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Religions of the World: Bahai

This is a guide to researching religions of the world: Western and Eastern Christianity, Eastern religions, Islam, Bahai, New Age Movements, Judaism. Last updated 06-26-2023


Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahai Faith.  Main BP 327 .C66 2000

Historical Dictionary of the Bahai Faith. Remote Storage BP 327 .A33 1998

Basic Bahai Dictionary. Remote Storage BP 365 .B3 1989

The second is a Scarecrow Press publication, in dictionary arrangement with biographical and topical entries from a paragraph to a couple of pages long. The third is published by George Ronald, a primary publisher of Bahai materials, in England. It is arranged similarly but also has black and white illustrations.

Sacred Texts Interpreted, Religious Documents Explained  Main BL 71 .O47 2017 v. 1-2

Alphabetical arrangement of the faiths of the world, with lengthy chapters on each.  These chapters contain bits of primary sources from the sacred texts of each faith and explain the meanings of them.  Covers Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Mormonism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism.  Brief introduction to the religious traditions of each faith and information on sacred text development.  Definition of what is meant by the words "sacred text."  Basic introductory level.