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There are 13 papers by Stockman

TitleTitle translationAuthor 1Author 2LanguageSessionPublishedAbstractonline
Baha'i Faith and Higher Biblical Criticism, The Robert Stockman English 1 Religions  
Birth and Early Development of Spiritual Assemblies in North America: A Study in the Writings of `Abdu'l-Baha Robert Stockman English 72 The development of spiritual assemblies in North America started in 1899, just a few years after the same process was initiated in Iran. The early American Baha'is based their organization on four sources: (1) the Kitab-i-Aqdas, which was available in crude English translation by 1900; (2) Tablets from `Abdu'l-Baha; (3) organizational principles th...  
Brief review of `Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to North America, A Robert Stockman English 100 Lights13 `Abdu'l-Baha Abbas visited North America from April 11 to December 5, 1912. His eight-month sojourn took Him to some 38 localities in 15 states and the province of Quebec, Canada. Because His North American trip followed on an earlier European visit, when `Abdu'l-Baha arrived in New York He had a developed daily routine. It appears that He gave ... read online  
Comparative Study of Early American Baha'is interpretation of Bible and Interpretations in Some Answered Questions, A Robert Stockman English 86  
Institute for Baha'i Studies Robert Stockman English 5 Presentation of the Institute for Baha'i Studies and its activities. The Institute is an agency of the National Spiritual Assembly dedicated to sponsoring rigorous, academic-quality scholarship on the Baha'i Faith.  
Limits of Discourse in the Baha'i community and their Consequences, The Robert Stockman English 8 All human communities must set limits on their internal discourse in order to maintain cohesion and some degree of internal order. The Baha'i Faith is no exception. The limits to discourse in the Baha'i community are determined by the overriding principle of unity: 'Abdu'l-Baha has stressed that unity is more important than being right, and thus di...  
Millennialism in the Bahá'i Faith: Progressive and Catastrophic Themes Robert Stockman English 12 Review of the different aspects of the Baha'i vision of the future; most are optimistic and progressive.  
Race, Religion and Progress in the Talks and Actions of Abdu'l-Bahá Robert Stockman English 107 The nineteenth century dialogue among civilizations focused on several themes; among them, race, religion, and progress were particularly prominent. Race and religion related to the question of which culture was the best fitted to shape the future of humanity, which was living on a world shrunken by the telegraph and the power of steam. An historia...  
Scripture in the Perspective of Comparative Religion and the Bahá'í Faith Robert Stockman English 15 In both the field of comparative religion and in Baha'i Studies, scripture is not a simple term to define. From a sociological point of view, a text becomes scripture when a group of people begin to treat it as such, by venerating it and viewing its authority as superhuman. But all religions recognize various levels of sacredness or authoritativene...  
Scripture in the Perspective of Comparative Religion and the Bahá'i Faith Robert Stockman English 14 In both the field of comparative religion and in Baha'i Studies, scripture is not a simple term to define. From a sociological point of view, a text becomes scripture when a group of people begin to treat it as such, by venerating it and viewing its authority as superhuman. While Baha'is tend to assume that only the Word of God deserves such con...  
Study of `Abdu'l-Bahá's Guidance About Governing Bodies, A Robert Stockman English 65  
Survey of the Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá in the National Bahá'í Archives, Wilmette, A Robert Stockman English 58 `Abdu'l-Baha addressed thousands of tablets to Baha'is in the United States, many of which ended up in the National Baha'i Archives in Wilmette, either as originals, facsimiles, or copies of translations. While the originals have been collected, microfilmed, and copies sent to Haifa, relatively little work has been done on the translations, which h...  
Terms Revelation, Interpretation, and Elucidation in the Bahá'i Writings, The Robert Stockman English 4 Scripture The release of the English translation of the Kitab-i-Aqdas invites a closer examination of the Baha'i teachings and raises an entirely new series of questions about the nature of Baha'i law. Often these questions are based on assumptions about the nature or composition of Baha'i texts. This composition is described as either revelation (the proces... read online