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Christopher
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Pittsburgh, PA

Christopher Buck (Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1996; J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006) is an attorney (Pittsburgh), independent scholar, faculty instructor at the Wilmette Institute (2001–present, Department of Bahá’í History & Texts, distance education), and former professor at Michigan State University (2000–2004, visiting assistant professor), Quincy University (1999–2000, visiting assistant professor), Millikin University (1997–1999, assistant professor) and Carleton University (1994–1996, sessional lecturer). Dr. Buck is the author of several books, including: Bahá’í Faith: The Basics (2021); God & Apple Pie: Religious Myths and Visions of America (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: Key Symbols in Persian Christianity and the Baha'i Faith (1999), Symbol and Secret: Qur'an Commentary in Baha'u'llah's Kitab-i Iqan (1995/2004), and Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations (co-author, 2011). He has also contributed chapters in such books as: Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2021); Winds of Change: The Challenge of Modernity in the Middle East and North Africa (2019, three chapters); The Baha’i Faith and African American History (2019, two chapters); Abdu’l-Baha’s Journey West: The Course of Human Solidarity (2013); Observing the Observer: The State of Islamic Studies in American Universities (2012); American Writers: “David Bottoms” (2018), “Deganawida, the Peacemaker” (2016); “Kahlil Gibran” (2010); and “Alain Locke” (2004); British Writers: “Ninian Smart” (2018); and “Edward Granville Browne” (2015); The Islamic World (2008); and The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an (2006/2017). He has published a number of academic journal articles and encyclopedia articles as well. As for popular, online articles, Buck has contributed over 350 articles to BahaiTeachings.org, and has collaborated with Kevin Locke (Tokaheya Inajin in Lakota, translation “First to Rise”), renowned Lakota hoop dancer and flutist, on the ongoing “Indigenous Messengers of God” series (80 articles so far, culminating in three articles on “Indigenous Land and Spiritual Acknowledgments”). In 2021, Buck and Locke teamed up to teach an online course, “The Great Spirit Speaks: Voices of the Wise Ones” (offered three times in 2021, by popular demand).

BY Christopher Buck
History

The Universal Emancipation Proclamation

Christopher Buck | Jan 12, 2014
Culture

Sports Equity: Competing for Gender Equality

Christopher Buck | Jan 10, 2014
Spirituality

Truth Unifies, Lies Divide

Christopher Buck | Jan 3, 2014

Spirituality

The Baha’i Gospel of Unity

Christopher Buck | Nov 27, 2013
Religion

Narrowing Your Search – Part 2

Christopher Buck | Nov 4, 2013
Spirituality

Narrowing Your Search – Part 1

Christopher Buck | Nov 3, 2013

Religion

New Teachings on Christ

Christopher Buck | Nov 1, 2013
Spirituality

A Way to Make Tomorrow Better

Christopher Buck | Oct 20, 2013
Spirituality

A Way to Make Today Better

Christopher Buck | Oct 19, 2013

Spirituality

Perfecting Your Work

Christopher Buck | Oct 13, 2013
Spirituality

Unsealing the “Seal of the Prophets”

Christopher Buck | Oct 1, 2013
Spirituality

Kind Words Mean More

Christopher Buck | Sep 23, 2013

Spirituality

Satan’s Epitaph

Christopher Buck | Sep 15, 2013
Life

Our Eyes Mirror the Animals

Christopher Buck | Sep 7, 2013
Life

Awakening Empathy for Every Living Thing

Christopher Buck | Sep 3, 2013

Life

A Mouse in My Spiritual House

Christopher Buck | Aug 30, 2013
Life

Animals’ Eyes Are the Mirrors of Our Souls

Christopher Buck | Aug 20, 2013
Spirituality

From Frightened to Enlightened

Christopher Buck | Aug 6, 2013

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