BSB = Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin (= BSB2 Web Reprint)

The

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

(= BSB2)

 

Web 2nd edition Stephen N. Lambden  (ed.) 2015..

IN PROGRESS - Last updated 02-08-2015.

 University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK / Ohio University, Athens Ohio, USA.

UC-Merced, CA. USA.

This now thirty year old periodical  contains articles that are still useful and provides something of a record of the state of Babi-Baha'i scholarship in past decades. Exact duplicates or slighly revised  versions of  articles which originally appeared in  the periodical Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin  (= BSB,1982 -1993) will be gradually  (re-) published here. Most of the articles will be put up in Pdf format with only occasional hyperlinks to the BSB page on my old Website. The Pdf links will generally be found just following the title of the article on the contents list below.  Pdf copies of the whole original issues will be selectively available from the link just below the Volume and Issue Number (+ Date) indication after the title headings. The quality of old issues is not great and many will eventually be republished here in a more readable format. When these articles are republished, the pagination may, in some instances, be altered. Contributors to the BSB are invited to publish revised versions or supplements to their original contributions which will again be posted adjacent to the first BSB2 Pdf. Articles from the BSB should be cited as follows: Author + Article Title in (Stephen Lambden ed.) Baha'i Studies Bulletin (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Hurqalya Publications), Vol. X No. X (19XX), pp. x-x.The Lambden translations of the works of Baha'-Allah published in the BSB., have already been or will eventually be published in revised form within the `Baha'-Allah' section of this website.

The BSB is now superseded by Syzygy: A Journal of Bābī-Bahā'ī Studies   which will also, in due course (2017>), be published in Pdf format on this Website.

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

1:1 June 1982

 

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 1 No. 1 June 1982

CONTENTS.  Editorial, 2f.

CONTENTS: Editorial p. 2f

Moojan Momen

  • Esslemont’s Survey of the Bahā’ī Community 1919-1920, Part I : Iran  by ['Alī Muhammad] Ibn-i Aṣdaq and Azīzu'llāh Varqā’.p.4f  BSB1 Momen.pdf

Denis MacEoin

  • Some Bahā’ī and Shaykhī Interpretations of 'the Mystery of Reversal'. p. 11f. Dm-reversal.pdf

Robert Parry

  • `Not Weighing God's Book with Standards Current Amongst Men - One Perspective - Some Provisional Theological Discussion Notes. p. 24f. PDf. RParry-Weighing1.pdf 

Stephen Lambden

  • “My God,  my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” or  `My God, my God! How thou hast glorified me’? p.27f. Lambden.pdf

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p.42f.

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 1 No. 2 September 1982

BSB 1:2 PDf. BSB 1:2.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Moojan Momen

  • Esslemont’s Survey of the Bahā’ī Community 1919-1920, Part II : Turkistan by [Mirza 'Alī Muhammad] Ibn-i Aṣdaq [c. 1850-1928]. p. 4f 

Robert Parry

  • `Not Weighing God's Book with Standards Current Amongst Men - One Perspective - Some Provisional Theological Discussion Notes Continued. p. 7f PDf. RParry-Weighing.pdf

Stephen Lambden

  • Antichrist-Dajjāl : Some Notes on the Christian and Islamic Antichrist traditions and their Bahā’ī Interpretations. p. 14f. PDf. Dajjal-01.pdf

Lesley Zanieh (trans.)

  • R. Mieleck, “Von Bahaismus in Deutschmand". p. 50f. 

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p.57f.

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 1 No. 3 December 1982

PDf. BSB 1:3.pdf = BSB 1:3 PDf. BSB 1:3 Reduced.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f. 

Stephen Lambden

  • Antichrist-Dajjāl : Some Notes on the Christian and Islamic Antichrist traditions and their Bahā’ī Interpretations. Part II, p. 3f. PDf. SL-Dajjal-2.pdf  = Dajjal-reduced.pdf

Denis MacEoin

  • Problems of Scholarship in a Bahā’ī Context, p.44f PDf.  DM-Problems.pdf

Stephen Lambden

  • MacEoin's `Problems of Scholarship in a Bahā’ī Context' . p. 69f PDf. SL-Problems.pdf

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 80f. PDf. BSB 1:3 NCBM.pdf

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 1 No. 4 March 1983.

BSB 1:4. PDf. BSB 1:4-C.pdf = BSB 1:4 Reduced. BSB 1:4R.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Peter Smith

  • A Note on Bābi-Bahā’ī Numbers in Iran, p.3f. PDf. PS-Numbers.pdf

Moojan Momen

  • Esslemont’s Survey of the Bahā’ī Community 1919-1920, Part III: America by Albert Vail. p. 8f. PDf.

Robert Parry

  • Rational-Comceptual Performance : The  Bahā’ī Faith and Scholarship, A Discussion Paper, p. 13f. PDf. RP-Rational.pdf

Stephen Lambden

  • An Episode in the Childhood of Sayyid `Ali Muhammad, the Bāb, p. 22f. PDf. SL-Childhood.pdf 

Kent Beveridge

  • Seven Manuscripts Attributed to Bahā’-Allāh. p. 33f. PDf. KB-7 Mss.pdf 

Moojan Momen

  • Seven Manuscripts Attributed to Bahā’-Allāh. Some Further Comments, p. 52f PDf.
  • A Response to MacEoin's Problems of Scholarship, p. 57f. PDf. MM-Problems.pdf

Denis MacEoin,

  • A Critique of Moojan Momen's Responce to my `Problems of Scholarship in the Bahā'i Context' p. 66f. PDf. DM-7 Mss.pdf

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 81f. PDf. NCBM 1-4C.pdf

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 2 No. 1 June 1983.

PDfs. BSB 2:1 = BSB 2:1 Reduced. BSB 2:1,pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Moojan Momen

  • Esslemont’s Survey of the Bahā’ī Community 1919-1920, Part IV : India by Mīrzā Maḥmūd Zarqānī. p. 3f. PDf. MM-Esslemont IV.pdf

Graham Hassall

  • `The Bahā'ī Faith in Australia, 1920-1934 :  Some Notes on John and Clara Hyde-Dunn. p.8f.  PDf. GH-Australia.pdf

Stephen Lambden

  • A Tablet of Bahā'-Allāh  to Georg David Hardegg, The Lawḥ-i Hirtik [Hartik] (Lawḥ-i Hardegg). p. 32f. PDf.

  • The Lawh-i Hartik (Scriptural Tablet to [Georg David] Hardegg). Haifa Supplied Typescript. PDf. Lawh-i Hartik.pdf

Peter Khan

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 73f.

PDf. NCBM 2:1.pdf

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 2 No. 2 September 1983.

PDf. BSB 2:2. BSB 2:2.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Moojan Momen (ed.)

  • Esslemont’s Survey of the Bahā’ī Community 1919-1920', Part V :    Germany by Alma Knobloch. p.3f.

Denis MacEoin

Stephen Lambden

  • The Islamo-Bahā’ī Interpretation of Deuteronomy 33:2. p.22f. PDf. SL-Deut 33:2 Ms.pdf
  • Additional Note : Paran and Mt. Paran in Babi-Baha'i sacred writings. PDF. SL-Paran.pdf

Moojan Momen

  • The Bahā'ī Influence on the Reform Movements of the Islamic World in the 1860's and1870's.  p.47f.

Steven Scholl

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 83f.

Denis MacEoin

 

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 2 No. 3 December 1983.

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.  BSB 2-3.pdf

Richard Hollinger

Dr. Denis MacEoin

Steven Scholl,

  • The Remembrance of God: An Invocation Technique in Sufism and in the writings of the Bab and Baha'u'llah. p.73f. PDf. SS-Remembrance.pdf

Stephen Lambden

  • A Tablet of Bahā'-Allāh  of the Late Baghdad Period: Lawh-i Halih Halih Halih Ya Bisharat. p. 105f. PDf.

  • Revised on this Website = Halih, halih, halih, yā bishārat   (Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, O Glad-Tidings!).

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 113f.

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 2 No. 4 March 1984.

BSB 2:4 = BSB 2:4 Reduced. PDf. BSB 2:4.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Moojan Momen

  • The Psychology of Mysticism and its Relationship to the Bahā'ī Faith. p. 4f. PDf. MM-Psychology.pdf

Ruhullah Mehrabkhani

  • Some Notes on Fundamental Principles: Western Scholarship and the Religion of the Bāb. p.22f. PDf. RM-Notes.pdf

Juan R. Cole and Denis MacEoin

William Collins and Stephen Lambden

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 65f.

PDF. NCBM-BSB 2:4.pdf
 

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 3 No. 1 June 1984.

BSB: 3-1.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Stephen Lambden

  • A Tablet of Mīrzā Ḥusayn 'Alī Bahā'-Allāh of the Early Iraq period, The Tablet of All Food (Lawḥ-i Kull al-Ṭa`ām). p.4f. BSB-Kullu Ta`am.pdf

Moojan Momen (ed.)

  • `Esslemont’s Survey of the Bahā’ī Community 1919-1920', Part VI :   Egypt by Shaykh Faraju'llāh, and Japan by Agnes Alexander (?). p.68f

 NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 72f.

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Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 3 No. 2 September 1984.

BSB 3:2. PDf. BSB 3:2.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Stephen Lambden

  • An Early Poem of Mīrzā Ḥusayn 'Alī Bahā'-Allāh :  The Sprinkling of the Cloud of Unknowing, Rashḥ-i 'Amā'. p.4ff.
  • BSB 3-2 BSB-Rashh-C.pdf

 NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 114f.

 ◆

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 3 No. 3 September 1985.

BSB 3:3 PDf. BSB 3:3.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Moojan Momen 

  • (ed.) Esslemont’s Survey of the Bahā’ī Community 1919-1920, Part VII : Iraq by Mīrzā Muhammad Ḥusayn Wakil. p.5f PDF. Esslemont-Iraq.pdf

Moojan Momen

Anthony A. Lee

  • Bahā'ī Values and Historical Inquiry : Musings on the Continuing Discussion of Ethics and Methodology. p.27f. Lee-Bahai Values.pdf

Stephen Lambden

Denis MacEoin

  • A Permanent Bahā'ī Studies Centre and Research Institute: Further Considerations. p.88f. DM-Permanent.pdf

Graham Hassall

 NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 100f.

 ◆

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 3 No. 4 December 1985.

BSB 3:4 PDf. BSB 3:4.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Moojan Momen

  • 'Abdu'l-Baha's Commentary on the Islamic Tradition: "I was a Hidden Treasure ..." (Kanz-i Makhfi). p. 4f. PDf. MM-Hidden_treasure Tr.pdf
  • Sources of Quotations in 'Abdu'l-Bahā's Commentary. p.36f.
  • The Text of 'Abdu'l-Bahā's Commentary. p.38f. 

William Collins

Stephen Lambden

 NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 98f.

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 4 No. 1 March 1986. BSB 4-1.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 2f.

Moojan Momen (ed.)

  • Esslemont’s Survey of the Bahā’ī Community 1919-1920,  Part VIII : Miscellaneous. p.4f. PDf. Esslemont VIII.pdf

Kent Beveridge

  • From Adrianople to 'Akkā', The Austrian Lloyd. p.8f. Beveridge.pdf

Stephen Lambden

  • The Mysteries of the Call of Moses: Translation and Notes on part of a Tablet of Bahā'-Allāh addressed to Jināb-i Khalīl. p.33f. Moses.pdf

Graham Hassall

  • The Influences of Mark Tobey. p.80f.

 NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 95f.       
 

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 4 No. 2 January 1990.

BSB 4:2 PDf. BSB 4:2.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 3f.

Moojan Momen

Keven Brown

PART TWO

  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Bahā'ī Studies Seminar, December 6-7, 1986, and letter from the Universal House of Justice. p.28f. 1986- BSB 4:2 II Newcastle.pdf
  • Submission on the Development of Bahā'ī Studies at an Academic Level: From a Committee appointed by the Universal House of Justice, dated November 19th, 1988. p.30f.
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Bahā'ī Studies Seminar, June 23rd-25th, 1989.p. 33f.
  • The 100th Anniversary of the First Public Mention of the Faith in the West. p.34f.
  • Letters of the Universal House of Justice: Ṭāhirah+ Miscellaneous Subjects+ Peace Issues p.35f. PDf. 100th Anniversary-Newcastle.pdf
  • Extracts from the Bulletin of the Association of Bahā'ī Studies, No. 31, June 1989, p.50.

 NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 51f.       
 

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 4 No. 3-4 April 1990.

BSB 4:3-4 PDf. BSB 4:3-4.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 3f.

Juan R. Cole

  • Bahā'-Allāh's "Commentary on the Surah of the Sun", Introduction and   Translation.p.4f. PDf. JC-Surah of the Sun.pdf

Farzin Froughi and Stephen Lambden

  • A Tablet of   Bahā'-Allāh   Commenting on that Verse of the Most Holy Book (al-Kitab al-Aqdas) About the Need for an International Language and Script. p.28f. PDf. FF-SL-International Language.pdf

Moojan Momen

  • The Integration into the British Bahā'ī Community of Recent Iranian Bahā'ī Migrants. p.28f. PDf. MM-Migrants.pdf

Stephen Lambden

PART TWO

  • Letters of the Universal House of Justice, Research Department. p.54f.
  • The Protection of Diversity. p.67.
  • Remarks by H. B. Danesh. p.71.
  • Extracts from the Bulletin of the Association of Bahā'ī Studies. p.81f.
  • The Association of Bahā'ī Studies, English-Speaking Europe. p.84f.
  • Bahā'ī Cassette Tapes. p.87.

 NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 93f.       
 

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 5 No. 1-2 January 1991.

PDf. BSB 5:1-2.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 3f.

Khazeh Fananapazir

  • A Tablet of Mīrzā Ḥusayn 'Alī Bahā'-Allāh to Jamal-i Burujirdī : A Full Provisional Translation. p.4f. PDf. KF-Burujirdi.pdf

Moojan Momen

Stephen Lambden

Iain Palin

  • Letter in Brita Esperantisto by Giorgio Silfer Translated into English. p.70f. PDf. IP-Esperanto.pdf

PART TWO 
NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 73f.       
 

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 5 No. 3-4 and 6:1 June 1991.

PDf. BSB 5:3-6:1.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 3f.

Juan R. Cole

  • Bahā'-Allāh's  "Surah of the Companions" (Surat al-Aṣḥāb): An Early Edirne Tablet of Declaration (c. 1864), Introduction and Provisional Translation. p.4f. PDf. JC-Surah of the Companions.pdf

Stephen Lambden

  • Some Notes on   Bahā'-Allāh's Gradually Evolving Claims of the Adrianople/Edirne Period. p.75f. PDf. SL-Evolving Claims.pdf          

Moojan Momen

John Walbridge

Seena Fazel 

PART TWO
NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 135f.  PDf. BSB 5:3-6:1 Pt. II. pdf    

 

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 6 No. 2-3 February 1992.

BSB 6:2-3. PDf. BSB 6:2-3.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 3f.

B. Todd Lawson

  • The Structure of Existence in the Bāb's Tafsīr and the Perfect Man Motif. p.4f. PDf. TL-Perfect Man.pdf

Stephen Lambden

Ignaz Goldziher (+ Trans.)

  • Kleine Mitteilungen und Anzeidem ... Trans. Brian Walker + Stephen Lambden. PDf. IG-Bab Sufism.pdf

PART TWO
Notes, Communications and Bibliographical Miscellany. p.75f.

Seena Fazel 

 

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 6 No. 4- Vol. 7 No.2  October 1992.

BSB 6:4-7:2. PDf. BSB 6:4-7:2.c.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 3f.

Juan R. Cole

  • Redating the Surah of God (Sūratu'llāh): An Edirne Tablet of 1866? -Provisional Translation Appended. p.4f. PDf. JC-Surah of God.pdf

Khazeh Fananapazir and  Stephen Lambden

  • The Tablet of Medicine (Lawh-i Ṭibb) of Bahā'-Allāh  : A Provisional Translation. p.18f. PDf. KF-SL-Medicine.pdf

Robert Parry

  • Philosophical Theology in Bahā'ī Studies, Methods and Foundations: A Note Towards an Orientation of Bahā'ī Theology. p.66f. PDf. RP-Philosophical  Theology.pdf

Robert Stockman

PART TWO

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 113f.    

  • Letters from the Universal House of Justice; Short Notes and Studies;  Reviews and Bibliographical Miscellany. p.113f.

Bahā'ī Studies Bulletin

VOLUME 7 No. 3-4. June 1993.

BSB 7:3-4. PDf. BSB 7:3-4.pdf

CONTENTS: Editorial 3f.

Shahrokh Monjazeb

  • The Tablet of Bahā'-Allāh to Queen Victoria (Lawḥ-i Malikih) : An Introductory Note and Completed Translation. p.4f. PDf. SM-Victoria.pdf

Stephen Lambden

  • A Further Tablet of    Bahā'-Allāh to Fāris the Physician. p.22f. PDf. SL-Faris II.pdf

Shahriar Razavi

  • The Tablet of the Seven Questions of   Bahā'-Allāh (Lawḥ-i Haft pursish) : An Introductory Note and Provisional Translation. p.48f. SR-7 Questions.pdf

Stephen Lambden

PART TWO

NOTES, REVIEWS COMMUNICATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY p. 69f.    

  • Letters of the Universal House of Justice; Short Notes and Studies; Reviews and Bibliographical Miscellany. p.69f. 


 


Baha'i Studies Bulletin Monograph No.1  Moojan Momen - see :

 

For medical and other reasons the initiator and main editor of this Journal, Stephen N. Lambden,  felt in 1993 that he had to discontinue this work. Issues were prepared and privately published by him for more than a decade from Newcastle upon Tyne (England, UK), from  1982 until 1992. During 2015-6 the periodical Syzygy : A Journal of Babi-Baha'i Studies will to some degree continue this endeavor and be published from this UC Merced Website.