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  1. Posted 2017-10-11, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh (2017). Thoughts on the meaning of Baha'u'llah's life and current Baha'i activities, inspired by the 200th anniversary of his birth. [about]
  2. Posted 2017-10-10, in Book Reviews:   Peter Terry. Baha'i Faith in America, by William Garlington: Review (2017). [about]
  3. Posted 2017-09-20, in Historical documents:   C. Edmund Card.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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
  10. 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]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
  13. 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]
  14. Posted 2017-08-31, in BWC Compilations:   Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. Principle of an International Auxiliary Language, The (1979). [about]
  15. 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]
  16. 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]
  17. 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]
  18. 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]
  19. 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]
  20. 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]
  21. 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]
  22. 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]
  23. 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]
  24. 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]
  25. 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]
  26. Posted 2017-08-26, in Unpublished Articles:   Ian Kluge. Ethics Based on Science Alone? (2015). [about]
  27. 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]
  28. 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]
  29. 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]
  30. 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]
  31. 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]
  32. 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]
  33. 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]
  34. 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]
  35. 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]
  36. 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]
  37. Posted 2017-08-24, in Unpublished Articles:   Kamran Ekbal. Revelation of Islam and the Power of the Messenger, The. [article in Persian] [about]
  38. 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]
  39. 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]
  40. 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]
  41. 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]
  42. 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]
  43. 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]
  44. 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]
  45. 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]
  46. 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]
  47. 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]
  48. 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]
  49. 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]
  50. 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]
  51. 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]
  52. 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]
  53. 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]
  54. 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]
  55. 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]
  56. 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]
  57. 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]
  58. 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]
  59. 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]
  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 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]
  62. 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]
  63. 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]
  64. 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]
  65. 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]
  66. 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]
  67. 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]
  68. 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]
  69. 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]
  70. 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]
  71. 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]
  72. 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]
  73. 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]
  74. 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]
  75. 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]
  76. 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]
  77. 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]
  78. 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]
  79. 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]
  80. 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]
  81. 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]
  82. 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]
  83. 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]
  84. 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]
  85. 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]
  86. 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]
  87. 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]
  88. Posted 2017-08-10, in Encyclopedia articles:   Christopher Buck. Baha'is, in Encyclopedia of the Qur'an (2016). [about]
  89. 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]
  90. 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]
  91. 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]
  92. 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]
  93. 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]
  94. 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]
  95. 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]
  96. 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]
  97. 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]
  98. 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]
  99. 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]
  100. Posted 2017-08-06, in Personal compilations:   On a Bahá'í's Engagement with Society and Non-Involvement in Politics (2017). [about]
  101. 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]
  102. 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]
  103. Posted 2017-07-28, in Books:   Lights of 'Irfán Book 18: Papers Presented at the 'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars (2017). [about]
  104. 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]
  105. 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]
  106. 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]
  107. 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]
  108. 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]
  109. 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]
  110. 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]
  111. 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]
  112. 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]
  113. 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]
  114. 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]
  115. 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]
  116. 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]
  117. 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]
  118. 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]
  119. 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]
  120. Posted 2017-06-18, in Published Articles:   A.L.M. Nicolas. Les Béhahis et le Bâb, in Journal Asiatique vol. 222 (April-June) (1933). [about]
  121. Posted 2017-06-12, in Videos:   Peter Smith. Bahá'í Studies videos (2013). Twelve introductory videos about Baha'i history, practice, and teachings. [about]
  122. Posted 2017-06-11, in Books:   Boris Handal. Eve Nicklin: She of the Brave Heart (2011). The life of the "Spiritual Mother of Peru." [about]
  123. Posted 2017-06-11, in Book Reviews:   Lex Musta. Champions of Oneness: Louis Gregory and His Shining Circle, by Janet Ruhe-Schoen: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies (2016). [about]
  124. Posted 2017-06-10, in Book Reviews:   Catherine Nash. Shoghi Effendi through the Pilgrim's Eye by Earl Redman: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies (2017). [about]
  125. Posted 2017-06-10, in Book Reviews:   Paul Mantle. One Life, One Memory, by Rúhá Asdáq: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies (2016). [about]
  126. Posted 2017-06-10, in Book Reviews:   Richard W. Thomas. No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community, by Louis Venters: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies (2016). [about]
  127. Posted 2017-06-10, in Book Reviews:   Shahbaz Fatheazam. The Quickening: Unknown Poetry of Tahirih, by John S. Hatcher and Amrollah Hemmat: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:3 (2015). [about]
  128. Posted 2017-06-10, in Book Reviews:   Anne Gordon Perry. 'Abdu'l-Bahá in the West: A Biographical Guide of the People Associated with His Travels, by Jan Teofil Jasion: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:3 (2015). [about]
  129. Posted 2017-06-10, in Book Reviews:   Roger Dahl. Bibliography of English-Language Works on the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths 1844-1985, by William Collins: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 3:3 (1991). [about]
  130. Posted 2017-06-10, in Book Reviews:   John Danesh and Seena Fazel. The Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh and The Ministry of the Custodians: Reviews, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 5:4 (1993). [about]
  131. Posted 2017-06-10, in Book Reviews:   Donald T. Streets. A Way Out of No Way, by Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies (2017). [about]
  132. Posted 2017-06-09, in Unpublished Articles:   Lil Osborn. Men and the Baha'i Faith: The role of indigenous men in the early Baha'i community in the British Isles (2016). Includes slide-show included when presenting the paper at the Baha'i Studies Seminar, Kellogg College, Oxford (July 2016). [about]
  133. Posted 2017-06-09, in Visual Materials:   Massrouri M. and et al.. Baha'i House of Worship in Europe, The (2005). Brochure about the history and architectural design, with photos, of the Baha'i Temple in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany. [about]
  134. Posted 2017-06-08, in Published Articles:   Paul Lample. In Pursuit of Harmony between Science and Religion, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:4 (2016). The capacity to unite in the investigation of truth for the advancement of civilization requires the harmony of science and religion, in which science is freed from materialism and religion from superstition. [about]
  135. Posted 2017-06-08, in Published Articles:   Sona Farid-Arbab. Advancing in Bahá'í-inspired Education, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:4 (2016). A number of diverse educators labor in diverse cultural and ecological settings to identify educational needs, develop elements of a coherent pedagogy, and create a series of teaching-learning experience, in light of Baha'u'llah's vision for humanity. [about]
  136. Posted 2017-06-08, in Published Articles:   Rhett Diessner. Beauty of the Human Psyche, The: The Patterns of the Virtues, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:4 (2016). Insights from science and the Bahá'í Writings combine to show how the human soul is a shining of divine attributes reflected into our mind, where they manifest as virtuous thoughts and spiritual emotions. [about]
  137. Posted 2017-06-08, in Published Articles:   Anne Gordon Perry. Anne Gould Hauberg and Mark Tobey: Lives Lived for Art, Cultivated by Spirit, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:4 (2016). On the friendship and working relationship between Seattle art patron Hauberg and Seattle-based painter Tobey. [about]
  138. Posted 2017-06-08, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Vision of the Future, A: From the Editor's Desk, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:4 (2016). Introductory notes to JBS volume 26:4. [about]
  139. Posted 2017-05-05, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Regarding the implementation of the Badi` calendar (2014). Message to the Bahá’ís of the world on the updated calendar of Baha'i holy days. Includes a table of Bahá’í Dates 172 to 221 B.E., and a letter to an individual explaining the date of the astronomical new moon in Islamic and Baha'i calendars. [about]
  140. Posted 2017-05-05, in Essays and short articles:   Ali Nakhjavani. Ninth cycle of the Bahá'í calendar, The, in The American Bahá'í (2015). Essay clarifying some technical issues involved with calculating lunar calendars, and how to appreciate the timing and implications of the Universal House of Justice's 2014 update to the Badí` calendar. [about]
  141. Posted 2017-05-02, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   International Teaching Centre. Training Institutes: Attaining a Higher Level of Functioning (2007). Assistance to Baha'is managing institutes, to help better implement the main sequence of courses, the youth spiritual empowerment and education programs, and matters related to the institutional capacity of training institutes. [about]
  142. Posted 2017-04-14, in Study Guides:   Tablet of the Temple (Suratu'l-Haykal): Study Guide (2017). Lengthy study guide, with the Arabic original, compiled by a group of nine study group participants, with notes from a talk by Nader Saiedi. [about]
  143. Posted 2017-04-07, in Bibliographies:   Bahá'í Faith and the Spiritualists, The: A Bibliographic Survey (2017). Citations from the private database of the International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals. [about]
  144. Posted 2017-03-28, in Biographies:   In Memoriam: Houshang Arjmand (1930-2015), in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Short biography of the founder of the Háj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund at the Bahá’í National Treasurer’s Office in the United States, sponsor of Irfan Colloquia publications. [about]
  145. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Iscander Micael Tinto. Hagiography: The Art of Setting Inspirational Examples for a Religious Community, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). The life of Jesus was the example against which saints were measured, and the lives of saints were the examples against which the general population measured itself. Comparison of Attar's "Muslim Saints and Mystics" with Abdu'l-Baha's "Memorials." [about]
  146. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Foad Seddigh. Significance of some Sites Mentioned in Memorials of the Faithful, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Abdu'l-Baha cited many villages and cities: the Most Great House in Baghdád; the ruins of Madaen which Baha'u'llah visited many times; Sheikh Tabarsi's tomb; the city of Mosul which is built on the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh. [about]
  147. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Wendi Momen. Concept of 'Faithfulness' in the Bahá'í Texts in English Translation, The, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). On faithfulness (being faithful as an individual; God being faithful to His people; believers being faithful to the Covenant; Bahá’u’lláh calling for fidelity to the new Manifestation) and behavior expected of the followers. [about]
  148. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Memorials of the Faithful: The Democratization of Sainthood, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Hagiography in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; the precedent of Faridu'd-Din's "Memorials of the Saints"; Abdu'l-Baha innovations in this traditional literary format. [about]
  149. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Marlene Koswan. Memorials of the Faithful: Virtues of Inner and Outer Transformation, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). A study of the virtues identified for the faithful individuals mentioned in "Memorials of the Faithful" and how they exemplified character, manners and conduct, using the "Seven Valleys" as a guide for human conduct. [about]
  150. Posted 2017-03-28, in Biographies:   Julio Savi. Homage to Memorials of the Faithful, An, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Poems inspired by eight of the personages of "Memorials": Shaykh Salman, Nabil-i-Zarandi, Darvish-i-Sidq-‘Ali, Shaykh Sadiq-i-Yazdi, Zaynu’l-‘Abidin Yazdi, Shaykh ‘Ali Akbar-i-Mazgani, ‘Abdu’llah Baghdadi, and Jinab-i-Munib. [about]
  151. Posted 2017-03-28, in Books:   Lights of 'Irfán Book 17: Papers Presented at the 'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars (2016). [about]
  152. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Ian Kluge. Nietzsche and the Bahá'í Writings: A First Look, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). First version, missing footnotes. See update. [about]
  153. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Wolfgang Klebel. Language of the Heart, The: From Dream Language towards Understanding the Language of the Heart, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). On the form and style of the language of the heart; ways this language differs from our normal language and thinking as it is developed in the human brain; the language and logic of dreams; effects of heart transplants. [about]
  154. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   JoAnn M. Borovicka. Parallels in the Ministries of Táhirih and Paul, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Stories of early believers of the Bahá’í Faith as presented in "Memorials of the Faithful" compared with the lives of early believers in Christianity as recorded in the New Testament; Táhirih and Paul represent a similar type of early convert. [about]
  155. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Rama Ayman. Addressing the Rising Tide of Globalization and Amorality in the Present World Order and Its Implications on Extremes of Wealth and Poverty, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). On inequality within most nations in the world at a time when wealth disparity between nations has been falling; the impact that amorality and globalization have on wealth inequality; Baha'i teachings on alleviating extremes of wealth and poverty. [about]
  156. Posted 2017-03-25, in Study Guides:   Ernie Jones. Bahá'í Teachings on The Universe (2017). Compilation of writings related to the cosmos, the worlds of God, and spiritual evolution. [about]
  157. Posted 2017-03-25, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Tablet of Consolation (2017). Letter to an early believer following the death of his father, in which Baha'u'llah teaches that death should not be a cause of grief, but is a transition in the journey of drawing nearer to God, who is the true source of comfort and solace. [about]
  158. Posted 2017-03-25, in Theses:   Hooshmand Badee. Bahá'í Teachings on Economics and Their Implications for the Bahá'í Community and the Wider Society (2015). This research attempts to explore the extensive volume of Bahá’í writings on economics and systematize it in a fashion that is accessible to academia, and beneficial to the Bahá’ís and the wider society. [about]
  159. Posted 2017-03-19, in Study Guides:   Hui Bau. Demystifying Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of the Holy Mariner: History, Translations, Interpretations and Analysis (2016). Lengthy compilation, with background information on the Tablet, and commentary from Bau, Adib Taherzadeh, Michael Sours, Jamsheed Samandari, and Aziz Mboya. [about]
  160. Posted 2017-03-09, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Surah of the Arabs (2017). Tablet revealed in the early `Akká period to the Bahá'ís of Arab extraction living in Iráq. [about]
  161. Posted 2017-02-08, in Published Articles:   Aaron Alizadeh. Primum Non Nocere: Reflections of a Bahá'í Oncologist about Treating the Dying Patient, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:3 (2015). Doctors must learn how to bring the topic of death into the physician-patient conversation. The Bahá’í Faith can help to address how death is perceived and discussed in the medical community. [about]
  162. Posted 2017-02-08, in Published Articles:   Barbara K. V. Johnson. Valleys, Mountains, and Teacher Preparation, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:4 (2015). The metaphor of the soul's journey through the Four Valleys illustrates the practical work of building a team of college and school-based practitioners in the Rocky Mountains to design a new program to prepare teachers for service in the public schools. [about]
  163. Posted 2017-02-08, in Published Articles:   Reflections on the Art of My Poetry: An Interview of Roger White (1929-1993), in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:1-2 (2016). A glimpse into the mind of a gifted poet and the struggles that he, like many Baha'i artists, encountered in responding to Bahá'u'lláh's exhortation that art best serves humanity when it elevates and edifies the soul and its spiritual receptivity. [about]
  164. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Helen Cheng and Catherine Nash. Emblems of Faithfulness: Pluralism in Meaning and Beauty in the Ordinary, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:3 (2015). Memorials of the Faithful is notable for the diversity of personalities described, and the sheer ordinariness of many of those remembered lives. These two aspects of the text highlight some of the broader questions raised by the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  165. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Peter E. Murphy. Poetry and Transformation, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 24:3-4 (2014). A personal story of how the evolving attraction to and love of poetry transformed the author's life. Poetry, faith, and the revealed Word can have a dramatic effect on one's struggle for personal transformation in the midst of crisis and turmoil. [about]
  166. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Haleh Arbab. Learning to Read Social Reality in the Light of the Revelation: Twenty-Five Years of Contributing to the Discourse of Ethics in Business, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:3 (2015). The Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity works to learn how to advance the capacity of individuals and groups to participate in some of the prevalent discourses of society, for the betterment of the world and the growth of civilization. [about]
  167. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Francois Couillard. History of EBBF, The: Twenty-Five Years of Contributing to the Discourse of Ethics in Business, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:3 (2015). The European Bahá’í Business Forum, a small network of individuals dedicated to promoting ethical behavior and other Bahá’í values in the workplace, has had significant influence at the local, national, and international levels. [about]
  168. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Roshan Danesh. Reflections on the Structure of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Some, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:3 (2015). While the Kitab-i-Aqdas might seem unstructured, lacking apparent logical or discernible order, there is meaning to be found in its organization — particularly the first 19 paragraphs: the pivotal constructs of Bahá’í spiritual and social teachings. [about]
  169. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Shapour Rassekh. `Abdu'l-Bahá, the Standard Bearer of a New Civilization, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 23:1-4 (2013). Abdu'l-Bahá's mission and objectives in visiting North American, bringing to the West his principles for a new global age. Includes French original, "‘Abdu’l-Bahá, le porte-drapeau d’une nouvelle civilisation." [about]
  170. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Amrollah Hemmat. Concept of the Manifestation of God in Chinese Symbolism: An Inter-civilizational Hermeneutic Study, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:1-2 (2016). Seemingly incompatible symbols can point to a common underlying meaning, connecting worldviews and perspectives often considered incommensurable. There are elements of the Chinese tradition that resonate deeply with the Bahá’í concept of Manifestation. [about]
  171. Posted 2017-02-07, in Essays and short articles:   Nazil Ghanea. Striving for Human Rights in an Age of Religious Extremism, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:1-2 (2016). Baha'i perspectives on global human rights law, community duties, religion as a pillar of justice, and the oneness of humanity. [about]
  172. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Chelsea Horton. Building Intercultural Community: Insights from Indigenous Bahá'í History, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:3 (2016). Bridging Baha'i communities with Indigenous populations in Canada and the United States was not easy, and was especially fraught for native believers, who also confronted tensions of intercultural understanding and sometimes outright racism. [about]
  173. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Linda S. Covey. Necessary History, A: Teaching On and Off The Reservations, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:3 (2016). On the early Bahá’í literature directed toward Native Americans; history of Bahá’í conversion activities with Indigenous populations; and the work conducted by the Central States Regional American Indian Teaching. [about]
  174. Posted 2017-02-07, in Published Articles:   Patricia Verge. Personal Journey toward Reconciliation, A, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:3 (2016). On the author's spiritual journey and how it has been entwined with First Nations people; tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Bahá'ís; pioneering to the Nakoda community; and the importance of learning, listening, and personal transformation. [about]
  175. Posted 2017-02-07, in Essays and short articles:   Alfred Kahn. Encouragement, Challenges, Healing, and Progress: The Bahá'í Faith in Indigenous Communities, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:3 (2016). On the challenges of community-building among Indigenous people, written from the perspective of a childhood spent among Baha'i pioneers on Native American land, and on reconciling traditional views with global Baha'i teachings. [about]
  176. Posted 2017-02-06, in Published Articles:   Catherine Bigonnesse and Jean Marc Bigonnesse. Achieving Universal Participation of Older Adults: An Exploration of Its Challenges and Spiritual Foundations, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:4 (2015). On involving older adults in the process of participation in society; some of the root causes of ageism, such as avoiding the topic of death and a materialistic view of the soul; the role of older adults in the process of community building. [about]
  177. Posted 2017-02-06, in Published Articles:   Nader Saiedi. From Oppression to Empowerment, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:1-2 (2016). On four contemporary types of oppression: in the international political order, forms of the state, economic structures, and forms of cultural identity; Bahá’u’lláh’s personal response to oppression; and a Bahá’í approach to empowerment and liberation. [about]
  178. Posted 2017-02-06, in Essays and short articles:   Joyce Baldwin. Walking the Spiritual Path with Both Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 26:3 (2016). Overview of the life of a Baha'i native from indigenous-Tsimshian ancestry, who pioneered to Alaska and a reserve in Washington, and member of the LSA of Arcata, California. Includes reflections on teaching to Natives. [about]
  179. Posted 2017-02-05, in Published Articles:   Bahiyyih Nakhjavani. Silences of God, The: A Meditation, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 24:3-4 (2014). While the Word of God dominated the history of religion, contemporaries question the orthodoxy of language. God's Silence is also essential in shaping our individual choices and collective histories, and understanding Baha'u'llah's words. [about]
  180. Posted 2017-02-05, in Published Articles:   Paul Lample. Insights from the First Century of the Formative Age, Some, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 23:1-4 (2013). On the Covenant from a historical perspective; authority and powers of the UHJ; learning within an evolving framework for action; organic growth and development; relationships among individuals, communities, and institutions; and society-building power. [about]
  181. Posted 2017-02-05, in Published Articles:   Suheil Bushrui. Ameen Rihani and the Unity of Religion: The Politics of Time and the Politics of Eternity, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 24:3-4 (2014). Overview of the life and thought of a Lebanese-American writer, intellectual, and political activist, who believed in the oneness of religions and the brotherhood of nations and devoted his life to promoting East-West understanding. [about]
  182. Posted 2017-02-05, in Published Articles:   Abdu'l-Missagh Ghadirian. Depression: Biological, Psychosocial, and Spiritual Dimensions and Treatment, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 25:4 (2015). Biological, psychosocial, and environmental factors contribute to the development of depression. If religious beliefs and spiritual values also play a role, what insights can the Baha'i Faith offer? [about]
  183. 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]
  184. Posted 2016-12-25, in Books:   Marzieh Gail. Summon Up Remembrance (1987). Memoir left by Ali-Kuli Khan, one of the first translators of Baha'i Writings; writings of his wife Florence; other family papers and memories. [about]
  185. 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]
  186. Posted 2016-12-18, in Encyclopedia articles:   Wendy Heller. Gail, Marzieh, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2016). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  187. 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]
  188. Posted 2016-11-25, in Provisional translations:   Abdu'l-Bahá. 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]
  189. Posted 2016-11-25, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. 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]
  190. 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]
  191. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   John Kolstoe. St. Lucia (1991). [about]
  192. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Virgin Islands, U.S. and British (1995). [about]
  193. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Barbados (1995). [about]
  194. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Grenada (1995). [about]
  195. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Dominica (1995). [about]
  196. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. East Leeward Islands (1995). [about]
  197. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Daniel Caillaud. Guadeloupe (1995). [about]
  198. Posted 2016-11-24, in Encyclopedia articles:   Patricia Paccassi. Martinique (1995). [about]
  199. 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]
  200. 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]
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