Richard Hollinger is an archivist and historian residing in Maine who has conducted research on the history of the Baha’i Faith in North America and the Middle East. HIs recent publications include: “An Iranian Enclave in Lebanon: Baha’i Students in Beirut, 1906-40,” in H.E. Chehabi ed. Distant Relations: Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 years (Oxford: Center for Lebanese Studies 2006); and “`Wonderful and True Visions’: Magic, Mysticism and Millenialism in the Making of the American Baha’i Community,” in John Danesh and Seena Fazel ed. Search for Values: Ethics in Baha’i Thought, (Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 2004).