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What's new: Documents posted in the past days

  1. Posted 2021-01-22, in Songs & Music:   Baha'i Songs with Sheet Music. 60+ songs with music. (This collection will be shortly be updated with more info and a table-of-contents.) [about]
  2. Posted 2021-01-21, in Essays and short articles:   Ugo Giachery. Italian Scientist Extols the Báb, An, in Bahá'í World Vol. 12 (1950-54) (1956). On the life of Michele Lessona (1823-1894), a scientist, writer, explorer, and educator, who visited Iran and wrote a 66-page monograph entitled I Babi (1881): one of the first documentations made by a European of the episode of the Báb. [about]
  3. Posted 2021-01-19, in Personal compilations:   Thomas R. Wilson. Qualities and Attributes of the Spiritually Learned: Excerpts from The Secret of Divine Civilization (1987). [about]
  4. Posted 2021-01-15, in Unpublished Articles:   Peter Terry. Last Words of Jesus, The: What Were They and What Did They Mean? (2015). The words of Christ according to the gospels of Mark and Matthew in Syriac and Greek; comparisons of the Greek, Syriac, Aramaic and Hebrew editions of Psalm 21/22; paper ends with an interpretation by Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  5. Posted 2021-01-15, in Book Reviews:   Jack McLean. Baha'i Faith: The Basics by Christopher Buck: Review (2020). [about]
  6. Posted 2021-01-15, in Study Guides:   Abu'l-Qasim Faizi. Seven Valleys, The: Notes from a Deepening Class (1966). Lengthy notes from a deepening led by Hand of the Cause Faizi in Haifa, Israel. [about]
  7. Posted 2021-01-14, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. Physical Discpline of Children (1994). The Baha'i concept of punishment within the overall context of justice and world order; the principle of reward in child-rearing; physical vs. moral and intellectual discipline. [about]
  8. Posted 2021-01-12, in Books:   Romuald Boubou Moyo. Interactive Stories (2020). A choose-your-own-adventure book, based on the junior youth book Walking the Straight Path. The book is intended to be studied by youth in small groups with the assistance of moderator, who can facilitate discussion and reflection. [about]
  9. Posted 2021-01-11, in Documents from National Spiritual Assemblies:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada. A-de-rih-wa-nie-ton On-kwe-on-we Neh-ha: A Message to the Iroquois Indians (1956). Three items: 2021 cover letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada, the 1956 message to the Iroquois Indians in Mohawk and English, and a biography of the translator, "Charles A. Cooke, Mohawk Scholar," by Marius Barbeau. [about]
  10. Posted 2021-01-11, in Essays and short articles:   Christopher Buck. Baha'i Reflections on the "Seal of the Prophets" (2013). Three blog entries of personal reflections: Unsealing the “Seal of the Prophets” (2013); The Seal of the Prophets: Meeting God on the Last Day (2016); Muhammad: the Last Prophet? (2017). [about]
  11. Posted 2021-01-11, in Research notes:   Adib Ma'sumian and Violetta Zein. Languages of Revelation of the Bahá'í Writings, The (2020). Statistical analysis of the languages of revelation (Arabic and Persian) of all major works of the Bab, Baha'u'llah, and Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  12. Posted 2021-01-10, in Videos:   Peter Smith. Baha'i Studies Youtube Playlist (2020). Link to Smith's videos on Babi and Baha'i history: Emergence of the Babi movement; Babi conflict and collapse; development of a new religion; Baha'u'llah; Baha'i beliefs and practice; geo-cultural breakthroughs; expansion of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  13. Posted 2021-01-10, in Books:   Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman. Foreigner: From an Iranian Village to New York City and the Lights That Led the Way (2019). Biography of a young boy in Nayriz, Iran in the mid 20th-century, his reflection on the sad society; his experience as a immigrant in the United States, struggle to make the American dream, and helped the innovative Harlem Prep, a Baha'i inspired School. [about]
  14. Posted 2021-01-10, in Books:   Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman. Calling, The: Tahirih of Persia and Her American Contemporaries (2017). Simultaneous, powerful spiritual movements swept across both Iran and the U.S in the mid-1800s. On the life and martyrdom of Tahirih; the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and the conference of Badasht; spiritualism and suffrage. [about]
  15. Posted 2021-01-10, in Newspaper articles:   Sean Nevins. From Nayriz to New York: Hussein Ahdieh and the Story of Harlem Prep, in IranWire (2016). Brief overview of the history of the Harlem Prep School and bio of its founder. [about]
  16. Posted 2021-01-10, in Newspaper articles:   Hussein Ahdieh. What Did They Die For?, in IranWire (2019). Reflections on the Baha'is of Iran, the discrimination and brutality they have faced, and how their plight brought the faith out of obscurity. [about]
  17. Posted 2021-01-10, in Newspaper articles:   Hussein Ahdieh. Making of a Survivor, The: A Foreigner's Story, in IranWire (2019). The author on his new book, growing up as a Baha’i in Iran, and how his faith and family nourished and taught him to be who he is today. [about]
  18. Posted 2021-01-10, in Chronologies/genealogies:   Hussein Ahdieh. Precious Glimmers: The Bahá'í Faith in New York, 1892-1932 (2020). Highlights of the first forty years of the Bahá'í Faith in the City of the Covenant, 1892-1932. Includes chronology of meetings, conferences, activities, and milestones, and photographs. [about]
  19. Posted 2021-01-09, in Books:   Khúshih-Há'í Az Kharman-i-Adab va Honar ( خوشه هایی از خرمن ادب و هنر ) (1989). Twenty volumes of scholarship in Persian, based on proceedings and papers from the Society of Persian Arts and Letters conferences (Khoosh-i-Ha'i Az Kharman-i-Adab va Honar = "from the rich harvest of Persian culture and literature"). [about]
  20. Posted 2021-01-07, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. What Is God? (1955). Poetic meditations on the nature of God and our search for the divine, "an attempt to open up vistas into the Infinite in a way that prose could not accomplish." [about]
  21. Posted 2021-01-07, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. New Horizons for the Child (1934). Understanding the child; character training; home life; the child as an individual; limitations of activity education; children as creative and active beings; romanticism vs. classicism; builders of civilization. Includes 20 pages of childrens' poetry. [about]
  22. Posted 2021-01-07, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. New Leaven, The: Progressive Education and Its Effect upon the Child and Society (1928). On principles of the new education; revolutionizing pedagogy and transforming the child; importance of social engagement in schools; the ages of enrollment of children and preparatory schools, from nursery-primary through secondary school to college. [about]
  23. Posted 2021-01-06, in Published Articles:   Otto Donald Rogers. Artist and the Grammarian, The, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 19:1-4 (2009). On the process and meaning of creating art; its effect on the mind and the brain, the nature of painting; spiritual foundations of the natural world. [about]
  24. Posted 2021-01-06, in Published Articles:   Janet A. Khan. Rank and Station: Reflections on the Life of Bahíyyh Khánum, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 17:1-4 (2007). Distinctive characteristics of the designation of rank in the Bahá’í administration and the nature of "station," drawing upon the example of Bahíyyih Khánum, the highest-ranking woman in the Bahá’í dispensation. [about]
  25. Posted 2021-01-06, in Unpublished Articles:   Graham Nicholson. Future of the "Sovereign" Nation-State: A Baha'i Perspective (2020). The nation-state, previously the preeminent institution of the world order around which the global system has been constructed, was a construct appropriate for earlier times; now, global interests trump regional sovereignty. [about]
  26. Posted 2021-01-02, in Published Articles:   Stanwood Cobb. Meaning of Life, The (1932). The sole purpose of life, so far as the individual is concerned, is growth through struggle. Not to be active is to stagnate and atrophy; movement and change is the sign of life. [about]
  27. Posted 2021-01-02, in Published Articles:   Stanwood Cobb. Homoculture: Principles of Baha'i Education, in World Order 1:1 (1935). With its teachings of universal civilization the Baha'i Faith contains a wealth of directions regarding pedagogy, and exerts a revolutionary effect upon cultural and spiritual education. [about]
  28. Posted 2021-01-02, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. Simla, a Tale of Love (1919). A Hindu legend retold in poetic form: a story of love and devotion that reconciles flesh and spirit, love and life, the world and the soul. [about]
  29. Posted 2021-01-02, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. Real Turk, The (1914). Reflections on three years spent in Turkey during the rise of the Young Turk Party and the downfall of Abdul Hamid; the character of the Turkish, their temperament, and their way of looking at life. [about]
  30. Posted 2021-01-02, in Essays and short articles:   Stanwood Cobb. Difficulties of the Young Turk Party, The, in The North American Review 195:674 (1912). Reflections on the character and political fortunes of the Young Turks, written shortly before the partitioning of Ottoman empire. [about]
  31. Posted 2021-01-01, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. On the Betterment of the World and the Countering of Negative and Disunifying Forces (2020). On how individuals can contribute to the betterment of society in view of the present state of the world. [about]
  32. Posted 2021-01-01, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. Epochs of the Formative Age, in Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1963-1986 (1996). On dating and defining the three major evolutionary "Ages" of Baha'i history, and the five "epochs" within our current Age. [about]
  33. Posted 2021-01-01, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1951). On worries about the future; the New World Order; solutions of economic problems; prejudice; one world language; science and religion; education. [about]
  34. Posted 2021-01-01, in Books:   Stanwood Cobb. Character: A Sequence in Spiritual Psychology (1938). A spiritual autobiography; scientific and religious foundations for character; self-development; the law of duty; altruism and selflessness; progress. Includes discussion of two days spent with Abdu'l-Baha in 1908. [about]
  35. Posted 2020-12-31, in Personal compilations:   Portal of God's Grace, A: Passages on Life after Death in the Baha'i Writings (2020). This fleeting life; death as a portal of joy and grace; the nature of the next life and other worlds; actions in this life and recompense in the next; spiritual progress; sanctified souls. Includes some new provisional translations. [about]
  36. Posted 2020-12-31, in Published Articles:   Elsie Austin. Above All Barriers: The Story of Louis G. Gregory (1955). Article, published as a pamphlet, summarizing the life of this famous lawyer and social activist. [about]
  37. Posted 2020-12-31, in Unpublished Articles:   Peter Smith. Membership, Joining and Leaving Religious Movements and Organizations (2020). Reflections from the perspective of sociology of religion on belonging, joining, and leaving a faith group: membership, conversion, 'deconversion,' and sociological factors impacting conversion and deconversion; includes videos. [about]
  38. Posted 2020-12-31, in Unpublished Articles:   Shahrokh Monjazeb. Sijn-i-Akbar (The Great Prison): The Event of Bahá'u'lláh's Incarceration in the Síyáh Chál Prison of Tehran (2002). Historical details of the period of Baha'u'lláh's 1852 imprisonment in the infamous dungeon of Tehran and the birth of the Bahá’í Revelation, and firsthand accounts of this event including some rare testimonies by Bahá’u’lláh Himself. [about]
  39. Posted 2020-12-31, in Essays and short articles:   Moojan Momen. Star Tablet of the Bab, The, in Asian and African Studies Blog (2019). Guest post celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab with an account of one of the Baha'i Faith's most important manuscripts, the Star Tablet, written in his own hand. [about]
  40. Posted 2020-12-31, in Essays and short articles:   Moojan Momen. Marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bāb, in Asian and African Studies Blog (2019). Guest post for the launch of the British Library's "Discovering Sacred Texts" exhibition, on three unique haykal and calligraphy works of the Bāb and Bahā’u’llāh which are on display for the first time. [about]
  41. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Roshan Danesh. Themes in the Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i-Aqdas: Emerging Approaches to Scholarship on Bahá'í Law, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:4 (2017). Review of what emergent scholarship has thus far accomplished relating to the study of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and Baha'i law; suggested core themes and approaches; directions which future study of this topic might encompass. [about]
  42. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Rick Johnson. Active Force and That Which Is Its Recipient, The: A Bahá'í View of Creativity, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:4 (2017). On creativity and the pervasive nature of this concept in Bahá’í thought. The universe is coded to be creative; it exists in a perpetually generative, dynamic state and that creativity is the fundamental reality of the universe. [about]
  43. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Elena Mustakova. Becoming Hospitable and Uplifting Holding Environments for Humanity's Griefs: Depression and the Bahá'í Community, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:4 (2017). What depression and anxiety-related conditions can teach us about creating healing spiritual communities; the Baha'i message can help encourage us toward healing and uplifting communities, to embrace humanity’s griefs and point the way forward. [about]
  44. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Layli Maria Miron. Laura Barney's Discipleship to 'Abdu'l-Bahá: Tracing a Theological Flow from the Middle East to the United States, 1900-1916, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:1-2 (2018). How Laura Barney employed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s teachings to influence social discourse as she taught the Bahá'í Faith in Europe and the United States. [about]
  45. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Gregory C. Dahl. New Directions for Economics, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:1-2 (2018). How spiritual principles can be applied to economic life; Baha'is are called to concern themselves with the inequalities in the world and bring their personal lives and the actions of their communities more in line with principles of compassion. [about]
  46. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Lindsay-Rose Dykema. Thankful in Adversity: Using Bahá'í Writings and Benefit Finding to Enhance Understanding and Application of Mental Health Recovery Principles, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:1-2 (2018). Both the Bahá’í Writings and the literature on "benefit finding" can enhance the understanding and applications of mental health recovery principles; the spiritual dimension of recovery. [about]
  47. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Paul Lample. Toward a Framework for Action, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:3 (2018). On defining and encouraging scholarship, especially as it relates to the major objectives of the Bahá'í Faith, and the role of the scholar in the Bahá'í community. [about]
  48. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Joan Barstow Hernandez. Transformative Leadership: Its Evolution and Impact, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:3 (2018). The ideas behind the conceptual framework and capabilities of Núr University’s "Transformative Leadership Program," developed as a Bahá’í-inspired approach to leadership in academic settings or in projects of social action. [about]
  49. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Gerald Filson. Reading of Sona Farid-Arbab's Moral Empowerment: In Quest of a Pedagogy, A, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:3 (2018). On the central goal of education and how it can address our evolving need to learn about both the physical and social world at a time when knowledge and information are accumulating at such an incredible pace. [about]
  50. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Firaydoun Javaheri. Constructive Resilience, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). How the perseverance of the Bahá'ís in Iran has resulted in the generality of the Iranian people beginning to admire and, in some cases, arising to assist the Bahá'ís. [about]
  51. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Shahla Ali. Power of Reflection, The: Advancing Governance and Dispute Resolution Systems through Devolved Reflection and Shared Knowledge Generation, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). Reflection is the "source of crafts, sciences and arts," with the capacity to produce "pearls of wisdom and utterance as will promote the well-being and harmony of all the kindreds of the earth." It can improve institutions and community governance. [about]
  52. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   May Khadem. Lessons in Leadership, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). A personal journey of learning about leadership; widely shared false assumptions have led many off-course in addressing the challenges in the fight against blindness, and other public health concerns. [about]
  53. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Abdu'l-Missagh Ghadirian and Shadi Salehian. Is Spirituality Effective in Addiction Recovery and Prevention?, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). Substance abuse has become a global health crisis, the leading cause of death and disability worldwide; various theories have emerged about the positive influence of spirituality; how an effective approach to prevention and treatment might be realized. [about]
  54. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Derik Smith. Centering the "Pupil of the Eye": Blackness, Modernity, and the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:1-2 (2019). The "pupil of the eye" metaphor is a deeply consequential, distinguishing feature of the transformative social and spiritual system laid out in Bahá’u’lláh's Revelation. [about]
  55. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   John S. Hatcher and Amrollah Hemmat. Bahá'u'lláh's Symbolic Use of the Veiled Ḥúríyyih, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). Analyzing some of the meanings behind the appearance of the Veiled Maiden, as alluded to by Bahá'u'lláh in His letters. [about]
  56. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   John S. Hatcher and Amrollah Hemmat. Bahá'u'lláh's "Ode of the Dove": A Provisional Translation, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). A lengthy dialogue between Bahá'u'lláh (as persona/narrator) and the Huriyyih — the Maid of Heaven (a personification of “the Most Great Spirit”). [about]
  57. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Misagh Ziaei. Lawh-i-Tibb (Tablet to the Physician), The: Beyond Health Maxims, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). On the tablet's historical context, as well as some of its guidance regarding the study and practice of medicine, including attributes its practitioners must acquire and maintain. [about]
  58. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Tom Lysaght. Genesis in King Lear: Joseph's Many-Colored Coat Suits Shakespeare, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). Creative comparison of the biblical figure of Joseph and the character of Edgar in Shakespeare's King Lear, in light of the Báb’s and Bahá'u'lláh's Writings. [about]
  59. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Todd Smith. Science and Religion in Dynamic Interplay, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:4 (2019). An approach to conceptualizing and contributing to the harmony of science and religion; some legitimate concerns many thinkers have with religion; three ways in which science and religion can complement each other. [about]
  60. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Christopher G. Gourdine and Justin R. Edgren. Social Affinity Flow Theory: A New Understanding of Both Human Interaction and the Power of the Baha'i Training Institute Process, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:4 (2019). On a new explanation of social rifts prevalent in many societies today as well as constructive efforts of social change, including community-building work of the Bahá'í Faith, in both its teachings and its training institute process. [about]
  61. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Layli Maria Miron. Spiritual Cosmopolitanism, Transnational Migration, and the Bahá'í Faith, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 30:1-2 (2020). Spiritual cosmopolitanism — how people can be persuaded to extend feelings of kinship beyond their own ethnic or national groups — and its principles of universal love and harmony is a key to borderless solidarity. [about]
  62. Posted 2020-12-30, in Published Articles:   Todd Smith. Crisis and the Power of an Inclusive Historical Consciousness: Progressing from Delusional Habits to Dynamic Freedom, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 30:1-2 (2020). On delusional ways of thinking: the habits of totalizing reality vs. fragmenting reality. These lead us to ideologize and dichotomize. Maturity needs inclusive historical consciousness and equal interplay between the individual and the collective. [about]
  63. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Scholarship and the Bahá'í Vision of Reality, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:1-2 (2018). "From the Editor's Desk": Understanding the various aspects of reality in contemporary fields of study can be enhanced when approached from a Bahá'í perspective. [about]
  64. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Exploring the Implications of a Conceptual Framework for Action for Bahá'í Scholarship, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:3 (2018). "From the Editor's Desk": How elements of the conceptual framework that encompasses the vision and activities of the worldwide Bahá’í community can be incorporated into the Association's various initiatives. [about]
  65. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Governance and the Governed: Leadership, Conflict, Resilience, Resolution, and Hope, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 28:4 (2018). "From the Editor's Desk": If the purpose of governance and leadership is to respond to the needs of the governed, then what attributes and methodologies should characterize the process of those in positions of authority? [about]
  66. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Still the Most Challenging Issue, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:1-2 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": On race, racism, and the American Baha'i community. [about]
  67. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Helen Elsie Austin (1908-2004), in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:1-2 (2019). Overview of the life of the first black woman to graduate from the University of Cincinnati Law School, an active Baha'i pioneer and travel teacher, and tireless educator on race issues. [about]
  68. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Louis Gregory (1874-1951), in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:1-2 (2019). Overview of the life of a famous Baha'i lawyer, anti-racism educator and travel-teacher, and Hand of the Cause. [about]
  69. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Ascent of Mount Carmel, The: Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:3 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": Symbolism of the terraces on the shrine of the Bab; St. John's poem "Ascent of Mount Carmel"; overview of the articles in this issue of the Journal. [about]
  70. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Amazing Nashville Baha'i Community in the 1960s, The, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:4 (2019). "From the Editor's Desk": Hatcher's personal memories of time in Nashville; overview of the lives of Robert Hayden and Magdalene Carney. [about]
  71. Posted 2020-12-30, in Essays and short articles:   John S. Hatcher. Anecdote of the Jar, The, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 27:4 (2017). "From the Editor's Desk": Discussion of a piece of pottery by Bernard Leach; overview of the articles and poems in this issue of the Journal. [about]
  72. Posted 2020-12-29, in Personal compilations:   Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh. Maid of Heaven, The: A Personal Compilation (2020). Compilation of texts related to the Maid of Heaven, a personification of the “Most Great Spirit." [about]
  73. Posted 2020-12-29, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Dictionary Used by the Guardian (1997). Clarification/confirmation that the English dictionary used by Shoghi Effendi was Webster's (1934). [about]
  74. Posted 2020-12-29, in Books:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada. The Story of Mona: 1965-1983 (1985). Biography of Mona Mahmudnizhad, an Iranian teenager who, in 1983, together with nine other women, was sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz on the grounds of being a member of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  75. Posted 2020-12-29, in Presentations:   Robert Stockman. Legacy of `Abdu'l-Bahá's Visit to America, 1912, The (2012). Overview of Abdu’l-Bahá’s trip to the U.S. and Canada, its impact, his social action and public discourse, and comparison with similar "travel-teaching" trips by Protap Chunder Mozoomdar and Swami Vivekanada (Hindus) and Anagarika Dharmapala (a Buddhist). [about]
  76. Posted 2020-12-28, in BWC Compilations:   Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice. Potential Calamities and Ensuring Sustainability of Communities (2020). Guidance on calamitous events and our response to them. [about]
  77. Posted 2020-12-28, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. On the Calamitous State of World Affairs and the Material Sustainability of Communities (2020). On concerns about the affairs of the world and catastrophic events, and whether the global Bahá’í community should undertake projects to address the material sustainability of communities. [about]
  78. Posted 2020-12-28, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Station of Bahá'u'lláh and the Significance of His Revelation, The (1992). As the soul is a mystery that the human mind cannot unravel, even more ineffable is the nature of the Manifestations of God, the relationships between them, and their relationship to God. [about]
  79. Posted 2020-12-28, in Theses:   Daniel Akira Stadnicki. Hidden Words and Sounds: Tracing Iranian Legacies and Traumas in the Music of the Bahá'ís of North America (2019). On the legacy of Persian culture, aesthetics, and history of religious persecution as reflected in Baha'i American music; themes of religious oppression, persecution, and martyrdom; Iranian diaspora, transnational music-making, and cosmopolitanism. [about]
  80. Posted 2020-12-17, in Published Articles:   Elnaz Nasehi. Ambivalence of Hostility and Modification: Patriarchy's Ideological Negotiation With Women, Modernity and Cinema in Iran, in International Journal of Advanced Research 8:10 (2020). Passing mentions of the Baha'i Faith in the context of how forces behind the Constitutional Revolution paved the way for the presence of women in public sphere and Iranian cinema. [about]
  81. Posted 2020-12-15, in Biographies:   Violette Nakhjavani. Tribute to Amatu'l-Bahá Ruhiyyih Khanum, A (2000). Born Mary Maxwell in Montreal, Amatu’l-Bahá Ruhiyyih Khanum’s life spanned almost the entire 20th century. To her husband, Shoghi Effendi, she was his "helpmate", "shield" and "tireless collaborator in the arduous tasks I shoulder." [about]
  82. Posted 2020-12-15, in Essays and short articles:   Glenford Mitchell. Shoghi Effendi: Guide for a New Millennium, in Bahá'í World vol. 25 (1997). The Baha'i 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]
  83. Posted 2020-12-13, in Poetry:   Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum. This is Faith (1954). One poem. [about]
  84. Posted 2020-12-12, in Books:   Gloria A. Faizi. El Fuego en la Cima de la Montaña (1993). Traducción de Fire on the Mountain-Top (Faizi, 1973). [about]
  85. Posted 2020-12-11, in Books:   Gloria A. Faizi. Fire on the Mountain-Top (1973). A collection of stories about early members of the Bahá’í Faith, based on accounts gathered in Persia by 'Azizu'llah Sulaymani. [about]
  86. Posted 2020-12-09, in Personal compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Compilation on the Indians of the Western Hemisphere (2017). [about]
  87. Posted 2020-12-09, in Published Articles:   Seena Fazel. Baha'i Faith in Europe, The (2020). Overview of the history of the Faith in Europe; its beginnings in Paris, London, and Stuttgart; Abdu'l-Baha's visits; notable European Baha'is; themes of European community life; membership statistics. [about]
  88. Posted 2020-12-09, in Books:   William Sears. Wine of Astonishment, The (1963). Discussion of Christian doctrines such as the ritual of baptism, the bread and the wine, confession and penance, the meaning of 'Son of God', the secret of the trinity, heaven and hell, and the meaning of the resurrection. [about]
  89. Posted 2020-12-01, in Provisional translations:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Tablet about Jonah and the Whale (1893). Short Tablet for an Iranian Baháʼí named Yúnis (Jonah), discussing the story of Jonah and the whale. Translated in the early 20th century by Ameen Fareed. [about]
  90. Posted 2020-12-01, in Essays and short articles:   Christopher Buck and Necati Alkan. No More Jihad: Muhammad's Message in Baha'u'llah's Dream (2017). Essay about a Tablet of Baha’u’llah in which He describes a dream in which He "associated" with the prophet Muhammad. [about]
  91. Posted 2020-11-30, in Theses:   Udo Schaefer. Die Grundlagen Der "Verwaltungsordnung" Der Baha'i: (The foundations of the Baha'i administrative order) (1957). Schaefer beschreibt in der Dissertation die Bahá'í-Verwaltungsordnung. Sie basiert auf dem Bund Gottes. Er erläutert im Detail die Bahá'í-Gemeinde, deren Elemente der Organisation, die Quellen des Bahá'í-Rechts und die verwendeten Begriffe. [about]
  92. Posted 2020-11-29, in Published Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Fixing the Gaze: Reflections on "The Order of Bahá'u'lláh" in the Báb's Persian Bayan, 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. [about]
  93. Posted 2020-11-29, in Books:   Light of Baha'u'llah, The: An Introduction to the Baha'i Faith (1974). General introductory book: Baha'i history, life of Baha'u'llah, spiritual teachings, social teachings, Baha'i laws, administration, community life, and progressive revelation. [about]
  94. Posted 2020-11-28, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Entering into Obligatory Prayer: Introduction and Commentary (2006). Overview of Baha'i prayer, its historical background, and a detailed commentary on the preamble to the Long Obligatory Prayer. [about]
  95. Posted 2020-11-27, in Books:   Farzam Arbab. Learning About Growth: The Story of the Ruhi Institute and Large-scale Expansion of the Bahá'í Faith in Colombia (1991). On the formation and development of the Ruhi Institute in Colombia; difficulties Bahá'ís faced in developing ​​a large-scale teaching project; analysis of all the measures taken and the degree of their success. [about]
  96. Posted 2020-11-26, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Ineffability in Scripture: A Conversation with 6 Medieval Mystics (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. [about]
  97. Posted 2020-11-26, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Art of Sacred Reading, The: In Search of a Bahá'í Approach (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. [about]
  98. Posted 2020-11-26, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Doing Scholarship from a Faith Perspective: Reading the Sacred as Sacred Encounter (2006). Problems with faith perspectives, and the dichotomy between faith and objectivity. [about]
  99. Posted 2020-11-26, in Biographies:   Youness Khan Afroukhteh. Portrait of Abdu'l-Bahá: Selections From Memories of Nine Years in Akká (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. [about]
  100. Posted 2020-11-26, in Book Reviews:   Ismael Velasco. Towards the Summit of Reality, by Julio Savi: Review (2008). [about]
  101. Posted 2020-11-26, in Essays and short articles:   Ismael Velasco. Baha'i Conceptual Framework for Interfaith Discourse and Action (2010). Overview of challenges to interfaith work, a Baha'i appraisal of current activities, and the culture of systematic growth. [about]
  102. Posted 2020-11-25, in Archives:   Dwight Barstow Collection (2000). Partial scans of the 478 translated tablets and other English documents from the archive of American collector Dwight Barstow. [about]
  103. Posted 2020-11-22, in Presentations:   Marco Oliveira. Some Answered Questions: An Introduction to Bahá'í Teachings (2020). Background of this book and Laura Clifford Barney, and overview of its themes. [about]
  104. Posted 2020-11-21, in Books:   Suheil Bushrui. Le Style du Kitáb-i-Aqdas - Aspects du Sublime, livre du Professeur Suheil Bushrui (2018). Une analyse du Kitab-i-Aqdas, un ouvrage rédigé en prose rimée typique des écrits arabes les plus exaltants. [about]
  105. Posted 2020-11-21, in Essays and short articles:   Pierre Daoust. L'importance de la translitération bahá'íe avec quelques exemples (2020). Considérations grammaticales expliquant la translitération et la prononciation des mots arabes, et le système abjad. [about]
  106. Posted 2020-11-18, in BWC Compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Compilation "L'état actuel de désordre et de confusion du monde," Centre International d'Enseignement (2020). Compilation du Centre International d'Enseignement. [about]
  107. Posted 2020-11-18, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Paroles Cachées: Essai de correction de traductions françaises antérieures (2020). Nouvelle traduction française du rendu anglais de Shoghi Effendi de Hidden Words. [about]
  108. Posted 2020-11-13, in Unpublished Articles:   Grover Gonzales. He Whom God Shall Make Manifest: Notes on Gematria, Tetractys, The Báb's identification of Him, and Opposition to Bahá'u'lláh (2020). On the Bab's use of numerology and cabalistic interpretation of scripture, and his use of amulets and talismans, as tools to help his disciples find and recognize the coming Manifestation, the "Qa'im," Man Yuzhiruhu'lláh. [about]
  109. Posted 2020-11-12, in Visual Materials:   Baháʼí Houses of Worship: A Visual Overview (2020). A collection of collages, exterior and interior images of Baháʼí Houses of Worship constructed, under construction, or planned worldwide. [about]
  110. Posted 2020-11-06, in Published Articles:   Graham Hassall. Bahá'í House of Worship, The: Localization and Universal Form, in Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production Carole M. Cusack & Alex Norman, ed. (2012). On the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in Bahá'í thought and practice; interplay between the universal specifications for this architectural form and its enculturation in regional settings: European, African, Oceanic, Asian, and American. [about]
  111. Posted 2020-11-04, in Essays and short articles:   Anonymous. Introduction to a Study of Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh (1964). Brief study guide for and review of this collection of 184 passages selected by Shoghi Effendi for the book. [about]
  112. Posted 2020-10-30, in Poetry:   Duane L. Herrmann. Family Plowing and other Prairie Poems (2019). Nine poems selected by the author, from a collection celebrating the prairie and life on and under it. [about]
  113. Posted 2020-10-27, in Videos:   Alan Bryson. Short Films, Music, and Prayers (2020). Link to "Irenic Visuals," a YouTube channel with Baha'i music and prayers, and short films on Bahiyyih Khanum, Lorna Byrne, interfaith dialogue, Juliet Thompson, and Kahlil Gibran. [about]
  114. Posted 2020-10-27, in Books:   Anne King Sadeghpour. Promoting Peace: 100 Years of the Baha'i Faith in Santa Paula, California, 1914-2014 (2017). Detailed history of the community in southern California, including references to Marzieh Gail, Ethelwyn Drew Hall, Florence Mayberry, Molly King, the Yamamotos, Asadullah Fadil-i-Mazandarani, Guy Murchie, Isabella Brittingham, Louise Waite, et al. [about]
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