Peter Smith

Publications, Lectures and Other Stuff

Peter Smith: Publications up to 2012

Dr. Peter Smith: PUBLICATIONS. All accents on Hungarian and transliterated Persian and Arabic omitted.

Ph. D. Dissertation

1982    A Sociological Study of the Babi and Baha’i Religions. University of Lancaster, Department of Sociology.

BOOKS

1986    (ed.) In Iran: Studies in Babi and Baha’i History, Vol. 3. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press.

1987    The Babi and Baha’i Religions: From Messianic Shi`ism to a World Religion. Cambridge University Press. (Reissued, 2008).

1988    The Baha’i Religion: A Short Introduction to its History and Teachings. Oxford: George Ronald.

1989    Rovid Bevezetes a Baha’i Vallas Tortentebe es Tanitasaiba. A Hungarian translation of my The Baha’i Religion: A Short Introduction to Its History and Teachings, with a preface by Ervin Lazlo from the Club of Rome.

1996    A Short History of the Baha’i Faith. Oxford: Oneworld. (Second edition (1999) retitled: The Baha’i Faith: A Short History).

1999    A Concise Encyclopedia of the Baha’i Faith. Oxford: Oneworld. (Second edition, 2002).

2004    (ed.) Baha’is in the West: Studies in the Babi and Baha’i Religions, Vol. 14. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 2004.

2008    An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

                                          ARTICLES, CHAPTERS and REVIEWS

1978    ‘Motif research: Peter Berger and the Baha’i Faith’. Religion 8: 210-34.

1979    ‘Baha’i Studies, University of Lancaster, 7-8 April 1979’. Bulletin of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 6/2, pp. 119-23.

‘Doctoral and Masters theses on Baha’i subjects (1923-77)’. Bulletin of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 6/2, pp. 129-30.

1981    [1] Review of H. M. Balyuzi, Baha’u’llah: The King of Glory. In International Journal of Middle East Studies, 13: 369‑70.

[2] Review of Mangol Bayat, Mysticism and Dissent: Socioreligious Thought in Qajar Iran. In The Bulletin of the British Society for Middle East Studies (BRISMES).

1982    [1] ‘Millenarianism in the Babi and Baha’i religions’. In Millennialism and Charisma, ed. Roy Wallis, pp. 231-83.  Belfast: The Queen’s University.

[2] ‘The American Baha’i community, 1894-1917: A preliminary survey’. In Studies in Babi and Baha’i History, Vol. 1, ed.  Moojan Momen, pp.85-223.  Los Angeles: Kalimat Press.

[3] ‘Additional doctoral and Masters’ theses relating to Babi and Baha’i subjects’. Bulletin of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 9/1, pp. 89-90.

1984    [1] ‘A note on Babi and Baha’i numbers in Iran’. Iranian Studies 17: 295-301.

[2] ‘Reality magazine: Editorship and ownership of an American Baha’i periodical’. In From Iran East and West: Studies in Babi and Baha’i History, Vol.2, ed. Juan Cole and Moojan Momen, pp.135-55. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press.

1986    [1] ‘Anglo-American religion and hegemonic change in the world system, c. 1870-1980’. British Journal of Sociology 37: 88-105.

[2] (With Moojan Momen) ‘The Babi Movement: A resource mobilization perspective’. In In Iran: Studies in Babi and Baha’i History, Vol. 3, ed. P. Smith, pp. 33-92. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press.

1987    [1] ‘Babism’ and ‘The Baha’i Faith’. In The Encyclopedia of World Faiths, ed. Peter Bishop and Michael Darton, pp. 173‑76, 185, London, Macdonald.

[2] Review of Daniel E. Foss and Ralph Larkin, Beyond Revolution: A New Theory of Social Movements. In British Journal of Sociology, 38: 483.

1988    ‘Bahai Faith, iv. The Bahai communities’. In Encyclopaedia Iranica, loc., cit.

1989    [1] (with Moojan Momen) ‘The Baha’i Faith, 1957‑1988: A survey of contemporary developments’.  Religion, 19: 63‑91.

[2] Review of Sami Zubaida, Islam, the People and the State. Essays on Political Ideas and Movements in the Middle East. In Sociology.

1997    (i) ‘Abdu’l‑Baha’, (ii) ‘Azali Babis’, (iii) ‘Babis’, (iv) ‘Baha’i Faith’, (v) ‘Baha’u’llah’, (vi) ‘Shoghi Effendi Rabbani’, and (vii) ‘Universal House of Justice’. In The Oxford Companion to Religions of the World, ed. John Bowker and J.F. Coakley. Oxford University Press, loc.cit.

2004    ‘The Baha’i Faith in the West: A Survey’. In Peter Smith (ed.), Baha’is in the West: Studies in the Babi and Baha’i Religions, Vol. 14, pp.3-60. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press.

2005    [1] ‘Shoghi Effendi’s letters to the Baha’is of India and Burma during the 1920s’. Baha’i Studies Review 13: 15-40.

[2] Review of Robert Gleave (ed.) Religion and Society in Qajar Iran. In Baha’i Studies Review 13: 130-135.

2006    (With Moojan Momen) ‘Babi martyrs’. Encyclopaedia Iranica.

2007    [1] ‘The global distribution of Baha’is in the 1920s’. Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 14, pp. 107-20.

[2] Review of William Garlington. The Baha’i Faith in America (Praeger, 2005). In Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 14, pp. 145-49.

2009    [1] ‘The global distribution of Baha’is in the 1930s’. Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 15, pp. 115-32.

[2] ‘Baha’is’. In Graham Harvey (ed.) Religions in Focus: New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practices. London: Equinox.

[3]  Review of The Equality of Women and Men: The Experience of the Baha’i Community of Canada, by Deborah K. van den Hoonaard and Will C. van den Hoonaard (2006). Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 15, pp. 161-62.

[4] Review of The Baha’is of Iran: Socio-Historical Studies, by Dominic Parviz Brookshaw and Seena B. Fazel (eds.) (2008). Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 15, pp. 164-70.

2010    ‘The global distribution of Baha’is in the 1940s’. Baha’i Studies Review 16, pp. 135-53.

2011    [1]  (With William Collins) ‘Babi and Baha’i millennialism’. In Catherine Wessinger (ed.) Oxford Handbook on Millennialism. Oxford University Press, pp. 474-91.

[2] ‘Shoghi Effendi’s letters to the Baha’is of India and Burma during the 1930s’. Baha’i Studies Review 17, pp. 47-86.

[3] ‘Women in the Baha’i Faith’. Encyclopedia Iranica.

2012    [1] ‘Ranking and the globalization of higher education’. Silpakorn University Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts 12/2, pp. 35-69.

[2] ‘The Baha’i Faith’. Helmut K. Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer (eds.) Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

[3] ‘Islam-related movements’. Helmut K. Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer (eds.) Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS

As sole author:

1. ‘The Bahai communities’. On line at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/bahaism-iv. [1988]

2. ‘The routinization of charisma? Some comments on “Motif messianique et processus social dans le Bahaisme”. On line at http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/bhpapers.vol2/motif.htm. [Occasional papers in Shaykhi, Babi and Baha’i Studies, vol 2, no. 6 (1998)].

3. The Universal House of Justice and the Baha’i World, 1963-1973. (E-book). http://bahai-library.com/smith_uhj_bahai_world. [2011]

4. Baha’i Faith’. World Religions and Spirituality Project, Virginia Commonwealth University . http://www.has.vcu.edu/wrs/profiles/Bah%27i.htm. [2013]

As editor:

5. In Iran: Studies in Babi and Baha’i History, volume 3. On line at http://www.bahai-library.com/smith_in_iran_sbbh3. [1986]

With Dr. Moojan Momen:

6. Momen, Moojan and Smith, Peter. ‘Baha’i history’.On line at http://www.bahai-library.com/file=encyclopedia_history. [For The Baha’i Encyclopedia]. [n.d.]

7. Smith, Peter and Momen, Moojan. ‘The Babi Movement: A resource mobilization perspective’. On line at www.bahai-library.com/smith_momen_babi_movement. [1986]

8. Smith, Peter and Momen, Moojan. ‘The Bahá’í Faith 1957-1988: A Survey of Contemporary Developments’. On line at http://bahai-library.com/momen_smith_developments_1957-1988 [1989]

9. Smith, Peter and Momen, Moojan Momen. ‘Martyrs, Babi’. On line at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/martyrs-babi-babi. [For Encyclopaedia Iranica, 2005].

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