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What's new: Documents posted in the past days

  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
  10. 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]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
  13. 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]
  14. 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]
  15. 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]
  16. 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]
  17. 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]
  18. Posted 2020-08-06, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Flash Fiction: Spiritual Conversations (2014). Nine short stories; brief conversations that may aid enlightenment. [about]
  19. 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]
  20. Posted 2020-08-05, in Book Reviews:   Ismael Velasco. Symbolism in the Badí' Calendar," by Robin Mihrshahi: Review (2004). [about]
  21. 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]
  22. Posted 2020-08-05, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Second Chance (2018). A story of redemption and transformation. [about]
  23. 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]
  24. 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]
  25. 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]
  26. 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]
  27. 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]
  28. 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]
  29. 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]
  30. 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]
  31. 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]
  32. 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]
  33. 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]
  34. 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]
  35. 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]
  36. 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]
  37. 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]
  38. 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]
  39. 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]
  40. 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]
  41. 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]
  42. 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]
  43. 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]
  44. Posted 2020-07-25, in Unpublished Articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Dr. David S. Ruhe: Kansas Author (2003). Biography written for the Kansas Authors Club. [about]
  45. Posted 2020-07-25, in Biographies:   Duane L. Herrmann. Elizabeth and Elsbeth: Typically Extraordinary Kansas Women, in Kanhistique (1997). A sketch of two women who helped establish the Kansas Baha'i community in 1897. [about]
  46. Posted 2020-07-25, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Stepping Out, in Herald of the South (1998). A young man asserts his independence and sets off to begin his own life. [about]
  47. Posted 2020-07-25, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Proclaim the New Name, in Twisting Topeka (2014). "When you take an actual historical time and twist it, the results can be rather interesting. What part is true, what part is not? That, the reader will have to decide." From the Twisting Topeka anthology of historical fiction. [about]
  48. Posted 2020-07-24, in Published Articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Letters from a 19th-century Kansas Baha'i, in World Order (1996). An examination of two letters written by Barbara Ehrsam in Enterprise, Kansas in 1899. [about]
  49. Posted 2020-07-24, in Unpublished Articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Ninety-Five Years in Topeka: The Topeka Bahá'í Community, 1906-2001 (2001). History starting with the arrival of Rose and Leonard Hilty, from Enterprise, first Baha'is in Topeka. [about]
  50. Posted 2020-07-24, in Essays and short articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Enterprise: Second Oldest in U.S.?, in Bahá'í News (1987). Brief overview of the early history of the Baha'i Faith in Enterprise, Kansas. [about]
  51. Posted 2020-07-24, in Essays and short articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Not Quite So New in Kansas, in Our Way With Words (2004). Overview of the Faith and its history in Kansas, prepared in an opportunity to proclaim the Faith by invited essay to the Kansas Authors' Club publication on its centennial. [about]
  52. Posted 2020-07-24, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. I Found You!, in Poetica: A Journal of Contemporary Jewish Writing (2014). Allegory of a little boy's new adventures in a new country with his mother, who had been lost. [about]
  53. Posted 2020-07-23, in Published Articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Houses as Perfect as Is Possible, in World Order (1994). A survey of the evolution in design of the Baha'i Houses of Worship around the world through the twentieth century. [about]
  54. Posted 2020-07-23, in Published Articles:   Duane L. Herrmann. Turbulent Prairie: Politics, The Press, and the Baha'i Faith in Kansas, 1897, in World Order 31:1 (1999). An examination of 1897 press coverage of the second Baha'i community in North America. State politicians and new religious teachings attracted press attention across Kansas. [about]
  55. Posted 2020-07-23, in Published Articles:   Mina Yazdani. Quiet Strangulation: Islamic Republic's Treatment of Baha'is since 1991, in Tiempo Devorado 5:2 (2018). Summary of persecution of Baha'is in Iran especially since 1991, and on analyses by other historians on the roots of anti-Baha'i discrimination. Includes introduction by Amin Egea. [about]
  56. Posted 2020-07-23, in Biographies:   Duane L. Herrmann. Profiles of Some Topeka Bahá'ís (1997). Background for the author's research into Kansas Baha'i history. [about]
  57. Posted 2020-07-23, in Books:   Duane L. Herrmann. Early Baha'is of Enterprise, Kansas, 1897 (1997). Originally published to commemorate the centennial of the Bahá'í community of Enterprise, Kansas, the second in the western hemisphere. [about]
  58. Posted 2020-07-23, in Poetry:   Duane L. Herrmann. Hidden Meanings in the Poetry of Robert Hayden (2012). The Baha'i Faith influenced Hayden's work on multiple levels, beyond his obvious allusions to the Baha'i teachings regarding brotherhood of races or acceptance of religions. [about]
  59. Posted 2020-07-22, in Newspaper articles:   Mention of the Babi and Baha'i Faiths in the New York Times 1852 - 1922, in New York Times (1852). 45 articles and brief mentions, spanning 70 years. [about]
  60. Posted 2020-07-21, in Published Articles:   Kathleen Jenkins. Intimate Diversity: The Presentation of Multiculturalism and Multiracialism in a High-Boundary Religious Movement, in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:3 (2003). On the construction and maintenance of multiracial/ethnic networks in religious movements, through a comparative analysis of International Churches of Christ, The People's Temple, and the U.S. Baha'i community. [about]
  61. Posted 2020-07-21, in Published Articles:   Johanna Pink. A Post-Quranic Religion Between Apostasy and Public Order: Egyptian Muftis and Courts on the Legal Status of the Baha'i Faith, in Islamic Law and Society 10:3 (2003). On how Egypt has adapted and responded to the Baha'i Faith; legal issues for Muslim jurists and the courts; personal and employment status of Baha'is in Egypt; issues raised by a post-Quranic religious minority. [about]
  62. Posted 2020-07-21, in Published Articles:   Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh and Kathe Richman. Life Crises among the Religiously Committed: Do Sectarian Differences Matter?, in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:1 (1984). Study of Catholic Charismatics, Christian Scientists, and Baha'is, in terms of their perceptions of the number, types and reactions to crises they had experienced. Sectarian differences exert a consistent effect. [about]
  63. Posted 2020-07-21, in Published Articles:   Rhett Diessner. Cognitive-Developmental Psychology and the Baha'i Faith: Meaningful Connections, in Counseling & Values 39:3 (1995). Some major concepts shared by Baha'is and adherents of cognitive-developmentalism; avenues of communication between members of the Bahá'í Faith and the therapeutic community. [about]
  64. Posted 2020-07-21, in Published Articles:   Roshan Danesh. Internationalism and Divine Law: A Baha'i Perspective, in Journal of Law and Religion 19:2 (2004). On the internationalism motif in Baha'i political and legal thought; the place of divine legal claims in contemporary debates about models of world order; religion as a unifying force; concept of divine law in both Persian and Islamic history. [about]
  65. Posted 2020-07-21, in Published Articles:   Graeme Were. Thinking Through Images: Kastom and the Coming of the Baha'is to Northern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 11 (2005). Anthropological study on the Baha'i Faith in the Nalik area of New Ireland, New Guinea, especially the Nalik people's belief in harnessing ancestral power using transformative imagery. [about]
  66. Posted 2020-07-21, in Published Articles:   Michelle Maloney. Toward a Baha'i Concept of Mental Health: Implications for Clinical Practice, in Counseling and Values 50 (2006). Understanding religious beliefs as a resource for more fully conceptualizing clients psychological functioning; in particular, how Bahá'í clients conceive of mental health and counseling. [about]
  67. Posted 2020-07-21, in Unpublished Articles:   Rodney H. Clarken. Baha'i Principles of Education: Categorization of and Commentary on Extracts from Baha'i Education (1998). Compilation and categorization of, and commentary on, extracts from the Writings on the topic of education, curriculum, and pedagogy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. [about]
  68. Posted 2020-07-21, in Unpublished Articles:   Timothy Reagan. Baha'i View of the Educated Person, The: A Case Study in Religious Education (1996). How Baha'is conceive of universal education; nine principles of faith including social teachings, oneness of humanity, elimination of prejudice, and spirituality. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. [about]
  69. Posted 2020-07-19, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Usuli, Akhbari, Shaykhi, Babi: The Tribulations of a Qazvin Family, in Iranian Studies 36:3 (2003). The emergence of the Usuli school in the evolution of Shi'is jurisprudence and theology in 18th and 19th-century Iran, viewed through the lens of the Baraghani family as it faced schisms of the Akhbari, Shaykhi, and Babi movements. [about]
  70. Posted 2020-07-19, in Essays and short articles:   Todd Lawson. Art and the Interconnectedness of All Things, in UK Bahá'í 30 (2020). Art as a mode of divine revelation in the Wrings and Calligraphy of the Báb. [about]
  71. Posted 2020-07-08, in Newspaper articles:   Alfred von Goumoëns. Letter on the Attempted Assassination of Nasir al-Din Shah, in Oesterreichischer Soldatenfruend (1852). Austrian captain Alfred von Goumoëns witnessed and reported on the attempted assassination of Násir ad-Dín Sháh and sent this letter to an Austrian newspaper. [about]
  72. Posted 2020-07-03, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck and Kevin Locke. Indigenous Messengers of God (2014). 68 essays on Native American theology and history from the perspective of Baha'i teachings. [about]
  73. Posted 2020-06-27, in Unpublished Articles:   Ismael Velasco. Reflections on Baha'u'llah's Claims to Being the Return of Imam Husayn (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. [about]
  74. Posted 2020-06-27, in Essays and short articles:   Edward Price. Taking Care with Translation of Sacred Scripture (2016). Examination of the importance of using reliable translations of the Qur’án. Includes technical discussion of the meanings of Islam, Muslim, and Allah, aspects of the Arabic language, and errors of translation. [about]
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