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  1. 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Mírzá Ghaffár Zanúzí: ALM Nicolas's ‘Abdoul-Béha et la situation', 1912, by A.L.M. Nicolas, in Online Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 1 (2007). Published Articles. [about]
  2. Academic Irrelevance or Disciplinary Blind-Spot?: Middle Eastern Studies and the Baha'i Faith Today, by Ismael Velasco, in Middle East Studies Association Bulletin (2001). Possible reasons for the lack of attention to Baha'i topics in academia. Published Articles. [about]
  3. Achieving Reconciliation in a Conflicting World, by Ismael Velasco, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 18:1-4 (2008). The dynamics of conflict against the backdrop of globalization, and religion's role in fostering unity. A "logic of reconciliation" will allow us to find harmony among ideas, individuals, and communities. Published Articles. [about]
  4. Art of Sacred Reading, The: In Search of a Bahá'í Approach, by Ismael Velasco (2006). Embracing paradox: the experience of contradiction and the logic of reconciliation; "Loving sympathy": the example of Montaigne; sacred text and sacred reading: a journey into the Book of Certitude. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  5. Bahá'í Community in Edinburgh, 1946-1950, The, by Ismael Velasco, in Bahá'ís in the West (2004). Historical context of the rise of the Baha'i community in Scotland, community development, diffusion of Baha'i literature, and statistics of Baha'i membership in Scotland as of 1997. Published Articles. [about]
  6. Baha'i Conceptual Framework for Interfaith Discourse and Action, by Ismael Velasco (2010). Overview of challenges to interfaith work, a Baha'i appraisal of current activities, and the culture of systematic growth. Essays and short articles. [about]
  7. Baha'u'llah's First Tablet to Napoleon III: A Research Note, by Ismael Velasco, in Lights of Irfan, 4 (2003). Comparison of Shoghi Effendi's English translation and Ismael Velasco's English translation of Dreyfus French version. Published Articles. [about]
  8. Bibliography of Works on Baha'i Metaphysics in the English Language (2004). List of books and articles related to metaphysics, 1880-2001. Bibliographies. [about]
  9. Conceptualising Moral Values: A Metaphysical, Ethical and Empirical Dialogue with Schaefer's Moral Philosophy, by Ismael Velasco (2012). On a framework for a moral philosophy that integrates three areas of contemporary discourse: meta-ethics, which begins from metaphysics; ethics, which frames the hermeneutics of morality itself; and praxis, as disclosed and recorded by empirical science. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  10. Doing Scholarship from a Faith Perspective: Reading the Sacred as Sacred Encounter, by Ismael Velasco (2006). Problems with faith perspectives, and the dichotomy between faith and objectivity. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  11. Entering into Obligatory Prayer: Introduction and Commentary, by Ismael Velasco (2006). Overview of Baha'i prayer, its historical background, and a detailed commentary on the preamble to the Long Obligatory Prayer. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  12. Estudios y Profesiones, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Compilacion de Escritos Bahá'ís para Jovenes sobre Estudios y Profesiones Personal compilations. [about]
  13. First Tablet to Napoleon III: Excerpts, by Bahá'u'lláh (2001). Provisional translations. [about]
  14. Fixing the Gaze: Reflections on "The Order of Bahá'u'lláh" in the Báb's Persian Bayan, by Ismael Velasco, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 18:1 (2006). On the word nazm, "order," and how Baha'u'llah and then Shoghi Effendi extended used this as a foundation to build the concept of a Baha'i World Order, a sacred socio-political entity. Includes translation of Bayan 3:16. Published Articles. [about]
  15. Historia de la Fe Bahá'í en Venezuela. History of the Baha'i Faith in Venezuela. Essays and short articles. [about]
  16. In Memoriam: Hugh McKinley, by Ismael Velasco, in Online Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 1 (2007). Published Articles. [about]
  17. Ineffability in Scripture: A Conversation with 6 Medieval Mystics, by Ismael Velasco (2006). On how the experience of six 13th- and 14th-century Christian mystics was shaped by their language, environment, and background; how that process illuminates Baha’i scripture; implications for the conduct and direction of Baha’i scholarship. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  18. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): The Obligatory Prayers, by Universal House of Justice and Ismael Velasco (2000). Study Guides. [about]
  19. Kitáb-i-Íqán, The Book of Certitude: Wilmette Institute faculty notes, by Brent Poirier and Iraj Ayman (1999). Study Guides. [about]
  20. Legacies and Prospects: Baha'i Community Building Yesterday and Tomorrow, by Ismael Velasco (2002). On the rise and evolution of a world Bahá'í community in the 20th century, and new paradigms for community building. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  21. Liminal Moment, A: Shaykhi Millennialism and the Irruption of Modernity, by Ismael Velasco (2013). On the end-times theology of the last great philosophical school to have developed integrally within Islam, its context vis-a-vis Western modernity, and its place in Baha'i thought. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  22. Literatura Bahá'í en Español (2004). A partial and unformatted list (from 2004) of books in Spanish. Bibliographies. [about]
  23. Logos, Mythos and Kerygma: The Logic of Reconciliation and the Occultation of the Promised Qá'im in Bábí-Bahá'í Scripture, by Ismael Velasco (2004). Theological background of the Twelfth Imam in Shi'i Islam, comprehensive interpretation of Bahá'u'lláh's and 'Abdu'l-Bahá's position on the occultation and the Qá'ím, and the historicity of the 12th Imám in the Bahá'í writings. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  24. Moderation and the Art of Teaching, by Ismael Velasco (2001). Compilation, designed as a deepening and handout, on teaching the Faith, the importance of language, moderation and receptivity, and atmosphere and language. Personal compilations. [about]
  25. Pattern of a New World Order: The Bahá'í Administrative Order and Shoghi Effendi's Contribution to Globalisation Theory, by Ismael Velasco (2010). The concept of the administrative order, and how the Guardian extrapolated its framework from the writings of Baha'u'llah. Audio. [about]
  26. "Peace" in the Baha'i Scriptures, by Ismael Velasco (2001). Annotated compilation on the gestation of thoughts about peace and the Lesser Peace in the writings of Baha’u’llah, universal peace in the writings of Abdu'l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi's "New World Order," and the UHJ's influences on the Lesser Peace. Personal compilations. [about]
  27. Persian Bayan, The: From A.L.M. Nicolas' French translation, by Báb, The (2001). Four short chapters from The Báb's book of laws. Translation of Nicolas’s Le Beyán Persan, translated from the French, with reference to the Persian, by Ismael Velasco. Provisional translations. [about]
  28. Portrait of Abdu'l-Bahá: Selections From Memories of Nine Years in Akká, by Youness Khan Afroukhteh (2006). Habits of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in His daily tasks and services, his concentration, the way he revealed verses, his manner of speaking, his bearing, interactions with governments, his burdens and tasks, and his love and generosity. Biographies. [about]
  29. Prolegomenon to the Study of Babi and Baha'i Scriptures, A: The Importance of Henry Corbin to Babi and Baha'i Studies, by Ismael Velasco, in Bahá'í Studies Review, Vol. 12 (2004). On the foremost Western authority on the Islamic philosophy of Persia, one of the most influential Islamicists of the 20th century, whose work is uniquely relevant in understanding the philosophical context for the emergence of the Babi Faith. Published Articles. [about]
  30. Qayyúm-al-'Asmá: Wilmette Institute faculty notes, by Ismael Velasco and Todd Lawson (1999). Study Guides. [about]
  31. Reconstructing Ridvan, by Ismael Velasco, in Bahá'í Journal UK, 19:1 (2002). Brief historical overview of an event about which the Guardian said the circumstances are "shrouded in an obscurity which future historians will find it difficult to penetrate." Essays and short articles. [about]
  32. Reflections on Baha'u'llah's Claims to Being the Return of Imam Husayn, by Ismael Velasco (2020). On Imam Husayn in Shi'a Islam, expectations of his return, his place in Babi theology, and various relationships to the Babi Faith: ancestral, devotional, initiatory, theophanic, typological, eschatological, and messianic. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  33. Religion, Modernity and the "Clash of Civilisations": Context and Prospects, by Ismael Velasco (2013). On the broader intellectual context for the emergence of the Baha'i Faith in 19th century Iran and its subsequent engagement with Western modernity. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  34. Renacer del Tiempo, El: Los ritmos profundos del calendario y los júbilos misteriosos de Ayyám-i Há, by Ismael Velasco. A Spanish article on the Baha'i (Badi) calendar and the Baha'i festival Ayyam-i-Ha. Unpublished Articles. [about]
  35. Shoghi Effendi: An approach to his artistic contribution to style in English literature and to standards in translation, by Nobel Perdu and Ismael Velasco, in Traducción, cultura e inmigración. Reflexiones interdisciplinares, ed. García Marcos et al. (2004). Published Articles. [about]
  36. Sprinkling from a Cloud (Rashh-i-Amá): Wilmette Institute faculty notes, by Ismael Velasco and Julio Savi (1999). Study Guides. [about]
  37. "Symbolism in the Badí' Calendar," by Robin Mihrshahi: Review, by Ismael Velasco (2004). Book Reviews. [about]
  38. Towards the Summit of Reality, by Julio Savi: Review, by Ismael Velasco (2008). Book Reviews. [about]
  39. "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 Baha'u'llah — likely Russia and France or Russia and Germany. Essays and short articles. [about]
  40. "What I Want to Say is Wordless": Mystical Language, Revelation and Scholarship, by Ismael Velasco, in Lights of Irfan, Book 2 (2001). Published Articles. [about]
 
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