Peter Smith

Publications, Lectures and Other Stuff

Peter Smith. ‘Published English-language letters of Shoghi Effendi during the 1920s’.

Abstract During the course of his thirty-six year ministry (1922–57), Shoghi Effendi personally wrote an enormous number of letters, and in addition directed one or other of his secretaries to … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Peter Smith. ‘Shoghi Effendi as ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Secretary, 1918-20’

Abstract: A brief account of Shoghi Effendi’s work as ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s secretary during the period between his arrival in Haifa from Beirut in 1918 and his departure for Europe in 1920, … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Peter Smith: Publications (Updated to 2017)

NB. All accents on Hungarian and transliterated Persian and Arabic words omitted. Ph. D. Dissertation 1982    A Sociological Study of the Babi and Baha’i Religions. University of Lancaster, Department of … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter Smith: A Short Résumé

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Smith Dr. Peter Smith completed a Ph.D.in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Lancaster in 1982 (Formally awarded 1983). He has been teaching at … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Persian language translation of a short piece I wrote on Abdu’l-Baha’s teachings on Disarmament and World Peace

عبدالبهاء، خلع سلاح و صلح جهانی [Abdu’l-Baha, Disarmament and World Peace]. Published: 1396/06/21 http://www.aasoo.org/fa/articles/924    

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

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