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  1. Posted 2017-09-20, in Historical documents:   C. Edmund Card. Our Precious Heritage: The Coming of the Faith to Wales (n.d.). History of Baha'i activities in Wales 1942-1973, focusing especially the active sixteen-year period 1946-1962. [about]
  2. Posted 2017-09-20, in Books:   William Sears and Robert Quigley. Flame, The (1972). Biography of Lua Moore Getsinger (1871-1916), "mother-teacher of the American Baha'i community," one of the earliest pilgrims from the West to meet 'Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  3. Posted 2017-09-20, in Essays and short articles:   Adib Masumian. `Abdu'l-Bahá's Blueprint for a Progressive and Prosperous Iran (2016). 'Abduʼl-Bahá's contributions to Iranian thought and social discourse, as recorded in his seminal work The Secret of Divine Civilization. [about]
  4. Posted 2017-09-16, in Fiction:   Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. Spiritual Assembly's Growing Pains, A (1976). A play, in 28 pages, showing "some of the workings of a Baha'i Spiritual Assembly· some of the blunders, some of the problems; how certain types of people fit better into one office and others into another." [about]
  5. Posted 2017-09-14, in Documents from National Spiritual Assemblies:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada. Plan of Unified Action to Spread the Bahá'í Cause, A: Throughout the United States and Canada January 1 1926 - December 31 1928 (1925). The first of two plans of systematic activity in Baha'i history, followed by "A new plan of unified action to complete the Baha'i temple and promote the cause in America 1926-1930." [about]
  6. Posted 2017-09-14, in Books:   George Townshend. Conversion of Mormonism, The (1911). This booklet by a gentile setting up churches and schools in Utah is very kind toward the Mormons. The writer, broad minded about Utah's majority religion, outlines Mormon history before detailing his own church's mission to Utah. (No mention of Baha'i.) [about]
  7. Posted 2017-09-14, in Essays and short articles:   Haig V. Setrakian and Marc B. Rosenman. Breastfeeding and the Bahá'í Faith, in Breastfeeding Medicine 6:4 (2011). The Writings reference breast-feeding literally and symbolically, and provide guidance as to its practice. As the ideal form of infant nutrition, breastfeeding women are exempted from fasting, and it is linked to childhood moral development. [about]
  8. Posted 2017-09-13, in Study Guides:   Tablet of Wisdom (Lawh-i-Hikmat): Study Guide (2017). Lengthy study guide, with the Arabic original, compiled by a group of six study group participants. [about]
  9. Posted 2017-09-12, in BWC Compilations:   Institution of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, The (2017). A statement and compilation prepared by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  10. Posted 2017-09-08, in Biographies:   Viola Tuttle and Margarite Ioas Ullrich. Part of the Baha'i History of the Family of Charles and Maria Ioas (1978). Biographies of Charles and Maria: from his birth in 1859, their introduction to the Faith in 1898, experiences with 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 1912, and four Tablets from 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  11. Posted 2017-09-01, in Books:   George Townshend. Promise of All Ages, The (1934). Overview of Baha'i teachings: a "sketch of the religious teaching of Bahá’u’lláh on the subject of the unity of mankind and the establishment in this century of a universal and permanent peace." [about]
  12. Posted 2017-08-31, in BWC Compilations:   Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. Principle of an International Auxiliary Language, The (1979). [about]
  13. Posted 2017-08-30, in Biographies:   Charles Mason Remey. Reminiscences of the Summer School Green Acre Eliot, Maine (1949). On the evolution of Green Acre from a meeting place for New England intellectuals and religious speakers into a Baha'i-managed summer school; Sarah Farmer's family and her personal difficulties; personalities of some early Baha'is; anecdotes by Remey. [about]
  14. Posted 2017-08-29, in Study Guides:   Marco Oliveira. Study Guide of the Tablet of Maqsúd (2009). The Tablet of Maqsúd is a good presentation of the principles and teachings of the Bahá’í Faith. Its structure is suitable for a first contact with the Bahá'í Writings. [about]
  15. Posted 2017-08-28, in Published Articles:   Juan Cole. Shi'i Clerics in Iraq and Iran, 1722-1780: The Akhbari-Usuli Conflict Reconsidered, 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.) [about]
  16. Posted 2017-08-28, in Published Articles:   Juan Cole. Invisible Occidentalism: Eighteenth-Century Indo-Persian Constructions of the West, 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.) [about]
  17. Posted 2017-08-28, in Published Articles:   Juan Cole. Baha'i Minority and Nationalism in Contemporary Iran, 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. [about]
  18. Posted 2017-08-27, in Books:   Antony Lee. Bahá'í Faith in Africa, The: Establishing a New Religious Movement, 1952-1962 (2011). African presence in early Babi and Baha'i history; Baha'i response to crises in Middle East and West Africa; histories of British Camaroons, Calabar. Studies of Religion in Africa series, vol. 39. [about]
  19. Posted 2017-08-27, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Tablets concerning the Divine Test (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. [about]
  20. Posted 2017-08-27, in Published Articles:   Juan Cole. Millennialism in Modern Iranian History, 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. [about]
  21. Posted 2017-08-27, in Published Articles:   Juan Cole. Provincial Politics of Heresy and Reform in Qajar Iran, The: Shaykh al-Rais in Shiraz, 1895-1902, 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. [about]
  22. Posted 2017-08-27, in Encyclopedia articles:   R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram. Bourgeois, Jean-Baptiste Louis (1856-1930) (1997). Short biography of the architect and designer of Mashriqu'l-Adhkar at Wilmette, Illinois. [about]
  23. Posted 2017-08-26, in Unpublished Articles:   Moojan Momen. Division and Unity in the Baha'i Community: Towards a Definition of Fundamentalism (2009). 15 criteria that define "fundamentalism," and their applicability and/or inapplicability to the Baha'i community; it may be more useful to use a psychological definition that sees the phenomenon as a value-free cognitive style, a way of perceiving. [about]
  24. Posted 2017-08-26, in Unpublished Articles:   Ian Kluge. Ethics Based on Science Alone? (2015). [about]
  25. Posted 2017-08-26, in BWC Compilations:   Transsexuality and Sex-Change Operations (2002). Short compilation of extracts from letters written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice in response to questions concerning the subjects of transsexuality and sex-change operations. [about]
  26. Posted 2017-08-26, in Published Articles:   Juan Cole. Ideology, Ethics, and Philosophical Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Iran, 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. [about]
  27. Posted 2017-08-25, in Published Articles:   Anthony Lee. Recovering the Lives of Enslaved Africans in Nineteenth-Century Iran: A First Attempt, in Changing Horizons in African History (2016). Reconstructing the lives of four slaves in the Middle East, including Haji Mubarak and Fezzeh Khanum, servants of The Bab. [about]
  28. Posted 2017-08-25, in Published Articles:   Anthony Lee. Half the Household Was African: Recovering the Histories of Two African Slaves in Iran, in UCLA Historical Journal 26:1 (2015). Biographies of two enslaved Africans in Iran, Haji Mubarak and Fezzeh Khanum, the servants of The Bab. A history of slavery in Iran can be written, not only at the level of statistics, laws, and politics, but also at the level of individual lives. [about]
  29. Posted 2017-08-25, in Published Articles:   Anthony Lee. Enslaved African Women in Nineteenth-Century Iran: The Life of Fezzeh Khanom of Shiraz, in Iranian Studies 45:3 (2012). Through an examination of the life of this servant of The Bab, this paper addresses the enormous gap in our knowledge of the experience of enslaved women in Iran. [about]
  30. Posted 2017-08-25, in Unpublished Articles:   Anthony Lee. Tahirih: A Theology in Poetry (2016). Examination of Qurratu’l-Ayn's writings to discern her social, religious, and political beliefs, most of which broke with Islam's traditional theology in favor of a revolutionary new doctrine. [about]
  31. Posted 2017-08-24, in Published Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh to Muhammad Mustafa Baghdadi, in Safineh Irfan 4 (2001). Review of the tablets of Bahá'u'lláh addressed to Muhammad Mustafa Baghdadi. [article in Persian] [about]
  32. Posted 2017-08-24, in Unpublished Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Christian Faith and the Formation of the Principles of Ideas and its Church Organizations, The (2011). On the Christian religion and the process of formulating principles, concepts, and organizational structure in relation to the history of religious thought. [article in Persian] [about]
  33. Posted 2017-08-24, in Unpublished Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Revelation of Islam and the Power of the Messenger, The. [article in Persian] [about]
  34. Posted 2017-08-24, in Essays and short articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Rejoinder to Ata Arjomand, in Iran Nameh 29:1 (2014). [article in Persian] [about]
  35. Posted 2017-08-24, in Published Articles:   Ian Kluge. Nietzsche et les écrits bahá'ís: Une première approche (2017). Translation of "Nietzsche and the Bahá'í Writings: A First Look." [about]
  36. Posted 2017-08-24, in Historical documents:   Necati Alkan. Süleyman Nazif's Nasiruddin Shah ve Babiler: an Ottoman Source on Babi-Baha'i History (2000). On the author of the 1919 Persian history "Nasiru’d-Din Shah and the Babis," including a translation of passages on Tahirih. [about]
  37. Posted 2017-08-23, in Published Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Execution of the Jews of Banu Quraida and the Conquest of Persia, The: The Dilemma of Early Islam, in Iran Nameh (2014). Abdu'l-Baha's views on the mass execution of the Banu Qurayza Jews in Medina in 627 A.D. [article in Persian]. [about]
  38. Posted 2017-08-23, in Essays and short articles:   Juan Cole. Commentary on a Verse of Rumi (1999). Summary and paraphrase of a tablet about a debate over the unity of being (wahdat al-wujud) in Sufi thought. [about]
  39. Posted 2017-08-22, in Published Articles:   Frank Lewis. Discourses of Knowledge, in Search for Values: Ethics in Bahá'í Thought ed. John Danesh, Seena Fazel (2004). Many statements in the Writings are couched in terms of a particular discourse, or intellectual tradition, for their immediate audience. Understanding context can help evaluate whether any given statement is meant as factual truth or as metaphor. [about]
  40. Posted 2017-08-21, in Provisional translations:   Abdu'l-Bahá. `Abdu'l-Bahá's Address at Clark University (1912). Impromptu remarks on the topic of science and education. [about]
  41. Posted 2017-08-21, in Essays and short articles:   Shahrokh Monjazeb. Creative Word and the Meaning of Unity, The: An annotated survey of Bahá'u'lláh's Lawh-i-Ittihád (Tablet of Unity). On the contents of the Tablet of Unity and its relevance for the social life of humanity, including a provisional English translation from the earliest Persian/Arabic published source. [about]
  42. Posted 2017-08-21, in Essays and short articles:   Juan Cole. Zen Gloss on Baha'u'llah's Commentary on "He who knoweth his self knoweth his Lord", A (1996). A Buddhist interpretation of themes in Baha'u'llah's tablet on Islamic mysticism and a saying about knowing one's self. [about]
  43. Posted 2017-08-20, in Books:   Eugène Flandin. Voyage en Perse (1851). A detailed travel diary, giving a sense of what Iran was like at the time of the Báb. [about]
  44. Posted 2017-08-19, in Unpublished Articles:   Zabine Van Ness. Story of the Last One Hundred Years of the Baha'i Faith in Seattle, The (2007). Compiled for the 2007 centenary of the Seattle and Spokane Bahá’í assemblies, detailing the 100 year history of the Bahá'í Faith in Seattle. [about]
  45. Posted 2017-08-19, in Book excerpts:   W. St. Clair Tisdall. Islam in Persia, in The Mohammedan World of To-Day (1906). Passing discussions of Babis and Baha'is in Iran at the start of the 20th century (pages 115-118, 121, 129-130). [about]
  46. Posted 2017-08-18, in Theses:   Nima Yadollahpour. World Baha'i Institute in New York (2002). An architectural proposal for a Baha'i complex in Manhattan, designed structurally and mathematically based on the Seven Valleys. [about]
  47. Posted 2017-08-17, in Published Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Kitáb-i Aqdas of Mírzá Husain `Alí Núrí, Bahá'u'lláh, The: Redating its Beginnings, in Proceedings of the Third European Conference of Iranian Studies, Part 2: Mediaeval and Modern Persian Studies (1999). The exact date when the Aqdas was written is unclear. It may have been composed over a period of about five years and in different locations. [about]
  48. Posted 2017-08-17, in Books:   Shoghi Effendi. Call to the Nations (1977). Selections from the writings of the Guardian chosen by the Universal House of Justice, offered as guidance at a "critical juncture" of humankind in a dark period of its history, but with a glorious day on the horizon. [about]
  49. Posted 2017-08-16, in Books:   Baha'i Faith, The: 50 Years in Singapore (2000). History of Baha'i activity and teaching in Singapore, from May 26 1950, when the first Baha’i pioneer, Dr. K.M. Fozdar, arrived in Singapore, until the year 2000. [about]
  50. Posted 2017-08-16, in Published Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Babi and Baha'i Practices of 'Denial' (kitman) and 'Dissimulation' (taqiyyah), The, in Iran Nameh 28:3 (2013). [Article in Persian.] [about]
  51. Posted 2017-08-16, in Published Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Die deutsche Auswanderung 1816/1817 in den Kaukasus und ihre millenaristischen Hintergründe, in Beiträge des 'Irfán-Kolloqiums 3 (2006). The phenomenon of emigration from Germany to the Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan around 1816-1817, and its messianic background. [about]
  52. Posted 2017-08-16, in Unpublished Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Colonialism, Nationalism and Jewish Immigration to Palestine: Abdu'l-Baha's Viewpoints Regarding the Middle East (2014). Abdu'l-Baha was opposed to the cultural and political colonialism of foreign powers and their militaries. In spite of the Baha'i principle of abstaining from politics, exceptions can be made in the face of tyranny and injustice. [about]
  53. Posted 2017-08-15, in Published Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Der Messianismus des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts und die Entstehung der Baha'i Religion, in Iran im 19. Jahrhundert und die Entstehung der Bahá'í Religion eds. Johann Christoph Bürgel and Isabel Schayani (1998). On the resurgence of a millenarianistic climate in the 19th century from China through the Middle-East to the USA. It highlights the millenniarist mood in Iran at the time of the beginnings of the Babi and Bahai religions. [about]
  54. Posted 2017-08-15, in Published Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Islamische Grundlagen des Kitáb-i Aqdas: Mit neuen Erkenntnissen zu seiner Datierung, in Iran im 19. Jahrhundert und die Entstehung der Bahá'í Religion eds. Johann Christoph Bürgel and Isabel Schayani (1998). [about]
  55. Posted 2017-08-15, in Published Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Ihsan'u'llah Khan Dustdar, die Kaukasischen Revolutionare und die Grundung der Sozialistischen Sowjetrepublik Iran 1920-1921, in Osmanismus, Nationalismus und der Kaukasus: Muslime und Christen, Turken und Armenier im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (2005). Dustdar was a Bahai commander of the Persian Red Army who in 1920-1921 landed with his revolutionary Persian Forces on the southern shores of the Caspian to establish the Socialist Soviet Republic of Iran. [about]
  56. Posted 2017-08-15, in Unpublished Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Quranic Roots of Some Legal and Theological Terms of the Kitáb-i Aqdas Regarding Women and Homosexual Relations, The (1995). Interpretations and etymologies of Arabic terms for prostitution, virginity, dowry, menstruation, sodomy, pederasty, uncleanliness, and adultery. [about]
  57. Posted 2017-08-13, in Published Articles:   Mahmoud Rouh-ol-Amini. Pause to Reflect on Dustbins, A: Records of [A.L.M. Nicolas] Found amongst a Pile of Thrown-Away Writings, in Ganjineh Asnad 3:39/4:40 (2001). Brief discussion in Persian of papers of Nicolas found in the trash in Paris, with reflections on things discarded, written by Mahmoud Rouholamini. Includes background by Yves Monteil, who discovered the papers (1998) and scanned the later article (2001). [about]
  58. Posted 2017-08-13, in Personal compilations:   Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. Baha'u'llah: The Desire of the World (1982). Materials for the contemplation of God and His Manifestation for this day, compiled from the Words of Bahá’u’lláh. [about]
  59. Posted 2017-08-13, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Regarding Economic Life (2017). Themes of Baha'u'llah's teachings include the reorganization of human society, how to participate in the material affairs of society in a way consistent with divine precepts, and how collective prosperity can be advanced through justice and collaboration. [about]
  60. Posted 2017-08-13, in BIC Documents:   Bahá'í International Community. Rethinking Prosperity: Forging Alternatives to a Culture of Consumerism (2010). The BIC's contribution to the 18th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, New York. [about]
  61. Posted 2017-08-13, in Biographies:   Adib Taherzadeh. Stories of Baha'u'llah and Some Notable Believers (2003). Extracts compiled from Adib Taherzadeh’s The Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh, Volumes 1-4. [about]
  62. Posted 2017-08-13, in Books:   Earl Redman. Betty Becker, Valiant Servant Pioneer (2017). The story of a Bahá’í from Kansas who moved first to Alaska to spread the Bahá’í Faith there and then to Chile. Link to document offsite. [about]
  63. Posted 2017-08-13, in Books:   William S. Hatcher and Douglas Martin. Baha'i Faith, The: The Emerging Global Religion (1985). Overview of Baha'i history and teachings, designed as an introductory textbook. Available as an ebook in English or a PDF in Persian. [about]
  64. Posted 2017-08-13, in Books:   Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. Prescription for Living (1950). Thoughts on how to weave a happy individual life and a happy, united, world life: on love and marriage, death, work, habits, sorrow and trial, and the Baha'i teachings. [about]
  65. Posted 2017-08-13, in Books:   Dorothy Freeman Gilstrap. From Copper to Gold: The Life of Dorothy Baker (1984). This biography’s purpose is to reflect not only the chronology of Baker’s life, but also the drives, the suffering, the delights, and the peak moments of decision that helped make her who she was. [about]
  66. Posted 2017-08-13, in Theses:   Nalinie N. Mooten. Bahá'í Approach to Cosmopolitan Ideas in International Relations, The (2005). Link to document offsite. [about]
  67. Posted 2017-08-13, in Theses:   Brian Miller. Lover's Way, The: A Critical Comparison of the Nazm al-Sulúk by Ibn al-Fárid with the Qasídih-yi Varqá'iyyih by Bahá'ulláh (2000). Link to document offsite. [about]
  68. Posted 2017-08-13, in BIC Documents:   Bahá'í International Community. Persecution of the Baha'is in Iran: 1979-1986: A 7-year campaign to eliminate a religious minority (1986). Overview of activities and propaganda against Baha'is in Iran, and the responses of the United Nations. [about]
  69. Posted 2017-08-12, in Unpublished Articles:   Bernardo Bortolin Kerr. Death of Death, The: A Study of Self-Annihilation and Suicide in the Light of Sufi Thought and Bahá'u'lláh's Early Texts (2014). On theories of suicide in the field of conventional psychology and the writings of Baha'u'llah. [about]
  70. Posted 2017-08-12, in Introductory:   Gloria A. Faizi. Promise of Lord Krishna, The (1975). Baha'i fulfillment of Krishna's prophecy of return: "Whenever there is decay of righteousness and exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth." [about]
  71. Posted 2017-08-12, in Introductory:   Jackie Mehrabi. Nine Holy Days (1975). Booklet geared to children and junior youth, giving an overview of all principal Baha'i holidays, and bios of the Figures they commemorate. [about]
  72. Posted 2017-08-12, in Personal compilations:   Days to Remember: Baha'i Holy Days - A Compilation (1983). Suggested readings for celebration or commemoration of Baha’i Holy Days and anniversaries. [about]
  73. Posted 2017-08-11, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck and Youli A. Ioannesyan. Russian Publication of Baha'u'llah's Last Will and Testament, The: An Academic Attestation of 'Abdu'l-Baha's Successorship, in Bahá'í Studies Review 19 (2013). On the content of the Kitab-i-Ahdi, its manuscript history, and textual variants; Andalib's eyewitness account of its unveiling; Tumanski's scholarly work; contemporary attestation of 'Abdu'l-Baha's successorship by Tumanski and other Russian notables. [about]
  74. Posted 2017-08-11, in Book Reviews:   Christopher Buck. Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam, by Todd Lawson: Review, in Bahá'í Studies Review 18 (2012). [about]
  75. Posted 2017-08-11, in Published Articles:   A.L.M. Nicolas. Massacres de Babis en Perse (1936). On events in 1903 in Rasht, Isfahan, Yazd, and Tehran, written by a French consul in Iran. [about]
  76. Posted 2017-08-11, in Unpublished Articles:   Bernardo Bortolin Kerr. Overview of Bahá'í Eschatology, in a Tapestry of Four Strands, An (2016). Survey of scholarship on the Baha'i conception of apocalypse; God's eternal revelation by reflection in all created things; the apocalypse as inherent in the appearance of Manifestations; progressive nature of each Revelation and its "day of judgment." [about]
  77. Posted 2017-08-11, in Biographies:   Jamileh Yazdi. Gertrude Bell and the Babi and Baha'i Faiths (2017). Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) was a British scholar and government official who knew the Middle East well, met `Abdu’l-Bahá and was in contact with Bahá’ís in Iran, Iraq and Palestine. Link to document offsite. [about]
  78. Posted 2017-08-11, in Biographies:   Adrienne Morgan and Dempsey Morgan. Servants of the Glory: A Chronicle of Forty Years of Pioneering (2017). Memoirs of a black couple from the United States who lived and spread the Bahá’í Faith in across parts of east Asia and Africa in the 1950s-1980s. Text by Dempsey Morgan, poems by Adrienne Morgan. Link to document offsite. [about]
  79. Posted 2017-08-11, in Books:   Florence Pinchon. Coming of "The Glory", The (1928). An introduction to the Bahá’í Faith by an early British Bahá’í. [about]
  80. Posted 2017-08-11, in Theses:   Bernardo Bortolin Kerr. Humanity of Evil, The: Bahá'í Reflections on the film The Act of Killing (2014). The theology of evil throughout history and in Baha'i thought; ways in which people de-humanize and become alienated from their own selves; on forgiveness and merciful love in the face of justice and punishment. [about]
  81. Posted 2017-08-10, in BIC Documents:   Bahá'í International Community. Bicentenaire de Bahá'u'lláh (1992). French translation of the Bahá'í International Community's 1992 Statement on Bahá'u'lláh, updated for the 2017 bicentennial of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh. [about]
  82. Posted 2017-08-10, in Published Articles:   Pierre Spierckel. Preuves bahá'íes basées sur le Coran (2015). Expose la compréhension bahá'íe des versets du Coran qui traitent de Sceau des prophètes, de Jour du Jugement et du Jour de Dieu. [about]
  83. Posted 2017-08-10, in Published Articles:   Ian Kluge. La Raison dans les Ecrits baha'is: Son importance, sa fonction, son usage (2013). French translation of "Reason and the Bahá'í Writings." [about]
  84. Posted 2017-08-10, in Published Articles:   Seena Fazel and Khazeh Fananapazir. L'islam, religion éternelle?: une approche bahá'íe de la revendication à la complétude (1993). French translation of "A Bahá'í Approach to the Claim of Finality in Islam." [about]
  85. Posted 2017-08-10, in Unpublished Articles:   Adib Ma'sumian. La réfutation des mythes: Les théories du complot en Iran sur l'origine et les objectifs de la religion bahá'íe (2009). French translation of "Debunking the Myths: Conspiracy Theories on the Genesis and Mission of the Bahá'í Faith." [about]
  86. Posted 2017-08-10, in Encyclopedia articles:   Christopher Buck. Baha'is, in Encyclopedia of the Qur'an (2016). [about]
  87. Posted 2017-08-10, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Family and Early Life of Tahirih Qurrat al-`Ayn, The, in Bahá'í Studies Review 11 (2003). Summary of information about the ancestry and background of Tahirih available in Persian and Arabic; tensions in her paternal family, which must have affected her as she grew up. [about]
  88. Posted 2017-08-10, in Published Articles:   Juan Cole and Moojan Momen. Mafia, Mob and Shiism in Iraq: The Rebellion of Ottoman Karbala 1824-1843, 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. [about]
  89. Posted 2017-08-10, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Social Basis of the Bábí Upheavals in Iran (1848-1953): A Preliminary Analysis, in International Journal of Middle East Studies 15 (1983). In the mid-19th century, Iran was shaken by unrest caused by the Babi movement, which set off a chain of events that led on the one hand, to the constitutional movement in Iran, and on the other, to the establishment of the now world-wide Baha'i Faith. [about]
  90. Posted 2017-08-10, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Baha'is and the Constitutional Revolution, The: The Case of Sari, Mazandaran, 1906-1913, in Iranian Studies 41:3 (2008). Accounts of the Constitutional Revolution in Iran have tended to ignore the role of the Baha’is. They educated people about the reforms envisaged and about the modern world, for which they were persecuted. [about]
  91. Posted 2017-08-10, in Book Reviews:   Moojan Momen. Religion and Relevance: The Baha'is in Britain 1899-1930, by Lil Osborn: Review, in Religion 47:1 (2017). [about]
  92. Posted 2017-08-10, in Book Reviews:   Moojan Momen. The Bahá'ís of America: The Growth of a Religious Movement by Mike McMullen: Review (2016). [about]
  93. Posted 2017-08-09, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Constitutional Movement and the Bahá'ís of Iran, The: The Creation of an 'Enemy Within', in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 39:3 (2012). Bahá'ís had a complex relationship with the Constitutionalist Movement, sometimes supporting it and sometimes abstaining from involvement, but the impact of the Bahá'ís on the reformers and on the Revolution has been underestimated. [about]
  94. Posted 2017-08-08, in Unpublished Articles:   Christopher Buck. Mystery of the Sworded Warrior in Hindu Apocalypse, The: Was Kalki Visnuyas Bahá'u'lláh? (1980). Does Baha'u'llah fulfill messianic expectations associated with Kalki Vishnuyasas, the tenth incarnation of Vishnu who shall appear as a sword-wielding warrior riding a winged white steed, to slay the wicked and inaugurate the golden age? [about]
  95. Posted 2017-08-07, in Book Reviews:   Derik Smith. Alain Locke: Faith and Philosophy, by Christopher Buck: Review, in World Order 38:3 (2008). [about]
  96. Posted 2017-08-07, in Encyclopedia articles:   Christopher Buck. Edward Granville Browne, in British Writers Supplement XXI (2014). Bio of E.G. Browne, with focus on his books and translations. [about]
  97. Posted 2017-08-07, in Theses:   Sina Mossayeb. Educational Strategy Selection of Religious Minorities in Modern Iran: The Case of the Jewish, Christian, and Bahá'í Communities (2010). The impact of government repression on access to and quality of educational opportunities of minority groups, and the strategies used by marginalized and discriminated groups in response to educational inequity under authoritarian regimes. [about]
  98. Posted 2017-08-06, in Personal compilations:   On a Bahá'í's Engagement with Society and Non-Involvement in Politics (2017). [about]
  99. Posted 2017-08-05, in BWC Compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Days of Remembrance: Selections from the Writings of Baha'u'llah for Baha'i Holy Days (2017). Forty-five selections revealed for, or relating to, nine Bahá’í Holy Days. [about]
  100. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   Ian Kluge. Nietzsche and the Bahá'í Writings: A First Look (reprint, with footnotes), in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). Baha'i Writings and Nietzsche’s philosophy share a surprising number of features in common that allow us to re-vision Nietzsche from a new perspective. Both analyze reality in Aristotelian terms: actuality/potential; essence/attribute, matter/form, etc. [about]
  101. Posted 2017-07-28, in Books:   Lights of 'Irfán Book 18: Papers Presented at the 'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars (2017). [about]
  102. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani. Poetry in 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Writings and Utterances, in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). Abdu’l-Bahá mentions at least seven aspects of poetry: inspiration, beauty, eloquence, versified language, novelty, expressivity, depth, and loftiness. He also sets forth clear concepts on the purposes of poetry, which benefit any aspiring poet. [about]
  103. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   Nima Rafiei. In the Presence of the Beloved: Bahá'u'lláh's Lawh-i-Liqá': A Revised Provisional Translation and Notes, in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). In Arabic, liqá’ indicates the promise of meeting the Lord. Bahá’u’lláh has transformed the concept of attainment unto the divine presence. Comparison of Shí'ih and Bábí-Bahá’í interpretations of liqá', including the practice of service. [about]
  104. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Comparison between the Commentary and Interpretation of an Islamic Tradition by 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Ayatu'llah Khomeini, A, in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). On different interpretations of the hadith regarding taqlíd, "to follow (legal interpretations)," as given by Shi`i clerics like Ayatu’llah Khomeini vs. the interpretation of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. [about]
  105. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani. "Some Answered Questions" and Its Compiler, in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). Overview of the life of Laura Clifford Barney and her role in assembling and publishing the book Some Answered Questions, and its comparison with the appendix to the Kitab-i-Aqdas called Questions & Answers. [about]
  106. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   Ian Kluge. Grand Narratives and the Bahá'í Writings, in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). Exploration of Baha'i teachings, inspired by the Guardian's call to "analyse the principles of the Faith and to correlate them with the modern aspects of philosophy and science," and on the thought of Oswald Spengler, Arnold Toynbee and Pitirim Sorokin. [about]
  107. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   Lameh Fananapazir. Themes of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablets of The Divine Plan Illustrated by Scriptural References to the Bible and the Qur'án, in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). The Tablets of the Divine Plan, as well as Abdu'l-Baha's Will and Testament and the Tablet of Carmel, are three “Charters” for promotion of the Cause of God, which can also heal the problems facing humanity in its crisis of faith. [about]
  108. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   Roland Faber. Bahá'u'lláh and the Luminous Mind: Bahá'í Gloss on a Buddhist Puzzle, in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). Non-duality is of central importance to Buddhist thought and experience; on monism and non-dualism as reflected in Asian religious expressions, including Hinduism's Advaita Vedanta. [about]
  109. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   JoAnn M. Borovicka. Biblical References in Tablets of the Divine Plan, in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). Knowledge of the Bible is now at an all-time low; a study of the contexts of four biblical references found in Tablets of the Divine Plan, to demonstrate the value that biblical literacy brings to the study and implementation of these Tablets. [about]
  110. Posted 2017-07-28, in Published Articles:   Hooshmand Badee. Inquiry on the Role of Religion in Wealth and Poverty, An, in Lights of Irfan 18 (2017). There are areas where religion has contributed to the debate on wealth creation and poverty eradication. Partnership of two disciplines — religion as a spiritual realm and economics as a social science — fosters human well-being. [about]
  111. Posted 2017-07-23, in Unpublished Articles:   Karl Weaver. Tablet of All Food and the Nature of Reality, The (2016). Review of the Tablet's historical background, antecedents for specific phrases, English literary commentaries, its color system as related to Babi and Islamic traditions, the meaning of 'food,' and a different way of looking at the five levels of reality. [about]
  112. Posted 2017-07-23, in Essays and short articles:   Karl Weaver. Explanation of a Zoroastrian Prophecy: Length of the "Bahá'í Cycle" (2017). Review of certain concepts in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, ancient astrology, and modern astronomical findings to shed light on Abdu'l-Baha's interpretation of a prophecy by Zoroaster about the sun being brought to a standstill. [about]
  113. Posted 2017-07-04, in Unpublished Articles:   Ted Brownstein. How Bahá'u'lláh Taught Christians: The Rhetoric and Pedagogy of Bahá'u'lláh's Writings to Followers of Jesus Christ (1998). How Baha'u'llah prepared his message to attract Christians; poetic and rhetorical devices he used in declaring his mission to them; themes of Tablets to the Kings, Tablet to the Pope, and Lawh-i-Aqdas. [about]
  114. Posted 2017-07-04, in Essays and short articles:   Ted Brownstein. Qur'an and Violence against Non-believers, The (2017). An examination of two sections of The Qur'an that supposedly authorize the slaughter of innocent non-Muslims. [about]
  115. Posted 2017-07-01, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Suffering of the Exalted Letters (2017). Tablet written in Baghdad about death and the development of the human soul. [about]
  116. Posted 2017-06-30, in Historical documents:   A.L.M. Nicolas. En Perse: La Constitution, in Revue du Monde Musulman 1:1 (1906). Three documents related to the first Iranian Constitution, with passing mentions of Babis. [about]
  117. Posted 2017-06-29, in Books:   A.L.M. Nicolas. Seyyèd Ali Mohammed, dit le Bâb (1905). The first detailed biography of The Bab written in a Western language. [about]
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