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  1. Posted 2018-09-29, in Bahá'í Writings:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Additional Tablets, Extracts and Talks (2018). [about]
  2. Posted 2018-09-29, in Bahá'í Writings:   Bahá'u'lláh. Additional Prayers Revealed by Bahá'u'lláh (2018). [about]
  3. Posted 2018-09-29, in Bahá'í Writings:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Additional Prayers Revealed by 'Abdu'l-Bahá (2018). [about]
  4. Posted 2018-09-29, in BWC Compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Give Me Thy Grace to Serve Thy Loved Ones (2018). A selection of writings prepared by the International Teaching Centre for the Continental Counsellors and their Auxiliaries. [about]
  5. Posted 2018-09-28, in Historical documents:   Declaration of the Bab (May 1844): A Survey of Sources for Researchers (2017). English Sources for the Declaration of the Bab placed in chronological/thematic order for comparison, with notes. [about]
  6. Posted 2018-09-28, in Chronologies/genealogies:   Passing of Abdu'l-Baha (Nov 1921) (2018). The weeks and days leading up to, during and following the passing of Abdu'l-Baha, presented as original accounts in chronological order. [about]
  7. Posted 2018-08-30, in Archives:   History of the Baha'i Faith in North Carolina, 1845-1970: Presentations from the First Summer Seminar (2018). Presentations at the first Summer Seminar on the history of the Bahá'í Faith in North Carolina, organized by Steven Kolins, sponsored by the Spiritual Assembly of the Baháʼís of Orange County NC, Aug 3-5 2018, at the Efland Bahá'í Center. [about]
  8. Posted 2018-07-08, in Research notes:   Khatt-i-Badí' (The New Script): Transliteration and Notes (2018). Latin transliteration of Mírzá Muhammad-'Alí's "conlang" alphabet by Grover Gonzales. Includes notes by the Universal House of Justice, an overview by Gonzales, and samples of the script. [about]
  9. Posted 2018-06-01, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Consultation, Portraits, Rakahs, Murtus, and Unknown Language (2009). Three replies from the Research Department to an individual, dated 2009, 2010 and 2018, on a variety of topics. [about]
  10. Posted 2018-05-19, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Recognition of the Next Manifestation by the Universal House of Justice (1997). Бахаулла говорит, что следующее Богоявление тоже столкнётся с преследованиями, но восторжествует над Своими гонителями. [about]
  11. Posted 2018-04-18, in Published Articles:   Jamar Wheeler. Seeking Light in the Darkness of "Race", in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:3 (2017). A historical sketch of how race concepts evolved, with analysis at macro and micro levels of society. Oneness of mankind is an enlightening force that, through individual agency and collective social action, can transform society. [about]
  12. Posted 2018-04-18, in Published Articles:   Matthew Hughey. Race and Racism: Perspectives from Bahá'í Theology and Critical Sociology, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:3 (2017). Review of the concepts of race and racism based on social scientific understanding, in order to better understand their definition and to delineate their relation to one another, and correlate them with the Bahá'í Writings. [about]
  13. Posted 2018-04-18, in Published Articles:   June Manning Thomas. Race, Place, and Clusters: Current Vision and Possible Strategies, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:3 (2017). Division by place affects the possibilities for racial unity, especially in fragmented U.S. metropolitan areas. The "institute process” as a strategy could overcome challenges that place-based action poses for racial unity. [about]
  14. Posted 2018-04-18, in Published Articles:   Patricia McIlvride. Depression, Stigma, and the Soul, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:1-2 (2017). New recovery models, like interpersonal neurobiology, are challenging the medical model in the treatment of mental illness. By defining the mind as transcendent and both embodied and relational, new avenues of healing become possible.. [about]
  15. Posted 2018-04-18, in Published Articles:   Ian Kluge. Bahá'í Philosophy of Human Nature, The, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:1-2 (2017). How the essential reality of the individual — the human soul and its powers of rational thought, willpower, memory, and reflection — translates these capacities into physical action through the intermediary of the brain. [about]
  16. Posted 2018-04-18, in Book Reviews:   Dianne Coin. Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation, by Jennifer Harvey: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:3 (2017). [about]
  17. Posted 2018-04-18, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. From the Editor's Desk: The Road Less Travelled By, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:3 (2017). Overview of this issue's articles regarding racism and proper responses to it, both among the general population and within the Bahá'í community itself. [about]
  18. Posted 2018-04-18, in Essays and short articles:   Linda S. Covey and Roshan Danesh. From The Editor's Desk, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:3 (2016). Introduction to this issue's articles on the unique potentials of the indigenous population of America, recovery from the residential schools, eradicating prejudice, and the intersection between the Bahá’í Faith and native peoples. [about]
  19. Posted 2018-04-18, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. From The Editor's Desk: The Nature of Human Nature, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:1-2 (2017). Introduction to this issue's two articles: Ian Kluge's on human nature and Patricia McIlvride’s on mental disorders and depression, stigma, and the soul. [about]
  20. Posted 2018-04-11, in Research notes:   Various. Kitáb-i-Aqdas Research Tools (2018). Links to six sites providing research materials for the Aqdas: translations, audio recitation, cross-references, and study guides. [about]
  21. Posted 2018-03-22, in Pilgrims' notes:   Inayat Khan. Inayat Khan's meeting with 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris (1913). One-paragraph recounting of Khan, the founder of "Universal Sufism," meeting with Abdu'l-Baha in 1913. [about]
  22. Posted 2018-03-21, in Personal compilations:   Seven Cities of Bahá'u'lláh, The (2002). This is a compilation of only those passages from Bahá'u'lláh’s Gems of Divine Mysteries that relate to the journey through "Seven Cities," which has similarities to Bahá'u'lláh’s Seven Valleys. [about]
  23. Posted 2018-03-21, in Personal compilations:   Selected Passages from Century of Light (2002). Compilation of selected highlights that summarize the main themes of the book. This is a personal interpretation of Century of Light. Chapter headings have been added for ease of reference, and are not part of the authorized edition. [about]
  24. Posted 2018-03-21, in Pilgrims' notes:   Ruth Moffett. Dynamics of Prayer (1973). Pilgrims note from the words of Shoghi Effendi about "five steps" for prayer and action (from 1954), followed by explanatory notes from the Universal House of Justice (from 1978). [about]
  25. Posted 2018-03-21, in Encyclopedia articles:   Christopher Buck. Deganawida, the Peacemaker, in American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies 26 (2015). Biography of the Iroquois / Haudenosaunee prophet-like figure who lived around 600 or 900 years ago. [about]
  26. Posted 2018-03-20, in Pilgrims' notes:   Marie Watson. My Pilgrimage to the Land of Desire (1932). Account of a pilgrimage to Haifa to visit Abdu'l-Baha in July–August 1921. [about]
  27. Posted 2018-03-20, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck and Youli Ioannesyan. Scholar Meets Prophet: Edward Granville Browne and Bahá'u'lláh (Acre, 1890), in Bahá'í Studies Review 20 (2014). Details of E.G. Browne's handwritten notes about his meeting with Baha'u'llah, his stay in Akka in April 1890, and his correspondence with Russian academics. [about]
  28. Posted 2018-03-20, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck and Adib Ma'sumian. Baha'u'llah's Paradise of Justice: Commentary and Translation, in Bahá'í Studies Review 20 (2014). The tablet Riḍvānu’l-‘Adl, "Paradise of Justice," shows how the concept of justice — which encompasses both faith and action — is the essence of the Baha’i concept of salvation, both individual and societal. [about]
  29. Posted 2018-03-20, in Encyclopedia articles:   Christopher Buck. Bahá'í: History, Beliefs, Practices, Theological Exchanges, and Current Issues, in Handbook of Religion: A Christian Engagement with Traditions, Teachings, and Practices (2014). Brief overviews of Baha'i history and thought. [about]
  30. Posted 2018-03-19, in Personal compilations:   Laws Abrogated by Bahá'u'lláh (2018). Laws rescinded from previous religions and from the Bayán. [about]
  31. Posted 2018-03-13, in Research notes:   Stephen Lambden. List of Baha'i Studies and Translations. A list of content available at Lambden's personal website, Hurqalya Publications, with select links to manuscripts, texts, introductions. Includes Shaykhi and Babi studies, bibliographies, genealogies, provisional translations. [about]
  32. Posted 2018-03-12, in Published Articles:   Bijan Ma'sumian and Adib Ma'sumian. Bab in the World of Images, The, in Bahá'í Studies Review 19 (2013). History of the portraits drawn of the Bab, especially that of Aqa Bala Bayg of Shishvan, the only artist who actually met the Bab. [about]
  33. Posted 2018-03-12, in Published Articles:   Bijan Ma'sumian and Adib Ma'sumian. Baha'i Studies in Iran: A Preliminary Survey, in Bahá'í Studies Review 20 (2014). Overview of the cultivation and evolution of religious education in the Baha’i Faith in Iran in the 19th and 20th centuries. [about]
  34. Posted 2018-03-10, in Published Articles:   Bill Washington. Комментарии к Пространной обязательной молитве (1996). Комментарий к Пространной обязательной молитве Бахауллы [about]
  35. Posted 2018-03-06, in Encyclopedia articles:   Iraj Ayman. Varqá, Wali-Alláh, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2017). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  36. Posted 2018-03-06, in Encyclopedia articles:   Iraj Ayman. Varqá, Ali-Mohammad, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2017). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  37. Posted 2018-03-06, in Essays and short articles:   Jack McLean. To Russia with Love: Journal of a Member of the Quddus Team (1990). Journal of a visit through Moscow, Kiev, and Levov in August 1990 by the four travel teachers Shamsi Sedagat, Ann Clavin, Leo Misagi, and Jack McLean. [about]
  38. Posted 2018-03-05, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Об изменении климата и доверии к науке (2017). Всемирный Дом Справедливости обсуждает вопрос изменения климата и затрагивает более общие темы доверия к науке, важности избегания крайностей в дискуссиях, совещания бахаи и действий в связи с глобальными проблемами, стоящими перед человечеством. [about]
  39. Posted 2018-02-17, in Books:   Maureen M. Thur. History of the Bahá'í Faith in Arizona, The: The First Fifty Years, 1900-1950 (2004). Historical details and biographies about Arizona, from Nellie French moving from Chicago to Bisbee in 1900, to the formation of LSAs in 1949. Includes biographies of Amelia Collins and Orcella Rexford aka Louise Cutts-Powell (Appendices 1-2). [about]
  40. Posted 2018-02-17, in Essays and short articles:   Roger Doost. Bahá'í Faith and Accounting, The: Is There a Link?, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 7:3 (1997). Summary of discussions in an accounting class about spirituality. As a system that seeks to create balance, order, and justice in human business affairs, the philosophy of accounting is in line with belief in God and Baha’i principles. [about]
  41. Posted 2018-02-02, in Books:   Udo Schaefer and Nicola Towfigh. Making the Crooked Straight: A Contribution to Baha'i Apologetics [excerpt] (2000). Front- and back-matter of the book only: Contents, Preface, Introduction, Conclusion, Bibliography, Index. [about]
  42. Posted 2018-01-28, in Personal compilations:   Abdu'l-Bahá's Phrasings about the Next World in Memorials of the Faithful (1995). In Memorials of the Faithful, 'Abdu'l-Bahá describes the lives of around 80 Bahá'ís. He closes these descriptions with a phrase about the person's soul moving to the afterlife. [about]
  43. Posted 2018-01-26, in Personal compilations:   Baha'i Teachings on Health, Healing and Nutrition (2017). A compilation from online sources, based on the BWC compilation, with additional references added and arranged loosely by subject and sorted within subject by author and date. [about]
  44. Posted 2018-01-10, in Unpublished Articles:   Gerald Keil. Authority of the Institutions According to the Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Bahá, The: A Text Analysis (2017). Abdu'l-Bahá's Will and Testament is the indispensable starting point for understanding the Baha'i Administrative Order, and the competencies and areas of responsibility of the various institutions. The text must be examined as a cohesive whole. [about]
  45. Posted 2018-01-10, in Essays and short articles:   Karen Anne Webb. Comments on the Intent of the Surih-i-Sabr, or Lawh-i-Ayyub (2017). Does Bahá’u’lláh declare Himself to be the Promised One foretold by the Báb in the Surah of Patience/Job? [about]
  46. Posted 2018-01-05, in Biographies:   Charles Mason Remey. Journal Diary of European Baha'i Travels: April - November 1948 (1948). A record of Remey's visits across Europe, from England to Germany. Includes coverage of Bahá'í participation in the first U.N. convention on Human Rights, held in Geneva. [about]
  47. Posted 2018-01-04, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Climate Change: Policies and Political Discourse (2017). On the science behind anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming, and how Baha'is might participate in activism and raising awareness of the issue while avoiding political divisiveness. [about]
  48. Posted 2017-12-26, in Published Articles:   A.L.M. Nicolas. A Propos de Deux Manuscrits "Babis" de la Bibliotheque Nationale, in Revue de l'histoire des religions 47 (1903). Regarding the correct titles/classification of two versions of the manuscript "Histoire de la secte des Bâbis" from the library of Comte de Gobineau. [about]
  49. Posted 2017-12-26, in Study Guides:   Thief in the Night: Index. Older, alternate index to the one provided in the newer digital versions of this book. This copy is one Sears himself would sometimes share with people. [about]
  50. Posted 2017-12-25, in Published Articles:   Anthony Lee. Rise of the Bahá'í Community of 'Ishqábád, The, in Bahá'í Studies 5: "The Bahá'í Faith in Russia: Two Early Instances" (1979). Materials about the early history of Ishqabad, site of the first Baha'i Temple, based in part on interviews with former residents. [about]
  51. Posted 2017-12-25, in Chronologies/genealogies:   David Merrick. Martyrdom of the Bab: An Outline for Researchers (2017). The events of the Martyrdom of the Bab, including the weeks before and days after, presented through complementary and contrasting accounts with commentary, suitable for anyone investigating the events in detail. [about]
  52. Posted 2017-12-16, in Bibliographies:   American Indians and the Bahá'í Faith: Ten-Part Comprehensive Bibliography (2017). An extensive bibliography about references to Native Americans in Baha’i sacred writings, in writings by Baha’i authors, in Baha’i periodicals, and in other Baha’i media. [about]
  53. Posted 2017-12-11, in BIC Documents:   Bahá'í International Community. Proposals to the United Nations for Charter Revision (1955). Proposals from the Bahai International Community for revision of the U.N. charter in its capacity as a non-governmental organization with consultative status at the U.N. [about]
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