The Babi and Baha'i Religions: An Annotated Bibliography

Commentaries (Listings)

1. A Summary of the Statement on Peace by the Universal House of Justice to the Peoples of the World. [3] leaves. n.p. [Manila, Philippines]: [National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the Philippines], 1985. Collins 7.2507.

2. al-Mawjiz fi sharh al-mustalahat al-warida fi majmu'a min alwah Hadrat Baha' Allah (al-munzila ba'da Kitab al-aqdas) (al-Mawjiz, in explantion of the expressions used in the compilation of tablets of Baha' Allah revealed after the Kitab al-aqdas). 45. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Baha'i Brasil, 1981. A short dictionary of expressions used in late writings of Baha' Allah, with sources. For the compilation referred to, see item x.

3. Ali Kuli Khan. On 'The Epistle to the Son of the Wolf': Notes and Brief Interpretations on the Course of Lectures Given at Green Acre Summer School at Eliot, Maine in August 1941. 32 leaves. n.p. [USA]: n.d. [1941?]. Collins 7.48.

4. An Outline of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. 53 leaves. n.p. [Wilmette, Ill.]: [For the] National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada, n.d. [194-?]. Collins 7.2093.

5. Anderson, R. T. Some Fundamental Spiritual Verities: A Study Guide to the Revelation of Baha'u'llah. Oxford: George Ronald, 1988. Uses Taherzadeh's The Revelation of Baha'u'llah (item x) as the basis for a discussion of Baha'i doctrine. c/r apologetics

6. Ashton, Beatrice. American Baha'is in the Time of World Peril: A World Crusade Message from the Guardian, Dated July 28, 1954. 5 leaves. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Committee, n.d. [1954?]. An outline of a letter included in the compilation Citadel of Faith (section x, item xx), pp. 122-32. Collins 7.69a.

7. Bishop, Helen Pilkington. Talks by 'Abdu'l-Baha Given in Paris: Supplementary Historical Note and Introduction. xii. London: 1936. Collins 7.551.

8. Buck, Christopher. Symbol and Secret: Qur'an Commentary in Baha'u'llah's Kitab-i-Iqan. Studies in the Babi and Baha'i Religions, vol. 7, Los Angeles: Kalimat Press.

9. Bushrui, Suheil B., The Style of the Kitab-i-Aqdas: aspects of the sublime, Bethesda, Maryland, University Press of Maryland, 1995, 74 pp.

10. Carden, Hugh. Baha'i Writings, A Concordance. 180. n.p. [Auckland]: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of New Zealand, Feb. 1975. Collins 7.616 This book is, in fact, much more limited than its title would suggest. The scriptural works used for the index are: The Kitab-i iqan, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, Baha'i World Faith, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, and Seven Valleys. For some reason, one other work is included: Baha'u'llah, by H.M. Balyuzi. The existence of different editions of the above works renders the concordance of limited value, since page references are approximate.

11. Carden, Hugh. Concordance for Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha. 116. Auckland: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of New Zealand, 1981. Collins 7.617 This is a concordance to a modern translation of pieces by 'Abd al-Baha' [item xxxx].

12. Carpenter, Marion. Majnun und Layla, nach Baha'u'llahs Erzahlung in den "Sieben Talern" [Majnun and Layla, according to Baha'u'llah's account in the Seven Valleys]. 8. Translated by E. M. Gr. and Dr. H. Gr. [Hermann Grossmann?]. Wandsbek, Germany: Weltgemeinschaft, 1926. BW IV p. 301.

13. Coy, Genevieve L. Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah: (This Course Was Given at Green Acre Baha'i School, 1955). 4 leaves. n.p. [Wilmette, Ill.]: American National [Baha'i] Teaching Committee, 1956. Collins 7.770a.

14. DeMille, Amine. Index, Baha'i News (vol.3, 323-393). 69. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1966. Collins 7.1267.

15. DeMille, Amine. Index, Baha'i News (vol.4, 394-453). 89. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1970. Collins 7.1267.

16. Dispensation of Baha'u'llah, The: A Study Outline. Reissued 1943, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada, Wilmette, Ill., Baha'i Publishing Committee, 8 leaves ed., 14 leaves. New York: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1938. Collins 7.813, 7.1977 A guide to Shoghi Effendi's The Dispensation of Baha'u'llah (item xxx).

17. Gail, Marzieh. Baha'i Glossary. Several reprints ed., 56. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1955. A glossary of Persian and Arabic terms commonly used in Baha'i literature.Collins 7.1023.

18. Glossary of Baha'i Terms. 71. Tokyo: Publishing Committee of the Baha'is of Japan, n.d. [1956?]. English-Japanese glossary. Collins 7.1054.

19. Gregory, Louis G., Outline Bureau of the National Baha'i Teaching Committee [comp.]. Outlines for Study of Scriptures. [US]: Listed BW IV, p.291.

20. Grossmann, Hermann. Einfuhrung in das Buch der Gewissheit [Introduction to the Book of Certitude]. [Germany]: [before 1954].BW XIII, p. 1071.

21. Hall, E. T. The Divine Tablets: A Retrospect for the Manchester Bahais. 21. Higher Broughton, U. K.: E. T. Hall, 1922. Collins 7.1123.

22. Harris, Kathleen. 'Symbols of Psychic transformation in the Sacred Literature of the Baha'i Faith', M.A. thesis, California State University, Northridge, 1987, 81 leaves.

23. Heggie, James. An Index of Quotations from the Baha'i Sacred Writings. xii, 811. Oxford: George Ronald, 1983. Collins 7.1157.

24. Heggie, James. An Index of Quotations from the Writings of Shoghi Effendi. 1469. n.p. [Australia]: Heggie, n.d. [1984]. Collins 7.1158.

25. Heggie, James. Baha'i Scriptural Index. 544. n.p. [Australia]: Heggie, 1971. Collins 7.1155 Concordance to basic texts.

26. Heggie, James. Index to the Writings of Shoghi Effendi. 606. n.p. [Australia]: Heggie, 1972. Collins 7.1159.

27. Heggie, James. Index, God Passes By. 976. n.p. [Sydney, N.S.W.]: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Australia, 1976. Collins 7.1156 A very full concordance to the historical work of Shoghi Effendi [item xxx].

28. Hofman, David. A Commentary on the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. 2nd. ed., 1947, London, Baha'i Publishing Trust, 29 pp.; 3rd. ed., rev., 1955, Oxford, George Ronald, 30 pp.; 4th. ed. rev. with epilogue, 1982, 53 pp. ed., 28. London: George Ronald, 1943. A commentary on the document (actually three documents in one) appointing Shoghi Effendi as 'Abd al-Baha's successor and providing details of the future Houses of Justice. (See Section x, items xx and xxx)Collins 7.1180-83

29. Holley, Horace. Baha'u'llah's Book of Certitude: A Study Guide. 6 leaves. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1954. A guide to the Kitab-i iqan [section x, item xx]Collins 7.1204

30. Holley, Horace. The Kitab-i-Iqan: A Study Guide. Reissued 1957, Baha'i Publishing Trust, 9 pp. ed., 6 leaves. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1942.Cf. item x For the Iqan, see section x, item x Collins 7.1215-16

31. Holley, Horace. The World Order of Baha'u'llah: A Study Outline. Reprinted 1968, Wilmette, Ill., Baha'i Publishing Trust, 9 pp. (with cover title The World Order of Baha'u'llah: Study Guide ) ed., 5 leaves. New York: Baha'i Publishing Committee, n.d. [1940?]. A guide to a collection of letters by Shoghi Effendi (section x, item xx) Collins 7.1232-3.

32. Huart, Clement. "'Notes sur trois ouvrages Babis'." Journal Asiatique (Paris) 10 (8e'me serie 1887): 133-44.

33. Index, Baha'i News. 59. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, n.d. [1978].Collins 7.1267 Bring together all Index, Baha'i News entries: Stebbins (2), DeMille (2), & this

34. Index, Baha'i News: December 1923 to November 1933, no. 1 to no. 79. 58 leaves. New York: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1934. Collins 7.1268 Prepared by a committee under the supervision of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada.

35. Index, Baha'i News: January 1934-December 1936, numbers 80-104. 25 leaves. New York: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1937. Collins 7.1269 Prepared by a committee under the supervision of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada.

36. Index, God Passes By. 24. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1948. Collins 7.1270 See also Heggie.

37. International Baha'i School (Temerity Ranch, Colorado Springs, Colo.). International Baha'i School Session of 1945, Temerty Ranch, Colorado Springs: Notes on 'God Passes By' by Shoghi Effendi. 13, [3] leaves. n.p. [Wilmette, Ill.]: for the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada, 1945. Cover title reads: Notes, International School Session, 1945 Collins 7.1288.

38. Ishraq-Khavari, -- Qamus-i Iqan etc. :

39. Kazemzadeh, Firuz. Universal and Lasting Peace: Commentary on 'Abdu'l-Baha's Tablet to the Hague. 1970. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1970. Collins 7.1356 For the Tablet to the Hague, see items xxxx

40. Khan, Peter. The Promised Day Is Come Study Guide. 25. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1967. Guide to Shoghi Effendi's The Promised Day Is Come (section x, item xx)Collins 7.1364.

41. Kitab-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book of Baha'u'llah, The. 4. [Nairobi]: National Education Committee of the Baha'is of Kenya, 1973. Collins 7.1372.

42. Kitab-i-Aqdas. [1], 28. n.p. [Kuala Lumpur?]: [National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Malaysia?], n.d. [1973]. Collins 7.1371.

43. Lippitt, Marian Crist. A Study of the Divine Art of Living in Seven Discussion Periods. Reissued 1956, Wilmette, Ill., Baha'i Publishing Trust, as Round Table Discussions Based on The Divine Art of LIving; reprinted 1972, 21 pp.; reissued 1977 as The Divine Art of Living: Seven Round Table Discussions ed., vii leaves. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1950. Discussions based on the compilation The Divine Art of Living (section x, item xx)Collins 7.1407-10.

44. Mahmoudi, Jalil. A Concordance to the Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah. vii, 88. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1980. The base text is the Kalimat-i maknuna [section x, item x]Collins 7.1487.

45. Majdhub, Mahmud. Faramin-i tablighi-yi Hadrat-i 'Abd al-Baha'. n.p. [Tehran]: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 128 B.E./1972. A short study of 'Abd al-Baha's 'Tablets of the Divine Plan' (see item x), containing numerous quotations from the original texts and commentary on each of the fourteen letters.

46. Marangella, Joel Bray. "'Commentary on the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha'." Herald of the Covenant 2 (1 January 1985): 3-36. This article takes up the entire issue as a special edition.

47. McClelland, Robert. The Promise of World Peace: A Study Guide on the Message from the Universal House of Justice to the Peoples of the World. 10 leaves. n.p. [Honolulu]: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the Hawaiian Islands, n.d. [1985]. For the message on which this is a commentary, see Section x, item xx Collins 7.1474.

48. McLaughlin, Robert W. These Perspicuous Verses: A Passage from the Writings of Baha'u'llah. 94. Oxford: George Ronald, 1982. Something of a departure in the sparse field of Baha'i exegesis. The passage commented on is taken from Baha' Allah's Lawh-i Ishraqat [see Ishraqat wa chand lawh-i digar [section x, item x], p. 67 ff. and later quoted in the Lawh-i Ibn-i Dhi'b, from which this version is taken. McLaughlin is confused in thinking that this is a separate item quoted in both these sources: the passage he quotes is part of two longer quotations from the Ishraqat, while most (but not all) of the text can also be found in a letter in the Surat al-haykal (section x, item xx), pp. 288-91. The context is densely Quranic and the commentary is not served well by an amateur exegist (the author is an American architect) unfamiliar with Arabic or Islamic exegesis. Collins 7.1483.

49. Mehrabkhani, R. Transcendencia del Kitab-i-Iqan [transcendence of the Kitab-i iqan]. BW XV, p. 753.

50. Mehrabkhani, R. Trascendencia del Kitab-i-iqan, "El Libro de la certeza" (The transcendance of the Kitab-i-iqan, the Book of Certitude). 45. [Madrid]: El C. N. de Boletin y Publicaciones Baha'is, 124 B.E./1967-68.

51. Message of Baha'u'llah to the Rulers. [2]. n.p. [New Delhi?]: n.d. [1968?]. Collins 7.1556.

52. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of New Zealand. A Study Guide to the Letter of the Universal House of ~Justice to the Baha'is of the World, 20 October, I983. Auckland: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of New Zealand, 1984. 3 leaves. 1984.7.1780.

53. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the Fiji Islands. Peace/Proclamation Committee. Study Guide and Commentary: The Promise of World Peace. Suva: Peace/ Proclamation Committee under the guidance of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the Fiji Islands, 1985. 34 p. 1985.7.1710 Refer to what this is commentary on

54. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada. Study Outline Committee. Study Outline and Aids for The Advent of Divine Justice. Reissued as The Advent of Divine Justice: Study Guide, Wilmette, Ill., Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1961, 21 leaves; reprinted 1969, 19 pp. ed., 21 leaves. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1941. Collins 7.1981; 7.1976 A guide to Shoghi Effendi's The Advent of Divine Justice (item xxx)

55. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada. Study Outline Committee. Study Outline and Aids for World Order Letters of Shoghi Effendi. vii, 64. New York: Baha'i Publishing Committee, n.d. [1940]. Collins 7.1985 For the original texts, see item xxx

56. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada. Study Outline Committee. Study Outline, The Book of Certitude (Tablet of Iqan). 14 leaves. New York: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1933. Collins 7.1984 A guide based on Shoghi Effendi's translation (item xxx)

57. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States. A Community Study Guide on The Promise of World Peace. n.p. [Wilmette, Ill.]: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States, Aug. 1985. 13 p. 1985.7.1855 A guide to the letter of the UHJ [item x]

58. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States. National Reference Library Committee. Subject Index: Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. 20. n.p. [Wilmette, Ill.]: National Reference Library Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the U.S., n.d. [196-?]. Collins 7.1899.

59. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States. National Reference Library Committee. Subject Index: Writings of Baha'u'llah in Bahai World Faith and Gleanings. [2], 71 leaves. n.p. [Wilmette, Ill.?]: National [Baha'i] Reference Committee, n.d. [195-?]. Collins 7.1900 For details of the two works referred to, see items XXX and XXX

60. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States. The Will and Testament of 'Abdu'lBaha: Charter of a Divine Civilization. Wilmette, Ill.: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States, 9 p. n.d. [after 1948].7.1875.

61. Nelson, Lee (comp.). A Concordance to the Writings of Baha'u'llah. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1988. Over 160,000 references to words in 10 books and 22 compilations.

62. Nelson, Lee and Miriam G. Nelson. Concordance to Epistle to the Son of the Wolf. xvi, 282. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1985. Collins 7.1994 Based on Shoghi Effendi's translation (item xxx)

63. Nelson, Lee and Miriam G. Nelson. Concordance to the Kitab-i-Iqan. xiv, 322. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1984. Collins 7.1995 Based on Shoghi Effendi's translation (item xxx).

64. Nelson, Lee and Miriam G. Towfiq. Concordance to Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah. xvi, 504. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1983. Collins 7.1996 For the original, see item xxx

65. Nelson, Lee. Concordance to the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Golden, Colo., Diversity Press, 1993, 250 pp.

66. Nicolas, A. L. M. "'Notes sur Trois Ouvrages Babis'." Journal Asiatique 8th serie, vol. 10 (1887): 133-44.

67. NSA of the US. Study Aids Committee. Outline to Accompany What Modern Man Must Know About Religion. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1948. [5] leaves. 1948.7.1947 Commentary on 4.294 (collection of texts).

68. Paragraph Summary, Promise of World Peace. 1. Johannesburg, S.A.: Baha'i National Information Centre, n.d. [1985]. Collins 7.2100 The Promise of World Peace (item XXX) is a letter written by the Universal House of Justice in 1985.

69. Promise of World Peace, The: An Overview. 7. n.p. [London]: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United Kingdom, 1985. Collins 7.2155 A summary of the letter of that title by the Universal House of Justice (item xxx).

70. "Review of vol. 2 of Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha'u'llah (item x)." Choice (Middletown, Conn.) (Feb. I976): p. 1591.7.2524.

71. Ruhi Institute (Puerto Tejada, Cauca, Colombia),. Laws and Ordinances, Course 2: Understanding the Baha'i Writings. Puerto Tejada: Ruhi Institute, 13 p. n.d. [1983].7.2322.

72. Sours, Michael. A Study of Baha'u'llah's Tablet to the Christians. Oxford: Oneworld, 1990. A commentary on the Lawh al-aqdas [see item x, pp. ].

73. Stebbins, May Prentiss (comp.). Index, Baha'i News (Vol.1, 1-172). 102. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1956. Collins 7.1267.

74. Stebbins, May Prentiss (comp.). Index, Baha'i News (vol.2, 173-322). 134. Wilmette, Ill.: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1959. Collins 7.1267.

75. Studying the Writings of Shoghi Effendi, Oxford, George Ronald, 1991, x, 202 pp.

76. Subject Index of Baha'i Writings: 'Seven Valleys and Four Valleys', Baha'u'llah. 7 leaves. n.p. [Charleston, W. Va.]: National Reference Library Committee, n.d. [c. 1960]. Collins 7.2500.

77. Subject Index of Baha'i Writings: Hidden Words, Baha'u'llah. 8. n.p. [U.S.A.]: National Reference Library Committee, 1961. Collins 7.2499.

78. Subject Index, Writings of Baha'u'llah in the Kitbab-i-Iqan. 46 leaves. n.p. [U.S.A.]: National Reference Library Committee, n.d. [c. 1960]. Collins 7.2501.

79. Sundram, Chellie J. Group Appreciation of Selected Sacred Writings. n.p. Continental Board of Counsellors, Southeastern Asia, 4 leaves. (No. 3 in a series). n.d. [1978?].7.2511.

80. Sweetland, James H. "Review of Nelson and Towfiq, Concordance to Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah." American Reference Books Annual 17 (1985): 483. Collins 7.1996.

81. Tablet to the Christians. An Appreciation. Mona Vale, NSW: Baha'i Australia Publications, US BPT list c/r Baha'i & Christianity.

82. Taherzadeh, Adib. The Revelation of Baho'u'llah. v. I, I853-I863, Oxford: George Ronald, 1974, 1975. XVi, 363 p.; V.2 1863--1868 Oxford: George Ronald, 1977. XVi, 476 p.; V.3, 18681877, Oxford: George Ronald, 1983. XViii, 483 p. Add vol. 4. 1974, 1977, 1983, 198?7.2524. Although primarily devoted to the writings of Baha' Allah, this four-volume work contains numerous chapters devoted to explanation of the historical background to texts and incidents. The author's historiographical stance is summed up in vol.3: 'The only work of history that can portray... the true image of Baha'u'llah and His Revelation is one written by a believer devoted to Him and well-versed in His writings'. See also Anderson, Some Fundamental Spiritual Verities (item x).

83. Townshend, George. The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah: A Reflection. 6. n.p.: Townshend, n.d. [1952].Collins 7.2586.

84. Ward, Allan Lucius. (1960). An Historical Study of the North American Speaking Tour of 'Abdu'l-Baha and a Rhetorical Analysis of His Addresses. Ph.D., Ohio University. ix, 261 p. and Study of 'Abdu'l-Baha's talks delivered during his 1912 North American tour. 'It was the purpose of this investigation . . . (~) to recreate the historic. 13.68.

85. Word of God, The. Wilmette, Ill.: National Teaching Committee of the Baha'is of the United States, 1987. Five lessons on the use of scripture.

86. Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha, The: A Studied Approach. 12. London: National Consolidation Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United Kingdom, n.d. [1978?]. Collins 7.2800a.

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