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  1. Posted 2017-01-11, in Research notes:   G. T. Plunkett. Report of the Transliteration Committee, in The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1895). The 10th Orientalist Congress in Geneva, 1894, produced the system of transliteration later approved by Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  2. Posted 2016-12-18, in Pilgrims' notes:   Charles Uzzell. Bahá'í Pilgrimage, A (2000). Contemporary notes about a pilgrimage in 2000, with photographs of Dr. Varga and 'Ali Akbar Furutan. [about]
  3. Posted 2016-12-18, in Encyclopedia articles:   Wendy Heller. Gail, Marzieh, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2016). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  4. Posted 2016-12-03, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Bahá'í Obligatory Prayer and the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár (1998). Obligatory prayer may be performed at home or in the Temple — in private or in public — but on condition that each believer recite it individually. [about]
  5. Posted 2016-11-25, in Provisional translations:   Abduʼl-Baha. A Tablet from 'Abduʼl-Bahá regarding the Twelfth Imám (2016). On apparently-conflicting hadiths (sayings ascribed to the prophet Muhammad) regarding the Hidden Imam and the Qa'im. [about]
  6. Posted 2016-11-25, in Provisional translations:   Abdul-Baha. Regarding Jaʻfar-i-Kadhdháb ('Jaʻfar the Liar') (2016). One-paragraph passage about the mystical cities Jabulqa and Jabulsa and the truthfulness of a figure, Jaʻfar (connected with the history of the Twelfth Imam). [about]
  7. Posted 2016-11-24, in Biographies:   Charles Uzzell. We Kept the Light Bulb On: An Interview with Ellerton and Marjorie Harmer (2000). Short overview of the lives of the first pioneers to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. [about]
  8. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   John Kolstoe. St. Lucia (1991). [about]
  9. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Virgin Islands, U.S. and British (1995). [about]
  10. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Barbados (1995). [about]
  11. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Grenada (1995). [about]
  12. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Dominica (1995). [about]
  13. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. East Leeward Islands (1995). [about]
  14. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Daniel Caillaud. Guadeloupe (1995). [about]
  15. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Martinique (1995). [about]
  16. Posted 2016-11-23, in Provisional translations:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Tablet of 'Abdu'l-Bahá on the Relation between Science and Religion, A (2001). Historical examples (re astronomy, the human soul, and death) showing that when a scientific theory does not correspond with Scripture, it is often later found to be incorrect. [about]
  17. Posted 2016-11-23, in Unpublished Articles:   Keven Brown. Reflection on the Theory of Alchemy as Explained in the Bahá'í Writings, A (2002). [about]
  18. Posted 2016-11-23, in Provisional translations:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Tablet of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Explaining Three Verses in the Lawh-i-Hikmat, A (2005). Insights into three statement by Baha'u'llah on pre-existence, creation, and nature as the essence of God. [about]
  19. Posted 2016-11-23, in Provisional translations:   Báb, The. Excerpts from the Risáliy-i-Dhahabiyyih (2001). On effulgences, essence, and unity of existence. [about]
  20. Posted 2016-11-23, in Published Articles:   Vahid Rafati. Lawh-i-Hikmat: The Two Agents and the Two Patients, in Andalib 5:19 (2002). Discussion of the two terms fa`ilayn (the active force / "the generating influence") and munfa`ilayn (its recipient / "such as receive its impact") in Islamic philosophy, and their later use in Shaykhi and Baha'i texts. [about]
  21. Posted 2016-11-23, in Book excerpts:   Cornelius Vanderbilt. Man of the World: My Life on Five Continents (1959). An account of Vanderbilt, famed businessman and philanthropist, meeting pioneer Larry Hautz in Rhodesia, circa 1955. [about]
  22. Posted 2016-11-23, in Essays and short articles:   Keven Brown. Origin of the Bahá'í Principle of the Harmony between Science and Religion, The (2001). On the origin of the principle of scientific/religious harmony in Islamic and Bahá’í Writings, and discussion of a letter by Abdu'l-Bahá on the topic. [about]
  23. Posted 2016-11-21, in Research notes:   Marian Lippitt. Biblical References in Baha'i Writings (1955). Correlation between verses of the Bible and references to these verses in Baha'i literature, including published pilgrim notes. In Excel format. [about]
  24. Posted 2016-11-20, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Recognition of the Next Manifestation by the Universal House of Justice (1997). On concerns that a future Universal House of Justice might not recognize the next Manifestation of God. [about]
  25. Posted 2016-11-20, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Nudity in Art (2008). There is no objection to artists depicting the human body from nude models, nor to Bahà’is acting as models; the main consideration is the intention of the artist. [about]
  26. Posted 2016-11-20, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Authority of the International Teaching Centre in Expelling Covenant-Breakers (1998). On the role of the Counsellors and the ITC in protecting the Faith, and the process of expelling a person whose behavior is in conflict with the Covenant. [about]
  27. Posted 2016-11-20, in Essays and short articles:   Vargha Taefi. Evolution of Epistemology, The: Generation of Knowledge in the Bahai Faith (2016). The sun of postmodernism has set. The Baha’i ‘framework for understanding’ shifts the hermeneutic paradigm and marks the dawn of a ‘new era’. It has given birth to the next generation of rationality: a framework for learning in action. [about]
  28. Posted 2016-11-19, in Books:   Nasir al-Din Shah. Diary of H.M. the Shah of Persia, during his tour through Europe in 1873, The (1874). Contains no mention of the Babi or Baha'i Faiths, but is useful for historical context, and a window into the Sháh's worldview. [about]
  29. Posted 2016-11-19, in Book excerpts:   David Starr Jordan. Days of a Man, The (1922). One-paragraph mention of meeting Abdu'l-Baha in 1912. [about]
  30. Posted 2016-11-18, in Unpublished Articles:   Lil Osborn. Mary Magdalene: Lioness of God in the Bahai Faith (2013). On the symbolic role of Mary Magdalene in the Baha’i tradition as a female archetype in the context of the doctrine of "return," and thus linked to the poet Tahirih, heroine of the Babi-Baha’i dispensation. [about]
  31. Posted 2016-11-18, in Published Articles:   Lil Osborn. Baha'í Faith and Wicca, The: A Comparison of Relevance in Two Emerging Religions, in Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 11:1 (2009). On the growth of the Baha’i Faith and Wicca in Britain, compared through the lens of the "Theory of Relevance" as the driving force in their further development. [about]
  32. Posted 2016-11-18, in Unpublished Articles:   Lil Osborn. Baha'i Faith and the Western Esoteric Tradition, The (2015). The importance of individuals seeped in the mystical, the occult, and esoteric to the early 20th-century creation of Baha'i perspectives on modernity and mysticism. [about]
  33. Posted 2016-11-18, in Biographies:   Lil Osborn. Alice Buckton: Baha'i Mystic (2014). Buckton, a central figure in the re-establishment of Glastonbury as England's spiritual centre, visited Abdul Baha in Egypt and received him at her home in Surrey, and visited the U.S. to help spread the Baha'i movement. [about]
  34. Posted 2016-11-18, in Biographies:   Lil Osborn. Extraordinary Life and Work of Wellesley Tudor Pole, The: Baha'i Seer (2013). On the role of Baha'i beliefs in the life and spiritual quest of Tudor Pole. [about]
  35. Posted 2016-11-16, in Bahá'í Writings:   Shoghi Effendi. Uncompiled Letters (2016). 1,500 messages by or on behalf of the Guardian not found in the various national collections such as Baha’i Administration, Messages to the Antipodes, Compilation of Compilations, or Lights of Guidance. [about]
  36. Posted 2016-11-13, in Research notes:   Laws of the Bayán reflected in The Kitáb-i-Aqdas (2008). List of 32 laws from the Báb's Persian Bayán or the Arabic Bayán which also appear in Bahá'u'lláh's book of laws. [about]
  37. Posted 2016-11-13, in Presentations:   Ahang Rabbani. Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh (2005). A course on Shoghi Effendi's book, a summary of its contents, and its historical context. [about]
  38. Posted 2016-11-12, in Newspaper articles:   Austin Wright. Letter [on Babis and Nestorians], in Missionary Herald 49:3 (1853). Letter from November 1852, with a brief mention of the assassination attempt on the Sháh. [about]
  39. Posted 2016-11-12, in Presentations:   Paula Bidwell. Native American Vision and the Teachings of 'Abdu'l-Baha (2011). Presentation addressing issues of concern to Native Americans, cast in the light of statements of Abdu'l-Baha from his 1912 visit to the United States. [about]
  40. Posted 2016-11-11, in Provisional translations:   'Andalib of Lahijan. Eyewitness Account of Bahá'u'lláh's Ascension, An (2005). An eyewitness account of Bahá’u’lláh’s passing. [about]
  41. Posted 2016-11-09, in Published Articles:   Sabir Áfaqi. Proofs from the Holy Qur'án Regarding the Advent of Bahá'u'lláh (1993). Collection of prophecies and symbols from the Qur'án that foretell Baha'u'llah. Prepared for the deepening of Baha'is and to aid in introducing the Faith to Muslims. [about]
  42. Posted 2016-11-08, in Books:   Ali Nakhjavani. Shoghi Effendi: Author of Teaching Plans (2006). Detailed history of the Guardian's teaching plans, their goals and methods; observations about duties of individual believers and Institutions; how to best conduct effective Teaching. Includes Q&A supplement. [about]
  43. Posted 2016-11-08, in Newspaper articles:   Austin Wright. (Report to the) American Oriental Society / A New Prophet, in The Literary World 228:8 (1851). First paper on Bábí history, from a letter to the American Oriental Society, published in multiple newspapers, including translation into German. Includes preface by Steven Kolins. [about]
  44. Posted 2016-11-08, in Newspaper articles:   Austin Wright. Short Chapter in the History of Bâbeeism in Persia, A, in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society (1853). Letter to the American Oriental Society recounting the continuation of Bábísm and attack on the Shah. Follow-up to Wright's first report on Bábí history, from June 1851. [about]
  45. Posted 2016-11-07, in Notable Talks:   Farzam Arbab. Intellectual Life of the Bahá'í Community, The (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 outline of the talk. [about]
  46. Posted 2016-11-06, in Pilgrims' notes:   Hiroyasu Takano. Memories of Talks with the Guardian (2016). Memories of a pilgrimage in 1954. Takano was the only Japanese Baha'i other than Saichiro Fujita to meet the Guardian. [about]
  47. Posted 2016-11-06, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Tablet on the Right of the People (2016). On some situations relating to a person’s private rights, in this case theft and debt, with a larger meditation on the spiritual rights a person earns through righteous deeds, and God’s promise to reward good deeds and punish the wrong. [about]
  48. Posted 2016-11-06, in Notable Talks:   Paul Lample. Reflections, at the centenary of the Tablets of the Divine Plan (2016). Lengthy discussions on who we are and what we're doing, morality in a the contemporary world, processes of integration and disintegration, and the Faith's future growth, helping place the work of the 2016-2021 Five-Year Plan in historical context. [about]
  49. Posted 2016-11-06, in Essays and short articles:   Vargha Taefi. Religion in the Modern World (2016). The problem with organised religion is not that it is organised; the problem is that it is not organised enough. The Baha’i Faith has revolutionised the concept of religion. It offers an alternative to organised religion: "organic faith." [about]
  50. Posted 2016-11-06, in Research notes:   Glossary of Arabic and Persian Transliteration (2016). Comprehensive list of names and terms encountered in Baha'i history, with accents and underlines, and definitions. [about]
  51. Posted 2016-11-06, in Introductory:   Convincing Answers to Your Questions about ... (1962). Introductory pamphlet about the Baha'i Faith, including brief solutions to some of "the problems afflicting mankind in what is regarded as the most turbulent period in history." [about]
  52. Posted 2016-11-01, in Published Articles:   Seena B. Fazel and Minou Foadi. Bahá'í Health Initiatives in Iran: A preliminary survey, in The Bahá'ís of Iran: Socio-historical Studies ed. Dominic Parviz Brookshaw & Seena B. Fazel (2008). Baha'i-related initiatives in Iran in the 19th-20th centuries: Baha'is made important contributions to public health such as introducing showers in public baths, school vaccinations, women's health, and privately-financed clinics open to all Iranians. [about]
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