Dr. STEPHEN N. LAMBDEN
SELECT FORTHCOMING publications
- Islamo-biblica and beyond :
some aspects of the Isrā’īliyyāt
(Israelitica) phenomenon and the Islamo-biblical
tradition. Oxford: Oneworld (to be
- "ISLAM [The Bible and Isrā'īliyyāt in Islamic Literatures]" chapter
9 in the
Companion to The Bible and Culture
(ed. by John F. A Sawyer, 2006).
heavens prostrate before Joseph: Some notes on the Islamic and post-Islamic exegesis-eisegesis of a
Biblical and Qur'ānic dream-vision of Joseph'.
BOOKS IN PROGRESS
The Safavid Shaykh Bahā'ī and the Bahā'ī religion : Some Notes on Bahāʾ al-Dīn al-Āmilī
(d. 1030/ 1621) and Bahā'ī perspectives about him and his writings'.
Doxophany: The Bahā'ī before Bahā'u'llāh and the Mightiest Name
before the Greatest Name.
- "The Messianic roots of Bābī-Bahā'ī Globalism"
in proceedings of the Conference, `Baha'i and Globalisation' held by
RENNER (Research Network on New Religions) and University of Copenhagen, Dept.
of the History of Religions. Held at Tune Landboskole, Grevevej 20, DK 2670
- `Baha'i and Globalisation'
eds. Warburg, Margit, Annika Hvithamar & Morten Warmind, is
now (Sept. 2005) published,
ISBN: 8779341098, 309
pp. $48,5 [USD].
Bābī and Bahā'ī Religions' by Stephen Lambden in
the Encyclopedia of Religion and War (No.5
in the Religion and Society Encyclopedias)
York & London: Routledge, 2004, pp. 33-36. (ISBN 0-415-94246-2).
`The Babi and Baha'i religions'
by Stephen Lambden in the
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. William H.
McNeill (University of Chicago, Emeritus) 5 vols., 2004. (ISBN: 0-9743091-0-9- 2,500 pp.) Berkshire Publishing Group,
2004. (Price: $575).
Some Aspects of Isrā'īliyyāt and the Emergence of the
Bābī-Bahā'ī Interpretation of the Bible.
and table of contents
PUBLICATIONS OF THE 1980s AND 1990s
God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?" or "My God, my
God, how Thou hast
glorified me!" BSB 1/1 ( June 1982), 27-43.
Tablet of Bahā'-Allāh to Georg David Hardegg: The Lawḥ-i-Hirtīk '. BSB 2:1
(June 1983), 32-63.
1983b `The Islamo-Bahā'ī Interpretation of Deuteronomy
33:2'. BSB 2/2 (Sept. 1983), 22-46.
`A Tablet of Bahā'-Allāh
of the Late Baghdad Period: Lawḥ-i halih, halih, halih.. yā
bishārat ' BSB 2/3 (Dec.1983), 105-113 (Revised 1980s, 2001).
`Alchemical Gnosis in Bābī-Bahā'ī
Scripture' : A Paper first read at a
post-graduate seminar Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), 1984
1984a `[The] Bahá'í
[Faith] and Education]' in John M. Sutcliffe (ed.),
A Dictionary of
Religious Education. (London: SCM Press, 1984), 34-36
Ḥusayn `Alī Bahā'u'llāh of the Early Iraq Period: The Lawḥ-i kull al-ṭa`ām ("Tablet of All
Food") in BSB 3/1 (June 1984), 4-67.
`A Tablet of Mirza
1984c `An Early
Poem of Mīrzā Ḥusayn `Alī Bahā'u'llāh: The Sprinkling of the Cloud of
Unknowing (Rashḥ-i `amā') BSB 3/2 (Sept. 1984),
`Some Thoughts on the
Establishment of a Permanent Bahā'ī Studies Centre and Research Institute' BSB 3/3 (Sept. 1985), 41-
1985b `At the Shore of the Black Sea: The Lawḥ-i Hawdaj / Samsun of Mīrzā
Ḥusayn `Alī Bahā-Allāh.' BSB 3/4 (Dec. 1985) 84-97.
1988 `The Sinaitic Mysteries: Notes on
Moses/Sinai Motifs in Bahā'ī Scripture' in Moojan Momen (ed.), Studies in the Bābī &
Bahā'ī Religions Vol.5 [= Studies in Honour of
the Late Hasan M. Balyuzi ] (Los Angeles: Kalimat Press,
1991 Islám, Muhammad
and the Qur’ān: Some Introductory Notes. BSR 1/1 (1991)
1992 a `From Fig-Leaves to
Fingernails: Some Notes on the Garments of Adam & Eve in the Hebrew Bible
and Select early post-Biblical Jewish Writings' in P. Morris & D. Sawyer
(ed.), A Walk in the Garden : Exegesis, Iconography and Literature
(Proceedings of a Conference held at the University of Lancaster Jan. 8-9,
1986 , JSOT Supp. 136 ) © Sheffield Academic Press [ISBN 1-85075-338-5],
1992 [WRITTEN 1985-6]
 `Prophecy in the Johannine Farewell Discourse: The Advents of the
Paraclete, Aḥmad and the Comforter (mu`azzī)' in Scripture and Revelation (ed. Moojan Momen), Oxford: George
Ronald, 1997 pp. 69-124. In the volume of papers presented at the Irfán
Colloquia on themes centering on the scriptures of the world's religions. PBk.
ISBN 0-85398-419-0. 368 pp.
A corrected, slightly
revised and expanded version of this paper was published in the Journal of
Baha'i Studies vol. 8/2 (December 1997-March, 1998), pp. 13-45. It is planned to publish a third much expanded
and revised monograph version on this Website in 2005-6 entitled, `Some
aspects of the Jewish and Islamic-Isrā’īliyyāt background to the Bābī-Bahā’ī theology of
اسم الله الاعظم
the Mightiest Name of God.'
1997 'The Background
and centrality of Apophatic Theology in Bābī and Baha'i Sacred Scripture'
in Jack MacLean ed. Revisioning the Sacred, New Perspectives on a
Baha'i Theology ( = Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions, Vol. 8), pp.
37-78. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1997. ISBN 0-933770-95-2
(HBk) ISBN 0-933770-96-0 (PBk).
Persian translation by
This important Encyclopedia
can now be accessed and searched online...
STEPHEN LAMBDEN ARTICLES :
The articles listed here
are now slightly revised and expanded versions of those originally written
for the Bahā'ī Encyclopedia (ed. Walbridge, Momen et. al.)
in the 1990s, the publication of which remains uncertain.
A few of these articles in revised, updated
format can be found on this website...
unpublished materials DATING TO THE 1970s AND 1980S
`Preface to the working out of
an Hermeneutical Paradigm for Bahā'ī Studies' (Bahā'ī Studies Seminar,
Cambridge University, 1979 [unpublished].
- `Two Major Demonstrative Treatises of the Iraq
period: The Jawāhir al-asrār and the Kitāb-i īqān.'
SELECT PAPERS DELIVERED AT
UK AND OTHER ACADEMIC
Select Papers delieverd by Stephen
Lambden and others at UK Acadenic Baha'i Seminars - 1977-2006
including those held at Cambridge and Lancaster Universities (1977-80) then
at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1978-2007) as well as at Shaykhi
and Babi-Baha'i Studies panels at MESA seminars :
`IRFĀN COLLOQUIA :
select abstracts and details of the more than forty papers delivered by
Stephen Lambden at `Irfān Colloquia sessions in the UK, USA, Italy and
elsewhere (1993>) see URL:
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