Book Reviews

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

15. Review of Jacoby Adeshai Carter and Leonard Harris (eds.), Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010). Baha’i Studies Review 18 (2012). (Forthcoming.)

14. Review of Todd Lawson, Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam: Qur’an, Exegesis, Messianism, and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion (London and New York: Routledge, 2011). Baha’i Studies Review 18 (2012). (Forthcoming.)

13. Review of Nader Saiedi, Logos and Civilization: Spirit, History, and Order in the Writings of Baha’u’llah. H-Bahai, H-Net Reviews (March 2004).

12. Review of Daniel Grolin, Jesus and Early Christianity in the Gospels: A New Dialogue. Baha’i Studies Review 11 (2003): 108–112.

10. Review of Will C. van den Hoonaard, The Origins of the Baha’i Community of Canada, 1898–1948. University of Toronto Quarterly 69.1 (Winter 2000): 290–291.

9. Review of Moojan Momen, The Phenomenon of Religion. Baha’i Studies Review 9 (1999): 93–99.

8. Review of Moshe Ideland Bernard McGinn (eds.), Mystical Union in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Religious Studies Review 24.4 (Oct. 1998):385.

7. Reviews of Peter Smith, A Short History of the Baha’i Faith; and Moojan Momen, A Short Introduction to the Baha’i Faith. Baha’i Studies Review 7(1997): 95–99.

6. Review of Willard G. Oxtoby, World Religions: Western Traditions/Eastern Traditions. Religious Studies Review 23.3 (July 1997): 263. DOI:

5. Review of Juan R. I. Cole, “Behold the Man: Baha’u’llah on the Life of Jesus.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 65.1 (1997): 47–71. Reviews of Shaykhi, Babi & Baha’i Studies No. 1 (May 1997).

4. Review of Denis MacEoin, Rituals in Babism and Baha’ism. International Journal of Middle East Studies 28.3 (August 1996): 418–422. DOI:

3. Review of Udo Schaefer, Beyond the Clash of Religions: The Emergence of a New Paradigm. Baha’i Studies Review 6 (1996): 68–71.

2. Review of R.W. Ferrier, A Journey to Persia: Jean Chardin’s Portrait of A Seventeenth-Century Empire. Periodica Islamica 6.3 (1996): 71–72.

1. Review of Michael Sours, The Prophecies of Jesus. Journal of Baha’i Studies 5.2 (1992): 79–86; 6.1 (1994): 72–77. [Rejoinder.]