The Journal of Baha'i Studies

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1/2, March-June

Absence
Stumble upon: this inchoate discovery,mutable works of all who have gone before,translated by "to delve" or "to implant."Ideas, stories of ancestors, the savannahplanet risen from ocean and ashthrough redemption. It's a continualstory, this cycle. Rise,...
A Postsecular Look at the Reading Motif in Bahiyyih Nakhjavani's the Woman Who Read Too Much
IntroductionPostsecular theory is a privileged mode of criticism for works of contemporary, transnational historical fiction whose texts in some way engage with matters of a sacred or a spiritual nature. In this article, we will establish how the spiritual...
Bahá'í Ethics in Light of Scripture - an Introduction, Volume I: Doctrinal Fundamentals/Bahá'í Ethics in Light of Scripture - an Introduction, Volume II: Virtues and Divine Commandments
Bahá'í Ethics in Eight of Scripture -An Introduction, Volume I: Doctrinal Fundamentals, by Udo Schaefer, George Ronald, Oxford, 2007, xvii + 409 pages, including appendices and index.Bahai Ethics in Eight of Scripture - An Introduction, Volume II: Virtues...
From the Editor's Desk
Scholarship and the Bahá'í FaithIn a letter dated 19 October 1993, the Universal House of Justice observes that it would be inappropriate and erroneous to employ the terms "Bahá'í scholar" or "Bahá'í scholarship" in any exclusive sense. In the years...
Human Nature and Mental Health: A Bahá'í-Inspired Perspective 1
A Bahá'í Perspective on Human OntologyDuring the nineteenth century when analysts were articulating the basic principles that would animate psychoanalytic psychiatry for much of the twentieth century an alternative view of human nature began to appear...
Seven Narratives of Religion: A Framework for Engaging Contemporary Research
The Theory of SecularizationThe theory of secularization involves three basic claims about the relationship between modernity and religion. First, it argues that modernity removes religion from the social-foundational role that it played during pre-modernity...
The Evolving Role of Bahá'í Scholarship
It is my pleasure and privilege to come to this marvelous gathering and address the issue of the evolution of Bahá'í scholarship. I am thankful to the Association for Bahá'í Studies, and wholeheartedly hope this presentation will contribute to the study...
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