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Syzygy : A Journal of Bābī-Bahā'ī Studies.



A Journal of Bābī-Bahā'ī Studies. 

VOLUME 1  No 1  OCTOBER 2021

Editorial Board. Main editor Stephen N. Lambden  UC-Merced, CA. USA.

Specialist Sub-Editors

Vahid Behmardi (Beirut); Dominic Brookshaw  (Oxford); Todd Lawson (Univ. Toronto); Franklin Lewis (Chicago); William McCants ( San Francisco) ; Moojan Momen (Beds. UK) and Sholeh Quinn (UC-Merced).

This periodical is primarily designed for the sharing of academic work in the field of Bābī-Bahā'ī Studies. This more especially as it relates to the primary Arabic and Persian scriptural sources of the 19th century Bābī and Bahā'ī religions founded by the Persian born  messianic claimants Sayyid `Alī Muhammad Shirazi, the Bāb (1819-1850) and Mīrzā Ḥusayn `Alī Nūrī Bahā'-Allāh (1817-1892). They both founded  intimately related yet sometimes disparate religions. For Baha'is and some others they have an intimate relationship, at the same time exhibiting many religio-legal or ritualistic and other differences. Hence this periodical title Syzygy which can indicate a unitative relationship between "opposites". 

Aside from the publication of semi-critical editions of certain Arabic and Persian writings of  the Bāb and Bahā'-Allāh, Syzygy will occasionally focus upon such closely related areas of study as Shī`ī Islam especially in the form of the early Shaykhism of Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-Din al-Ahsā'ī (d. 1241/1826) and his successor Sayyid Kāẓim al-Husayni al-Rashtī (d.1259/1843).