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What's new: Documents posted in the past days

  1. Posted 2020-10-18, in Encyclopedia articles:   Encyclopaedia of Islam: Bahá'í Selections (1986). 40 articles about, mentioning, or relevant to the Babi or Baha'i Faiths. [about]
  2. Posted 2020-10-17, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck and Adib Ma'sumian. Baha'u'llah's Paradise of Justice: Commentary and Translation, in Bahá'í Studies Review 20 (2014). This tablet transforms received notions of 'justice' to vivify it and make it sacred, presenting a significantly expanded paradigm of justice, both in precept and practice. [about]
  3. Posted 2020-10-17, in Essays and short articles:   Ismael Velasco. Reconstructing Ridvan, 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." [about]
  4. Posted 2020-10-17, in Introductory:   Glossary and Index of Terms, in Encyclopaedia of Islam volume 13 "Index" (2004). Comprehensive glossary of Islam. (Extracted from the final volume, #13. Encyclopedia index not included.) [about]
  5. Posted 2020-10-16, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Tablette du Paradis de la Justice (Lawḥ-i-Riḍvánuʼl-ʻAdl) (2020). Tablette de Bahá’u’lláh, traduction française provisoire. [about]
  6. Posted 2020-10-16, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Sourate de la Patience (Tablette de Job) (2020). Tablette de Bahá’u’lláh, Traduction française provisoire. [about]
  7. Posted 2020-10-16, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. De la Lettre Bá' à la Lettre Há' (2020). Tablette de Bahá’u’lláh, publiée dans "The Call of the Divine Beloved", édition anglaise du Centre mondial, 2019. Traduction provisoire. [about]
  8. Posted 2020-10-16, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Prière pour protéger des épidémies (2020). Une prière révélée par Bahá’u’lláh pour protéger des épidémies, publiée dans Baha'i Prayers. Traduction provisoire. [about]
  9. Posted 2020-10-16, in Book excerpts:   Hasan M. Balyuzi. Sur l'histoire de la première lettre du Báb envoyée à Bahá'u'lláh (2020). Extrait du livre de H. M.Balyuzi, Bahá'u'lláh The King of Glory (George Ronald, 1980, pp. 35-37), contant l'histoire de la première lettre du Báb envoyée à Bahá’u’lláh. Traduction française provisoire. [about]
  10. Posted 2020-10-16, in Poetry:   Duane L. Herrmann. No Known Address (2020). Nine poems selected by the author, from a collection of Holocaust poetry. [about]
  11. Posted 2020-10-15, in Personal compilations:   Ismael Velasco. "Peace" in the Baha'i Scriptures (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. [about]
  12. Posted 2020-10-15, in Personal compilations:   Ismael Velasco. Moderation and the Art of Teaching (2001). Compilation, designed as a deepening and handout, on teaching the Faith, the importance of language, moderation and receptivity, and atmosphere and language. [about]
  13. Posted 2020-10-15, in Published Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Bahá'í Community in Edinburgh, 1946-1950, The, 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. [about]
  14. Posted 2020-10-15, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Liminal Moment, A: Shaykhi Millennialism and the Irruption of Modernity (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. [about]
  15. Posted 2020-10-15, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Religion, Modernity and the "Clash of Civilisations": Context and Prospects (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. [about]
  16. Posted 2020-10-15, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Logos, Mythos and Kerygma: The Logic of Reconciliation and the Occultation of the Promised Qá'im in Bábí-Bahá'í Scripture (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. [about]
  17. Posted 2020-10-15, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Legacies and Prospects: Baha'i Community Building Yesterday and Tomorrow (2002). On the rise and evolution of a world Bahá'í community in the 20th century, and new paradigms for community building. [about]
  18. Posted 2020-10-15, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Conceptualising Moral Values: A Metaphysical, Ethical and Empirical Dialogue with Schaefer's Moral Philosophy (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. [about]
  19. Posted 2020-10-14, in Essays and short articles:   Ismael Velasco. "Two Great Powers" in the Lawh-i Maqsud (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. [about]
  20. Posted 2020-10-13, in Bahá'í Writings:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Universal Education, in Mémoires sur l'education morale, présentés au deuxième Congrès international d'éducation morale à La Haye (1912). Tablet to the second international congress on moral education in The Hague. [about]
  21. Posted 2020-10-13, in BWC Compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Shoghi Effendi. Baha'i Burial and Related Laws (2020). Applicability of laws; preparations for burial; prayers and services; cemeteries, graves, and tombstones; exhumation; honoring the dead; cremation and miscellaneous issues. [about]
  22. Posted 2020-10-13, in BWC Compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. World's Current State of Disorder and Confusion, The (2020). Compilation of passages that could be relevant to contemporary issues of 2020, and the appropriate disposition of the Baha'is. [about]
  23. Posted 2020-10-13, in Published Articles:   Ahang Rabbani and Khazeh Fananapazir. Abdu'l-Baha's First Thousand-Verse Tablet: History and Provisional Translation, in Bahá'í Studies Review 16:1 (2010). Tablet revealed in 1897 in response to events in Akka and the rebellion against Abdu'l-Baha by his family members after the passing of Baha'u'llah. [about]
  24. Posted 2020-10-13, in Biographies:   Marlene Macke. Helen Frances Grand (1865-1944): Traces of a Bahá'í Life (2020). Glimpse of one small facet of the Bahá’í Faith’s beginnings in cities like Toronto in the early decades of the 20th Century. [about]
  25. Posted 2020-10-13, in Presentations:   David F. Young. Teaching Christians More Effectively: Handbook and Seminar (1999). Baha'i views of Christianity; questions Christians might ask; interpretation of the Bible; theology of miracles, baptism, sin, Armageddon, and heaven and hell; social issues. [about]
  26. Posted 2020-10-12, in BWC Compilations:   Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. That Promising Continent: Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, the Writings and Letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Letters Written on his Behalf on Africa (1998). Updated version of "That Vast but Promising Continent," a compilation originally prepared by the UHJ and International Teaching Centre to stimulate among Baha'is in Africa a greater awareness of their high spiritual destiny, strengths, and opportunities. [about]
  27. Posted 2020-10-12, in Personal compilations:   State When Asleep, The: Dreams, Their Interpretation and Wisdom (2011). Annotated translation by Brown (2011) of a compilation by Mazindarani published in Amr va Khalq (1954-1955). [about]
  28. Posted 2020-10-12, in Personal compilations:   What Do Baha'is Know About Dreams? (2014). How dreams are described in the Baha'i Faith, dreams vs. visions, kinds and purposes of dreams, interpreting dreams, and further resources. [about]
  29. Posted 2020-10-12, in Published Articles:   Alex Vedovi. The Role of Public Institutions in Ensuring Social Well-Being, in Bahá'í World (2020). Questions around government’s role in social welfare and the welfare state; Baha'i perspectives on the government's role in supporting well-being; taxation, wealth, and poverty; [about]
  30. Posted 2020-10-12, in Published Articles:   Michael L. Penn. The Light Was in the Darkness: Reflections on the Growth that Hides in the Pain of Suffering, in Bahá'í World (2020). Existential stress and its relationship to individual growth and development, drawing on the rich spiritual and philosophical heritage of humanity. [about]
  31. Posted 2020-10-12, in Published Articles:   June Manning Thomas. Spatial Strategies for Racial Unity, in Bahá'í World (2020). On the nature and approaches of Bahá’í educational programs and community building efforts which seek, in the context of neighborhoods and villages, to raise capacity for service to humanity. [about]
  32. Posted 2020-10-12, in Published Articles:   Navid Sabet. Is Economic Justice Possible?: Toward a New Conception of the Equitable Distribution of Wealth and Income, in Bahá'í World (2020). Survey of the world's current economic condition, and on the implications of Bahá'í principles on the enormous challenge of building an economic system that is just, benefiting all of humanity. [about]
  33. Posted 2020-10-12, in Published Articles:   Sasha Dehghani. Birth of a Monotheistic Religion in Modernity, The: On Jihad and Martyrdom in the Baha'i Faith, in Martyrdom in the Modern Middle East ed. Sasha Dehghani and Silvia Horsch (2014). The Baha'i Faith responds to major questions of modernity such as the claims of science, world peace, and women's rights. Elements of continuity between early Christianity and mystical Islam can be found in the abolishment of military jihad. [about]
  34. Posted 2020-10-12, in Published Articles:   Per-Olof Akerdahl. Martyrdom and Servanthood in the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths: A Struggle to Defend a Cosmic Order, in Martyrdom in the Modern Middle East ed. Sasha Dehghani and Silvia Horsch (2014). From mystical Islam stems the ideal of servanthood, which is preferred over a concept of martyrdom that includes physical death; on ideological motivations for the persecution of Bahá'ís in different socio-historical circumstances. [about]
  35. Posted 2020-10-12, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Between Karbalá' and Tabríz: Contested Martyrdom Narratives, in Martyrdom in the Modern Middle East ed. Sasha Dehghani and Silvia Horsch (2014). On two models of martyrdom in the time after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, that of the ruling elite and that of the Bahá'is. The Baha'i narrative is closer to the traditional Shiite, whereas modern Shiism is designed to foster the revolutionary spirit. [about]
  36. Posted 2020-10-12, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Millennialism and Violence: The Attempted Assassination of Nasir al-Din Shah of Iran by the Babis in 1852, in Nova Religio 12:1 (2008). Events leading up to the assassination attempt, and political and social factors leading to the violence. [about]
  37. Posted 2020-10-12, in Published Articles:   Ankita Sanyal. Baha'is in Post-revolution Iran: Perspectives of the Ulema, in Contemporary Review of the Middle East 6:1 (2019). Historical background of the ulema/monarchy equation; the Ayatollahs’ take on the Baha’is after 1979, and dissident views of the Baha'is. [about]
  38. Posted 2020-10-12, in Essays and short articles:   Gustavo Correa. Community and Collective Action, in Bahá'í World (2015). On the hopeful efforts of groups of people around the world to build a new kind of community based on the oneness of humankind, and the vision and process guiding these efforts. [about]
  39. Posted 2020-10-03, in Published Articles:   Bani Dugal. Bonds that Sustain: Bahá'í Community-Building Efforts Through the Lens of Disaster Response, in Bahá'í World (2019). On disaster response in the Bahá'í community, systems of human resource development, community-building capacity, coordination, communication, collective action, and spiritual needs. [about]
  40. Posted 2020-10-03, in Published Articles:   Matt Weinberg. Technology, Values, and the Shaping of Social Reality, in Bahá'í World (2019). On a Bahá'í view on technology, its role in advancing civilization, the critical issue of technological choice and its mechanisms, consultative processes, and the case of the Internet. [about]
  41. Posted 2020-10-03, in Published Articles:   Paul Hanley. Begin with the Village: The Bahá'í Approach to Rural Development, in Bahá'í World (2019). About the focus on rural areas, the role of farmers and villages in achieving sustainable development, establishing community institutions, social action and public discourse. [about]
  42. Posted 2020-10-03, in Published Articles:   Kerilyn Schewel. Rethinking Migration from a Global Perspective, in Bahá'í World (2020). On migration and social transformation and humanity's response to displacement. [about]
  43. Posted 2020-10-01, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck. Abdu'l-Baha's 1912 Howard University Speech: A Civil War Myth for Interracial Emancipation, in Abdu'l-Bahá's Journey West: The Course of Human Solidarity ed. Negar Mottahedeh (2013). Overview of the event, press coverage, publications of the speech, the Emancipation Proclamation "myth" and its historical influence, the role of whites, and the rhetoric of progress. [about]
  44. Posted 2020-09-29, in Personal compilations:   Baha'u'llah in His Own Words (2008). Compilation of texts related to Bahá’u’lláh found in his Writings, with supplementary texts written by the Báb, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and other authors, and commentary. [about]
  45. Posted 2020-09-29, in Personal compilations:   Peter Terry. Companion to Proofs of the Prophets, in Proofs of the Prophets (2008). Compilation of texts related to nomenclature of proof; reasons for opposition to the Prophets of God; principles of approach to the Prophets; the path of illumination. [about]
  46. Posted 2020-09-29, in Personal compilations:   Proofs of the Prophets: The Case for Lord Krishna, in Proofs of the Prophets (2008). Compilation of texts related to Lord Krishna; forty proofs of prophethood set forth in the Bhagavad-Gita, the Bhagavata Purana and other Scriptures of Hinduism, as well as the writings of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb,‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and others. [about]
  47. Posted 2020-09-29, in Personal compilations:   Proofs of the Prophets: The Case for Baha'u'llah, in Proofs of the Prophets (2008). Forty proofs of prophethood set forth in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and other authors, in English translations. [about]
  48. Posted 2020-09-29, in Books:   Peter Terry. Proofs of the Prophets, in Proofs of the Prophets (2008). Compilation of texts related to proofs of prophethood, as found in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb, Abdu'l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and in the Sacred Writings of various religions. [about]
  49. Posted 2020-09-29, in Books:   Henry Corbin. Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth: From Mazdean Iran to Shi'ite Iran (1977). An analysis of interrelated themes in Iranian religion, including the angelology of Mazdaism and Islamic Shi'ite concepts of spirit-body identity. Includes descriptions of cosmologies in Zoroastrian, Shi'i Islamic and Shaykhi philosophies. [about]
  50. Posted 2020-09-28, in Research notes:   Moojan Momen. Comparative Lives of the Founders of the World Religions, in Bahá'í Studies Review 5.1 (1995). Table comparing the lives of the Founders of the world's religions. [about]
  51. Posted 2020-09-25, in Published Articles:   Julio Savi. Most Dramatic Chapter in the Spiritual History of Humankind, A: A Pictorial Essay, in Bahá'í World (2020). Introduction to the life of the Báb, with historical photo-realistic illustrations by Romanian artist Simina Boicu Rahmatian. [about]
  52. Posted 2020-09-24, in Published Articles:   Douglas Martin. Mission of the Báb, The: Retrospective 1844-1994, in Bahá'í World Vol. 23 (1994-1995) (1996). The revelation of the Báb in the context of its impact on the Western writers of the period and its subsequent influence. [about]
  53. Posted 2020-09-24, in Published Articles:   Robert Weinberg. Tales of Magnificent Heroism: The Impact of the Báb and His Followers on Writers and Artists, in Bahá'í World (2019). This concise survey explores how this particular episode in humanity’s religious history resonated so strongly through the decades that followed. [about]
  54. Posted 2020-09-24, in Published Articles:   Farzam Arbab. Knowledge and Civilization: Implications for the Community and the Individual, in Bahá'í World Vol. 26 (1997-1998) (1999). Exploration of the relationship between science and religion as two great systems of knowledge that have a vital social role to play in the building of a world civilization. [about]
  55. Posted 2020-09-24, in Books:   Bahá'í International Community. Bahá'ís, The: Contributing to an Emerging Global Civilization (1992). A popular magazine-format introduction to the Faith produced by the Office of Public Information of the Bahá’í International Community. [about]
  56. Posted 2020-09-24, in Essays and short articles:   Bahá'í International Community. Religion in an Ever-Advancing Civilization, in The Bahá'ís (1992). On the unity of humanity and the decline and renewal of religion. [about]
  57. Posted 2020-09-23, in Published Articles:   Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. The Re-florescence of Historical Romance in Nabil, in Bahá'í World Vol. 5 (1932–1934) (1934). Essay reflecting on the dominant themes of The Dawn-Breakers, an early narrative of Bábí history authored by Nabil-i-A'zam. [about]
  58. Posted 2020-09-23, in Published Articles:   Elham Afnan. A Twofold Mission: Some Distinctive Characteristics of the Person and Teachings of the Báb, in Bahá'í World (2019). Some features of the Bab's life and Writings highlighting the rare combination of qualities that have come to be associated with him. [about]
  59. Posted 2020-09-23, in Published Articles:   Nader Saiedi. Replacing the Sword with the Word: Bahá'u'lláh's Concept of Peace, in Bahá'í World (2019). The writings of Baha'u'llah reconstruct foundational concepts such as mysticism, religion, and social order; theories of peace, including democratic, Marxist, and sociological. [about]
  60. Posted 2020-09-23, in Published Articles:   Ann Boyles. For the Betterment of the World, to the Glory of God: The Emergence of Bahá'í Houses of Worship, in Bahá'í World (2019). Overiew of the concept and history of the Bahá'í House of Worship. [about]
  61. Posted 2020-09-23, in Essays and short articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Observing the Fast When You Are Not to Abstain from Food, in Fasting: The Moon and Its Suns: A Bahá'í Handbook (1989). What meaning can the Fast have if one is not able to observe it? The spiritual and symbolic natures of the Fast remain. [about]
  62. Posted 2020-09-23, in Newspaper articles:   Todd Fertig. Small in Number, Big in Faith, in Topeka Capital-Journal (2020). Overview of the Baha'i Faith and its activities in Kansas, and interview with Duane Herrmann. [about]
  63. Posted 2020-09-13, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Letter on Racism in the United States (2020). Letter on need for American people to grasp the moment to create a reform of its social order related to racial prejudice, and the Bahá’í community’s distinctive contribution to the eradication of racism. [about]
  64. Posted 2020-09-08, in Bibliographies:   Overview of Translations of Bahá'í Texts on bahaiprayers.net (2020). Table detailing languages and sources of all translations of Bahá'í scripture available in almost 100 languages on Bahaiprayers.net. [about]
  65. Posted 2020-08-26, in Books:   Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman. Chosen Path, The: Tahirih of Persia and Her Search for God (2020). Overview of the life of Tahirih of Qazvin and this period of Babi history, written for a Baha'i youth audience. PDF of the book, and an audio podcast about it. [about]
  66. Posted 2020-08-23, in Biographies:   Lil Osborn. Alice Buckton's Glastonbury Pilgrimage (2020). Buckton's spiritual awakening and pioneering activities in Glastonbury, including her setting up a womens' and pilgrims' hostel, and the Pilgrimage of Avalon. [about]
  67. Posted 2020-08-21, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Short Stories, in Institor Gleg: New and Collected Stories (2017). Stories from a different point of view - one influenced by the Revelation of Baha'u'llah. [about]
  68. Posted 2020-08-20, in Bibliographies:   John Hatcher. List of Articles on BahaiTeachings.org (2015). List of online essays and articles by Dr. John Hatcher. [about]
  69. Posted 2020-08-19, in Published Articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Poetry and the Arts in Rebuilding Society, in The Creative Circle ed. Michael Fitzgerald (1989). The status of poetry is exalted in the Bahá’í Revelation, starting from the writings of the Bab to the hymns of the contemporary community; even God is described as a poet. The arts allow us to arise to our divine nature. [about]
  70. Posted 2020-08-19, in Essays and short articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Kansas Farm Boy, in Once to Every Man and Nation ed. Randie & Steven Gottlieb (1985). Brief autobiography, with background on the author's introduction to and acceptance of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  71. Posted 2020-08-16, in Essays and short articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. 'Abdu'l-Bahá Writes to Wichita, Kansas: The Beginnings of the Bahá'í History of Wichita (2002). Early history of the Baha'i community of Wichita. Includes three tablets sent at ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s instruction to two believers in Wichita in 1902, Fred Hale and Frank Dyer. [about]
  72. Posted 2020-08-10, in BWC Compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Social Action (2020). Concepts of social and economic development in the Baha'i teachings; material vs spiritual dimensions of existence; community issues; specific themes of education, agriculture, economics, health, arts, and technology. [about]
  73. Posted 2020-08-10, in Published Articles:   Todd Lawson. Muhammad as Educator, Islam as Enlightenment, and the Quran as Sacred Epic, in Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam ed. Sebastian Gunther (2020). To Islam, civilization in prosperity and harmony is sacred; education is pivotal in the journey from ignorance to enlightenment; overview of the "heroic" theme and "epic" structure of the Qur'an. Contains no mention of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  74. Posted 2020-08-06, in Provisional translations:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Tablet To the Beloved of God in General in America, in By Thy Strengthening Grace (2006). Tablet sent in response to a petition signed by American believers in 1905, including Rose Hilty and Mary Miller of Kansas. [about]
  75. Posted 2020-08-06, in Published Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Achieving Reconciliation in a Conflicting World, 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. [about]
  76. Posted 2020-08-06, in Published Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Prolegomenon to the Study of Babi and Baha'i Scriptures, A: The Importance of Henry Corbin to Babi and Baha'i Studies, 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. [about]
  77. Posted 2020-08-06, in Biographies:   In Memoriam: Dr. Zia M. Bagdadi, in The Bahá'í World Vol. 7 (1936-1938) (1938). Biography of one-time editor of Star of the West. [about]
  78. Posted 2020-08-06, in Books:   Duane L. Herrmann. By Thy Strengthening Grace: The First One Hundred Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Topeka: 1906-2006 (2006). An initial survey of the first century of the Topeka, Kansas Bahá'í community. Includes a Tablet from Abdu'l-Bahá unpublished for 100 years. [about]
  79. Posted 2020-08-06, in Books:   Zia M. Bagdadi. Treasures of the East: The Life of Nine Oriental Countries (1930). Descriptions of nine "Treasures" — Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Jijaz (Arabia), Transjordania (Arabia), Persia, India, and Turkey — by an Iraqi physician who traveled to the U.S. and was instrumental in the establishment of several Baha'i communities. [about]
  80. Posted 2020-08-06, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Flash Fiction: Spiritual Conversations (2014). Nine short stories; brief conversations that may aid enlightenment. [about]
  81. Posted 2020-08-05, in Books:   Community Histories, in Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions Volume 6 (1992). Essay on the diversity of Western Baha'i communities, followed by six histories of selected local communities in the United States, Britain, and Canada. [about]
  82. Posted 2020-08-05, in Book Reviews:   Ismael Velasco. "Symbolism in the Badí' Calendar," by Robin Mihrshahi: Review (2004). [about]
  83. Posted 2020-08-05, in Theses:   Rocio Macarena Montoya Jorquera. El Legado de Una Nueva Profecía: Historia de la Fe Bahá'í en Chile (2017). History of the Baha'is in Chile, from Martha Root's arrival in 1920, Marcia Stewart first pioneer in 1939, experiences under the Pinochet government, to the establishment of the Baha'i Temple in 2016. [about]
  84. Posted 2020-08-05, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Second Chance (2018). A story of redemption and transformation. [about]
  85. Posted 2020-08-05, in Poetry:   Duane L. Herrmann. Remnants of a Life (2019). Poems that reflect on a childhood that was survived in spite of events and conditions; a message of hope for others that survival is worth the effort and more than mere survival is possible. [about]
  86. Posted 2020-08-04, in Biographies:   Robert Gregory Shaw. Uncle Bill: A Personal Memoir (2020). Personal recollections of Albert Edwin Dorrida, "Uncle Bill" (1901-1972), who became a Baha'i after meeting 'Abdu'l-Baha in 1912; history of the Baha'i Faith in Baltimore. Includes articles from Baha'i News from 1947 and 1982. [about]
  87. Posted 2020-08-04, in Biographies:   Duane L. Herrmann. Bertha: An Early American Baha'i Stalwart, in Herald of the South (1991). Brief profile of an early pioneer in Baha'i publications and education (and sister of Mabel Hyde Paine). Many of the Guardian's letters on education were written to her as secretary of the Louhelen School Committee. [about]
  88. Posted 2020-08-04, in Essays and short articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Holy Year, 1992-93, in Herald of the South (1993). A description of the history, meaning, and events of the centennial Holy Year for members of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  89. Posted 2020-08-04, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Letters from the Past, in Wagon Magazine (2018). A young couple move into a new home in grief over their lost child and discover hidden letters which reveal a painful past as well as a message of hope. [about]
  90. Posted 2020-08-04, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. On the Leavenworth Trail, in Wagon Magazine (2018). Historical fiction; a glimpse of life on the American frontier, in Kansas, just after the American Civil War, and international news that traveled remarkably fast. [about]
  91. Posted 2020-08-04, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Place in the Woods, A, in Summer Shorts II: Best Kept Secrets (2014). A young man has just achieved his life's goal, yet now he has an opportunity for professional advancement and must choose between the two. He gets confirmation of his choice from an unexpected place which confirms another decision. [about]
  92. Posted 2020-08-04, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Escape from Earth: The Journal of a Planetary Pioneer (2018). Chapter 1 of a 300-page novel. [about]
  93. Posted 2020-08-04, in Poetry:   Duane L. Herrmann. Prairies of Possibilities (2005). Sample of poems from the published book, selected by the author — whom Midwest Quarterly celebrated as "one of the most recognized poets in Kansas" — for sharing with the Baha'i Library, [about]
  94. Posted 2020-08-04, in Poetry:   Duane L. Herrmann. Ichnographical: 173 (2016). Poems of life, experience, and transcendence. Sample of poetry from the published book, selected by the author, for sharing with the Baha'i Library. [about]
  95. Posted 2020-08-03, in Research notes:   Romuald Boubou Moyo. Discovering a Sacred Numerical Pattern from Baha'i Scriptures (2020). Brief analysis of the inheritance shares outlined in the Kitab-i-Aqdas and how the abjad system of numerology might shed light on hidden patterns. [about]
  96. Posted 2020-08-02, in Published Articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Bahá'í Faith in Kansas 1897-1947, The, in Community Histories: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions vol. 6 (1992). An introduction to the first half century of the Kansas Baha'i community, with unique insight into their patterns of growth and inactivity. [about]
  97. Posted 2020-08-02, in Published Articles:   Richard Hollinger. Bahá'í Communities in the West, 1897-1992, in Community Histories: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions Volume 6 (1992). Sociological survey of major trends in the American Bahá'í community from the nineteenth century to the present — a broad framework in which the history of local communities can be understood. [about]
  98. Posted 2020-08-02, in Published Articles:   Roger Dahl. A History of the Kenosha Bahá'í Community 1897-1980, in Community Histories: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions Volume 6 (1992). Overview of the long history of the Bahá'ís of Kenosha, Wisconsin, visited by Abdul-Baha in 1912. [about]
  99. Posted 2020-08-02, in Published Articles:   Deborah Clark. Bahá'ís of Baltimore, 1898-1990, The, in Community Histories: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions Volume 6 (1992). The story of the Bahá'ís in the Baltimore area, who also hosted Abdul-Baha during his travels in America. [about]
  100. Posted 2020-08-02, in Published Articles:   Will C. van den Hoonaard. Development and Decline of an Early Bahá'í Community: Saint John, N.B., 1910-1925 , in Community Histories: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions Volume 6 (1992). The brief early history of the Saint John Baha'is. Established in 1910, the Baha'i community struggled in the hostile environment of New Brunswick. In 1925 the community disappeared, to be reestablished only in recent times. [about]
  101. Posted 2020-08-02, in Published Articles:   Peggy Caton. History of the Sacramento Bahá'í Community, 1912-1991, A, in Community Histories: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions Volume 6 (1992). History of the Bahá'í community of Sacramento, including a detailed account of Abdul-Baha's visit to California, and the later rapid expansion of the community during the 1960s and 1970s. [about]
  102. Posted 2020-08-02, in Newspaper articles:   Newspaper Collections and the Baha'i Faith (2020). Links to collections of thousands of newspaper clippings and articles related to the Baha'i Faith, and a brief guide to finding other Baha'i genealogical and historical sources. [about]
  103. Posted 2020-08-01, in Published Articles:   John H. Shedd. Babism: Its Doctrines and Relations to Mission Work, in Missionary Review of the World 17 (1894). Early overview of Babi history and teachings, and its relation to Islam and Christianity. [about]
  104. Posted 2020-08-01, in Published Articles:   Johanna Pink. Concept of Freedom of Belief and Its Boundaries in Egypt, The: The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Baha'i Faith between Established Religions and an Authoritarian State, in Culture and Religion, 6:1 (2005). On how the Egyptian courts have dealt with the two most important non-Islamic faiths in Egypt, both of which have been officially dissolved and face strong opposition. [about]
  105. Posted 2020-08-01, in Essays and short articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Missionaries Who Aided the Cause of God, in Glory Magazine 13:2 (1991). Brief account of the work of Dr. William Cormick and Rev. John H. Shedd and their interest in the Babi Faith. [about]
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