A Journal of Bābī-Bahā'ī Studies.
VOLUME 1 No 1 MARCH 2017
Editorial Board. Main editor Stephen N. Lambden UC-Merced, CA. USA.
Vahid Behmardi (Beirut); Dominic Brookshaw (Oxford); Todd Lawson (Univ. Toronto); Franklin Lewis (Chicago); William McCants (Washington) ; Moojan Momen (Beds. UK) and Sholeh Quinn (UC-Merced).
This periodical is primarily designed for the sharing of academic work in the field of Bābī-Bahā'ī Studies. This more especially as it relates to the primary Arabic and Persian scriptural sources of the 19th century Bābī and Bahā'ī religions founded by the Persian born messianic claimants Sayyid `Alī Muhammad Shirazi, the Bāb (1819-1850) and Mīrzā Ḥusayn `Alī Nūrī Bahā'-Allāh (1817-1892). They both founded intimately related yet sometimes disparate religions. For Baha'is and some others they have an intimate relationship, at the same time exhibiting many religio-legal or ritualistic and other differences. Hence this periodical title Syzygy which can indicate a unitative relationship between "opposites".
Aside from the publication of semi-critical editions of certain Arabic and Persian writings of the Bāb and Bahā'-Allāh, Syzygy will occasionally focus upon such closely related areas of study as Shī`ī Islam especially in the form of the early Shaykhism of Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-Din al-Ahsā'ī (d. 1241/1826) and his successor Sayyid Kāẓim al-Husayni al-Rashtī (d.1259/1843).