Peter Smith

Publications, Lectures and Other Stuff

Peter Smith. ‘Anglo-American religion and hegemonic change in the world system, c. 1870-1980’

An old article: Peter Smith. ‘Anglo-American religion and hegemonic change in the world system, c. 1870-1980’. British Journal of Sociology 37/1 March 1986), pp. 88-105. From the abstract: It is … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

America’s Changing Religious Identity

Important new stusy of America’s Changing Religious Identity by Daniel Cox, Ph.D., Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. Among the major findings :-1. White Christians now account for fewer than half of the public. … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter Smith. The Baha’i Faith: A Short History

The Baha’i Faith: A Short History. By Peter Smith. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999 (1st published under the title A Short History of the Baha’i Faith in 1996). Also available as an … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter Smith. ‘Shoghi Effendi’s letters to the Baha’is of India and Burma during the 1930s’

Abstract: A short review of Shoghi Effendi’s published letters to the Baha’is of India and Burma during the 1930s. The article includes a survey of the main statistical, administrative, and … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter Smith. ‘Shoghi Effendi and the Baha’is of Australia and New Zealand, 1922–1937’

Abstract: Shoghi Effendi’s letters were a major inspiration for the early Baha’is of Australia and New Zealand. The present paper summarizes the main themes and concerns of these letters during … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter Smith. ‘The Baha’i Faith: Distribution Statistics, 1925–1949’

Abstract A survey of Baha’i global distribution statistics from the time of their first appearance in 1925 up to 1949. No official data for actual Baha’i populations was published at … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter Smith. ‘Babi–Baha’i Expansion and “Geo-Cultural Breakthroughs”.’

Abstract Utilising the concept of “geo-cultural breakthroughs,” the article briefly describes the process of Babi-Baha’i expansion, tracing the way in which the early Babi movement was later transformed into the … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment