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Christopher Buc k

Ph.D. ( 1996) , J.D. ( 2006 ) P. O. Box 8183, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 - 0183 • Ce $ : 517 -575 - 9951 <buckc@msu.edu> • <http://www.msu.edu/~ buckc>

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor ( 22 January 2006 )

THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL !

Concentration in Constitutional Law and Civil Rights

2006! Took Pennsylvania Bar Exam ( 2526 July 2006 ).

! Passed Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam ( Vermont Law School, March 11 ) .

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Directed Study paper accepted as book chapter: University of North Carolina s Qur an Controversy. The State of Islamic Studies in American Universities. Edited by Zahid Bukhari and Mumtaz Ahmad. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2007 (forthco m - ing) .

Frankly, I have been teaching at this law school for 20 years, and I have supervised countless papers, but this is de nitely the best paper I have seen. Professor Maurice E.R. Munroe, Constitutional Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Published legal research on Yacove $ i v. Moeser ( 2004 ) in textbook chapter: Discov -

Blackwell, 2006 ) : 18 35 ( 30 April 2006) .

ering. The Blackwe $ Companion to the Qur an. Edited by Andrew Rippin ( Oxford:

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Published Federal Indian Law seminar paper: “‘Never Again: Kevin Gover s Apology for the Bureau of Indian A airs. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native America n Studies 21.1 ( 2006 ) : 97 126 ( Aug. 2006 ) .

2005! Awarded 25 % Honors Scholarship ( Winter 2005/Summer 2005) .

Contributed three articles to The Encyclopedia of African American History (Publica - tions #50 52 ) : Plessy v. Ferguson ; Thirteenth Amendment ; Fi - eenth Amendment.

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Drafted appe $ ate brief for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit during externship.

2004 ! Made Dean s List ( Spring 2004/Summer 2004/Fall 2004 ) .

Awarded Certicates of Merit ( book awards) : Federal Indian Law ( Fall 2004 ) ; Constitu - tional Law Seminar ( Summer 2004 ); Co $ ective Bargaining ( Summer 2004 ).

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In the Indian law class, Dr. Buck basica $ y taught the entire two- hour class, complete with the best PowerPoint presentation I have ever seen. Professor Philip J. Prygoski, Consti - tutional Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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Doctor of Philosophy ( 6 June 1996 )

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO!

Study of Religion ( Comparative Phenomenology )

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Supervised by the late Wi $ard G. Oxtoby, formerly Canada s leading comparativist and American Academy of Religions Distinguished 2003 Lecturer for the American Lectures in the History of Religions.

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Appraised by Jonathan Z. Smith, leading comparativist in the academic study of re -

ligion: Of the nearly one hundred dissertations I have served as director or reader for, in th e

elds of history of religions and early Christianities, this is, without question, one of the two

or three best.Jonathan Z. Smith ( University of Chicago ). ( See dissertation appraisal, in /a. )

2004 !

Recognized as methodological contribution: A methodologica $ y systematic application of

 

Smart s typology to the comparison of symbols is Christopher Bucks Paradise and Paradig m

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1999 ) .William E. Paden, Comparison in the Study of Religion. New Approaches

to the Study of Religion: Textual, Comparative, Sociological, and Cognitive Approaches

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2004) , 86.

1999!

Published dissertation as Paradise and Paradigm. Libraries worldwide, as of 2006: 784 (NetLibrary) and 164 ( bound ) (Publication #22 ). ( Source: WorldCat. )

Advanced working hypothesis: “‘ Para $ els yield paradoxes of commensurability resolvabl e by paradigm logics within religious systems. This operating hypothesis requires that careful attention be given to both internal analysis ( local ) and external analysis ( comparative )” ( 33 ) .

Final paragraph of dissertation:

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Paradise a $ egorizes ideals. These ideals are projected onto heaven. There, in the wish - images of the communal dream, ideals are rei ed and beati ed. In a Bergeresque process of paradisical

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orld - building, Heaven functions as the impressionistic blueprint of the ideal faith -

community. Paradise imagery is then dislocated /om the speculative and refocused on earth. When once the heart is transformed and society reformed, Paradise is realized. In the intersec - tion of eschatology and ethics, in the interplay of ideas and imagery, and as a function of a n organizing principle, an overarching paradigm, Paradise becomes utopia ” (329 ) .

1998 !

Published dissertation chapter: A Symbolic Pro le of the Bah á’í Faith” (Publication #20 ) .

1996!

Successfully defended dissertation:

 

Preview / ont matter of dissertation at:

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Published dissertation chapter: The Universality of the Church of the East: How Persian was Persian Christianity? ” (Publication #12 ) .

1995 !

Published dissertation chapter: Sapiential Theosis: A New Reading of Ephrem the Syrians Hymns on Paradise ” (Publication #7 ).

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Master of Arts ( June 1991)

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY!! ! !

Study of Religion ( Western Religions, Islamic Studies)

! Supervised by Dr. Andrew Rippin, Canada s leading Islamicist. !

1995 ! Published thesis as Symbol and Secret ( Publications #35 and #8) .

! First Western monograph on a major Bah á’í text:

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Recognized as major contribution to academic Bah á’í studies by Yale University profes - sor, Abbas Amanat ( History and International and Area Studies ):

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Christopher Buck s Symbol and Secret: Qur an Commentary in Baha u ’$ ah s Kitab - i Iqan

 

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1995) was the rst monograph on a major Baha i text to appear in the West. This

was followed by his Paradise and Paradigm: Key Symbols in Persian Christianity and th e Baha i Faith ( 1999 ) , a formal comparison of Baha i and Christian scriptures. ”—Abbas Amanat, Resurrection and Renewal: The Making of the Babi Movement, 18441850 ( Los Angeles: Kalim á t Press, 2005 ) , Preface.

1991 ! Successfully defended thesis. See <https://dspace.ucalgary.ca:8443/handle/1880/24638>.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Visiting Assistant Professor ( 20002004 ) 5

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Department of Religious Studies / Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures

Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities

! Taught academic research writing with an American studies focus.

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Courses taught: Integrated Arts and Humanities ( Religious Myths of America ) ; Evolu- tion of American Thought (Poetry as Social Commentary) ; Radical Thought in Amer- ica; Public Life in America (Service Learning Writing Project) .

2004 !

Published syllabus, Religious Myths of America for American Academy of Religion Syl - labus Project. <http://www.aarweb.org/sy $ abus/sy $ abi/b/buck/Buck-20040309.pdf> ( Publi - cation #32 ) .

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This has been a very successful course in terms of enro $ ments and student evaluations.

Dr. Douglas A. Noverr, Chair, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures.

2003 !

Developed online course reader, God and Apple Pie: Religious Myths of America

 

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XanEdu ) . ISBN 1- 59399 - 022- 7.

2002!

Co - edited/published student- authored book, Generation Y Speaks Out: A Policy Guide. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Gen_Y_2002.pdf> ( Publication #26 ) .

Generated MSU press releases and valuable publicity for MSU. See news stories at

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Adopted Richard Thomas, Understanding Interracial Unity: A Study of U.S. Race Rela - tions ( Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995 ) as a course textbook, to get students to thin k seriously about race relations not only in the context of American studies, but in their own lives as well.

2001 !

Originated CREATOR Paradigm (Claim, Reasons, Evidence, Authority, Theory, Objec - tions, and Refutation ) for teaching argumentative research writing.

Developed online tutorial software, The Toulmin Wizard ( coded in PERL, with assis - tance of student programmer ) .

Introduced students to the idea of America through social poetsand performers poems and lyrics on America. <http://www.msu.edu/~ wrac/t1/courses/buck.doc>.

Designed end - of- semester capstone classes, each focusing on one poet or performer per class session ( Walt Whitman Day, Leonard Cohen Day, Bruce Springsteen Day, Mar - ilyn Manson Day, etc. very popular with students.

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Integrated popular culture with American studies through requiring videos and audios in student multimedia presentations ( highlighting studentsindividual research papers ) .

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Visiting Assistant Professor ( 1999 2000)5 5

QUINCY UNIVERSITY ( Quincy, IL )

Department of Theology and Philosophy

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Courses taught: World Religions ( Myths and Rituals ) ; Christology (Christ the God -Man) ; Theology Seminar; Seminar in Comparative Religions ( Theologies of America ) .

2000! Asked student groups to dramatize parables from world religions.

! Staged debates on religious questions, using Emperor Akbar s court as historical model.

Students researched and dramatized what great religious philosophers would say on perennial as well as contemporary issues.

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! Began each debate with court jester to tell religious jokes for levity.

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Also had students dramatize parables / om world religions through in - class skits or homemade videos.

1999!

Re ned DREAMS Paradigm (Doctrinal, Ritual, Ethical, Artistic, Mystical, and Social di - mensions ) for teaching students how to perform a rst- order ( descriptive, not ex - planatory ) phenomenology of world religions.

5 Required eld research, scholarship, and DREAMS Paradigm for research papers.

Assistant Professor ( 1997 1999 ) 5

MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY!

Department of Religion ( Decatur, IL )

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Courses taught: World Religions; Western Religions; Eastern Religions; African American Religions; Critical Reading, Writing, and Research; University Seminar (Service Learning) .

 

1999!

Designed and taught course on African American religions (African -American Spiri- tuality and the Conscience of America ) at request of students, during nationally publi- cized racial crisis in Decatur, IL.

Developed typology of African American religions in three dimensions, represented by three words beginning with the letter I :

( 1 ) Indigenous ( Santeria, Voodoo, Rastafarianism ); ( 2) Independent ( historic black churches such as NBC - USA, Inc., AME and AMEZ, COGIC, as well as NOI [ Na- tion of Islam ]) ; ( 3 ) Integrated ( Catholicism, traditional Islam, Bah á’í Faith) .

! Invited leaders of pulpit exchanges to address problem of self - segregation in America.

1998 !

Launched and directed Millikins largest service learning project (Lutheran School Asso - ciation) .

1997

Developed DREAMS Paradigm (Doctrinal, Ritual, Ethical, Artistic, Mystical, and Social dimensions ) as a pedagogical model for rst- order phenomenology of world religions.

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Sponsored Islamic Studies Association ( ISA) as faculty advisor. (“Isa is the Arabic name for Jesus. )

Sessional Lecturer ( 1994 1996 ) 55

CARLETON UNIVERSITY!

Department of Religion ( Ottawa, Canada ) .

! Course taught: Introduction to Islam.

1996!

Taught modern Islam through new responses to modernityparadigm (Radical Islamism, Traditionalism, Neo -Traditionalism, Modernism, Secularism, Postmodernism, and post - Islamism ) .

Teaching Assistant ( 1992 1994)5

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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO!

Department for the Study of Religion ( Toronto, Canada ) .

1993 ! Course taught: World Religions.

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Field - tested draft chapters of Willard G. Oxtoby ( ed. ) , World Religions ( Toronto: Ox- ford University Press, 1996 ) .

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS*

* In reverse chronological order.

Many publications are available online at <http://www.msu.edu/~ buckc> as downloadable PDFs.

Forthcoming

59. !

Melting Pot. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Edited by Richard T. Schae - fer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007. (Invited & submitted. Forthcoming i n May 2007.)

58. ! “ Harlem Renaissance. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. (Invited & submitted.)

57.!

56.! “ Talented Tenth. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. (Invited & submitted.)

Plessy v. Ferguson. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. (Invited & submitted.)

55. !

Judicial Activism. Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. Edited by Gary L. ander- son and Kathryn G. Herr. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007. (Invited & submitted.)

54.!

Baha i Faith and Social Action. Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. (Accepted & awaiting nal edit.)

53. !

Minority Rights. The Islamic World. Edited by Andrew Rippin. London/New York:

Routledge, forthcoming. (Accepted & edited.) <http://www.islamicworld.ca>.

52.!

Plessy v. Ferguson. The Encyclopedia of African American History. Edited by Leslie Alex- ander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC- CLIO, 2007. (Invited & accepted; not yet edited.) <http://www.h - net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=144337>. !

51. !

Thirteenth Amendment. The Encyclopedia of African American History.

50.!

Fifteenth Amendment. The Encyclopedia of African American History.

49. !

Alain Locke. The Encyclopedia of African American History.

48. !

Harlem Renaissance. The Encyclopedia of African American History.

47. !

New Negro Movement. The Encyclopedia of African American History.

46.!

Talented Tenth. The Encyclopedia of African American History.

45. !

University of North Carolina s Qur an Controversy. The State of Islamic Studies i n American Universities. Edited by Zahid Bukhari and Mumtaz Ahmad. Lanham, MD:

AltaMira Press, forthcoming. (Accepted; not yet edited.)

44.!

Promise of World Peace. Explorations: Selected Materials for the Study of the Baha i Faith. Edited by Gayle Morrison et al. Wilmette, IL: Bah á’í Publishing, forthcoming. (Accepted; not yet edited.)

2006

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43.!

Beyond the Seal of the Prophets : Baha ullahs Book of Certitude ( Ketab - e Iqan) . Re- ligious Texts in Iranian Languages. Ed. Clause Pedersen and Fereydun Vahman. Copen- hagen: University of Copenhagen, forthcoming. (Accepted & edited for publication.)

42.!

“‘Never Again: Kevin Gover s Apology for the Bureau of Indian A airs. Wicazo Sa

Review: A Journal of Native American Studies 21.1 (2006 ) : 97 126. (Forthcoming in Augus t

2006.

 

41. !

Discovering ” [ the Qur an ] . The Blackwe $ Companion to the Qur an. Edited by Andrew Rippin. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. Pp. 18 35 ( 30 April 2006) . Amazon.com s Search In - side! accesses entire book:

 

2005

40. !

Alain Locke: Race Leader, Social Philosopher, Bahá’í Pluralist. Special Issue: Alain Locke: Dean of the Harlem Renaissance and Baha i Race -Amity Leader. World Order 36.3

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2005) : 7 36. ( November 2005)

 
 

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Winner, Religion Communicators Council s 2006 DeRose - Hinkhouse Memorial

 

Award of Exce $ ence for exce $ ence in religion communications and public relations

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Class B. Periodicals Single Issue, Magazine, National ( B - 1 )) . See

 

39.!

Alain Locke in His Own Words: Three Essays. World Order 36.3 ( 2005) : 37 48. (Pr e -

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iously unpublished essays, introduced by Christopher Buck and co - edited with Betty Fisher.)

November 2005)

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! “ The Moon Maiden” ( 37 ) . (Previously unpublished poem by Alain Locke.)

 

! “ The Gospel for the Twentieth Century ” (39 42 ).

 

! “ Peace between Black and White in the United States ” ( 4245 ).

 

! “ Five Phases of Democracy” ( 45 48 ) .

 
 

! Winner, 2006 DeRose - Hinkhouse Memorial Award ( vide entry #40 supra. )

38. !

Alain Locke: Faith and Philosophy. Los Angeles: Kalimá t Press, 2005. ( 3 July 2005. ) ISBN 1 -890688 -38 -X. Amazon.com s Search Inside! accesses entire book:

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Islam and Minorities: The Case of the Bah á’í s. Studies in Contemporary Islam 5.1 2

( Spring/Fall 2003 ) : 83 106. [Special Issue on Religious and Ethnic Minorities. ] (June 2005. ) English:

2004

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37.!

Alain Locke. American Writers: A Co $ ection of Literary Biographies. Supplement XIV. Edited by Jay Parini. Farmington Hills, MI: Scribner s Reference/The Gale Group, 2004. Pp. 195 219. ( 15 October 2004) ISBN 0 - 684 - 31234 - 4. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Alain_Locke_2004.pdf>. Freely available at Black History Biographies <http://www.gale.com// ee_resources/bhm/bio/locke_a.htm> and also at Gale Schools Black History Month Biographies <http://www.galeschools.com/black_history/bio/locke_a.htm>.

Now being prepped for access in these online databases in summer or fall 2006: ( 1 )

Literature Resource Center; ( 2 ) Modern Language Association International Bibliography; and

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3 ) Scribner s American Writers Series. <http://www.gale.com/pdf/facts/scribwri.pdf>.

36.!

The Eschatology of Globalization: Bahá’ u ll á hs Multiple - Messiahship Revisited. Studies in Modern Religions, Religious Movements and the Babi - Bah á’í Faiths. Edited by Moshe Sharon. Numen Book Series: Studies in the History of Religions, 104, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2004. Pp. 143 178. ( September 2004)

35.

Reprint: Symbol and Secret: Qur an Commentary in Bah á’ u ’$á h s Kit á b - i Í qá n. Los Angeles:

Kalim á t Press, 2004. ( Aug. 2004 reprint of 1995 edition ) ISBN 0 - 933770- 80- 4. <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0933770782/qid=1136163820/sr=1 - 5/ref=sr_1_5/104 - 230

Reviews of Symbol and Secre t

Jonah Winters, Iranian Studies 32.1 ( Winter 1999) : 141 145. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_Reviews/Review_Symbol_1999.pdf>.

Jonah Winters, Journal of Bah á’í Studies 9.3 ( September 1999) : 6975. <http://bahai - library.com/reviews/jbs.9 - 3.winters.html>.

Moojan Momen, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 7.2 ( July 1997 ) : 290.

John Hatcher, MESA Bu $ etin 30.1 ( July 1996 ): 70 71. <http://fp.arizona.edu/mesassoc/Bu $ etin/Tables % 20of % 20Contents/tbljul96.htm>. ( Citation only. )

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Frank Lewis, Bah á’í Studies Review 6 (1996 ) : 76 91. [Note: Unusually lengthy book re- view16 pages. ] <http://www.msu.edu/~ buckc/Buck_Reviews/Review_Symbol_1996.pdf> or <http://www.breacais.demon.co.uk/abs/bsr06/65_reviews2.htm>.

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Alain Locke and Cultural Pluralism. Search for Values: Ethics in Bah á’í Thought. Edited by Seena Fazel and John Danesh. Los Angeles: Kalimá t Press, 2004. Pp. 94 158. ( May

2004

) Amazon.com s Search Inside! accesses entire book:

 

33.

Review of Nader Saiedi, Logos and Civilization: Spirit, History, and Order in the Writings of Bahá’ u’$á h. H - Bahai, H- Net Reviews ( March 2004 )

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32.!

Religious Myths of America” ( Syllabus) . American Academy of Religion Sy $ abus Project

March 2004) . (Invited, American Academy of Religion.)

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31.

Robert Hayden. Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. Edited by Jay Parini. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Vol. 2, 177 181. (January 2004 ). A Choice Out- standing Academic Title 2005. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Hayden_2004.pdf>.

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf <http://www.oup.com/online/digitalreference/>. Oxford Refer - ence Online: E - Reference Edition <http://www.oxford - americanliterature.com/>.

 

2003

30.

Islam and Minorities: The Case of the Bah á’í s. Studies in Contemporary Islam 5.1 2

Spring/Fall 2003 ) : 83 106. (Special Issue on Religious and Ethnic Minorities. ) ( June 2005 ) English:

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29.

In Memoriam: Willard G. Oxtoby 1933 2003. Religious Studies News 18.3 (May 2003 ) :

10. (Invited by the American Academy of Religion.) <http://www.aarweb.org/Publications/rsn/2003 - 05MAY.pdf>.

28.

Review of Daniel Grolin, Jesus and Early Christianity in the Gospels: A New Dialogue. Bah á’í Studies Review 11 ( 2003 ) : 108 112. <http://bahai - library.com/bsr/bsr_volumes.htm>. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Grolin_2003.pdf>.

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2002

Bah á’í Universalism and Native Prophets. Reason and Revelation: New Directions i n Bah á’í Thought. Edited by Seena Fazel and John Danesh. Los Angeles: Kalimá t Press, 2002. Pp. 172 201. Amazon.com s Search Inside! accesses entire book:

Review by Oliver Scharbrodt, Bu $ etin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 66

( 2003) .

26.

Generation Y Speaks Out: A Policy Guide 2002. Edited by Christopher Buck, David Stowe, and Shanetta Martin. Lansing: Michigan Nonpro t Association and Michi - gans Children, 2002. <http://www.msu.edu/~ buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Gen_Y_2002.pdf>.

25.

Alain Locke: Bah á’í Philosopher. Bah á’í Studies Review 10 (2001/2002 ) : 7 49. <http://bahai - library.com/bsr/bsr_volumes.htm>. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Locke_2002.pdf>.

2001

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Bah á’ís. Encyclopaedia of the Qur an. Edited by Jane McAuli e. Vol. One: 194 196. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2001. <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9004114653/104 - 2304311 - 3250368?v=glanceandn=28315 >. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Ency_Qur% 27an_2001.pdf>.

2000

Review of Will C. van den Hoonard, The Origins of the Bah á’í Community of Canada,

1898 1948. University of Toronto Quarterly 69.1 ( Winter 1999/2000 ) : 290291.

1999

22.

Paradise and Paradigm: Key Symbols in Persian Christianity and the Bah á’í Faith. Albany:

State University of New York Press, 1999. ( 13 May 1999 ) ISBN: 0 - 7914 - 4061 - 3 / eBook ISBN: !0585062463. Libraries Worldwide ( WorldCat ) : 784 ( NetLibrary ) and 164

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Generated philological scholarship: Paola Orsatti, Syro - Persian Formulas in Poetic Form in Baptism Liturgy, Persian Origins: Early Judaeo - Persian and the Emergence of New Persian. Co $ ected Papers of the Symposium, G ö ttingen 1999. Edited by Ludwig Paul. Wies - baden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2003. Pp. 147 176. ( Study based on dissertation appendix as focus of discussion. )

Reviews of Paradise and Paradigm

Kathleen McVey, International Journal of Middle East Studies 35.3 ( Aug. 2003 ) : 494496. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~ buckc/Buck_Reviews/Review_Paradise_2003.pdf>.

Will C. van den Hoonaard, Studies in Religion. Sciences Religieuses 31.3 ( 2002 ): 501.

Andrew Rippin, University of Toronto Quarterly 71.1 ( Winter 2001/2002 ) : 170 172.

William Collins, Bah á’í Studies Review 10 (2001/2002 ): 157 160. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_Reviews/Review_Paradise_2001.pdf>.

Daniel Grolin, H - Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences ( July 2000 ).

John Renard, Middle East Studies Association Bu $ etin 34.2 ( 2000 ): 212 213. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_Reviews/Review_Paradise_2000b.pdf> or

Buck. ”]

 

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Review of Moojan Momen, The Phenomenon of Religion. Bah á’í Studies Review 9 (1999 ) :

 

(Note: This review introduces the DREAMS Paradigm that I have developed as a methodological tool for rst- order comparative phenomenologies of religion. )

1998

20.!

A Symbolic Prole of the Bah á’í Faith. Journal of Bah á’í Studies 8.4 ( 1998 ): 1 48. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Symbolic_1998.pdf>.

19.

Bah á’ u ll á h as Zoroastrian Saviour. Bah á’í Studies Review 8 ( 1998 ): 14 33. <http://bahai - library.com/bsr/bsr_volumes.htm>. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Zoroastrian_1998.pdf>.

18.

Review of Moshe Idel and Bernard McGinn ( eds. ) , Mystical Union in Judaism, Christi - anity, and Islam. Religious Studies Review 24.4 ( Oct. 1998 ) : 385.

17. !

The Kitab - i Iqan: An Introduction to Bah á’ u ll á hs Book of Certitude, with Two Digi - tal Reprints of Early Lithographs. Occasional Papers in Shaykhi, Babi and Bah á’í Studies 2.5 ( June 1998 ) . <http://www.h- net.org/ ~ bahai/bhpapers/vol2/iqanandsn.htm>.

1997

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Reviews of Peter Smith, A Short History of the Bah á’í Faith; and Moojan Momen, A Short Introduction to the Bah á’í Faith. Bah á’í Studies Review 7 ( 1997 ) : 95 99. <http://bahai - library.com/bsr/bsr_volumes.htm>. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Smith_1997.pdf>.

15.! Review of Juan R. I. Cole, Behold the Man: Bahá’ u ll á h on the Life of Jesus. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 65.1 ( 1997 ) : 47 71. Reviews of Shaykhi, Babi and Baha i Studies, No. 1 ( May 1997 ) . <http://www.h - net.org/ ~ bahai/reviews/buckrev1.htm>.

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Review of Willard G. Oxtoby, World Religions: Western Traditions/Eastern Traditions. Re - ligious Studies Review 23.3 ( July 1997 ): 263.

1996

13.

Review of Denis MacEoin, Rituals in Babism and Bah á’í sm. International Journal of Mid- dle East Studies 28.3 ( August 1996 ): 418 422. JSTOR access:

12.

The Universality of the Church of the East: How Persian was Persian Christianity?Journal of the Assyrian Academic Society 10.1 ( 1996 ): 54 95. <http://www.jaas.org/toc/v10011996.htm> <http://www.jaas.org/edocs/v10n1/intro.pdf>. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Persian_Christian_1996.pdf>.

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Native Messengers of God in Canada?: A Test Case for Bahá’í Universalism. Bah á’í Studies Review 6 ( 1996 ) : 97 133. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Native_1996.pdf>.

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Review of Udo Schaefer, Beyond the Clash of Religions: The Emergence of a New Paradigm. Bah á’í Studies Review 6 ( 1996 ) : 68 71. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Schaefer_1996.pdf>.

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Review of R.W. Ferrier, A Journey to Persia: Jean Chardin s Portrait of A Seventeenth - Century Empire. Periodica Islamica 6.3 ( 1996 ) : 77 78.

 

1995

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Symbol and Secret: Qur an Commentary in Bah á’ u ’$á h s Kit á b - i Í qá n. Los Angeles: Kalim á t Press, 1995. ( October 1995. Reprinted 2004. ) ISBN 0 - 933770 - 80 - 4. <http://bahai - library.com/books/symbol.secret>.

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Sapiential Theosis: A New Reading of Ephrem the Syrians Hymns on Paradise. Journal of the Assyrian Academic Society 9.2 ( 1995 ) : 80 125. <http://www.msu.edu/ ~buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Hymns_on_Paradise_1995.pdf>.

 

1992/1994

6.!

Review of Michael Sours, The Prophecies of Jesus. Journal of Bah á’í Studies 5.2 ( 1992) : 79 86; Journal of Bah á’í Studies 6.1 ( 1994 ) : 72 77 ( rejoinder ). <http://www.bahai - studies.ca/archives/jbs/JBS.5- 2.html>. <http://www.bahai - studies.ca/archives/jbs/JBS.6 - 1.html>. <http://www.bahai - studies.ca/archives/jbs/jbs.6 - 1.bionotes.html>.

 

1991

5. !

Bah á’ u ll á h as World Reformer . Journal of Bah á’í Studies 3.4 (1991 ) : 23 70; 5.1 ( 1992) :

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EasternEnglish Transliteration Typeface. Middle East Studies Association Bu $ etin 25

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1991) : 96 99.

 

1986

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A Unique Eschatological Interface: Bah á’ u ll á h and Cross - Cultural Messianism. In Iran. Edited by Peter Smith. Los Angeles: Kalimá t Press, 1986. Pp. 157 179. <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0933770464/qid=1149964799/sr=1 -13/ref=sr_1_13/002 -1

- 3015251?s=booksandv=glanceandn=283155>. Access in Google Scholar or

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Review: Juan R.I. Cole, Bu$ etin ( British Society for Middle Eastern Studies ) 14.2

( 1987 ) : 230 231. JSTOR access:

<http://www.jstor.org/view/03056139/ap010004/01a00300/0>.

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1. !

1984

The Identity of the Sabi un: An Historical Quest. The Muslim World 74.3/4 ( July/Oct. 1984) : 172 186. <http://www.msu.edu/~ buckc/Buck_PDFs/Buck_Sabians_1984.pdf>.

1983

Illuminator vs. Redeemer: A Trajectory of Ebionite Christology from Prophet Mes - sianism to Bah á’í Theophanology Abstracts: American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting 1983 ( Dallas ). Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1983. P. 86.

PRIVATELY PUBLISHED WORK

1991 !

T á j - i -Vahh á j: Crown of Glory. Memoirs of Jiná b - i -Az í zu ’$á h Az í zí. Translated from the original Persian by Nahzy Abadi Buck and Christopher Buck. English translation ed - ited by Hamid and Sandra Azizi. North Vancouver, B.C., 1991. 182 pp.

ACADEMIC SOFTWARE

1999!

New World Transliterator ( shareware ). Abstract: Info -Mac Digest Vol. 16, Issue 320 ( 30 June 1999 ) .

New World Transliterator. Calgary: Symmetry Specialty Foundry.

1993 !

! Reviews: Brannon Wheeler, Review of New World Transliterator. Religious Studies Review 24.4 ( Oct. 1998) : 385; Kevin Reinhart, New World Transliterator: Macin - tosh Middle Eastern - Language Transliteration Font by Christopher Buck. Middl e East Studies Association Bu $ etin 27.2 ( Dec. 1993 ) : 294. <http://fp.arizona.edu/mesassoc/Bu $ etin/indxmtor.htm>.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS (honoraria )

2003 !

2003 !

Review of Joseph M. Williams. Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace ( 7th edition ) . New York: Longman.

Review of James D. Lester and James D. Lester, Jr. Essential Guide to Research Writing Across the Disciplines ( 3rd edition ). New York: Longman.

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2001

Review of Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

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6/e ) . University of Chicago Press.

Acknowledged in 7th edition, forthcoming in spring 2007.

Will be published under new title following my recommendation:

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

2001 !

Review of Richard E. Miller and Kurt Spellmeyer, eds. The New Humanities Reader. Houghton Mi in.

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CONFERENCE PAPERS and INVITED LECTURES

2006!

Alain Locke: Race, Religion, and Democracy.Louhelen Bahá’í School ( 2123 April

 

2006

) .

2006!

Alain Locke: Race Leader, Social Philosopher, Bahá’í Pluralist. Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. Howard University. Washington, DC ( 15 April 2006) .

Flash translation of Keynote slideshow presentation downloadable at:

Interviewed by Beverly Lindsay - Johnson, WHUT-TV producer of lm documen - tary, Race Men” ( to be aired in Fall 2006 ) for Howard University Television ( 14 April 2006 ) .

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Book- signing, Howard University Bookstore ( 14 April 2006 ).

2005!

Alain Locke: Race Leader, Social Philosopher, Bahá’í Pluralist. Michigan State University. Sponsored by the African American and African Studies Program ( 15 No- vember 2005) .

2003 !

Islam and Minorities: The Case of the Bah á’í s in Iran. Read in absentia by Andrew Rippin. Islam and Minorities. American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies Confer - ence. University of Victoria, Canada ( 3 May 2003 ) .

2002!

Religious Diversity: Dr. Martin Luther King s Dream of the World House . Mul - ticultural Development s Super Saturday. Racial and Ethnic Student Aairs. Michigan State University ( 19 January 2002) .

2001 !

Chair and Commentator, Session 16: Many Ways of Worship: Exploring the Diver- sity of the African American Religious Experience. Diaspora Paradigms: New Schol - arship in Comparative Black History. Comparative Black History Conference 2001. Michigan State University ( 23 September 2001) . <http://www.msu.edu/ ~cbhprgm/schedule.pdf>

2000!

The Eschatology of Globalization: Bahá’ u ll á hs Multiple Messiahship Revisited. First International Conference on Modern Religions and Religious Movements. Hebrew University of Jerusalem ( 18 December 2000) . See

 

2000!

A Phenomenology of the Bah á’í Faith using Mnemonic Acronyms: A Test of the DREAMS Paradigm.1999 Annual Meeting. American Academy of Religion ( Nashville ) .

1999!

Thirty -Three Bah á’í Principles of Unity. Bah á’í Studies Colloquy. 1999 Annual Meeting. American Academy of Religion ( Boston ) .

1998 !

Problems with Truth -Claims and Proofs -Texts: The Case of Bah á’ u ll á h as Zoroas - trian Savior and Hindu Messiah. 1998 Annual Meeting. American Academy of Religion