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There are 9 papers by Khodadad

TitleTitle translationAuthor 1Author 2LanguageSessionPublishedAbstractonline
Bahá'í Worldview on Unity of Religions, The: The Application of Principles and Insights from History Jena Khadem Khodadad English 86 Lights10 read online  
Crystallization of the Bahá'i Worldwide Community Jena Khadem-Khodadad English 93 See also Dynamics of Growth: A Baha'i Approach. "Outward forms and symbols must be used to convey intellectual conceptions". SAQ, p. 81 Large Scale growth is an imperative if the Baha'i Faith is to fulfill its mission, as the begetter of a world civilization and culture. This paper presents certain understandings and insights on the grow...  
Dynamics of Growth, The: Factors which Impact the Growth of the Bahá'í Faith: Application of Analogies and Metaphors Jena Khadem-Khodadad English 93 See also Crystallization of the Baha'i Worldwide Community. The Baha'i Faith, has achieved an impressive worldwide expansion for a religion which had its beginning in mid nineteenth century. Despite this remarkable spread, the Baha'i Faith remains yet unknown to the vast majority of humankind. Baha'is, worldwide, constitute less than one ten...  
Mystery of Consciousness, The: Learning from Neuroscience and Insights from Bah Sacred Writings Jena Khadem Khodadad English - Lights20 On the neural basis of consciousness; the concepts of mind and soul as presented in the Bah writings; whether consciousness may continue after the death of the brain; and whether the answers lie in quantum mechanics. read online  
Panel Discussion: Kitab-i-Aqdas: Current Research and Future Directions Jena Khadem Khodadad Moojan Momen, and Mr. Charles Nolley English 5 The Saturday evening session was devoted to a panel discussion on "The Kitab-i-Aqdas: Current Research and Future Directions." The session began with introductory remarks by the three panelists: Dr. Jena Khadem, Dr. Moojan Momen, and Mr. Charles Nolley. A diversity of perspectives was expressed by the panelists as well as the participants, showing ...  
Phenomenon of Newly Emerging Entities and the Twofold Process Jena Khadem-Khodadad English 135 The following words of Baha'u'llah launch this session: I testify that no sooner had the First Word proceeded, through the potency of Thy will and purpose...than the whole creation was revolutionized, and all that are in the heavens and all that are on earth were stirred to the depths. Through that Word the realities of all created things were s...  
Question of Exclusivism, The: A Scientific Perspective Jena Khadem Khodadad English 9 This study looks at the dogma of exclusivism, instituted by many Christian denominations, with the aim of demonstrating that this doctrine is no longer viable. The operating principles necessitating a shift in scientific "paradigma," as discussed by Thomas Kuhn in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, are applied to the paradigm of exclusivism. ...  
Tablets of the Divine Plan, the Fountainhead of Guidance for the Development and Crystallization of the Bahá'í Worldwide Community Jena Khadem-Khodadad English 138 The Divine Plan, Shoghi Effendi affirms, is "a Plan holding within it the seeds of the world's spiritual revival and ultimate redemption" (Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of Faith). This presentation charts the course of the unfolding stages of the Divine Plan and its anticipated outcome- the efflorescence of the Baha'i worldwide community. The Unveil...  
"The world's equilibrium hath been upset through the vibrating influence of this most great, this new World Order...": Insights from the Science of Chaos Jena Khadem-Khodadad English 128 These prophetic words of Baha'u'llah, launch and illumine this session. This statement attributes the prevailing world disequilibrium, turbulence, and disorder to the destabilizing impact of the emerging new world order- introduced by the Revelation of Baha'u'llah. Moreover, the statement: "Soon will the present-day order be rolled up, and a new ...