Faculty: Peter Smith, Moojan Momen Watch Video
Bahá’í History, 1863-2017, will explore the major themes of Baha’i history from Baha’u’llah’s exile from Baghdad to the second decade of the twenty-first century, emphasizing the development of the Baha’i Faith over the last century and a half. We will cover the period from 1863 to the end of Baha’u’llah’s life in 1892; the ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Baha (1892-1921); the ministry of Shoghi Effendi (1921-57); the ministry of the custodians (1957-63); the period from the election of the Universal House of Justice to the end of the twentieth century (1963-96); and the period marking a new direction in the teaching work and outreach to the public (1996-2017). In each unit we will be reading from God Passes By and/or Century of Light, supplementing the books with essays and articles on themes such as the development of the community, attracting minorities, the worldwide spread of the Faith, persecution, and more. The course will also look at the changes in the Baha'i community since 1996, and in particular the changes brought about by the processes of the Five Year Plans.
Required Reading (not covered in course fees):
The Baha'i Faith: A Short History, by Peter Smith
Kindle and Paperback editions (Amazon.com) - https://www.amazon.com/Bahai-Faith-Short-History-ebook/dp/B00N01TRE6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1492439750&sr=1-3
Google Books link - https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Baha_i_Faith.html?id=FFoQBwAAQBAJ
Note: All our courses are "asynchronous," which means there is no work that has to be done at a particular time. You can do everything at any time. For more information, go to http://wimetteinstitute.org/ourcourses/frequently-asked-questions/.
Discounts are available for early registration and for senior citizens (age 65+), students, and pioneers. If you need a financial aid discount, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Plenty are available. Registration is limited to 40 people, so sign up today.
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Sunday, July 9, 2017
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