BA Pacific Lutheran University
PhD University of Toronto
JD Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Department of Bahá’í History and Texts

Christopher Buck (PhD, JD) is an attorney and an independent scholar who has written several books, including: God & Apple Pie (2015), with an introduction by J. Gordon Melton (Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, Baylor University); Religious Myths and Visions of America (2009, “an original contribution to American studies,” Journal of American History, June 2011); Alain Locke: Faith and Philosophy (2005); Paradise and Paradigm (1999); Symbol and Secret (1995/2004); Religious Celebrations (co-author, 2011); and chapters in such books as: The Bahá’í Faith and African American History: Creating Racial and Religious Diversity (2018); Studies in Bahá’i Philosophy: Selected Articles (2018); The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an (2017 & 2006); American Writers (2017, 2015, 2010 & 2004); British Writers (2017 & 2014); Handbook of Religion: A Christian Engagement with Traditions, Teachings, and Practices (2014); ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey West: The Course of Human Solidarity (2013); The Islamic World (2008).

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Christopher George Buck


Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings, Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation: A Systematic Survey, Century of Light, Gems of Mysteries and Other Early Tablets, Introduction to the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Islam for Deepening and Dialogue, Lawh-i-Sultan, Native American Religion and Spirituality, Some Answered Questions, Summons of the Lord of Hosts, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, The Destiny of America, The Epistle of the Kings: A Comprehensive Study of Suriy-i-Muluk, Baha’u’llah’s First Proclamatory Tablet to the Kings of the Nineteenth Century, The Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, The Kitab-i-Iqan, The Tabernacle of Unity, Zoroastrianism for Deepening and Dialogue

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