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What's new: Documents posted in the past days

  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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 Includes a Tablet from Abdu'l-Bahá unpublished for 100 years.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]
  8. 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]
  9. Posted 2020-08-06, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Flash Fiction: Spiritual Conversations (2014). Nine short stories; brief conversations that may aid enlightenment. [about]
  10. 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]
  11. Posted 2020-08-05, in Book Reviews:   Ismael Velasco. Symbolism in the Badí' Calendar," by Robin Mihrshahi: Review (2004). [about]
  12. 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]
  13. Posted 2020-08-05, in Fiction:   Duane L. Herrmann. Second Chance (2018). A story of redemption and transformation. [about]
  14. 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]
  15. 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]
  16. 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]
  17. 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]
  18. 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]
  19. 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]
  20. 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]
  21. 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]
  22. 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]
  23. 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]
  24. 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]
  25. 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]
  26. 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]
  27. 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]
  28. 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]
  29. 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]
  30. 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]
  31. 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]
  32. 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]
  33. 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]
  34. 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]
  35. 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]
  36. 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]
  37. 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]
  38. 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]
  39. 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]
  40. 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]
  41. 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]
  42. 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]
  43. 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]
  44. 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]
  45. 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]
  46. 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]
  47. 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]
  48. 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]
  49. 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]
  50. 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]
  51. 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]
  52. 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]
  53. 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]
  54. 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]
  55. 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]
  56. 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]
  57. 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]
  58. 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]
  59. 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]
  60. 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]
  61. 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]
  62. 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]
  63. 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]
  64. 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]
  65. 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]
  66. Posted 2020-06-22, in BWC Compilations:   Shoghi Effendi. Extracts from Letters Written by or on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi Regarding the Absence of Clergy in the Baha'i Faith (1998). Compilation included with a memorandum from the House of Justice from 1998/02/11 regarding the abolition of the priesthood. [about]
  67. Posted 2020-06-19, in Personal compilations:   Demystifying Shoghi Effendi's Advent of Divine Justice: Condensed Deepening (2020). A study guide and compilation regarding the Guardian's call to action to American and Canadian Baha’is to engage spiritually in the path towards God. [about]
  68. Posted 2020-06-18, in BIC Documents:   Bahá'í International Community. Overcoming Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity in Public Institutions: A Baha'i Perspective (2001). The displacement of a transcendent understanding of life by materialism is responsible for the skepticism and alienation of modern life. The civilizing virtues of honesty and duty stem from the conscience and spirituality, not law. [about]
  69. Posted 2020-06-18, in Documents from National Spiritual Assemblies:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Destiny of America and The Promise of World Peace, The, in The New York Times (2001). Statement published as a full-page ad in New York Times on prerequisites for world peace: acceptance of the oneness of humanity; eradication of racism; emancipation of women; elimination of wealth disparity; end to nationalism; religious harmony. [about]
  70. Posted 2020-06-14, in Documents from National Spiritual Assemblies:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India. Communal Harmony: India's Greatest Challenge (1993). A formal statement from the NSA of the Bahá'ís of India on the need to overcome religious, linguistic and caste-based tensions. [about]
  71. Posted 2020-06-14, in Biographies:   Michael Bodakowski and Katherine Marshall. Discussion with Farida Vahedi, Executive Director of the Department of External Affairs, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India, A (2011). Overview of Vahedi's life and work, history of the Faith in India and development projects, the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity, and issues regarding migration and protection of women and girls. [about]
  72. Posted 2020-06-13, in Theses:   Susanna A. Khodarahmi-Bron. Baha'i Temple for Canada, A (2003). Proposed design for a future possible temple in Markham, Ontario; characteristics of Baha'i temples; overview of symbolism and sacred place; influences on design of Canadian culture and architecture. [about]
  73. Posted 2020-06-12, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Changement du climat (2020). French translation of a letter to three individuals about the involvement of the Bahá’í community in addressing the issue of anthropogenic climate change. [about]
  74. Posted 2020-06-12, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Les Nuages des Royaumes d'en-haut (2020). Provisional French translation of "The Clouds of the Realms Above." [about]
  75. Posted 2020-06-12, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Tablette de la Vierge (2020). Provisional French translation of the "Tablet of the Maiden." [about]
  76. Posted 2020-06-12, in Provisional translations:   Tablettes additionnelles, Extraits et Causeries: Tablettes supplementaires données par 'Abdu'l-Bahá à 'Akká (2020). Provisional French translation of "Additional Tablets, Extracts and Talks." [about]
  77. Posted 2020-06-11, in Personal compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. World in Travail, A: Understanding and Responding to the Events of Our Times (2020). A compilation on the maladies of the world. [about]
  78. Posted 2020-06-11, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Prière révélée par Bahá'u'lláh le premier jour du Jeûne (2020). Provisional French translation by Daoust from an English rendering by Ma'sumian of Baha'u'llah's prayer on the first day of the Fast. [about]
  79. Posted 2020-06-11, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Prières supplémentaires révélées par Bahá'u'lláh (2020). Provisional French translation of "Additional Prayers Revealed by Bahá’u’lláh." [about]
  80. Posted 2020-06-11, in Provisional translations:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Prières supplémentaires révélées par 'Abdu'l-Bahá (2020). Provisional French translation of "Additional Prayers Revealed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá". [about]
  81. Posted 2020-06-11, in Books:   Centenary of a World Faith: The History of the Bahá'í Faith and its Development in the British Isles (1944). On the lives of The Bab, Baha'u'llah, and Abdul-Baha, progress of the Faith in the East and West, and growth of the cause in the United Kingdom. Published for the centenary of the declaration of the Báb. [about]
  82. Posted 2020-06-10, in Published Articles:   S. Naharoy. Architectural Blossoming of the Lotus, in source unknown (2011). Architectural descriptions, blueprints, geometry, photos, and history of the design and construction of the Baha'i temple in India. [about]
  83. Posted 2020-06-10, in Published Articles:   S. Naharoy and Fariburz Sahba. Lotus in Concrete, in ECC Concord special edition (2011). A special-edition journal with photos of the temple in India, with essays "Baha'i House of Worship," "Taj Mahal of the 20th Century," "Design and Construction," "Lotus and Other Design Highlights," "Shaping a Dream in Concrete." [about]
  84. Posted 2020-06-10, in Books:   Abdu'l-Baha in New York: The City of the Covenant, April-December 1912 (1931). A record of Abdu’l-Bahá’s talks in New York, with foreword by John Herman Randall. [about]
  85. Posted 2020-06-10, in Theses:   Nduka Emmanuel Okechukwu. Study of Architectural Monuments in South-East Zone of Nigeria, A: Evolving Appropriate Listing Criteria (2013). Overview of the architecture, design considerations, and construction of the Lotus Temple in India (excerpted from a longer thesis on other topics). [about]
  86. Posted 2020-06-09, in Published Articles:   Wanden Mathews LaFarge. Relation of the Báb to the Traditions of Islám, The, in The Bahá'í World vol. 3 (1928-1930) (1930). Discussion of prophecies made by Muhammad concerning his son-in-law Alí and the division which divided Islám into the two factions Sunni and Shi‘i, to understand the significance of the titles "Gate" and "Point" and the concept of the Twelfth Imám. [about]
  87. Posted 2020-06-06, in Published Articles:   W. A. Rice. Babi Pamphlet, A, in The Church Missionary Intelligencer 53:27 (1902). Review of an unnamed booklet sent to E.G. Browne, a "little manuscript book of 118 small pages, written in the beautiful Persian character," which was "originally composed before Behaullah’s death in 1892." [about]
  88. Posted 2020-06-04, in Essays and short articles:   Moojan Momen. Badí' (Bahá'í) Calendar: An Introduction, The (2014). Summary of the nature of Baha'i calendar, the way the Badí' calendar works, and the reason for the 2014 revisions inaugurated by the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  89. Posted 2020-06-03, in Pilgrims' notes:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom. In the Footsteps of 'Abdu'l-Bahá: The Master in the British Isles 1912-1913 (2013). A collection of extracts from the Writings, pilgrims' notes, and newspapers summarizing Abdu'l-Baha's second visit to the United Kingdom, prepared by the NSA of the UK for centenary observations. [about]
  90. Posted 2020-06-03, in Pilgrims' notes:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom. In the Footsteps of 'Abdu'l-Bahá: The Master in the British Isles 1911 (2011). A collection of extracts from the Writings, pilgrims' notes, and newspapers summarizing Abdu'l-Baha's first visit to the United Kingdom, prepared by the NSA of the UK for centenary observations. [about]
  91. Posted 2020-06-03, in Essays and short articles:   Moojan Momen. Names of the Bahá'í Months, The: Separating Fact from Fiction (2012). A blog post, compiled for the Wilmette Institute, on the original source of the names of the months of the Badí calendar — taken from a dawn prayer by the Fifth Shí’í Imám, Muhammad al-Báqir, for the month of Ramadan. [about]
  92. Posted 2020-06-01, in Personal compilations:   Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Universal Principles of the Bahai Movement: Social, Economic, Governmental (1912). Excerpts from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and 'Abdu’l-Bahá on the basic principles of the Baha’i Faith. [about]
  93. Posted 2020-06-01, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. "Double Crusade" and the American Baha'i Community, The (2018). Comments on what the double crusade means, how it relates to the current series of Plans of the Faith, what should be done to carry it out, and the Advent of Divine Justice. [about]
  94. Posted 2020-06-01, in Pilgrims' notes:   Charles Haney and Mariam Haney. Heavenly Feast, A: Some Utterances of Abdul-Baha to Two American Pilgrims in Acca, Syria (1909). Notes taken verbatim stenographically by Mariam Haney, from interpreter Dr Ameen U Fareed, during nine days in Akka. [about]
  95. Posted 2020-06-01, in Published Articles:   Sydney Sprague. Story of the Bahai Movement, The (1907). A short history and introduction to the Baha’i Faith by an early American Baha’i. [about]
  96. Posted 2020-05-31, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck. Bahá'í "Pupil of the Eye" Metaphor, The: Promoting Ideal Race Relations in Jim Crow America, in The Bahá'í Faith and African American History chapter 1 (2018). On the notable contribution to promoting ideal race relations in Jim Crow America by the Baha'i Faith which, though small in number, was socially significant in its concerted efforts to foster and advance harmony between the races. [about]
  97. Posted 2020-05-31, in Essays and short articles:   Loni Bramson. Bahá'í Faith and African American History, The: Introduction (2018). Contents, Introduction, and Index from this book, with links to two chapters (by Christopher Buck). [about]
  98. Posted 2020-05-30, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck. Bahá'í Contributions to Interfaith Relations, in Journal of Ecumenical Studies 54:2 (2019). A close look at the House's "Letter to the World’s Religious Leaders" as a contribution to interfaith discourse. [about]
  99. Posted 2020-05-30, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck. First Recorded Bahá'í Fireside, The, in Bahá'í Studies Review 21 (2019). An episode from Browne's A Year Amongst the Persians which can be regarded as a first "fireside" — a meeting with Baha'is in Shiraz in March 1888. [about]
  100. Posted 2020-05-30, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck. Alain Locke's "Moral Imperatives for World Order" Revisited, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 29:1 (2019). In public speeches presented in 1944 Locke argues that racism, although an American problem, is not purely a domestic issue; it has bilateral and multilateral consequences; unity of races, religions, and nations is a moral imperative. [about]
  101. Posted 2020-05-30, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck. Alain Locke's Philosophy of Democracy, in Studies in Bahá'i Philosophy vol. 4 (2015). For Locke, democracy was more than its narrow political definition, but multidimensional, encompassing local, moral, political, economic, and cultural stages — a model against which he measured America’s fidelity to its democratic ideal. [about]
  102. Posted 2020-05-30, in Published Articles:   Christopher Buck. Alain Locke on Race, Religion, and the Bahá'í Faith, in The Bahá'í Faith and African American History chapter 3 (2018). Locke was cynical about the prospect of real progress in race relations within Christianity itself, but he saw potential in Baha'i efforts to promote race amity and making democracy more egalitarian in terms of the rights of minorities. [about]
  103. Posted 2020-05-30, in Biographies:   Christopher Buck and Derik Smith. Hayden, Robert, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Literature (2019). In his poetics of history and his nuanced representations of black life, Hayden's art showed that the African American experience was quintessentially American, and that blackness was an essential aspect of heterogeneous America. [about]
  104. Posted 2020-05-29, in Pilgrims' notes:   Marie A. Watson. Fourth Dimensional Consciousness (1921). (Alleged) words of Abdu'l-Baha, taken from notes from a pilgrimage to Haifa in 1921. [about]
  105. Posted 2020-05-29, in Essays and short articles:   Keith Bookwalter. Comments on "Infallible Institutions?" by Udo Shaefer and "Response" by Peter Terry (2020). Thoughts on infallibility of the Universal House of Justice through a case study of predictions regarding the "unity of nations" and the Lesser Peace by the year 2000. [about]
  106. Posted 2020-05-29, in Essays and short articles:   Keith Bookwalter. On Marie Watson's Pilgrim's Notes Titled "Fourth Dimensional Consciousness" (2020). Circumstances regarding notes that Watson took from interpreted statements made by 'Abdu'l-Bahá during her pilgrimage in 1921. [about]
  107. Posted 2020-05-28, in Unpublished Articles:   Seena Fazel. Prisms of World Order Magazine, The: The Impact, Contributions and the Enduring Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright's Cover Design (2020). An overview of the intellectual contributions of World Order magazine, including a discussion of how Frank Lloyd Wright came to design a cover for its precursor, and its influence on subsequent covers. [about]
  108. Posted 2020-05-27, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Tablette de la Médecine (2019). Provisional French translation of Lawh-i-Tibb, the Tablet to a Physician / Tablet of Medicine, including notes from the Universal House of Justice and annotations by Stephen Lambden. [about]
  109. 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]
  110. 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]
  111. 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]
  112. 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]
  113. 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]
  114. 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]
  115. 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]
  116. Posted 2020-05-19, in Study Guides:   Hui Bau. Demystifying Shoghi Effendi's Advent of Divine Justice: Condensed Text and Deepening (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. The accompanying deepening uses a more visual format to help develop one's own plan of action. [about]
  117. 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]
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