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  1. Scholarship in the Bahá'í Community, by John Parris, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 1:1 (1991). intellectual development in the Bahá'í community; scholarship is an avenue open to all believers and not confined to an elitist few. [about]
  2. Science and Religion: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995-10). [about]
  3. Science and Technology, by Stephen R. Friberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 8 (1998). Essay written as introduction to the Compilation on Science and Technology, both published in BSR 8. [about]
  4. Science, Religion and Development: Some Initial Considerations, by Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (2008-11-20). An initial set of concepts and principles guiding the exploration of the complementary and constructive contributions that both science and religion must make to processes of social and economic development. [Link to PDF, offsite.] [about]
  5. Scientific Approach to Moral Conduct, by John B. Cornell, in World Order, 12:8 (1946-11). Comparison of Bahá'í teachings on sexual behavior with those presented by a then-current textbook, Personality and the Family (1935). [about]
  6. "Scientific Proof of the Existence of God," by William S. Hatcher: Commentaries and Responses, by Arash Abizadeh and Ross Woodman, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 8:1 (1997). [about]
  7. "Scientific Proof of the Existence of God," by William S. Hatcher: Commentaries and Responses, by Gordon Dicks and Philip Belove, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 6:3 (1994). [about]
  8. Sealed Words, The: A Brief Account of the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i-Iqán, by Shahrokh Monjazeb (2005). Overview of the historical context of the Iqán, its themes, and the original manuscript. [about]
  9. Searching Eye, The: The Independent Investigation of Truth, by Gary L. Matthews, in Bahá'í News, 701 (1989-09). Concepts informing the personal search for truth: the role of faith, the trap of imitation, the role of justice, the impact on unity, the oneness of truth, and the scientific method. [about]
  10. Seasons of the Soul: Reflections on "The Seven Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh" - The Valley of Search, by Hedi Moani, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). [about]
  11. Seeking Refuge, by Tamela Rich, in Charlotte Magazine (2008-10). Essay introducing a community to recently-arrived Iranian refugees fleeing religious persecution in their homeland, where they are denied jobs, education and sometimes their lives. The article shows how difficult it is to start anew in this Sunbelt city. [about]
  12. Selected Talks and Statements on Interfaith Issues by Religious Leaders and Scholars, by George Townshend and Swami Vivekananda, in Singapore Bahá'í Studies Review, vol. 4 (1999). Compilation of addresses to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Inter-Religious Organisation of Singapore; also includes talks by Jonathan Sacks, Abdullah Yusof Ali, Robert Runcie, and Pope John Paul II. [about]
  13. Semantics of World Government, The, by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). The concept of "world federation" is tied in to a variety of semantic presumptions. The term "self-government" is less authoritarian and individualistic than the term "world government." Includes response by Leonard Godwin. [about]
  14. Seven Valleys of Baha'u'llah: A Meditation, by George Townshend, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 7 (1936-1938) (1938). [about]
  15. Sex, Drugs, HIV/AIDS and Religion, by Glenn Curran, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). This paper provides a basic presentation of facts about HIV prevalence, transmission principles, prevention strategies and issues. The second part explores the relationship between HIV/AIDS, homosexuality and religion. [about]
  16. Sexual Equality in the Bahá'í Community, by Shiva Tavana, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Women are oppressed minorities who often feel isolated, even in Bahá'í communities. Bahá'ís need to explore new models of family life. Includes statistics on the percentages of female members of Bahá'í institutions. [about]
  17. Shining Light from Persia, A, by Albert Ross Vail and Emily McLellan Vail, in Heroic Lives in Universal Religion: A Manual for Religious Instruction in Junior Grades (1917). Overview chapter from a religious-studies textbook, written by a sympathetic outsider. This excerpt, from a "teacher's edition" of the book, contains an additional 7 pages of commentary not included in the regular edition. [about]
  18. Shoghi Effendi, by Marcus Bach, in The Circle of Faith, Chapter 3 (1957). Dr. Bach set out to meet the five people of his time whom he felt best exemplified the teachings of Jesus Christ. He travelled the world to pursue this aim, interviewing Helen Keller, Pope Pius XII, Albert Schweitzer, Therese Neumann, and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  19. Shoghi Effendi: Guide for a New Millennium, by Glenford Mitchell, in Bahá'í World, vol. 25 (1997). The Bahá'í community is a global laboratory in which a transformation in individual and collective behaviour is progressing, leading to a new sense of community and the glimmerings of a new world order. [about]
  20. Short Takes, in dialogue magazine (1986-1988). Brief reports on various topics, mostly related to politics or then-current news, published in 5 issues of dialogue magazine. [about]
  21. Significance of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1993). History and background of the Aqdas; circumstances of its revelation; the text itself; authority and infallibility of Bahá'u'lláh; obedience vs. liberty; reward vs. punishment; prophecies; laws and ordinances; maturity of humankind. [about]
  22. Significance of the New Millennium, by Moojan Momen (1997-09). Facing a new Millennium, Bahá'ís advocate the goal of increasing unity, peace, and the spiritualisation of our society and our world; the Bahá'í teachings contain a practical programme to attain these objectives. [about]
  23. Sikhism and the Bahá'í Faith: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1998). Introductory leaflet describing similarities and differences between Bahá'í and Sikh teachings. [about]
  24. Siyyid Yahyá-i-Dárábí, Entitled Vahíd "The Incomparable", by Boris Handal (2023). The Commissioner of Muhammad Sháh; Bahá'u'lláh in Tehran; the episodes of Yazd and Nayríz. [about]
  25. Socially Responsible Enterprise Restructuring, by George Starcher (2001). A condensation of a 130 page joint working paper of the International Labour Office and EBBF. Does not mention the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  26. Soil in the Bahá'í Faith, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1998-05). Extracts on soil in the Bahá'í Writings and Bahá'í attitudes to nature. [about]
  27. Space: The Final Frontier?: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1997). [about]
  28. Spiritual Dimensions of Sustainable Development, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1996-03). The many meanings of "development" and their spiritual aspects. [about]
  29. Spiritual Inheritors, The, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). Reflections on growing up Bahá'í, and a report on a conference about capturing the power of the Six Year Plan to focus attention on the role of women in establishing global peace, the destiny of the women of North America, and equality of sexes. [about]
  30. Spiritual Nature of a Human Being, The, by William G. Huitt, in Educational Psychology Interactive (2000). When individuals combine understandings derived from science, philosophy, and religion with their personal experiences and intuitions they will have a more complete knowledge of the reality of the universe than from any one knowledge system by itself. [about]
  31. Sri Aurobindo Movement and the Bahá'í Faith, by Anil Sarwal (2001). Summary historical connections between the two communities. [about]
  32. Star Tablet of the Bab, The, by Moojan Momen, in Asian and African Studies Blog (2019-10-29). Guest post celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab with an account of one of the Bahá'í Faith's most important manuscripts, the Star Tablet, written in his own hand. [about]
  33. Still the Most Challenging Issue, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 29:1-2 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": On race, racism, and the American Bahá'í community. [about]
  34. Striving for Human Rights in an Age of Religious Extremism, by Nazil Ghanea, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:1-2 (2016). Bahá'í perspectives on global human rights law, community duties, religion as a pillar of justice, and the oneness of humanity. [about]
  35. Study of the Bahá'í Writings on Economics, by Badi Shams (2021). Annotated compilation on: divine economy, Bahá'í economic system, station of humankind, material civilization, nature of the economic problem, cost of warfare, cooperation vs competition, capitalism, the golden rule, wealth and equality, agriculture. [about]
  36. Sufferings of Bahá'u'lláh and Their Significance, The, by George Townshend, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 12 (April 1950-1954) (1956). Short essay on martyrdom and the Fire Tablet. [about]
  37. Sufi and Baha'i Spiritual Practices, by Michael McCarron (2009). Brief overview of some commonalities. [about]
  38. Suicide and the Bahá'í Faith (2003). Inspired by the death of David Kelly, see bahai9.com/wiki/David_Kelly. Prepared by a group of Bahá'í physicians who prefer to remain anonymous. [about]
  39. Summary Statement of the ANISA Model, by Daniel C. Jordan (1974). ANISA is a comprehensive educational system defined by specifications which insure its replicability, evaluation, and refinement. Its objectives are the actualization of human potential and explanations of how to achieve them. [about]
  40. Supreme Tribunal (Mahkamiy-i-Kubra), by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 13 (2012). Meaning of "Bahá'í Court" in the writings of the Guardian and how it compares with the General Assembly of the United Nations. [about]
  41. Surah of God, by Bahá'u'lláh, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 6:4-7:2 (1992-10). Includes essay about the "Most Great Separation"(1866) and historical events in Bahá'u'lláh's household in the mid-1860s. [about]
  42. Surih of the Sun (Súriy-i-Vash-Shams): Introduction and Commentary, by Juan Cole (1994). Overview of a tablet of Bahá'u'lláh touching on matters of interpretation and theology. [about]
  43. Sustainable Consumption and True Prosperity, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1998-11). The problems of consumption and their solutions. [about]
  44. Sustainable Development and the Environment of the World: An Overview, by Arthur Lyon Dahl (1997-10). [about]
  45. Sustainable Development, A Bahá'í View: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). [about]
  46. Symbolic Cosmology in the Sufi and Bahá'í traditions, by Michael McCarron (1997). Introduction to some meanings of the various realms of God. [about]
  47. Syrian Prophet(s), The, by Enoch Tanyi, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 4:3 (1991). The Qur'án says there were previous Messengers of God whose names have not been mentioned. Where do they fit into the chronology and timeline of the known Prophets? What could their nationalities have been? [about]
  48. Tablet of the 'Light Verse' (Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr), also known as Commentary on the Disconnected Letters: What on earth is a disconnected letter? Baha'u'llah's commentary, by Alison Marshall (1999-07). The meaning of the Arabic letters alif, lam, mim, as explained in Bahá'u'lláh's tablet Tafsir hurufat al-maqatt’ah. Includes List of disconnected letters in the Qur'an and Abjad values of the Arabic letters. [about]
  49. Tablet of the Temple (Súratu'l-Haykal): Comparison with the Prophecies of Zechariah, by Cynthia C. Shawamreh (1998-12). Comparison of Bahá'u'lláh's symbol of the Manifestation as "temple" and its analogues from the Hebrew Bible. [about]
  50. Tablet of the True Seeker: Personal Commentary and Reflections, by Ted Brownstein (1998). Commentary on a section of the Kitáb-i-Íqan (Book of Certitude). [about]
  51. Taking Care with Translation of Sacred Scripture, by Edward Price (2016/2020). Examination of the importance of using reliable translations of the Qur’án. Includes technical discussion of the meanings of Islam, Muslim, and Allah, aspects of the Arabic language, and errors of translation. [about]
  52. Taxation, Drought and the Golden Rule, by Neil Podger, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Agriculture is basic to human survival; the Bahá'í teachings provide a broad-based way of bringing stability and a planned continuity to the farming enterprise and the communities to which farmers belong. [about]
  53. Teaching the Cause of God: A Two-Edged Sword, by Ali Nakhjavani, in Lights of Irfan, 12 (2011). We cannot separate the spiritual life of the individual from the spiritual life of the community; 18 major themes from Bahá’í Writings and subjects which give us guidance in our independent efforts individually to teach the Faith. [about]
  54. Terrorism, Freedom from: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1996). [about]
  55. Tests: Their Spiritual Value, by Mamie L. Seto (1940). Abdu'l-Bahá's views on the spiritual effects of suffering and trials, and their necessity for personal growth of the soul. [about]
  56. "The active force and that which is its recipient", by Betty Hoff Conow, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Metaphysics of gender and the Lawh-i-Hikmat; universal spiritualism; social indoctrination of gender roles. [about]
  57. "'The Objectivity Question' and Bahá'í Studies: A Reply to MacEoin" and "A Few Words in Response to Cole's 'Reply to MacEoin'", by Juan Cole and Denis MacEoin, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 18:1 (1991). Two responses to MacEoin's article "Crisis in Bábí and Bahá'í Studies." [about]
  58. 'Thee' and 'thee' in the translation of the Súrih of the Temple (Súriy-i-Haykal), by Khazeh Fananapazir, in Lights of Irfan, 4 (2003). [about]
  59. Theology of Osama bin Laden, The: History and 9/11, by Susan Maneck (2001-09). Overview of the Muslim thinkers who influenced bin Laden and their motivations, and some historical context. [about]
  60. "This Glorious Harvest of Victory": The 1963 World Congress, by Adam Thorne (2012-11). Brief history about the first international Bahá'í congress, including recollections of some participants. [about]
  61. Thoughts on Marriage, Some, by Margaret Ruhe (1982). An essay on various aspects of Bahá'í marriage. [about]
  62. Thoughts on the City of Certitude, by Rouha Rose (1998-03). Reflections on the 'City of Certitude' referred to in the Bahá'í writings. [about]
  63. Thousand Years Must Elapse: Examining a Tablet by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Harry Liedtke (2022). Commentary on a tablet by 'Abdu'l-Baha that addresses the present debasement of Persia and its future glory, and the Western world. [about]
  64. Three Ages of Man, The: Are They Integrated?, by Viva Rodwell, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Childhood, adulthood, old age, and family integration in contemporary culture. [about]
  65. Three Bahá'í Voices, by Esther Bradley-DeTally, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Personal stories about addiction, alcoholism, and spiritual growth through a then-new group called "Bahá'ís in Recovery." Includes letter from Dann Irish introducing the Bahá'ís in Recovery Program. [about]
  66. To Russia with Love: Journal of a Member of the Quddus Team, by Jack McLean (1990/2018). 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]
  67. Toward a Bahá'í Economic Model, by Rick Schaut (1995-10). Summary of three positive statements which might form the basis for a Bahá'í economic model. [about]
  68. Toward a Development Ethics, by Anna C. Vakil, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). Development issues from a North American perspective, informed by time spent pioneering in the Caribbean and the writings of Paulo Freire, and how to bring such issues to the attention of the Bahá'í community. [about]
  69. Towards a Spiritual Civilization, by Ian C. Semple, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 11:3-4 (2001). Three methods to achieve the spiritualization of humankind: perpetual striving to draw closer to God in mind, action and spirit; the fundamental work of teaching the Message and building the Administrative Order; and participation in humanitarian service. [about]
  70. Transformation, by Iscander Micael Tinto (2013). The concept of transformation — the change of something's condition, nature, or character, such as the growth of the human soul or the evolution of civilization — is the cornerstone of each Dispensation and its renewal of spiritual energy. [about]
  71. Translating Rumi, by Anthony Lee, in elixir-journal.org, vol. 3 (2016 Summer). Reflections on the challenge for a translator to bring a poem from one language and culture into another, while remaining true to both the spirit and the meaning of the original. Includes samples of Rumi's poetry. [about]
  72. Twin Covenants of the Bahá'í Faith, by Brent Poirier (1998). Nature of the "Twin Covenants" of the Bahá'í Faith — those of Bahá'u'lláh and of Abdu'l-Bahá; includes compilation of relevant quotations. [about]
  73. Two Comings of Messiah as Foretold in the Hebrew Scriptures, by Anonymous (n.d.). [needs abstract] [about]
  74. "Two Great Powers" in the Lawh-i Maqsud, by Ismael Velasco (2014). On the identity of the two countries that arose against the followers of Moses, referenced by Bahá'u'lláh — likely Russia and France or Russia and Germany. [about]
  75. Una llama de fuego, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi (2013). Traducido de "Flame of Fire: The Tablet of Ahmad." [about]
  76. Under the Divine Lote Tree: Essays and Reflections, by Jack McLean (1999). 85 literary and theological existential essays on topics such as poetry, scripture, philosophy, spirituality, love, detachment, mysticism, joy, death, and theology. [about]
  77. Understanding Bahá'í History: Introduction to the study of history, by Moojan Momen (2013-03). Video and transcript, prepared for the Wilmette Institute, about how to approach and understand the study of history, biases of eyewitnesses, and the subjective construction of facts. [about]
  78. Unity of Humanity, The: An Interview with Professor Todd Lawson, by David Hornsby and Jane Clark, in Beshara Magazine, issue (2016). Biography of Lawson and his personal interests in the Qur'an and the Bahá'í Faith, discussion of contemporary Western approaches to Islam, and commentary on current world affairs and hope for the future. (Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite.) [about]
  79. Unity of Nations, The, by Stanwood Cobb, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 7 (1936-1938) (1938). A look six decades into the future (from 1938) to envision the Lesser Peace. [about]
  80. Unity of Nations, The, by Albert Ross Vail and Emily McLellan Vail, in Transforming Light: The Living Heritage of World Religions (1970). A meditation on Bahá'í-inspired themes of peace and the betterment of society. Does not mention the Faith. [about]
  81. Universal House of Justice: Significance, Origin, Authority, and Election, The, by Shahin Vafai, in The Essence of the Covenant: Features, History, and Implications (2005). [about]
  82. Unknown Hour, The, by David Friedman (1998). Christians believe the Bible does not specify the time of Christ's return, but the Bahá'í teachings are that an exact year, 1844, is indicated in the Bible for the time of the Second Coming. [about]
  83. Us and Them: Understanding Cultural Identity, by Deborah Clark Vance (2002-08). Identity formation and cultural identities are an important part of who we are, but we need to be aware that intergroup prejudices can obstruct mutual understanding. [about]
  84. Using the Names of God for Healing: List of 405 Names of God, by Susan Gammage (2012-11-19). Short essay on using the names in healing prayer; long list of names of God culled from the "Long Healing Prayer" and from Ruhiyyih Khanum's The Desire of the World. [about]
  85. Various Essays, by Susan Gammage (2013-2018/2023). 47 short essays on following the teachings and living a Bahá'í life, life coaching and counselling, recovery from substances or abuse, family matters, dreams, elections, debt, abortion, and more. Includes bios of Bruce Matthews and Caroline Lehmann. [about]
  86. Various essays, by Carol R. Goodrich and Rob Leavitt, in dialogue magazine (1986-1988). Five unrelated items: "The Philippines: Catholic Priests Detained and Murdered," "Two Halves Are Better Than One," "Vision Quest," "Emerging From...", and a Pogo comic mentioning Bahá'í Naw Ruz. [about]
  87. Verse of Light, the Sadratu'l-Muntahá (Divine Lote Tree), and the Unfoldment of God's Plan, The, by Shirley Macias (1991). Relationship of a key mystical Quranic verse, Súrih 24:35, to Bahá'í theology; includes a brief compilation of Bahá'í Writings about the Lote Tree. [about]
  88. Vision of the Future, A, by John S. Hatcher, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:4 (2016). "From the Editor's Desk": Introductory notes to JBS volume 26:4, announcing that JBS is now free for sharing, with new articles posted freely online. [about]
  89. Visit to Persia, A, by Guy Murchie, in Bahá'í News, 408 (1965 March/April). Notes from travels to Bahá'í holy places in Iran in 1964, on a trip made with special permission from the House of Justice; includes descriptions of the architecture of the house and shop of the Bab, the birthplace of Bahá'u'lláh, and the Síyáh Chál. [about]
  90. Visit to the Prophet of Persia, A, by Philip Sidersky and S. K. Braun, in Missionary Review, 25:10 (1902-10). Interview with Mirza Abu'l-Fadl-i-Gulpaygani in Washington, D.C., 1901. [about]
  91. Walking the Spiritual Path with Both Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground, by Joyce Baldwin, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:3 (2016). Overview of the life of a Bahá'í 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]
  92. Walking the Tight-rope of Parenthood, by John A. Davidson and Christine Wood, in The Family: Our Hopes and Challenges (1995). Description of a Bahá'í parenting program created by a "Marriage and Family Development" committee. [about]
  93. Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1989-2020). A series of brochures for seekers and new Bahá'ís explaining basic Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  94. Way to World Peace, The: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2015). [about]
  95. We Are All Iranian Bahá'ís!, by Ali Keshtgar (2008-08-15). The Hojjatieh Society, Nobel Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, human rights, and defending Bahá'ís. Includes Persian text. [about]
  96. Web and Weft of Civilisation: Art and Learning in the Bahá'í Community, by Aodhán Floyd, in Solas, 2 (2002). One of the challenges of the 5 Year Plan (2001-2006) is enhancing the relationship between education and art. Learning through the arts can enrich communities and help integrate societies. Education is the most effective way to shape values. [about]
  97. What Did They Die For?, by Hussein Ahdieh, in IranWire (2019-08-28). Reflections on the Bahá'ís of Iran, the discrimination and brutality they have faced, and how their plight brought the faith out of obscurity. [about]
  98. What is a Content Management System?, by Jonah Winters (2003-08). A brief overview of the technology underlying the Bahá'í Library Online circa 2003, and why this technology represents the next step in the Internet's evolution [since this essay was written, the term Web 2.0 has been popularized for said "next step"]. [about]
  99. What is Baha'u'llah's Message to the Sufis?, by Roberta Law (1998-02). Nature of Sufism and Bahá'u'lláh's teachings for the Sufi community, especially as contained in the Seven Valleys. [about]
  100. What is Religious Humanism: A Bahá'í Viewpoint, by Ali K. Merchant, in Global Religious Vision, 1:1 (2000-07). Religious institutions are often viewed as irrelevant to the concerns of the modern world. Apparent differences don't disprove the essential unity of religion, or its teaching that humans are essentially good and have a purpose in life. [about]
  101. Who Was Archangel, the Potowatami Woman on Whose Land the Wilmette Temple Was Built?, by Ismael Velasco (2011). Brief investigation into the surname "Ouilmette" (Wilmette), and the identity of a Native American girl named Archangel whose home was at one time on this point of land. [about]
  102. Who Was Daniel Jordan?: A Tribute, by Wm. Keith Bookwalter (1992/2023). Detailed overview of the life and thought of Dr. Jordan, philosopher and educator. [about]
  103. Who Was Thomas Breakwell?, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Journal (UK) (1997-08). Brief biography of the first English Bahá'í and an individual central in early European Bahá'í community. [about]
  104. Why Are We Here: Meaning of Life: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2003). [about]
  105. Why There are No Women in the Universal House of Justice, by Vladimir Chupin (2011). Upon learning that it is forbidden to elect women to the Universal House of Justice, many people become puzzled, given the Faith's strong emphasis on the equality of the sexes. This essay offers some perspectives. [about]
  106. Why We Need Bahá'í Theology, by Jack McLean (1995). A short definition of theology, its relationship with scholarship in general, and the role of apologetics. [about]
  107. Women and Religious Change: A case study in the colonial migrant experience, by Miriam Dixson, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). The story of Margaret Dixson, and one woman's growth from Anglicanism, via numerology and astrology, to commitment to the world ideals of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  108. Women in Martyrdom: Parallels of Passio Perpetuae and Martyrdom in the Baha'i Faith, by Kathleen Dillon (2000). Accounts of female martyrs in early Christianity and revolutionary Iran. [about]
  109. World Citizenship: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1996). [about]
  110. World Organization Secures World Peace, by R. L. Bridgman, in The Atlantic Monthly, 94:563 (1904-04). While this paper does not mention the Bahá'í Faith, it is an interesting snapshot, and history of, early movements paralleling or even preceding Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  111. World Peace: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990/2009). [about]
  112. World Vision of a Savant, The, by Auguste Henri Forel, in Star of the West, 18:11 (1928). Ruminations on the nature of the human brain, causes of racism, how to stop wars, the meaning of "God," and Bahá'í principles. [about]
  113. Wrathful God of Martin Luther and Baha'u'llah: Tablet of Ahmad-i-Farsi and Martin Luther (A comparison), by Roberta Law (1998-04). Comparison of the theologies of Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Ahmad (Persian) and early Protestantism. [about]
  114. Yerrinbool Bahá'í School and the Australian Bahá'í Community, by Fazel Naghdy, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). [about]
  115. Zen Gloss on Baha'u'llah's Commentary on "He who knoweth his self knoweth his Lord", A, by Juan Cole (1996). A Buddhist interpretation of themes in Bahá'u'lláh's tablet on Islamic mysticism and a saying about knowing one's self. [about]
  116. Zoroaster: Baha'u'llah's Ancestor, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1992). Overview of Zoroastrianism, its place in the history of revelation, and its writings. [about]
  117. Zoroaster: The Prophet of Ancient Iran and His Book, the Zend Avesta, by Ali-Kuli Khan (1945-08-30). [about]
  118. Религии мира о гомосексуализме: обзор учений Индуизма, Иудаизма, Буддизма, Зороастризма, Сикхизма, Христианства, Ислама, Веры бахаи, by Ильяс Фаткулов (2012-05-17). Краткий обзор точек зрения мировых религий на гомосексуальные отношения. [about]
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