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  1. Autobiography and Silence: The Early Career of Shaykhu'r-Ra'is Qajar, by Juan Cole, in Iran im 19. Jarhundert und die Entstehung der Bahá'í-Religion (1998). Early biography and thought of Abu al-Hasan Mirza Shaykh al-Ra'is, Qajar prince, dissident, Shi`ite jurist, poet and major figure in the Constitutional Revolution in Iran Published Articles. [about]
  2. Ayatollahs and Democracy in Iraq, The, by Juan Cole, in ISIM Paper #7 (2006). Clerical participation within Iraq's emerging democracy. Does not mention the Baha'i Faith. Published Articles. [about]
  3. Azálí-Bahá'í Crisis of September, 1867, The, by Juan Cole, in Studies in Modern Religions, Religious Movements, and the Babi-Bahá'í Faiths, Moshe Sharon, ed. (2004). On the history of a fateful weekend during which the Bábí movement in the nineteenth-century Middle East was definitively split into the Bahá'í and Azalí religions. Published Articles. [about]
  4. 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. Essays and short articles. [about]
  5. Bahá'í Faith, by Juan Cole, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 3 (1989). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. Encyclopedia articles. [about]
  6. Baha'i Minority and Nationalism in Contemporary Iran, by Juan Cole, in Nationalism and minority identities in Islamic societies, ed. Maya Shatzmiller (2005). While Baha'is in Persia would seem to have been in a place to benefit from the rise of modern Iranian nationalism, the Faith hasn't been widely adopted, partly due to the recent emergence of the theocracy. Published Articles. [about]
  7. Baha'i, The: The Religious Construction of a Global Identity, by Michael McMullen: Review, by Juan Cole, in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 40:3 (2001). Book Reviews. [about]
  8. Bahá'u'lláh, by Juan Cole (1995). Biography of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith. Encyclopedia articles. [about]
  9. Bahá'u'lláh, by Juan Cole, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 3 (1989). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. Encyclopedia articles. [about]
  10. Baha'u'llah's Notes to His "Ode of the Dove", by Bahá'u'lláh. Provisional translations. [about]
  11. Behold the Man: Baha'u'llah on the Life of Jesus, by Juan Cole, in Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 65:1 (1997). Baha'u'llah's lessons from the Judeo-Christian experience for founding a new, post-Islamic religion; invoking Christ to illuminate contemporary situations within Babi-Bahá'í history; implications for his relations with Middle Eastern Christians. Published Articles. [about]
  12. Biographies of Jamal-i-Burujirdi, by Adib Taherzadeh and Dariush Lamie (1998). Three short biographies of about the man who asked to be exempt from the laws of the Aqdas. Biographies. [about]
  13. Browne, Edward Granville: Babism and Bahaism, by Juan Cole, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 4 (1990). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. Encyclopedia articles. [about]
  14. Chihriq, by Juan Cole and Amir Hassanpour, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 4 (1990). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. Encyclopedia articles. [about]
  15. Commentary on a Verse of Rumi, by Juan Cole (1999). Summary and paraphrase of a tablet about a debate over the unity of being (wahdat al-wujud) in Sufi thought. Essays and short articles. [about]
  16. 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. Essays and short articles. [about]
  17. Commentary on the Surah of the Sun, by Bahá'u'lláh (1994). Baha'u'llah's explanation of a passage from the Qur'an. Provisional translations. [about]
  18. Concept of Manifestation in the Bahá'í Writings, The, by Juan Cole, in Bahá'í Studies, 9 (1982). Lengthy overview of Baha'i theology and prophetology and their Islamic roots. Published Articles. [about]
  19. Conversion: to Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths, by Juan Cole, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 6 (1993). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. Encyclopedia articles. [about]
  20. Forum Concerning St. Paul, by Christopher Buck and Juan Cole, in World Order, 13:4 (1979). Responses to Hatcher's review (World Order, 1978) of Schaefer's Light Shineth in Darkness, by Buck, Hatcher, Gregory Shaw, Willibald Duerschmid, and Marzieh Gail (World Order, 13:4) and by Cole (World Order 13:2, Winter 1978). Published Articles. [about]
  21. From Iran East and West, in Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions, 2 (1984). Books. [about]
  22. 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. Essays and short articles. [about]
  23. He who knoweth his self hath known his Lord: Commentary, by Bahá'u'lláh (1996). Translation by Shoghi Effendi, completed by Cole. Themes include Islamic mysticism and the meaning of detachment, the meaning of the hadith about knowing one's self, the meaning of Return, and the hadith "The believer is alive in both worlds." Provisional translations. [about]
  24. "I am all the Prophets": The Poetics of Pluralism in Bahá'í Texts, by Juan Cole, in Poetics Today, 14:3 (1993). Literary analysis of a passage from Tablet of Blood (Súriy-i-Damm) in which Bahá'u'lláh identifies Himself with all the past Prophets and their sufferings, depicting himself mortally wounded on the field of battle, like Imám Husayn. Published Articles. [about]
  25. Ideology, Ethics, and Philosophical Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Iran, by Juan Cole, in Iranian Studies, 22:1 (1989). Intellectual biography as a discipline assumes that the life and thought of an individual can shed light on an epoch. This paper examines 1700s Iran via the Shi'i scholar Mohammad Mehdi Niraq (d. 1794). No mention of the Babi or Baha'i Faiths. Published Articles. [about]
  26. In Iran: Studies in Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 3: Review, by Juan Cole, in Bulletin, 14:2 (1988). Book Reviews. [about]
  27. Individualism and the Spiritual Path in Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i, by Juan Cole, in Occasional Papers in Shaykhi, Babi and Bahá'í Studies, 4 (1997). On Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i's criticisms of aspects of Sufism, and whether he could be considered a "mystic" despite his anathemas against Sufism. Published Articles. [about]
  28. Interpretation in the Bahá'í Faith, by Juan Cole, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 5:1 (1995). The Bahá'í writings contain a complex and nuanced set of prescriptions for the interpretation of scripture. Before examining them, the very idea of "interpretation" must be clarified. Published Articles. [about]
  29. 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. Essays and short articles. [about]
  30. Invisible Occidentalism: Eighteenth-Century Indo-Persian Constructions of the West, by Juan Cole, in Iranian Studies, 25:3-4 (1992). Iranian attitudes toward Western culture, science, and philosophers in the colonial era. (No mention of Babis or Baha'is.) Published Articles. [about]
  31. Iranian Millenarianism and Democratic Thought in the Nineteenth Century, by Juan Cole, in International Journal of Middle East Studies, 24:1 (1992). Published Articles. [about]
  32. 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. Essays and short articles. [about]
  33. Juan Cole manuscript and book collection: Shaykhi, Babi, and Baha'i texts (1997). Manuscripts and books in Cole's library and selected Iranian National Baha'i Archive contents. Archives. [about]
  34. Letter to Jináb-i-Áqá Mírzá Bádí'u'lláh Khán of Abadih, by Shoghi Effendi (1997). Answers four questions: (1) re "Crimson Scroll"; (2) re the "Sacred Night"; (3) re the "Tablet of the Bell"; and (4) using the Kitab-i-Aqdas for bibliomancy. Letters from the Guardian. [about]
  35. Letters and Essays, 1886-1913, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani (1985). Treatises of "the greatest and most learned of all Bahá'í scholars" about Alexander Tumansky; on meeting Abdu'l-Baha; and on the meaning of angels, resurrection, civilization, tests, angels, holy spirit, and the saying "Knowledge is twenty-seven letters." Books. [about]
  36. Mafia, Mob and Shiism in Iraq: The Rebellion of Ottoman Karbala 1824-1843, by Juan Cole and Moojan Momen, in Past and Present, 112 (1986). On the role of gangs in urban social history of the 19-century Ottoman empire; with a decline in government control, gangs ran protection rackets and acted as a parallel government, making alliances and becoming popular leaders against an alien threat. Published Articles. [about]
  37. Marking Boundaries, Marking Time: The Iranian Past and the Construction of the Self by Qajar Thinkers, by Juan Cole, in Iranian Studies, 29:1-2 (1996). Unpublished Articles. [about]
  38. Millennialism in Modern Iranian History, by Juan Cole, in Imagining the End: Visions of Apocalypse from the Ancient Middle East to Modern America, eds. Abbas Amanat and Magnus Bernhardsson (2002). Religions in Iran have been volatile and evolving, from a tool of the establishment to representing the voice of the oppressed, from passive to revolutionary. Baha'u'llah adapted these motifs to create a vehicle for socially-liberal and democratic ideals. Published Articles. [about]
  39. Miracles and Metaphors, by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani (1981). Collection of essays on metaphysical topics and Bahá'í answers to old religious controversies: are the Scriptures to be taken literally? Do miracles occur? What is an angel? Are the stories of the Old Testament to be believed? Books. [about]
  40. Modernity and the Millennium: The Genesis of the Bahá'í Faith in the Nineteenth-century Middle East [introduction only], by Juan Cole, in Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions (1998). Introduction and first 4 pages of Chapter One. Book excerpts. [about]
  41. Modernity and the Millennium, a response by Amin Banani: Response to review, by Juan Cole (2000). Book Reviews. [about]
  42. Muhammad `Abduh and Rashid Rida: A Dialogue on the Bahá'í Faith, by Juan Cole, in World Order, 15:3-4 (1981). Translation of a dialogue between two influential Sunni thinkers of the early Twentieth Century; contains much of historical interest. Published Articles. [about]
  43. Number of tablets revealed by Bahá'u'lláh, by Robert Stockman and Juan Cole (1999). Informal accounting of the number of writings of Bahá'u'lláh. Research notes. [about]
  44. Nuqtat al-Kaf and the Babi Chronicle Traditions, by Juan Cole, in Research Notes in Shaykhi, Babi and Bahá'í Studies, 2:6 (1998). History of the writing of this early Babi historical text, and some recent interpretations of its history. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  45. Ode of the Dove, by Bahá'u'lláh (1997). Provisional translations. [about]
  46. Problems of Chronology in Baha'u'llah's Tablet of Wisdom, by Juan Cole, in World Order, 13:3 (1979). On the biographical section of the Lawh-i-Hikmat and its background in Islamic models. Published Articles. [about]
  47. Provincial Politics of Heresy and Reform in Qajar Iran, The: Shaykh al-Rais in Shiraz, 1895-1902, by Juan Cole, in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 22:1-2 (2002). Biography and political/historical context of "the poet laureate of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution," who was secretly a second-generation Baha'i. Published Articles. [about]
  48. Rashid Rida on the Bahá'í Faith: A Utilitarian Theory of the Spread of Religions, by Juan Cole, in Arab Studies Quarterly, 5:3 (1983). Rida developed a theory of missionary work characterized by both modern pragmatic and traditionalist Islamic aspects: a sociology of the spread of religion in terms of organizational efficiency avoids talk of intrinsic "truth" or supernatural agency. Published Articles. [about]
  49. Religious Dissidence and Urban Leadership: Bahais in Qajar Shiraz and Tehran, by Juan Cole, in Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies, 37 (1999). On understanding the role of dissident faith groups in Qajar urban life by contrasting merchant and artisan Baha'is in a small provincial capital, vs. a larger city with more government officials and elite women among the believers. Published Articles. [about]
  50. Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i on the Sources of Religious Authority, by Juan Cole (1993). Unpublished Articles. [about]
  51. Shi'i Clerics in Iraq and Iran, 1722-1780: The Akhbari-Usuli Conflict Reconsidered, by Juan Cole, in Iranian Studies, 18:1 (1985). A debate which came to shape Shi'i jurisprudence, between those who believed that only the Imams should be the source of law, vs. those who held that rational study of scripture could yield worthy principles. (No mention of the Babi or Baha'i faiths.) Published Articles. [about]
  52. 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. Provisional translations. [about]
  53. Surah of Sorrows, by Bahá'u'lláh, in Athar-i Qalam-i A`la, Vol. 4 (1968). Provisional translations. [about]
  54. Surah of the Companions, by Bahá'u'lláh, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 5:34-6:1 (1991). One of Baha'u'llah's first public proclamatory tablets, following his private proclamation in 1863. Provisional translations. [about]
  55. Surah of the Sacrifice, by Bahá'u'lláh (1996). Provisional translations. [about]
  56. 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. Essays and short articles. [about]
  57. Tablet of Blood, by Bahá'u'lláh. Provisional translations. [about]
  58. Tablet of Nightingale of Separation, by Bahá'u'lláh. Provisional translations. [about]
  59. Tablet of Ridván (Lawh-i-Ridván): Wilmette Institute faculty notes, by Duane Troxel and Juan Cole (1999). Study Guides. [about]
  60. Tablet of The Desired One (Lawh-i-Maqsúd): Wilmette Institute faculty notes, by Universal House of Justice and Juan Cole (1999). Study Guides. [about]
  61. Tablet of the Holy Mariner, by Bahá'u'lláh (1999). Provisional translations. [about]
  62. Tablet of the Maiden, by Bahá'u'lláh (1999). A mystical vision about union with the beloved. Provisional translations. [about]
  63. Tablet of the Nightingale and the Owl (1863). The Tablet of the Nightingale and the Owl is a short story, which reads like a fairy tale, about the search for the Beloved. Provisional translations. [about]
  64. Tablet of the River [Tigris], by Bahá'u'lláh (1997). Includes introduction by translator. Provisional translations. [about]
  65. Tablet of the Sacred Night, by Bahá'u'lláh. Provisional translations. [about]
  66. Tablet of the Son (Jesus) (2001). A tablet, partly written to a Christian priest, on the effect of Christ's revelation and Baha'u'llah's status as the return of Christ. Provisional translations. [about]
  67. Tablet of Unity, by Bahá'u'lláh (1996). Provisional translations. [about]
  68. Tablet of Vision, by Bahá'u'lláh. Provisional translations. [about]
  69. Tablet of Wisdom (Lawh-i-hikmat), by Juan Cole (1995). Encyclopedia articles. [about]
  70. Tablet on Interpretation of Sacred Scripture (Ta'wíl), by Bahá'u'lláh, in Iqtidarat (n.d.). Tablet on "the legitimacy of figurative scripture interpretation." Provisional translations. [about]
  71. Tablet to Fuad, by Bahá'u'lláh (1997). Provisional translations. [about]
  72. Tablet to Fuad (Lawh-i-Fuad): Translator's introduction, and bio from Encyclopedia Britannica, by Juan Cole (1997). Encyclopedia articles. [about]
  73. Tablet to Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Concerning the Questions of Manakji Limji Hataria: Baha'u'llah on Hinduism and Zoroastrianism, by Bahá'u'lláh (1995). Introduction to, article about, and translation of the Tablet to Maneckji. Provisional translations. [about]
  74. Tablet to the Zoroastrians, by Bahá'u'lláh (1997). Provisional translations. [about]
  75. Tablets concerning the Divine Test, by Bahá'u'lláh (2000). Baha'u'llah's writings about the divine test between Baha'u'llah and Mirza Yahya at the Sultan Selim Mosque in Edirne in September, 1867, which led to the final schism between the Baha'is and the Azali Babis. Provisional translations. [about]
  76. Tablets to the Rulers (Surat al-Muluk), by Juan Cole (1995). Encyclopedia articles. [about]
  77. "'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." Essays and short articles. [about]
  78. Treatise on Leadership, by Abdu'l-Bahá (1998). Provisional translations. [about]
  79. Treatise on Leadership: Introduction, by Juan Cole (1998). Informal notes about and introduction to `Abdu'l-Bahá's Risalih-i-Siyasiyyih. Study Guides. [about]
  80. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Bahá'í Scriptures, The, by Juan Cole, in Occasional Papers in Shaykhi, Babi and Baha'i Studies, 3:2 (1999). Unpublished Articles. [about]
  81. World as Text, The: Cosmologies of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i, by Juan Cole, in Studia Islamica, 80 (1994). Published Articles. [about]
  82. Zen Gloss on Baha'u'llah's Commentary on "He who knoweth his self knoweth his Lord", A, by Juan Cole (1996). A Buddhist interpretation of themes in Baha'u'llah's tablet on Islamic mysticism and a saying about knowing one's self. Essays and short articles. [about]
 
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