, and how "enrollment" there has a different meaning than in developed countries. [about]
  202. Indigenous rights and women's rights in the Samoan Bahá'í community, by Maureen Sier, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 9 (1999). [about]
  203. Infalibilidad: Un Ensayo, by Susan Maneck (1998). Spanish translation of Maneck's essay "Infallibility: An Essay." [about]
  204. Infallibility of the Universal House of Justice, The, by Shahin Vafai, in The Essence of the Covenant: Features, History, and Implications (2005). Short essay on the infallibility of the Universal House of Justice with extensive quotations. [about]
  205. Infallibility: An Essay, by Susan Maneck (1998). Short overview of the meaning of infallibility, as applied to Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  206. Information Technology Strategies for the Promotion of Gender Equality, by Andrew Stranieri, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Equal opportunity of women and men is best achieved if both genders embrace the changes now occurring in communication and information use. [about]
  207. Inheritance, by Seena Fazel, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 4:1 (1994). The apparent contradiction between sexual equality and the unequal inheritance laws contained in the Aqdas. [about]
  208. Inside The Origins of the Bahá'í Community of Canada 1898-1948: A Personal Narrative, by Will C. van den Hoonaard (1996). A detailed account of the author's experience researching, writing, and publishing this extensive historic study. [about]
  209. International Bahá'í Library and the Library of Alexandria, The, by William P. Collins, in Scriptum, 5 (1996). Similarities between the ancient Library of Alexandria and the contemporary Baha'i archive. [about]
  210. International Criminal Court: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Dan Wheatley, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). Brief history of the ICC, and Baha'i support of it. [about]
  211. Interpretation and Elucidation, by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 13 (2012). The nature of elucidation vs. authorized interpretation, and the institution of the Guardianship. [about]
  212. Interrelationship of Bahá'í, Australian Statute and Common Law, The: A Family Law Perspective, by Afshin A. Khavari, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Application of Bahá'í Laws in Australia within the context of the existing common and statue laws of the country, and the history, conceptual basis, and developments of Bahá'í laws. [about]
  213. Introduction: Aims and Purposes of the Bahá'í Faith, by David Hofman, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Introduction to this Baha'i World volume. [about]
  214. Introduction to Compilation on Writers and Writing, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10 (2001). [about]
  215. Introduction to Green Acre Bahá'í School, by Anne Gordon Atkinson, in Green Acre on the Piscataqua: A Centennial Celebration (1990). Brief summary of the history contained in the book-length history "Green Acre on the Piscataqua." [about]
  216. Introduction to the Tablet of Ashab, by Juan Cole, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 5:34-6:1 (1991). Short overview of Baha'u'llah's evolving proclamation. [about]
  217. Iranian Intellectuals and the Bahá'ís (2010). 59 essays from 2008-2009 in Iranian newspapers or IranPressWatch.org by influential thinkers, about the Baha'i Faith in contemporary Iran. Most of these were also translated by Rabbani. [about]
  218. Is the Bahá'í Faith a "World Religion" or a "New Religious Movement"?, by Denis MacEoin and Robert Stockman (1997). Compilation of emails about the socio-religious classification of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  219. Is the Bahá'í view of evolution compatible with modern science?, by Eberhard von Kitzing, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7 (1997). [about]
  220. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith, by Diane Robinson Kerr (2014). Overview of the core tenets of Islam — belief, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage — with some reflections from a Baha'i perspective. [about]
  221. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  222. Islam, the Baha'i Faith and the Eternal Covenant of Alast, by Susan Maneck (2009). [about]
  223. Ita and the Sandinista Revolution, by Robert G. Wilson, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). An interview with Ita, one of the earliest participants in the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua that resulted in the removal of Anastasio Somoza from power in 1979. Includes letter about the organization "Quest for Peace." [about]
  224. Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2004). [about]
  225. Kitab-i-Aqdas: its place in Bahá'í literature, in Bahá'í World, 1992-1993 (1993). Offers a broad introduction to the Aqdas and its themes. [about]
  226. Kitáb-i-Íqán: Introduction to the 1950 Edition, by Helen Reed Bishop (1950). Overview of its themes and historical context. [about]
  227. Kitáb-i-Panj Sha'n, Book of Five Qualification: Notes, by Ahang Rabbani (1999). Informal correspondence from the listserver Talisman 1 regarding the Panj Sha'an, including translated portions. [about]
  228. La conception de l'homme de Bahá'u'lláh, by Udo Schaefer (1981). [about]
  229. La Ley, fundamento de la sociedad o restricción de la libertad?, by Nicomedes Merma Aroni, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2 (2002). La libertad no puede ser absoluta. Vivimos en una sociedad interdependiente. Algunas limitaciones a nuestra libertad son necesarias para evitar otras restricciones todavía peores. [about]
  230. La realité du monde exterieur et l'existence de Dieu, by Luc Dion, in Bahá'í Studies, 1 (1976). Student essay on Foi et raison, Les concepts fondamentaux, La loi générale qui gouverne l’univers, et Dieu. [about]
  231. Law and Order: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  232. Lessons on Detachment in the Tablet to Pope Pius IX, by Cynthia C. Shawamreh (1998). [about]
  233. Letter on Bahá'í attitudes towards politics and scholarship, by Denis MacEoin, in LA Study Class Newsletter, 34 (1979). Thoughts on whether the Faith is in danger of becoming irrelevant to the problems faced by people in the world outside, partly due to lack of involvement in politics. [about]
  234. Letters of Abdu'l-Bahá, by George Townshend, in The Mission of Bahá'u'lláh and Other Literary Pieces (1952). An appreciation of the spiritual power of the writings of Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  235. Letters to and from the editor, in dialogue magazine (1986). All letters to dialogue not posted elsewhere, and responses from its editors. [about]
  236. Lidia Zamenhof, by John T. Dale (1996). Brief biography of the daughter of Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto. [about]
  237. Life after Death: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  238. Life After Death from a Bahá'í Perspective, by Diane Robinson Kerr (2014). Quotations from the Writings with some explanations, to trace the journey of the soul, the purpose of life, description of the afterlife, and the nature of belief itself. [about]
  239. Life of Agnes Alexander, by Duane Troxel (1998). Essay prepared for the Baha'i Esperanto League's 25th anniversary booklet (see wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahá'í_Esperanto-League). [about]
  240. Life of the Bab, The, by Asadu'llah Fadil Mazandarani, in Star of the West, Set 7, Vol 14, Num 7 (1938). Life of the Bab by the historian Jinab-i-Fadil (Asadu'llah Fadil Mazandarani) [about]
  241. Living Purposefully in a Time of Violence, by Holly Hanson (2001). Contemplation of Baha'i responses to the global issues raised by 9/11. [about]
  242. Lonely road to native title determination, A, by Walter Waia, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). A personal account of the Saibai Island Native Title Claim: a story of an Indigenous Australian who "walked a learning road to fulfill his obligations to his family, his clan and to the community." [about]
  243. Making of Portraits of Some Bahá'í Women by O.Z. Whitehead, The, by Wendi Momen, in Solas, 3 (2003). Recollections by the editor/publisher of stories behind the writing of O.Z. 'Zebby' Whitehead's books, and some biographical information about Whitehead himself. Includes brief review by Edwin McCloughan from The Irish Times. [about]
  244. Making the Crooked Straight: Foreward, and letter to World Order, by Jack McLean (2000). Foreword to the published book, followed by a letter to the editor for World Order regarding their issue devoted to Francesco Ficicchia and Baha'i apologetics. [about]
  245. Management of Small Rural Businesses: Some Views of the European Bahá'í Business Forum, by Michel P. Zahrai (1998). The challenge and benefits of restoring pride in rural non-farm businesses. [about]
  246. Mankind is One, by Rhea M. Coleman, in Bahá'í News, 710 (1989). Three short stories of pioneering
, with references to American Pueblo and Argentinian Mapuche traditional belief, written by a former pioneer to Argentina. [about]
  247. Marriage, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). Baha'u'llah said everyone should marry. Marriage unites the physical and spiritual in a "fortress for well-being" and provides for the nurturing of children. People should choose partners carefully. Discusses the ceremony, solving problems and divorce. [about]
  248. Martyrdom of the Bab, by David Merrick (2008). Martyrdom of the Bab, told in plain English and suitable for reading aloud. Based on many early accounts. [about]
  249. May Ellis Maxwell, in Bahá'í World, I-XII (1925). Detailed biography, published in A Compendium of Volumes of the Baha'i World I-XII, 1925-1954; includes photo. [about]
  250. Meaning and Significance of Certitude, by Ruhiyyih Skrenes (1998). Nature of Certitude and the process of its attainment as described in the Kitab-i-Iqan. [about]
  251. Meaning of Detachment, The, by Phyllis Peterson. Detachment as it relates to women, teaching, the media, and unity. [about]
  252. Meanings of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, by Sen McGlinn (1997). Summary of the full meanings of Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, "The Dawning Place of the Remembrance of God." [about]
  253. Medieval Ignorance: The silence of Iranian polity towards Bahai persecution, by Iqbal Latif, in The Iranian (2002). An outsider's view of Iran's treatment of its Baha'i community. [about]
  254. Meditation, by Peter J. Khan, in Australian Bahá'í Bulletin (1979). A short summary of the Bahá’í approach to meditation and its relevance to peace and intuition. [about]
  255. Memorials of the Faithful: Revisited, by Ron Price, in Associate, 35 (2001). Literary themes in Abdu'l-Baha's book of biographies. [about]
  256. Memories of Ashchi: Background, by Ahang Rabbani and Sen McGlinn (1999). Background information on and a start at translation of the narratives of Aqa Husayn Ashchi. [about]
  257. Message of the Universal House of Justice to the World's Religious Leaders: Panel Discussion Comments, by Jack McLean (2002). Overview of some prominent global theologians and historians of religion, and issues facing interfaith dialogue. [about]
  258. Message to the Indian and Eskimo Bahá'ís of the Western Hemisphere, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum (1969). An overview of the Baha'i Faith, written to the native Inuit and First Nations peoples of North America. [about]
  259. Method in Religious Studies: Theistic and Agnostic, by Jack McLean (2000). Response to an assertion by Christopher Buck that the term religious studies is misleading, in that, while the object of the study is religious, the method is not; thoughts on how a scientific methodology would work. [about]
  260. Modelling Human Rights Education: A View from the Pacific, by Graham Hassall (1997). [about]
  261. Monarchy, The Future of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  262. Moral Relativism and the Bahá'í Faith, by Brendan Cook (2006). An outsider's perspective challenging unquestioning obedience to religious commandments. Right and wrong, this author believes, are relative to situations and to the needs of human beings in a given time and place. [about]
  263. Multifaith Centre Building Design and Demonstration, by Chuen-Tat Kang, in Introduction to Asian Culture and Religion (2011). One-page description by an outsider of a Baha'i temple: architecture, aesthetics, and symbolism (see page 51, near the end). [about]
  264. My Visit to Temple University, by Martha L. Root, in Bahá'í Magazine, 22 (1931). [about]
  265. Mystery of Martyrdom, The, by Darius Shahrokh and Grace Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1992). Life stories of many early martyrs, and some explanations of what inspires self-sacrifice. [about]
  266. Mystical Aspects of the Baha'i Faith as presented in the Seven Valleys, by LeRoy Jones (1998). Mystical aspects of the Bahá'í Faith are of paramount importance and may sometimes get overlooked in favor of its social aspects. [about]
  267. Mystical content and symbology of Bahá'u'lláh's Four Valleys, by David Langness, in Seeker's Path (1997). Symbology of the Four Valleys, and a brief overview of a four-stage spiritual growth model. [about]
  268. Nabil's Narrative: What History has Forgotten, by Soheila Vahdati (2008). An outsider's view of how Iranian media and society have glossed over or intentionally obscured Iran's treatment of 19th-century dissidents. [about]
  269. Necesidad de la Oracion para Mejorar Nuestras Vidas, by Mirna Leon, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 1 (2001). Aquí algunas relexiones personales sobre la importancia de la oración en la vida espiritual. Lograr un estado espiritual de oración puede ayudarnos a tener una mejor calidad de vida incluyendo beneficios físicos y sicológicos. [about]
  270. Necesidad de revisión del concepto de 'Soberanía' del Estado, by Pedro Donaires Sanchez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2 (2002). La relatividad de la Soberanía del Estado y la unidad teórica de todo lo jurídico, darán lugar a una unidad política de los estados, con una organización jurídica centralizada. Esto implica la constitución de un super-Estado mundial. [about]
  271. Neo-platonic Framework for Bahá'í philosophy, by Theo A. Cope (1997). Some thoughts on the history and thought of Neoplatonism and its relation to Baha'i philosophy. Concludes with a review of another essay on Neoplatonism. [about]
  272. 'Never Again': Kevin Gover's Apology for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, by Christopher Buck, in Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, 21.1 (2006). This article does not mention the Baha'i Faith, but was published in a social justice and human rights journal and written by a Baha'i. [about]
  273. New Age, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). [about]
  274. New Day, The: The Bahai Revelation, by Charles Mason Remey (1919). "A brief statement of its history and teachings" in summary form. Opens with short "dissertation by Abdu'l-Baha upon the New Day." [about]
  275. New Development in the Bahá'í Community, A, by R. Mehrabkhani (2008). [about]
  276. New Millennium, The: A Bahá'í View: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1999). [about]
  277. New Typology of Religious Organization, by Mark A. Foster (1995). Overview of models normativist, arcanist, routinized, and charismatic. [about]
  278. New World Order, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  279. Next Five Years, The: An Internet Perspective, by Marc Wasley, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Some predictions (made in 1996) of how the Internet will change and how Baha'is can make best use of it. [about]
  280. Nineteenth Century Islamic Mahdism in Iran and the Sudan: A brief analysis of the teachings and influence of The Bab and Muhammad Ahmad (The Sudanese Mahdi), by Jason Illari (2001). A comparitive study of the movements of the Bab and the Sudanese Mahdi. [about]
  281. Ninth cycle of the Bahá'í calendar, The, by Ali Nakhjavani, in The American Bahá'í (2015). Essay clarifying some technical issues involved with calculating lunar calendars, and how to appreciate the timing and implications of the Universal House of Justice's 2014 update to the Badí` calendar. [about]
  282. Non-Involvement in Politics, by Ali Murad Davudi. [about]
  283. "Note on Maceoin's 'Bahá'í Fundamentalism'" and "Afnán, Hatcher and an old bone", by Muhammad Afnan and William S. Hatcher, in Religion, 16:2 (1986). Two shorter follow-up essays, offering closing thoughts on a previously-published debate about issues of historical accuracy, academic neutrality, and faith-based scholarship. [about]
  284. Notes on Feminist Theory, Some, by Mary Day (1997). Implications of feminism for Baha'i thinking. [about]
  285. Notes on the Christian "Antichrist" and Titles of Christ, by Dann J. May (1997). Intro for a Baha'i-Christian dialogue on the meaning of the antichrist, titles of Jesus in the Baha'i Sacred Writings, and brief compilation of Baha'i writings. [about]
  286. Notes on the Zuhuru'l-Haqq series, by John Walbridge (1996). Brief overview of this historical work. Includes letter from the World Centre explaining that no official translation is forthcoming. [about]
  287. Number 19 in the Qur'an, The, by Abdulrahman Lomax (1995). Discussion of a study by a Muslim which purports to demonstrate that the Qur'an is comprised of mystical units of 19. No mention of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  288. Obedience, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1995). The meanings of infallibility, obedience to Baha'u'llah, the covenant of God with humanity, and the paradox of law being the instrument of liberation, not limitation. [about]
  289. Obedience: Conscience and Dissent in the Bahai Faith, by Brendan Cook (2006). An outsider's perspective on the possible conflict between an individual's conscience and obedience to a higher authority, cast in the form of a dialogue. [about]
  290. Of Paramount Importance: Addressing the Paucity of Music in Bahá'í Devotional Practice, by Michael Knopf, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Short overview of the use of music in Baha'i feasts, holy day celebrations, and temples. [about]
  291. Off the Grid: Reading Iranian Memoirs in Our Time of Total War, by Negar Mottahedeh, in Middle East Research and Information Project (2004). Observations on contemporary culture and gender issues in Iran. [about]
  292. Old Charges for a New Religion, Some, by Susan Maneck (2009). [about]
  293. On History's Greatest Breakthrough in Knowledge, by John Taylor (2000). Various musings inspired by the month of "knowledge," and by Baha'u'llah's statement that "every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute." [about]
  294. On Postmodernism, by Stephen R. Friberg (1998). [about]
  295. One Father, Many Children: Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith, by Burl Barer (2010). Judaic teachings on religious inclusivism and relativism, and the Baha'i acceptance of Judaism. [about]
  296. One Human Race: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). Brief introduction of ideas related to the Baha'i concept of the oneness of mankind. [about]
  297. Opening Address: National Bahá'í Studies Conference, Hobart, Australia, July 1994, by M. A. Hannon, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  298. Orientation of Hope and Lessons in World Crisis, The, by Alain Locke, in Bahá'í World, vols. 5 and 9 (1936). Two essays meditating on the relevance of Baha'i principles to the period preceding and during the Second World War. [about]
  299. Origin of the Bahá'í Principle of the Harmony between Science and Religion, The, by Keven Brown (2001). On the origin of the principle of scientific/religious harmony in Islamic and Bahá’í Writings, and discussion of a letter by Abdu'l-Bahá on the topic. [about]
  300. Overview of the Abjad numerological system, by Frank Lewis (1999). Numerological analysis of the word bahá. [about]
  301. Passing of Shoghi Effendi, Ministry of the Hands of the Cause, and Defection of Mason Remey, The, by Shahin Vafai, in The Essence of the Covenant: Features, History, and Implications (2005). [about]
  302. Passionate Artist, The, by Ron Price, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Essay on the inner life and private character, and the origins of the author's own creative inspiration. [about]
  303. Pastoral Care of Bahá'í Children: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  304. Peace Notes, by Trudy Mesbah and Ruie Mullin, in dialogue magazine, 1:2-2:1 (1986). Five short reports about anti-war movements: "Australian Expo Raises the Banner of Peace," "Peace Takes a Holiday," "Beyond War: A New Way of Thinking," "Magic Peace Project," and letters. [about]
  305. Persian Reformer's View of Art, A, by Juliet Thompson, in The Art World, 1:6 (1917). Personal recollections of Abdu'l-Baha's words on art and inspiration. Includes the portrait Thompson painted of Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  306. Persian, Arabic, and Provisional Translations, by Iraj Ayman and Robert Stockman (1999). Words relating to the titles of Baha'i Writings, "Pure" Persian and "Pure" Arabic, and information on provisional translations. [about]
  307. Personal Interpretation of the term 'Seal of the Prophets', by Kamran Hakim (1997). A lengthy examination of the terms khatam, "seal," and Nabi, "Prophet," and their meanings in Islam. [about]
  308. Pharisaic Phenomenon and the Dynamics of Denial, The, by Susan Maneck (1999). [about]
  309. Philosophical Basis for the Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk Institute of Technology, A, by Lawrence D. Staudt, in Solas, 3 (2003). Nature of the physical world, the principle of sustainability, the present energy situation, options for Ireland, a vision for the use of renewable energy in Ireland, and the role of the Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk Institute of Tech (CREDIT). [about]
  310. Place Apart, A, by Susan Stitt, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). A chapter from Mango Joy, a book of poetry and reflections about pioneering in Vanuata and the culture of the South Pacific. [about]
  311. Platón, Leonardo y el sistema del Monte Carmelo, by Ernesto Fernandez (2012). The symbolic systems of Plato and Leonardo da Vanci, and their modern architectural representation in the Shrine of the Bab and the slopes of Mount Carmel. Includes English essay "Leonardo and his Vitruvian Man." [about]
  312. Polish Response to Soviet Anti-Bahá'í Polemics, The, by Jan T. Jasion, in Associate, 29 (1999). Response of non-Bahá'í scholars to Marxist-Leninist polemics and attacks on the Bahá'í Faith, in particular the attitude of Polish scholars writing between 1945 and 1988, while Poland was still a 'satellite' of the Soviet Union. [about]
  313. Politics of Service, The: Medical Aid to the Philippines, by David Langness, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). On delivering volunteer hospital services and emergency aid to a corrupted country lacking political stability. [about]
  314. Post-Competitive Human Image, A, by Michael Karlberg, in Beyond One (2010). Science is now challenging old simplistic models of human nature. Attitudes, behaviors, and institutional structures must shift to translate holistic self-understanding into new, interdependent social modes in family, education, and government. [about]
  315. Power of “The Covenant of God” Alone Regenerates Mankind, The, by Charles Mason Remey, in Star of the West, 4:10 (1913). Recognition of the centre of the covenant is the important matter before the world today. Includes extracts from a letter to a Bahai assembly in America. [about]
  316. Powerseeking and Ideology, by William S. Hatcher (2008). Contains no mention of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  317. Précis Commentary on One Common Faith, by William S. Hatcher (2008). [about]
  318. President Wilson and the Bahá'í Connection, by Paul Pearsall, in Herald of the South (1988). Short overview of myths and facts on the Wilson-Baha'i connection. Includes addenda on the League of Nations, by Vincent Littrell, and on the Fourteen Points, by Bahram Nadini. [about]
  319. Primer for Bahá'í Assemblies, by Marzieh Gail, in World Order (1944). Overview of the Baha'i political system, and proposals for consultation, assembly functioning. [about]
  320. Problem Solving in the Family, by Erik Blumenthal, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  321. Progress of the Bahá'í Faith in South Africa since 1911 (2007). Overview of the Baha'i communities in South Africa, 1911-2007. [about]
  322. Pursuing Excellence, by Barney Leith, in Associate, 36 (2001). What is excellence, is it ineffable, how do we recognize it, and how might we pursue it? [about]
  323. Putative Distinctions Between Apologetics and Scholarship: A Commentary, by Jack McLean (1993). Response to Christopher Buck's review of Michael Sour's The Prophecies of Jesus, in Journal of Baha'i Studies, on the definitions of apologia and the thought of Paul Tillich. [about]
  324. Queen Victoria and the Bahá'í Fath: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1999). [about]
  325. Radiant Acquiescence, by Orcella Rexford, in World Order (1937). [about]
  326. Radio Bahá'í del Lago Titicaca, 20 años de historia, by Rene Quiñonez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2 (2002). Un breve relato sobre los logros de un proyecto de desarrollo socio económico al servicio de los pobladores del altiplano peruano boliviano. [about]
  327. Recollections of Muriel Handley, by Muriel Handley and John Handley, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Personal history of an early Baha'i life in Australia. [about]
  328. Reconciliation of Religions, The: Imperative for the 21st Century, by Peter Terry (2015). While the 12 principles attributed to 'Abdu'l-Baha include the harmony of religion with science and reason and the imperative that religion lead to unity, one principle that was at least as prominent is often left out: the reconciliation of religions. [about]
  329. Reconstructing the Academy, by William S. Hatcher (2008). Brief response to postmodernism in academia and the "Sokal Hoax." Contains no mention of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  330. References of 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi to the Hidden Words: Introduction, by Dominic Parvis Brookshaw, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 9 (1999). Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on the Hidden Words, both published in BSR 9. [about]
  331. Reflections on Climate Change: A Baha'i Response, by Rod Duncan, in Interreligious Insight, 8:1 (2010). [about]
  332. Relating the Faith to Current Issues, by Peter J. Khan (1986). Short essay outlining an approach to relate the teachings to current thoughts and problems of humanity. [about]
  333. Religion and Science in the New Millennium: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:3 (2001). An attempt to understand the essential functions of science and religion in human society, building on the work of Stanwood Cobb, William Hatcher and Anjam Khursheed, who have done pioneering research on the unity of religion and science. [about]
  334. Religion in the Modern World, by Vargha Taefi (2016). The problem with organised religion is not that it is organised; the problem is that it is not organised enough. The Baha’i Faith has revolutionised the concept of religion. It offers an alternative to organised religion: "organic faith." [about]
  335. Religion of Islam, by Ahang Rabbani (2007). Overview of Islam: law and doctrine, The Qur'an, Hadith, the Five Pillars, Quranic interpretation. [about]
  336. Religions Are One: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1993). [about]
  337. Religious Challenges in the 21st Century and the Bahá'í Faith, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:4 (2001). Why has religion become suspect in present-day society? Do religious traditions help or hinder community? How does the Golden Rule, which exists in all religions, help build global unity? [about]
  338. Religious Mission of the English-Speaking Nations, The, by Henry H. Jessup, in Neely's History of the Parliament of Religions and Religious Congresses of the World's Columbian Exposition (1894). The report mentioned by Shoghi Effendi in God Passes By, and often (erroneously) referred to as being the one of first public mentions of the Faith. [about]
  339. Reporting on the Spirit: How the Media Covers Spiritual and Religious Issues, by Amaris Podger, in Associate, 37 (2002). There is no ideological reason to prevent journalists or media outlets from holding religious opinions or giving voice to them. [about]
  340. Responding to an Attack on Humanity, by Alan Bryson (2010). Reflections on the events of 9/11. [about]
  341. Responding to Criticism and Opposition on the Internet, by Bahá'í Internet Agency (2009). Bahá’ís welcome constructive examination of their Faith. While they should not engage in exchanges that are divisive or contentious, Bahá’ís will not hesitate to respond, in a spirit of courtesy and fairness, to serious misrepresentations of their Faith. [about]
  342. Responsibility of Men in Achieving Equality Between the Sexes, The, by Roger Coe (1989). Inequality in the relationship between women and men is manifested in the denial of opportunity - or even domination. Both sexes have been conditioned to accept these roles. Men must transform themselves to end this oppression. Audio version included. [about]
  343. Resurrection: A Bahá'í Perspective, by Mark A. Foster (1993). Personal reflections and interpretations. [about]
  344. Revisiting Vietnam: A Case for Reading "Those War Books", by David Langness, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Brief reviews of a dozen books about the Vietnam war. [about]
  345. Rewriting the Script: Some thoughts on gender roles and the Bahá'í Teachings, by Sonja van Kerkhoff (2000). A collection of visual and physical art exploring these themes. [about]
  346. Rituals: An American Bahá'í dilemma, by Linda Walbridge, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 5:1 (1995). The nature of Baha'i "Feasts" and related American observances and formalities. [about]
  347. Road, The: Reflections on Scottish history, by Jack Boyd (2005). Essays on the birth of Scotland, Saint Patrick, William Wallace, Robert Bruce, and Rob Roy MacGregor. Includes photos of Rob Roy's cave, grave, and lands, with notes by a distant descendant of Roy. [about]
  348. Robert Hayden and Being Politically Correct, by Duane L. Herrmann (1993). Robert Hayden did not bow to or rebel against expectations of political correctness, and regarded his race as "human" rather than "black." He embraced his African-American identity, but did not want to be defined by it. [about]
  349. Role and Function of Bahá'í Institutes in the Life of the Bahá'í Community, by William S. Hatcher (2008). [about]
  350. Role of the Bahá'í Scholar in Defending the Faith, The, by Muhammad Afnan, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). The role of apologetics in the Bahá'í Faith is not merely to defend or prove, but to demonstrate that the Faith provides the means for obtaining knowledge of the truth, and to present the truths revealed by the Sacred Writings. [about]
  351. Role of the Father in the Family, The, by Graeme Russell, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  352. Role of the Scholar: Scholarship and the Covenant, by John S. Hatcher and Abdu'l-Missagh Ghadirian (1996). Essays "The New Role of the Scholar in Baha'i Society" and "Scholarship and the Covenant." [about]
  353. Ruhi Problem, The, by Anthony Lee (2005). Personal observations on the practicality and success of the Ruhi project. [about]
  354. Sacred Baha'i Architecture, by Benjamin Leiker (1999). Symbolism and history of Baha'i temples. [about]
  355. Scholarship and the Bahá'í Institutions, Comments on, by Robert Stockman, in Associate, 33-34 (2001). The terms "scholarship" vs "scholar"; relationship between scholarship and faith; relationship with the institutions; scholarship in North America. [about]
  356. Scholarship from an Aboriginal Perspective, by Diana Rose Yoka, in Bahá'í Studies in Australasia vol. 3 (1996). [about]
  357. Scholarship in the Bahá'í Community, by John Parris, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 1:1 (1991). intellectual development in the Bahá'í community; scholarship is an avenue open to all believers and not confined to an elitist few. [about]
  358. Science and Religion: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  359. Science and Technology, by Stephen R. Friberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 8 (1998). Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on Science and Technology, both published in BSR 8. [about]
  360. Scientific Approach to Moral Conduct, by John B. Cornell, in World Order, 12:8 (1946). Comparison of Baha'i teachings on sexual behavior with those presented by a then-current textbook, Personality and the Family (1935). [about]
  361. Sealed Words, The: A Brief Account of the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i-Iqán, by Shahrokh Monjazeb (2005). Overview of the historical context of the Iqán, its themes, and the original manuscript. [about]
  362. Searching Eye, The: The Independent Investigation of Truth, by Gary L. Matthews, in Bahá'í News, 701 (1989). Concepts informing the personal search for truth: the role of faith, the trap of imitation, the role of justice, the impact on unity, the oneness of truth, and the scientific method. [about]
  363. Seasons of the Soul: Reflections on "The Seven Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh" - The Valley of Search, by Hedi Moani, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  364. Seeking Refuge, by Tamela Rich, in Charlotte Magazine (2008). Essay introducing a community to recently-arrived Iranian refugees fleeing religious persecution in their homeland, where they are denied jobs, education and sometimes their lives. The article shows how difficult it is to start anew in this Sunbelt city. [about]
  365. Selected Talks and Statements on Interfaith Issues by Religious Leaders and Scholars, by George Townshend and Swami Vivekananda, in Singapore Bahá'í Studies Review, vol. 4 (1999). Compilation of addresses to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Inter-Religious Organisation of Singapore; also includes talks by Jonathan Sacks, Abdullah Yusof Ali, Robert Runcie, and Pope John Paul II. [about]
  366. Semantics of World Government, The, by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). The concept of "world federation" is tied in to a variety of semantic presumptions. The term "self-government" is less authoritarian and individualistic than the term "world government." Includes response by Leonard Godwin. [about]
  367. Seven Valleys of Baha'u'llah: A Meditation, by George Townshend, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 7 (1936-1938) (1938). [about]
  368. Sex, Drugs, HIV/AIDS and Religion, by Glenn Curran, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). This paper provides a basic presentation of facts about HIV prevalence, transmission principles, prevention strategies and issues. The second part explores the relationship between HIV/AIDS, homosexuality and religion. [about]
  369. Sexual Equality in the Bahá'í Community, by Shiva Tavana, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Women are oppressed minorities who often feel isolated, even in Baha'i communities. Baha'is need to explore new models of family life. Includes statistics on the percentages of female members of Baha'i institutions. [about]
  370. Shining Light from Persia, A, by Albert Ross Vail and Emily McLellan Vail, in Heroic Lives in Universal Religion: A Manual for Religious Instruction in Junior Grades (1917). Overview chapter from a religious-studies textbook, written by a sympathetic outsider. This excerpt, from a "teacher's edition" of the book, contains an additional 7 pages of commentary not included in the regular edition. [about]
  371. Shoghi Effendi, by Marcus Bach, in The Circle of Faith, Chapter 3 (1957). Dr. Bach set out to meet the five people of his time whom he felt best exemplified the teachings of Jesus Christ. He travelled the world to pursue this aim, interviewing Helen Keller, Pope Pius XII, Albert Schweitzer, Therese Neumann, and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  372. Short Takes, in dialogue magazine (1986). Brief reports on various topics, mostly related to politics or then-current news, published in 5 issues of dialogue magazine. [about]
  373. Significance of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1993). History and background of the Aqdas; circumstances of its revelation; the text itself; authority and infallibility of Baha'u'llah; obedience vs. liberty; reward vs. punishment; prophecies; laws and ordinances; maturity of humankind. [about]
  374. Significance of the New Millennium, by Moojan Momen (1997). [about]
  375. Sikhism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1998). [about]
  376. Socially Responsible Enterprise Restructuring, by George Starcher (2001). A condensation of a 130 page joint working paper of the International Labour Office and EBBF. Does not mention the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  377. Soil in the Bahá'í Faith, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1998). Extracts on soil in the Baha'i Writings and Baha'i attitudes to nature. [about]
  378. Space: The Final Frontier?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1997). [about]
  379. Spiritual Dimensions of Sustainable Development, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1996). The many meanings of "development" and their spiritual aspects. [about]
  380. Spiritual Inheritors, The, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). Reflections on growing up Baha'i, and a report on a conference about capturing the power of the Six Year Plan to focus attention on the role of women in establishing global peace, the destiny of the women of North America, and equality of sexes. [about]
  381. Spiritual Nature of a Human Being, The, by William G. Huitt, in Educational Psychology Interactive (2000). [about]
  382. Sri Aurobindo Movement and the Bahá'í Faith, by Anil Sarwal (2001). Summary historical connections between the two communities. [about]
  383. Striving for Human Rights in an Age of Religious Extremism, by Nazil Ghanea, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:1-2 (2016). Baha'i perspectives on global human rights law, community duties, religion as a pillar of justice, and the oneness of humanity. [about]
  384. Sufi and Baha'i Spiritual Practices, by Michael McCarron (2009). Brief overview of some commonalities. [about]
  385. Suicide and the Bahá'í Faith (2003). Inspired by the death of David Kelly, see bahai9.com/wiki/David_Kelly. Prepared by a group of Baha'i physicians who prefer to remain anonymous. [about]
  386. Supreme Tribunal (Mahkamiy-i-Kubra), by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 13 (2012). Meaning of "Baha'i Court" in the writings of the Guardian and how it compares with the General Assembly of the United Nations. [about]
  387. Surah of God, by Bahá'u'lláh, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 6:4-7:2 (1992). Includes essay about the "Most Great Separation"(1866) and historical events in Baha'u'llah's household in the mid-1860s. [about]
  388. Surih of the Sun (Súriy-i-Vash-Shams): Introduction and Commentary, by Juan Cole (1994). Overview of a tablet of Baha'u'llah touching on matters of interpretation and theology. [about]
  389. Sustainable Consumption and True Prosperity, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1998). The problems of consumption and their solutions. [about]
  390. Sustainable Development and the Environment of the World: An Overview, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1997). [about]
  391. Sustainable Development, A Bahá'í View: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  392. Symbolic Cosmology in the Sufi and Bahá'í traditions, by Michael McCarron (1997). Introduction to some meanings of the various realms of God. [about]
  393. Tablet of the 'Light Verse' (Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr), also known as Commentary on the Disconnected Letters: What on earth is a disconnected letter? Baha'u'llah's commentary, by Alison Marshall (1999). The meaning of the Arabic letters alif, lam, mim, as explained in Baha'u'llah's tablet Tafsir hurufat al-maqatt’ah. Includes List of disconnected letters in the Qur'an and Abjad values of the Arabic letters. [about]
  394. Tablet of the Temple (Súratu'l-Haykal): Comparison with the Prophecies of Zechariah, by Cynthia C. Shawamreh (1998). Comparison of Baha'u'llah's symbol of the Manifestation as "temple" and its analogues from the Hebrew Bible. [about]
  395. Tablet of the True Seeker: Personal Commentary and Reflections, by Ted Brownstein (1998). Commentary on the Kitab-i-Iqan. [about]
  396. Taxation, Drought and the Golden Rule, by Neil Podger, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  397. Teaching the Cause of God: A Two-Edged Sword, by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 12 (2011). [about]
  398. Terrorism, Freedom from: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1996). [about]
  399. Tests: Their Spiritual Value, by Mamie L. Seto (1940). Abdu'l-Baha's views on the spiritual effects of suffering and trials, and their necessity for personal growth of the soul. [about]
  400. "The active force and that which is its recipient", by Betty Hoff Conow, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Metaphysics of gender and the Lawh-i-Hikmat; universal spiritualism; social indoctrination of gender roles. [about]
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