In Iran: Studies in Babi and Baha’i History
Studies in Babi and Baha’i Religions, Volume 3
Seven religious scholars contributed six essays to this important volume on the history of the Bábí and Bahá’í religions in Iran.
The first three essays focus on the Bábís. Steven Lambden examines parallels between early stories of the Báb and those of Christ and Mohammad. Peter Smith and Moojan Momen analyze the administration of the Bábí Faith from a sociological lens, including teaching, finances, communications, and so forth. Denis MacEoin looks at development of Bábí theology from a period just before his martyrdom to just after the declaration of Baha’u’llah.
The last three essays turn to Bahá’í history. Christopher Buck examines Bahá’u’lláh’s multiple claims to messiahship. R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram uncovers the struggles of the American Bahá’í women who taught at the Tarbiyat School in Iran from 1909 to 1934. Mehri Samandari Jensen outlines her research on family planning and the use of birth control among Bahá’ís and Muslims in contemporary Iran.