- An overview of Bahá'í search engines is a good starting point
- True Seeker
allows searchs of the Bahá'í sacred texts by
keyword, and allows for more complex searches.
- Concordances of Bahá'í Texts provides detailed search options for a number of Bahá'í sacred writings.
- The Bahá'í by Subject website
provides an online search interface of Bahá'í texts modelled like a home
Bahá'í starting points
- Planet Bahá'í includes a wide range of links listed by topic, as well as weekly featured articles, a Bahá'í chat room, a forum, and a newsletter.
- The Bahá'ís homepage, run by the
Bahá'í International Community, is a good introductory point on the Bahá'í
- Casper Voogt's The Bahá'í Faith Index is one of the most complete archives of Bahá'í resources online.
- The Bahá'í Studies Primer presents a selection of leading papers and useful links relevant to contemporary Bahá'í studies.
- The Bahá'í Vision page (formerly Glen Little's page) offers perhaps the clearest index to Bahá'í material on the
- The BCCA's Bahá'í Faith Web page is
another good starting point for standard Bahá'í resources, such as the
writings and introductory information.
Academic Study of Religion starting points
- Academic Info:
Your Gateway to Quality Internet Resources is a metapage "directory" of links to scholarly Internet websites.
- The website adherents.com features detailed statistics of the numbers of believers of hundreds of different religious traditions, listed country-by-country. The Bahá'í section starts at www.adherents.com/Na_38.html#351 and continues at www.adherents.com/Na_39.html and subsequent pages. See also sections on Babism starting at www.adherents.com/Na_38.html#342.
- Facets of Religion is the religious studies starting point for of The WWW Virtual Library.
- World Religions
World religion resources and interfaith community: free books and writings of human spiritual and religious thought. Covering the major religions of the world, alternative spiritual systems, and ancient mythologies.
- The World Religions from a Bahá'í Perspective website provides a good list of links to resources for eleven of the world's major religions.
- Bahá'í Studies Review
- Journal of Bahá'í
- La Pluma del Conocimiento (Bahá'í scholarship journal in Spanish)
- The Bahá'í Association for the Arts page includes the journal Arts Dialogue.
- The Association
for Bahá'í Studies of English-Speaking Europe page includes a full
index to its journal Bahá'í Studies Review, complete with many of
its articles online. (A complete list of ABS
affiliates can be found at the ABSNorth America webpage.)
- The Association for Bahá'í Studies of Germany.
- The Association for
Bahá'í Studies of North America page includes information on the ABS,
current news and information, and an archive which includes tables of
contents for all ABS publications, ordering information, and complete
on-line editions of select out-of-print publications.
- Bahá'í Booksource
International features perhaps the largest selection of Bahá'í books
available for purchase. They carry over 4,000 different items in 91
languages, as well as various gift items. For more book resources, see Guide to finding Bahá'í books online.
- Bahá'í Business Forum of the Americas, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing spiritual principles and values to business.
- The Bahá'í Directory Service offers a list of Bahá'í Communities represented on the internet.
- Bahá'í Language Educators, an ABS Special Interest Group, develops language teaching curricula based on Bahá'í principles, including mentoring programs for language educators and teachers working overseas.
- The Bahá'í Media Service includes a list Bahá'í television programmes, radio programmes and magazines worldwide.
- The H-Bahá'í homepage, the
home of the H-Bahá'í listserv, is an ever-growing collection of online
Bahá'í academia and Arabic and Persian source documents.
- Kalimat Press is the preeminent
Bahá'í academic publishing house in North America.
- Landegg Academy, in
Switzerland, is at present the only Bahá'í university offering full-time
undergraduate and graduate courses.
- The Wilmette
Institute is North America's first university-level
correspondence and residential Bahá'í study program.
- The homepage for One Country: The Online
Newsletter of the Bahá'í International Community includes news stories, profiles, and
- Scriptum: Newsletter for
Bahá'í Librarians and Information Professionals, edited by William Collins, is "a
newsletter for a network of Bahá'í librarians, archivists, curators and
other information professionals in the Faith."
- Ian Kluge's Bahá'í Philosophy page explores "the philosophical foundations of the Bahá'í Writings."
- Moojan Momen's Religious
Studies page includes a few articles authored by him, and his Arjmand colloquia page
includes abstracts from and reports on the Haj Mehdi Arjmand seminars for
the study of sacred texts.
- Udo Schaefer's www.udoschaefer.com includes full texts of most of his articles and books, mostly in German but some in English.
- Casper Voogt has compiled one of the largest listings of personal homepages available.
- The site Islam and the Bahá'í
Faith is a good comparative dialogue between the two
- The Bahá'í Firesides site includes deepening materials and self-directed study guides.
- Culture Fellowship of Sarasota Florida features arts and cultural events from a Bahá'í perspective, with an emphasis on the Florida Gulf Coast, aka "Florida's Cultural Coast".
- Sifter: An institute for the
study of Bahá'í Writings features occasional online courses as well as a large collection of Bahá'í texts.
- Stephen Fuqua's Spirit of Glory: The
Bahá'í Faith's Studies Material page offers a wide variety of
- A Study of Bahá'í Writings is a comprehensive overview of Bahá'í teachings based on the contents of God Passes By
- Overview of Bahá'í search engines discusses some of the following software.
- The entirety of the Bahá'í Academics Resource Library is available on CD-ROM from two different sources: the Bahá'í Resources CD-ROM and the Master Bahá'í Library.
- "Archive" is a searchable electronic textbase of the Bahá'í Writings for both Macintosh and Windows computers, which features a user-friendly Mac-like interface. It features regular updates, available for free for registered users. It can be ordered from http://www.schoolmarmwood.org.
- "Immerse: The Electronic Bahá'í Library," by Bernal Schooley,
is a free search engine of all
the sacred Bahá'í writings and scriptures from the other major world
religions, currently available for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1 See also the homepage, at lotsofschooleys.com/Immerse. (More
software information can be found in the Description of
Bahá'í Internet Resources.)
- The "Bahá'í Library" Multi-Media CD-ROM, billed as "the first multimedia Bahá'í reference library available to date in the Bahá'í world," costs $129 and is available from www.bahailibrary.com. It is available for all Windows 95, 98, and ME.
- MARS: Multiple Author
Refer System is a popular Bahá'í-text search engine which can be
- "Sifter: Star of the West" CD-ROM contains all 25 volumes of the original Star of the West in a single CD. Includes the article "Introduction to Star of the West" by Duane Troxel.
- Ian Vink Software,
http://ianvink.com/bahai/, includes free programs such as
study guides and graphics as well as purchasable software for community
- Bahá'í Writings for handheld computers, sp. those using the PalmOS (i.e. Palm Pilot) and PocketPC (Microsoft) operating systems, have been prepared by Darren Hiebert. They can be downloaded from http://www.darrenhiebert.com/eBahai.
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