Journal Articles

This page lists just my articles published in (peer-reviewed) journals. See also other articles and all my publications.

26. “The 1893 Russian Publication of Baha’u’llah’s Last Will and Testament: An Academic Attestation of `Abdu’l-Baha’s Successorship.” By Christopher Buck and Youli A. Ioannesyan. Baha’i Studies Review 19 (2014). (Accepted for publication. Forthcoming.)

25. Fifty Baha’i Principles of Unity: A Paradigm of Social Salvation.Baha’i Studies Review 18 (2014). (Forthcoming.)

24. The Interracial `Baha’i Movement’ and the Black Intelligentsia: The Case of W. E. B. Du Bois.” Journal of Religious History 36.4 (December 2012):542–562. (Special Issue: Baha’i History, guest-edited by Todd Lawson.) DOI:

23. The Baha’i `Race Amity’ Movement and the Black Intelligentsia in Jim Crow America: Alain Locke and Robert S. Abbott.” Baha’i Studies Review 17 (2011): 3–46. [Published September 2012.] DOI:

22. America is a Multifaith Nation.” World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.

21. Baha’u’llah’s Bisharat (Glad-Tidings): A Proclamation to Scholars and Statesmen.” By Christopher Buck and Youli A. Ioannesyan. Baha’i Studies Review 16 (2010): 3–28. DOI:

20. Alain Locke: Four Talks Redefining Democracy, Education, and World Citizenship.” Edited and introduced by Christopher Buck and Betty J. Fisher. World Order 38.3 (2006/2007): 21–41. [Features four previously unpublished speeches by Alain Locke: “The Preservation of the Democratic Ideal” (1938 or 1939); “Stretching Our Social Mind” (1944); “On Becoming World Citizens” (1946); “Creative Democracy” (1946 or 1947). Published in 2008. See also primary audio and video sources about Alain Locke at

19. Robert Hayden’s `[American Journal]’: A Multidimensional Analysis.” Online Journal of Baha’i Studies 2 (2008): 1–37.

18. “`Never Again': Kevin Gover’s Apology for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.” Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies 21.1 (2006): 97–126. DOI: See the video referenced in this paper: Kevin_Gover_BIA_Speech.mpg.

17. Messengers of God in North America Revisited: An Exegesis of `Abdu’l-Baha’s Tablet to Amir Khan.” Co-authored by Donald Addison. Online Journal of Baha’i Studies 1 (2007): 180–270.

16. Alain Locke: Faith and Philosophy. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 2005.

15. Alain Locke: Race Leader, Social Philosopher, Baha’i Pluralist.” Special Issue: Alain Locke: Dean of the Harlem Renaissance and Baha’i Race-Amity Leader. World Order 36.3 (2005): 7–36.

14. Alain Locke in His Own Words: Three Essays.” Edited and annotated by Christopher Buck and Betty J. Fisher. World Order 36.3 (2005): 37–48. [Features four previously unpublished works by Alain Locke: “The Moon Maiden” (37) • “The Gospel for the Twentieth Century” (39–42) • “Peace between Black and White in the United States” (42–45) • “Five Phases of Democracy” (45–48).]

13. Islam and Minorities: The Case of the Baha’is.Studies in Contemporary Islam 5.1–2 (Spring/Fall 2003): 83–106. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS), University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, 2–3 May 2003. Published June 2005.

12. Alain Locke: Baha’i Philosopher.Baha’i Studies Review 10 (2001/2002): 7–49.

11. A Symbolic Profile of the Baha’i Faith.” Journal of Baha’i Studies 8.4 (1998): 1–48.

10. Baha’u’llah as Zoroastrian Saviour.Baha’i Studies Review 8 (1998): 14–33.

9. The Kitab-i Iqan: An Introduction to Baha’u’llah’s Book of Certitude, with Two Digital Reprints of Early Lithographs.” Occasional Papers in Shaykhi, Babi & Baha’i Studies 2.5 (June 1998).

8. “The Universality of the Church of the East: How Persian was Persian Christianity?” Journal of the Assyrian Academic Society 10.1 (1996): 54–95.

7. Native Messengers of God in Canada?: A Test Case for Baha’i Universalism.” Baha’i Studies Review 6 (1996): 97–133. [Award for Excellence in Baha’i Studies. Association for Baha’i Studies, 1994.]

6. “Sapiential Theosis: A New Reading of Ephrem the Syrian’s Hymns on Paradise.” Journal of the Assyrian Academic Society 9.2 (1995): 80–125.

5. Baha’u’llah as `World Reformer’.” Journal of Baha’i Studies 3.4 (1991): 23–70; 5.1 (1992): 69–72 [Correction.] [Award for Excellence in Baha’i Studies. Association for Baha’i Studies, 1991.]

4. Eastern English Transliteration Typeface.” Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 25 (1991): 96–99.

3. The Identity of the Sabi’un: An Historical Quest.” The Muslim World 74.3/4 (July/Oct. 1984): 172–186. [Published online 3 April 2007, Wiley Online Library.] DOI:

2. Illuminator vs. Redeemer: A `Trajectory’ of Ebionite Christology from Prophet Messianism to Baha’i Theophanology.” Abstracts: American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting 1983 (Dallas). Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1983. P. 86.

1. On Jesus’ Cry from the Cross.” Baha’i Studies Bulletin 1.4 (March 1983): 111–113.