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Abstract:
Partially annotated English language bibliography of Bahá'í studies in non-Bahá'í academic sources, as of 2001.
Notes:
This is a partial listing of papers in academic periodicals, chapters and books that focus on or make significant reference to the Bábí-Bahá'í religions. Prepared by the editors of BSR with assistance from Will Hanley, William Collins, and Graham Hassall.

Bibliography of Bábí-Bahá'í studies in non-Bahá'í academic sources, 1998-2000

published in Bahá'í Studies Review, 10, pages 179-182
London: Association for Baha'i Studies English-Speaking Europe, 2001
The following is a partially annotated English language bibliography of Bábí-Bahá'í studies in non-Bahá'í academic sources.(1)
A Abizadeh, "Informational constraint and focal point convergence: theoretical implications of plurality-rule elections for the new institutionalism," Rationality and Society 13.1 (2000): 99-136. Examines Bahá'í electoral practices with empirical evidence from Canadian national assembly elections (from a political theory perspective).
A Amanat, "The Resurgence of Apocalyptic in Modern Islam," in The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism (New York: Continuum, 1998) III: 230-264.
A Bausani. Religion in Iran: From Zoroaster to Bahá'u'lláh (New York: Bibliotheca Persica Press, 2000).
JRI Cole, "Autobiography and silence: the early career of Shaykh al-Rais Qajar," in Iran im 19. Jahrhundert und die Entstehung der Bahá'í-Religion, ed. JC Burgel and I Schayani (Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 1998) 91-126.
______. "The Bahá'í Faith in America as Panopticon, 1963-1997," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37 (1998): 234-248.
______. Modernity and the Millennium: The Genesis of the Babi-Bahá'í Faiths in Nineteenth Century Iran. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
______. "The Genesis of the Bahá'í Faith in Middle Eastern Modernity," International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World Newsletter (Leiden) 2 (1999): 9.
______. "Religious Dissidence and Urban Leadership: Bahá'ís in Qajar Shiraz and Tehran," Iran: Journal of the British Institute for Persian Studies 37 (1999): 123-42.
______. "Race, Immorality and Money in the American Bahá'í Community: Impeaching the Los Angeles Spiritual Assembly," Religion 30.2 (2000): 109-25. Responses to this article by M McMullen and R Stockman appeared on pages 127-39.
WP Collins, "Bahá'í Faith," in Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements, ed. RA Landes (New York: Routledge, 2000) 42-46.
H Coward. Pluralism in the World Religions: a short introduction (Oxford: Oneworld, 2000). This new edition contains an entire chapter on the Bahá'í Faith.
S Fazel, "Islamic and Bahá'í views of psychiatry," Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences 35.2 (1998): 146-7.
C Farhoumand and C Lerche, "The Bahá'í Vision of World Order," in World Order for a New Millennium: Political, Cultural, and Spiritual Approaches to Building Peace, ed. AW Dorn (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999) 233-245.
BK Filson, "The Gift of May Maxwell - The Bahá'í Community of Canada," Ecumenism 128 (1997): 20-24.
A Ghadirian, "Intergenerational Responses to the Persecution of the Bahá'ís of Iran," in International Handbook of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma, ed. Y Danieli (New York: Plenum Press, 1998) 513-532.
N Ghanea, "Islam, Human Rights and Religious Intolerance: The Case of the Bahá'ís of Iran," in Religion and International Relations, ed. KR Dark (Houndmills: Macmillan Press, 2000) 113-139.
W Gregg, "The Bahá'í Faith and biospheric sustainability," in Ecology and religion: scientists speak, ed. John E. Carroll and Keith Warner (Quincy, Ill: Franciscan Press, 1998) 135-159.
CE Gudorf and E Fanaian, "A spectrum of violence: a case study," in Ethics and world religions (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1999) 108-124. Includes a discussion of Bahá'í and Christian responses to domestic violence.
JS Hatcher, "Bahá'í Faith," in How different religions view death & afterlife, edited by CJ Johnson and MG McGee (Philadelphia: Charles Press, 1998).
F Kazemzadeh, "The Bahá'ís in Iran: Twenty Years of Repression," Social Research 67.2 (2000).
______. "A Bahá'í perspective on tolerance, human rights, and missions," in Sharing the book: religious perspectives on the rights and wrongs of proselytism, edited by J Witte Jr and RC Martin (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1999) 320-334, 406-408.
T Lawson, "The Bab's tafsirs of Qur'an 103 and 108, the Declining Day and the Abundance," in Iran im 19. Jahrhundert und die Entstehung der Bahá'í-Religion, ed. JC Burgel and I Schayani (Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 1998) 145-158.
M Litvak. Shi'i scholars of nineteenth-century Iraq. The 'Ulama' of Najaf and Karbala (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998). See pages 144-149.
D MacEoin, "The trial of the Bab: Shi`ite orthodoxy confronts its mirror image," in The Sultan's turret: studies in Persian and Turkish culture, ed. C Hillenbrand (Studies in honour of Clifford Edmund Bosworth, Vol. 2) (Leiden: Brill, 2000) 272-317.
RW McGee (ed). The Ethics of Tax Evasion (Dumont Inst: South Orange, 1998). Includes Bahá'í perspectives.
S McGlinn, "A Theology of the State from the Bahá'í Teachings," Journal of Church and State 41.4 (1999): 697-724.
M McMullen, "The religious construction of a global identity: an ethnographic look at the Atlanta Bahá'í community" in Contemporary American religion, edited by PE Becker and NL Eiesland (Walnut Creek, Calif: Altamira Press, 1997) 221-243.
M Momen, "A preliminary survey of the Bahá'í community of Iran during the Nineteenth Centurey," in Iran im 19. Jahrhundert und die Entstehung der Bahá'í-Religion, ed. JC Burgel and I Schayani (Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 1998) 33-52.
______. "Toward a Global Ethic: A Bahá'í Response," in For All Life: Toward a Universal Declaration of a Global Ethic - An Interreligious Dialogue, ed. L Swidler (Ashland, Ore.: White Cloud Press, 1999) 131-144.
D Piff and M Warburg, "Enemies of the Faith: Rumours and Anecdotes as Self-definition and Social Control in the Bahá'í Religion," in New Religions and New Religiosity, ed. E Barker and M Warburg (Aarhus, Denmark: Aarhus University Press, 1998) 66-82.
EG Richards. Mapping time: the calendar and its history (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999). Chapter 18 discusses Islamic and Bahá'í calendars. There are brief discussions of the Bahá'í calendar in: B Blackburn and L Holford-Strevens, The Oxford Companion to the Year (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999); and Religious Holidays and Calendars: An Encyclopedic Handbook (2nd ed., Detroit, Mich.: Omnigraphics, Inc., 1998).
E Sanasarian. Religious Minorities in Iran (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).
M Sedgwick, "Sects in the Islamic World," Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 3.2 (2000): 195-240. Contains significant discussion of Shaykhism, Bábí-Bahá'í religions, citing mainly monographs by Abbas Amanat, Peter Smith and Juan Cole. Puts forward a typology of sectarianism in Muslim societies.
RH Stockman, "Bahá'í Faith," in The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions, edited by JR Lewis (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1998) 64-71.
______. "The Unity Principle: Ideas of Social Concord and Discord in the Bahá'í Faith," in Ideas of Concord and Discord in Selected World Religions, ed. JB Gittler (Stamford, Conn.: JAI Press, 2000) 1-19.
M Warburg, "Bahá'í: A Religious Approach to Globalization," Social Compass 46.1 (1999): 47-56.
______. "Restrictions and Privileges: Legal and Administrative Practice and Minority Religions in the USA and Denmark," in New Religions and New Religiosity,ed. E Barker and M Warburg (Aarhus, Denmark: Aarhus UP, 1998) 263-275. Includes a brief examination of the case of the applications by the Danish Bahá'í community and the Church of Scientology for the authority to perform marriage. The Bahá'í application was successful, while that of the Church of Scientology was not.
 
Book reviews
E Abrahamian, "Modernity and the Millennium by Juan R. I. Cole," International Journal of Middle East Studies 32.2 (2000): 302-304.
LR Batzler, "Dimensions in Spirituality by Jack A. McLean," Journal of Religion and Psychical Research 22 (1999): 118-120.
A Bloom, "Buddhism and the Bahá'í Faith by Moojan Momen," Dialogue and Alliance 12.2 (1998): 119-121.
C Buck, "The origins of the Bahá'í community of Canada, 1898-1948 by Will van den Hoonaard," University of Toronto Quarterly 69.1 (1999): 290-1.
WP Collins, "The Bahá'í: The religious construction of a global identity by M McMullen," Library Journal 125.11 (2000): 88.
WG Huitt, "Dimensions in Spirituality by Jack A. McLean," Dialogue and Alliance 12.2 (1998): 116-119.
F Lewis, "Studies in Honor of the Late Hasan M. Balyuzi, ed. Moojan Momen," Iranian Studies 32.1 (1999): 145-148.
D MacEoin, "New prophet, new law," Times Literary Supplement 5016 (May 12, 1999): 30. [review of Modernity and the Millennium by Juan R. I. Cole]
S McGlinn, "Modernity and the Millennium by Juan R. I. Cole," Iranian Studies 32.4 (1999): 580-582.
H Moayyad, "Desinformation als methode by Udo Schaefer, Nicola Towfigh and Ulrich Gollmer," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 8.3 (1998): 451-454.
B Metcalf, "Modernity and the Millennium by Juan R. I. Cole," Journal of Interdisciplinary History 30.3 (1999): 566-568.
M Momen, "Modernity and the Millennium by Juan R. I. Cole," Middle East Journal 54.1 (2000): 148-50.
JG Morgan, "The origins of the Bahá'í community of Canada, 1898-1948 by Will van den Hoonaard," The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 36.1 (1999): 154.
TM Pucelik, "Modernity and the Millennium by Juan R. I. Cole," Choice 3.5 (January 1999).
J Renard, "Paradise and Paradigm by Christopher Buck," Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 24 (2000): 212-13.
M Swartz, "Modernity and the Millennium by Juan R. I. Cole," American Historical Review 105.3 (2000): 1049-50.
M Warburg, "The origins of the Bahá'í community of Canada, 1898-1948 by Will van den Hoonaard," Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 28.2 (1999): 232-233.
______. "Modernity and the Millennium by Juan R. I. Cole," History of Religions 39.4 (2000): 393-396.
J Winters, "Symbol and Secret by Christopher Buck and Revisioning the Sacred, ed. Jack McLean," Iranian Studies 32.1 (1999): 141-145.


End Notes
  1. This is a partial listing of papers in academic periodicals, chapters and books that focus on or make significant reference to the Bábí-Bahá'í religions. The editors are grateful to Will Hanley, William Collins, and Graham Hassall for assistance in compiling this guide.
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