Read: Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Baha'i Faith


A publication of the Research Office
of the Bahá'í National Center, Wilmette, Illinois

A comprehensive research and
educational tool for the student
or teacher of the Bahá'í Faith.
Includes:
Curriculum guides
Lecture outlines
Annotated bibliographies
Lists of educational materials
Internet resources

Research Office, Bahá'í National Center
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone (847) 733-3425, Fax (847) 733-3583

1997 edition


Table of Contents

Preface................................................................1
Acknowledgments........................................................3

SECTION ONE: CURRICULUM GUIDES FOR TEACHING THE BAHÁ'Í FAITH
  The Bahá'í Faith: A Short Introduction...............................7
  A Three-Hour Section on the Bahá'í Faith............................11
  One-Semester Courses on the Bahá'í Faith: Four Samples..............13
     A "Comparative Religion" Approach to the Bahá'í Faith............15
     A Sociological Study of the Bahá'í Community.....................19       
     The Bahá'í Faith in Historical and Comparative Perspectives......23
     A Traditional Bahá'í Approach to the Bahá'í Faith................25

SECTION TWO: BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SCHOLARSHIP ON THE BAHÁ'Í FAITH
  Table of Contents...................................................29
  Some Prefatory Notes and Considerations.............................33
  Format of this section..............................................35
  Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship on the Bahá'í Faith...........37

SECTION THREE: ASSORTED RESOURCE TOOLS
  Bibliographies
    Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
      Part One: Writings of Bahá'u'lláh..............................123
      Part Two: The "Leiden List": Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh............125
    Writings of the Báb..............................................145
    Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.........................................147
    Writings of Shoghi Effendi.......................................149
    Citations from Major Humanities Indices..........................151
    The Bahá'í Faith in Religion Textbooks and Encyclopedias.........153
  Essays
    The Bahá'í Faith and Syncretism..................................159
    Description of Bahá'í Internet Resources.........................163
  Listings
    Videos...........................................................173
    Glossary.........................................................175
    Publishing Houses and Journals...................................179

SECTION FOUR: INDICES
  Bibliography of All Works Cited....................................189 
  Index of Authors and Subjects......................................221
  Index of Journals Cited............................................227

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