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Videos of Lectures
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Videos of academic/historic content only. See also Talks, Presentations, and Audio. Note: no attempt has been made to find more videos, but there are hundreds which could be included; see video.bahaiq.com, or search Youtube, Vimeo, and WebChannel9. If you can help add these to our Library, please email us.
  1. 'Abdu'l-Baha in New York, by Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman (2012). History of Abdu'l-Baha's visit, concepts and principles he spoke about, the social context of New York at the time, and personal stories of the lives of early American Baha'is. Includes video interview with the author, and Spanish translation. [about]
  2. Audio and video clips, by Alain Locke (1933). [about]
  3. Awakening: A History of the Bábi and Bahá'í Faiths in Nayriz, by Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman (2013). The complete book in Spanish, sample chapter in English, reviews, audio interview, and video interviews and presentations, including one on "Bábí Women Of Nayriz" in the persecutions of 1850, 1853 and 1909. [about]
  4. Bahá'í Reception of the Qur'an, The, by Todd Lawson (2016). Quranic themes inform much of the Baha'i proclamation. One theme is unity: there is one god, one humanity, and one religion. Another is the importance of Revelation through God's recurring messengers, and Apocalypse as but the dawn of a new message. [about]
  5. Bahá'í Studies videos, by Peter Smith (2013). Twelve introductory videos about Baha'i history, practice, and teachings. [about]
  6. "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]
  7. Coming of Age, by Hooper Dunbar (2012). Overview of the Faith and discussion of "coming of age" which, both at an individual level and as part of the social evolution of humankind, is a common theme in the Writings. Includes question-and-answer session. [about]
  8. Enigmatic Questions Surrounding the Appearances of the Prophets, by John S. Hatcher (2011). [about]
  9. Fifty Bahá'í Principles of Unity: A Paradigm of Social Salvation, by Christopher Buck, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 18 (2014). World religions are systems of salvation, liberation, or harmony, in direct response to the perceived human predicament. To Baha’is, this predicament is profound estrangement and the solution is world unity, from family to international relations. [about]
  10. Historical Consciousness and the Divine Plan, by Douglas Martin (2010). A series of eight talks, in both audio and video formats, on the evolution of religion and humanity. [about]
  11. Intellectual Life of the Bahá'í Community, The, by Farzam Arbab, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:4 (2016). The 34th Hasan M. Balyuzi Memorial Lecture at the ABS conference in Montreal, on the need for us to have intellectual courage, a lack of elitism, and the harmony of science and religion. Includes video, published version, and an outline of the talk. [about]
  12. Material and Spiritual Worlds, by Peter J. Khan (2010). Four talks on the Five-Year Plan given at the North Island Baha'i Summer School, Hamilton, New Zealand, December 2010. [about]
  13. Tafsir and the Meaning of the Qur'an: The Crucifixion in Muslim Thought, by Todd Lawson (2010). Using Qur'án 4:156-7 as an example, classical tafsīr, “scholastic" exegesis, has not always taken account of the way all Muslims understand the Quranic text. Other understandings may be found in poetry, philosophy, mysticism and even historical writing. [about]
  14. Understanding Bahá'í History: Introduction to the study of history, by Moojan Momen (2013). Video and transcript, prepared for the Wilmette Institute, about how to approach and understand the study of history, biases of eyewitnesses, and the subjective construction of facts. [about]
  15. Where the Future Nests: 19th Century Babi and Bahai Photography, by Negar Mottahedeh (2009). [about]
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