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There are 11 papers by Velasco

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Apophatic Scholarship: When the Pen Breaks and the Ink Leaves but a Blot Ismael Velasco English 28 Lights2 If God is beyond the description of aught except Himself; if the Word of God transcends words and letters; if true Understanding shatters discourse, what point is there to Scripture, let alone to scholarship. If knowledge is but a point which the ignorant have multiplied, is discourse an exercise in ignorance? This presentation will explore the rel... read online  
Bahá'u'lláh's First Tablet to Napoleon Ismael Velasco English - Lights4 The first tablet to Napoleon III, together with the Suriy-i-Muluk, the Kitab-i-Badi', the Prayers for Fasting, the Lawh-i-Sultan, and the Suriy-i-Ra'is, are listed in God Passes By (p.171) not only as the six "most outstanding among the innumerable Tablets revealed in Adrianople, but as occupying a foremost position among all the writings of th... read online  
History, Mythos and Kerygma: Provisioning the Tale of the Promised Qa'im Ismael Velasco English 54  
In Quest of the Ocean of True Understanding: The Mystical Paradigm of Bahá'u'llah's Book of Certitude Ismael Velasco English 12 The importance of earlier tablets by Baha'u'llah in understanding the Kitab-i-Iqan, that the Iqan's literary paradigm is that of a mystic journey of the seeker, and that the paradigm shaped Baha'u'llah's replies to the questions that prompted the revelation of the Iqan.  
Long Obligatory Prayer, The: A linguistic and theological exploration Ismael Velasco English 48 This paper will look at the Baha'i concept of obligatory prayer, introduce the history and significance of the Long Obligatory Prayer, and carry out a detailed commentary on some of the allusions and implications of the text of this important Baha'i prayer. Drawing on both, the text in the original language, and the interpretive translations o...  
Millennial Expectation in Early Shaykhism: A review of the literature Ismael Velasco English 69  
Order of Bahá'u'lláh (nazm-i-Bahá'u'lláh) in the Báb's Persian Bayan, The Ismael Velasco English 42  
Prolegomenon to the Study of Babi and Bahá'i Scriptures, A: The importance of Henry Corbin to Babi and Bahá'i Studies Ismael Velasco English 36 During his lifetime Henry Corbin was the foremost Western authority on the Islamic philosophy of Persia and ranks among the most influential Islamicists of the 20th century. His work has unique relevance in understanding the philosophical contexts for the emergence of the Babi and Baha'i Faiths in 19th century Persia. While best known for his work ...  
Prophetic Law: Linking the Persian Bayán to Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i Aqdas Ismael Velasco English 42  
Shoghi Effendi: An approach to his artistic contribution to style in English literature and to standards in translation Nabil Perdu Ismael Velasco English 54 As the 50th anniversary of Shoghi Effendi's passing approaches, it is timely to advance the assessment of his wide literary legacy, and particularly his contribution to the field of translation and to the development of high standards in careful use of the English language; besides being critical for the shaping of Baha'i identity in the 20th centu... read online  
Unity in Diversity: Toward a Correlation of the Bahá'í Perspective with current empirical findings in the social science literature Ismael Velasco English 93 As a global community uniquely and entirely centred on the achievement of unity (while emphatically rejecting uniformity), whose "watchword" is bindingly said in its authoritative writings to be "unity in diversity", the Baha'i community may well have much to learn from, and much to contribute to, the immense efforts that are being devoted by psych...