Other papers and items of interest

On Baha’i approaches to interreligious dialogue

Entry for the Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (CUP, 2010) on the relationship between the Baha’i Faith and Christianity.

‘Baha’i approaches to Christianity and Islam: further thoughts on developing an inter-religious dialogue,’ Baha’i Studies Review 14 (2007): https://bahai-library.com/fazel_christian_islam_dialogue

‘Understanding exclusivist texts’ (which examines how Baha’i thought might respond to exclusivist texts in Christianity, and also provides a framework with which to understand apparently exclusivist texts in Baha’i scriptures). In: Scripture and Revelation, ed. M Momen. George Ronald, 1997: https://bahai-library.com/fazel_understanding_exclusivist_texts

A Bahá’í Approach to the Claim of Finality in Islam (co-authored with Khazeh Fananapazir) in Journal of Bahá’í Studies (5:3 [http://www.bahai-library.org/articles/jbs.5-3.fazel.html3]), explores Bahá’í responses to the claim that the founder of Islam was the “Seal of the Prophets.” See also a Persian translation of the article (PDF, 1.2MB). French translation by Louis Henuzet free to download here.

Interreligious Dialogue and the Bahá’í Faith: Some Preliminary Observations, published in Jack McLean, ed., Revisioning the Sacred: New Perspectives on a Bahá’í Theology (SBBR 8: Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1997), 137-152), provides an overview of the Bahá’í imperative and approach to interreligious dialogue and potential areas of fruitful dialogue.

“A Bahá’í Approach to the Claim of Uniqueness and Exclusivity in Christianity” (available as PDF only, 1.8MB). S Fazel and Khazeh Fananapazir. Published in Journal of Bahá’í Studies vol. 3 no. 1 (1990): 15-24. Differing interpretations of scriptural passages about exclusivity have caused conflicts between denominations. A Bahá’í approach, focussing on the Gospels and on progressive revelation, can reconcile these disagreements. Download PDF, 1.8MB)

Contemporary developments in Baha’i studies: an examination using citation analysis“. S Fazel. Published as Occasional Papers in Shaykhi, Babi and Baha’i Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (January, 2003).

Encyclopedia Iranica entries

Nabil-i Akbar [apostle of Baha’u’llah, Hand of the Cause, and recipient of Baha’u’llah’s. Tablet of Wisdom]. Minou Foadi. Encyclopaedia Iranica (2005).

Shaykh Muhammad Ail Qaini [apostle of Baha’u’llah]. Minou Foadi. Encyclopaedia Iranica (2005).

Hasan Foadi [notable Baha’i from Ashqabad community and my grandfather]. F Vahman. Encyclopaedia Iranica (2015).

The Babi-Baha’i community in Khorasan. Minou Foadi. Encyclopaedia Iranica (2022).

Baha’i studies miscellany

Programmes from the Oxford Baha’i Studies seminars 2016-2020 (the child of the Newcastle ones, outlined with programmes, photos and reports on Stephen Lambden’s website).

Here is a link to the periscope of the panel discussion with Will van den Hoonaard, Sholeh Quinn, and Susan Lamb on Udo Schaefer‘s contribution to Baha’i studies from the 2016 seminar.

“Association for Baha’i Studies – English-speaking Europe: a retrospective” (available as PDF only, 0.2MB) (May 2004). Associate vol. 38 (download entire newsletter, 0.5MB).

Articles by Hossien Avaregan in Italian: ‘Profezie con valore scientifico I–III’ [Scientifically-sound prophecies] in Opinione Bahá’í, Apr-Jun/Jul-Sept/Oct-Dec 1981

Sul valore scientifico delle profezie; considerazioni di uno studioso’ [The scientific character of prophecies: personal scholarly reflections] in Opinione Bahá’í, Apr-Jun 1987

Punti razionali comuni fra Corano e Vangelo’ [Common rational themes between the Quran and the Gospel] in Opinione Baha’i Jan-Mar 1990

Contents pages of Khoosh-i-Ha’i Az, published by the Society for Persian Arts and Letters, London, volumes 1-8; volumes 9-16volumes 17-20 (in Persian). See link to all contents for these volumes.