Papers delivered at the ‘Irfán Colloquium Session #69 (English)

Center for Bahá'í Studies: Acuto Italy

July 7–10, 2006.

'Abdu'l-Bahá's Writings in Turkish: A Preliminary Survey     edit

by Necati Alkan

Bahá'í Faith and the Challenges of the Modern Agriculture, The     edit

by Iraj Poostchi

Baha'is in Sari and the Constitutional Revolution in Iran, The     edit

by Moojan Momen

Baha'u'lláh's Tablet to Maryam, the Crimson Leaf: An introduction and a provisional translation     edit

by Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani Mazzoli

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Baha'u'llah's message to Pope Pius IX     edit

by Nicola Towfigh

Biblical echoes in the Du`a al-simat (Prayer of the Signs): with some notes on the Commentary of Sayyid Kazim al-Husayni al-Rashti (d.1259/1843) and Babi-Baha'i intertextualities     edit

by Stephen Lambden

Comparative Study of Two Istidlaliyyih Texts, A: The Báb's Dal'il-i- Sab'ah (Seven Proofs) and Baha'u'llah's Kitab-i Iqán     edit

by Stephen Lambden

Comparing the Dolgorukov Memoirs with the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as ways of persecuting religious minorities     edit

by Moshe Sharon

For the Betterment of the World: Isl'ah-i-'Álam and the City of God     edit

by Susan Maneck

Image of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in the memoirs of Badi' Bushru'i, The     edit

by Naz Yeganeh

Just War: From the Bahá'í Perspective     edit

by Vargha Taefi

This paper introduces the subordination of the individual will to that of the society as the social philosophy of the Bahá'í faith hence the consequences and implications of this attitude in the Bahá'í writings. Some Bahá'í views will therefore be discussed compared to those of contemporary international political theory such as "Just War Theory" and "Humanitarian Intervention". Since this is a sensitive topic, the Bahá'í writings are exactly quoted as much as possible in all the entries to reduce the effect of personal opinion.
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Martyrdom in the Bábi Faith     edit

by Sasha Dehghani

Millennial Expectation in Early Shaykhism: A review of the literature     edit

by Ismael Velasco

preliminary survey of the press references to the Bábi and Bahá'í religions 1844-1932, A     edit

by Amin Egea

Qur'anic Commentaries in the Bahá'í Writings     edit

by Vahid Rafati

Rural Development: A Bahá'í Perspective     edit

by Iraj Poostchi