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What's new: Documents posted in the past days

  1. Posted 2020-05-23, in Pilgrims' notes:   Artemus Lamb. Haifa Notes (1953). Notes of a 5-day visit with the Guardian, by a pioneer to South America. [about]
  2. Posted 2020-05-23, in Biographies:   Quentin Farrand. Artemus Lamb, 1905-1998 (1998). Biography of a pioneer to Central and South America, who also recorded pilgrim's notes with the Guardian. [about]
  3. Posted 2020-05-22, in Unpublished Articles:   Seena Fazel. Baha'i Studies at the Crossroads: Key Papers and Developments in the Baha'i Studies Review 1990-2002 (2018). Review of the first 12 years of the BSR journal, highlighting some key papers and developments from the viewpoint of the editor, some of the journal's novel contributions to Baha'i studies, and future directions it might take. [about]
  4. Posted 2020-05-20, in Published Articles:   Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity. Science, Religion, and Development: Promoting a Discourse in India, Brazil, and Uganda (2010). The experience and insights of academics, policy makers, and development practitioners who have contributed to the discourse on science, religion, and development on three continents. [Link to PDF, offsite.] [about]
  5. Posted 2020-05-20, in Published Articles:   Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity. May Knowledge Grow in our Hearts: Applying Spiritual Principles to Development Practice (2010). On how an organization can employ the methods of science and the principles of religion together while working for a more humane and just world, via the case of India's Seva Mandir (Temple of Service). [Link to PDF, offsite.] [about]
  6. Posted 2020-05-20, in Essays and short articles:   Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity. Science, Religion and Development: Some Initial Considerations (2008). 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]
  7. Posted 2020-05-20, in Essays and short articles:   Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity. Advancing Toward the Equality of Women and Men (2009). Issues that lie at the heart of the struggle for the equality of women and men, via the Institute’s efforts to generate systematic learning and gain new insights, in collaboration with others. [Link to PDF, offsite.] [about]
  8. Posted 2020-05-19, in Study Guides:   Hui Bau. Demystifying Shoghi Effendi's Advent of Divine Justice: The "Double Crusade" (2020). A condensed presentation of the Guardian's call to action to American and Canadian Baha’is to engage spiritually in the path towards God. Includes an example plan for group study and practice. [about]
  9. Posted 2020-05-17, in Published Articles:   Steven E. Ellis. Overcoming Barriers to Unity: An Essay on Group Harmony (1996). Different perspectives on unity and disunity; red flags of disunity including anger, advising, perfectionism, excessive speech; group decision-making; and the role of the institutions. Includes compilation on the subject of unity. [about]
  10. Posted 2020-05-09, in Book Reviews:   Christopher Buck. Tafsír as Mystical Experience, by Todd Lawson: Review (2020). [about]
  11. Posted 2020-05-09, in Research notes:   Will and Testament Blank Preamble (2020). A template for a personal will, free for any Baha'i to use. [about]
  12. Posted 2020-05-06, in Published Articles:   Leyla Melikova. Bahaism and Ecumenism in the Context of Recent Sociocultural Trends , in The Caucasus & Globalization 2:3 (2008). Some of the current sociocultural specifics of two religious phenomena — the Baha'i Faith and ecumenism — and their place in the republic’s public and religious life. [about]
  13. Posted 2020-05-06, in Published Articles:   Leyla Melikova. Bahaism in Azerbaijan, in The Caucasus & Globalization 1:5 (2007). History of the Baha'i Faith in northern Azerbaijan, and the Faith's present and future in the context of the relations between the state and society in Azerbaijan. [about]
  14. Posted 2020-05-04, in Provisional translations:   Báb, The. Persian Bayan ("Persian Exposition"), The: From A.L.M. Nicolas' French translation (2020). Bayan-i-Farsi ("Persian Exposition"), translated from the original Persian into French by A.L.M. Nicolas (as Le Beyan Persan), then translated into English by Anonymous. [about]
  15. Posted 2020-05-04, in Maps:   Abdu'l-Baha in Britain and France (1911-1913) (2018). Annotated, detailed map of places and dates (link offsite). [about]
  16. Posted 2020-05-03, in Published Articles:   Daniil V. Pivovarov. Doctrine of Progressive Revelation in the Baha'i Faith, in Journal of Siberian Federal University 4:1 (2011). On the ideological basis of progressive revelation, views of Baha'u'llah and his followers on the nature of a prophet, and the mission of great prophets. [about]
  17. Posted 2020-05-03, in Published Articles:   Leyla Melikova. How Baha'ism Travelled from the East to the West: Ideological Evolution of the Neo-universalist Religious Doctrine, in The Caucasus & Globalization 7:3-4 (2013). On the ideological evolution of the Bahá'í Faith in the context of social and cultural trends of Western neoliberal ideology and globalism, Bahá'í religious identity, and relations with the environment, society, and the state. [about]
  18. Posted 2020-05-03, in Study Guides:   Hui Bau. Demystifying Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of the Temple (Súratu'l-Haykal) (2018). Background of the Suriy-i-Haykal: historical context and verses primarily from the first half of the surih, which feature the themes of the Body and Letters of the Temple, and Bahá’u’lláh’s introductory dialogues with two heavenly Maidens. [about]
  19. Posted 2020-05-01, in Pilgrims' notes:   Olivia Kelsey. Recollections of My Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Meeting the Beloved Guardian, The (1979). Notes of a pilgrimage in 1954. [about]
  20. Posted 2020-05-01, in Books:   Denis MacEoin. Sources for Early Bábí Doctrine and History, The: A Survey (1992). Thorough, annotated list of writings and sources relevant to Baha'i historical research. Includes index of first lines and titles of writings of The Báb (see scan #1). [about]
  21. Posted 2020-04-30, in Study Guides:   Arline J. Bogie. Study Guide to The Seven Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh, A (2018). This book-length study guide was the life's work of Arline Bogie, who recently passed (April 2020). It is shared here for the deepening of others, and to honor her legacy. [about]
  22. Posted 2020-04-29, in Bibliographies:   Adel Shafipour. Ishraq Khavari's Books and Publications (2008). A list of the research and writings of Ishráq-Khávarí, known as a brilliant scholar of the Baha'i Faith (in the Persian language), much of whose work remains unpublished. [about]
  23. Posted 2020-04-25, in Essays and short articles:   Boris Handal. Centenary of the Bahá'í Faith in Australia (2020). Overview of the 100-year history of the Faith in Australia and New Zealand, starting from the arrival of pioneers Clara and Hyde Dunn in 1920. [about]
  24. Posted 2020-04-25, in Essays and short articles:   Daniel C. Jordan. Summary Statement of the ANISA Model (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]
  25. Posted 2020-04-24, in Bibliographies:   Qur'anic and Biblical References in the Kitáb-i-Íqán: A Guide to Further Study (2020). List of quotes from the Bible and the Qur'an referenced by Baha’u’llah in the Kitab-i-Iqan as shown in its footnotes, and a brief discussion of each reference. [about]
  26. Posted 2020-04-21, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Tablet of Patience, or Tablet of Job (2020). A notable, and lengthy, tablet from 1863. Translation includes many footnotes, including for all the Qur’anic references found in the Tablet, as well as a short introduction to the Prophet Job offered by the Rev. C. I. Scofield. [about]
  27. Posted 2020-04-21, in Maps:   Thomas_the_Slav. Early History of the Bahá'í Faith (2015). A map showing the origins of the Baha'i Faith via the journeys and exile of The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  28. Posted 2020-04-19, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Covid-19 and Baha'i Burial (2020). As Baha'i laws emphasize hygiene and protection, Baha'is may refrain from certain funeral and burial observances for those who have died from the coronavirus disease, in order to avoid exposure, and are encouraged to follow advice from health authorities. [about]
  29. Posted 2020-04-19, in Audio:   Daniel C. Jordan. Philosophical Basis of the ANISA Model, The (1974). Talk given at Green Acre Baha'i School on ANISA, a science-based approach for curriculum development that integrates with new discoveries in human-related sciences. Includes stories of Jordan's spiritual teacher Charlotte Gillan. [about]
  30. Posted 2020-04-17, in Historical documents:   E. G. Browne. Introduction to Nuqtat-al-Kaf, and Index and Concordance to the Persian Bayán, in Kitab-i Nuqtat al-Kaf: Being the Earliest History of the Babis (1910). Browne's English-language introduction to the earliest Babi history Kitab-i Nuqtat al-Kaf, plus his detailed, annotated "Index of Chief Contents" of the Persian Bayán. [about]
  31. Posted 2020-04-17, in Published Articles:   Boris Handal. Philosophy of Bahá'í Education, The, in Religion & Education 34:1 (2007). On a philosophy of education encompassing the individual and the society, the state of education and the child in the 19th century in the light of those principles, and a review of Bahá'í-inspired enterprises to implement those ideals around the world. [about]
  32. Posted 2020-04-17, in Research notes:   Boris Handal. Classroom Management in Action. A guide to managing behavior in everyday situations, presented in the form of learning scenarios. Each scenario represents a familiar theme with diverse educational concepts, to spark group discussions and help teachers reflect on their own practices. [about]
  33. Posted 2020-04-06, in Personal compilations:   Romane Takkenberg. Pocketful of Meaning, A: Compilation of Terms, Phrases and Symbols as Used in the Sacred Writings of all Faiths in the World (2019). A compilation from the Bahá'í Writings explaining the meaning of terms and symbols used in the sacred texts of the world's faiths, from "acme" to "Zion." All links point offsite. [about]
  34. Posted 2020-04-05, in BWC Compilations:   Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice. Family Life (2008). Extracts on preserving the bond between husband and wife, parent-child relationships and responsibilities, and enhancing family life. [about]
  35. Posted 2020-04-03, in Bibliographies:   Christopher Buck. List of Articles on (2014). [about]
  36. Posted 2020-04-03, in Chronologies/genealogies:   Boris Handal. Genealogía de los Profetas de Dios (2010). A chart connecting the major Messengers of God through historical, prophetic, and interpretative information, from Adam to Bahá'u'lláh, showing Shoghi Effendi's ascendancy as "the primal branch of the Divine and Sacred Lote-Tree." [about]
  37. Posted 2020-04-02, in Presentations:   Marco Oliveira. Dei Verbum: Un punto di vista bahá'í della Costituzione Dogmatica Cattolica Romana sulla Rivelazione Divina (1999). Lo scopo di questa presentazione è quello di discutere alcune basilari credenze cristiane cattoliche sulla Rivelazione Divina e spiegare le sue differenze e somiglianze con la Fede bahá’í. [about]
  38. Posted 2020-04-02, in Presentations:   Marco Oliveira. Ten Commandments, The: A Baha'i Perspective (2019). Overview of the history and theology of the Ten Commandments. Like Christianity and Islam, the Bahá’í Faith inherited and expanded the moral values exposed in the Ten Commandments. [about]
  39. Posted 2020-04-01, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. Challenge and Promise of Bahá'í Scholarship, The, in Bahá'í World vol. 17 (1981). Issues that face students of religion, and especially scholars coming from a Baha'i perspective. [about]
  40. Posted 2020-03-31, in Books:   Robert L. Gulick. Muhammad the Educator (1953). On the life of Muhammad from the standpoint of influence on world culture. What methods did he use to attain success, where other well-meaning and more influential persons had failed? [about]
  41. Posted 2020-03-31, in Essays and short articles:   Robert L. Gulick. Introduction to the Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys (1957). Essay included as a preface to a 1952 edition of Seven Valleys and published as a stand-alone booklet in 1957; see [about]
  42. Posted 2020-03-08, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck. Anatomy of Figuration, The: Maimonides' Exegesis of Natural Convulsions in Apocalyptic Texts (Guide II.29), in Sephardic Heritage Update (2020). Insights of medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides on figurative language and symbolic exegesis in his book The Guide for the Perplexed. The Baha'i Faith is mentioned in the Introduction; some interpretations are similar to concepts from the Iqan. [about]
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