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1996 May The closing of the Bahá'í discussion list called Talisman. It had been in operation since October 1994 and at one time had over 100 subscribers.

Talisman eventually evolved into Talisman9 for ‘free and open discussion of issues in the Bahá'í faith from an intellectual point of view’, but welcomed criticism of Bahá'í institutions.

Bahá'í-Studies was created by a Bahá'í sociologist at an American university for scholarly discussion of Baha’i academic and other issues.

H-Bahai was initiated for academic discussion of Bábi and Bahá'í topics; membership was generally restricted to individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to Bahá'í studies. Somewhat later, Bridges was created for similar discussions, but with membership by invitation and restricted to Bahá'ís. [Seeking for Truth: Plausibility Alignment on a Bahá'í Email List by David Piff and Margit Warburg] iiiii. The current incarnation of Talisman is Tarikh, established 2003.

  • See as well ‘The Baha’i Faith in America as Panopticon, 1963–1997’, by J. Cole and ‘Baha’i Leaders Vexed by On-line Critics’, by K P Johnson
  • Talisman (email list); H-Bahai (email list)

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    1. Bahá'í and Subud Dissent: Developments in the 2000s, by Bei Dawai (2011-06). Overview by a non-Bahá'í on dissident movements, ex-Bahá'ís, and contemporary ideological debates. [about]
    2. Dissidents and the Bahá'í Faith, by Jack McLean (2005). Author's personal experiences with "disgruntled" ex-Bahá'ís and critics online in the 1990s. [about]
    3. Internet Communications; Virgin Birth; Encyclopedia; Administrative Order, by Universal House of Justice (1996-02-16). Questions on email discussion groups and the Covenant, the Bahá'í stance on the Virgin Birth of Christ, the spirituality of administrating, the spiritual destiny of the American Bahá'í community, and the status of the Bahá'í Encyclopedia. [about]
    4. Internet, Defending the Cause against Opponents on, by Universal House of Justice (2001-05-06). The nature of opposition to the Bahá'í Faith, and how to respond to it in internet media. [about]
    5. Laymen vs. Scholars in Bahá'í Studies, by Universal House of Justice (1996-03-14). No distinction should be drawn between "laypeople" and "scholars" in Bahá'í studies, and the pursuit of knowledge. [about]
    6. Marginality and Apostasy in the Bahá'í Community, by Moojan Momen, in Religion, 37:3 (2007). Study of a particular type of articulate and well-educated ex-Bahá'ís, here termed "marginal" and "apostates," who first appeared in the West about 25 years ago and reached the peak of their activity in the last decade. [about]
    7. Results of Talisman Attitudes Survey, by Eric Hadley-Ives (2000). Detailed analysis of the beliefs and community interactions of participants in the listserver Talisman2 (circa 1999). [about]
    8. Scholars and the Administrative Order, by Universal House of Justice (1997-07-20). Letter to the House requesting guidance concerning a possible "atmosphere of distrust" among some academics, followed by a response which sets the problem in the context of the current intellectual and spiritual crisis afflicting society at large. [about]
    9. Seeking for Truth: Plausibility Alignment on a Bahá'í Email List, by David Piff and Margit Warburg, in Religion and Cyberspace, ed. Morten T. Højsgaard and Margit Warburg (2005). Dynamics of participation on the Talisman listserver in 1995, and how it provided an interactive process for seeking truth. [about]
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