The Bahá’í Faith Seen through the Eyes of Major Encyclopedias



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Fazel, S. “The Bahá’í Faith Seen through the Eyes of Major Encyclopedias”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 4, no. 3, Sept. 1991, doi:10.31581/jbs-4.3.4(1991).


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The Concise Encyclopaedia of Islam. S.v. “Bahá’ís.” London: Stacey International, 1989.

Encyclopedia Americana. Vol. 3. S.v. “Bahai Faith.” New York: Americana Corp., 1977.

The Encyclopedia of American Religions. Vol. 2. S.v. “Baha’i World Faith.” Edited by I. Gordon Melton. Wilmington, N. Carolina: McGrath, 1978.

Encyclopaedia Britannica. 15th ed.3 Vol. 2. S.v. “The Baha’i Faith.” Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1988,

The Australian Encyclopedia. 4th ed. Vol. 1. S.v. “Baha’is.” Edited by R. Appleton. Sydney: Grolier Society of Australia, 1983.

Britannica Book of the Year. S.v. “World Religious Statistics” by D. B. Barrett. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1991.

The Canadian Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. S.v. “Baha’i Faith” by J. D. Martin. Edited by J. H. Marsh. Alberta: Hurtig Publishers, 1988.

Chambers Encyclopaedia. Rev. ed. Vol. 2. S.v. “Babi-Baha’i” by A. Bausani. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1967.

Collier’s Encyclopedia. S.v. “Baha’i Faith” by H. Chance. New York: Macmillan Educational Co., 1983.

Encyclopedia Canadiana. Vol. 1. S.v. “Baha’i World Faith” by W. I. Harvey. Toronto: Grolier Ltd., 1977.

Encyclopaedia Iranica. Vol. 3. S.v. “The Bahai Faith (i. The Faith)” by J. R. I. Cole. Edited by E. Yarshater: London and New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1989.

Encyclopaedia Judaica. Vol. 9. “Bahá’í Faith.” S.v. “Israel, State of (Religious Life).” Jerusalem: Encyclopaedia Judaica, 1972.

The Encyclopaedia of Islam. Vol. 1. S.v. “Bahá’ís” by A. Bausani. Edited by H. Gibb et al. New edition. London: Luzac & Co., 1960.

The Encyclopedia of Religion. Vol. 2. S.v. “Bahá’ís” by A. Bausani. Edited by Mircea Eliade et al. New York: Macmillan, 1987.

The Encyclopaedia of World Faiths. S.v. “The Baha’i Faith.” Edited by P. Bishop and M. Darton. London and Sydney: Macdonald, 1987.

Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel. S.v. “Bahai Community in Israel.” Edited by R. Patai. New York: Herzl Press McGraw-Hill, 1971.

Everyman’s Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. S.v. “Bahá’í.” Edited by D. A. Girling. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1978.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. S.v. “Baha’isrn” by L. I. Klimovich. Edited by A. M. Prokhorov. New York: Macmillan, 1973.

The Hutchinson Encyclopedia. 9th ed. S.v. “Baha’i Faith.” London: Random House, 1990.

Longman Encyclopedia. S.v. “Baha’ism.” Edited by A. Briggs. Harlow: Longman Group, 1989.

The Macmillan Encyclopedia. Rev. ed. S.v. “Baha’i Faith.” London: Macmillan, 1991.

The Modern Encyclopedia of Religions in Russia and the Soviet Union. Vol. 3. S.v. “Baha’i.” Edited by P. D. Steeves. Gulf Breeze, Florida: Academic International Press, 1991.4

New Catholic Encyclopedia. S.v. “Baha’ism” by J. Kritzeck. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America, 1967.

The New Jewish Encyclopedia. Rev. ed. S.v. “Bahai.” London: W. H. Allen, 1970: 219.

New Twentieth-Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. S .v. “Baha’ ism” by P. Hillyer. Edited by J. D. Douglas. New York: Baker Book House, 1991.

Shorter Encyclopaedia of Islam. S.v. “Bahá’ allah.” Edited by H. Gibb and J. Kramers. London: Luzac & Co., 1961.

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