Sunday, September 23, 2018
This will be an overview of the concepts presented in the book by Edward Price–The Divine Curriculum: Divine Design (Volume 1). The central idea is that “all of creation is a classroom”. How does the classroom function? Focusing on the Abrahamic lineage, this talk will provide an overview of the history, teachings and contribution to civilization provided by Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, The Báb, and Bahá’u’lláh. Connections between these towering Spiritual Founders will be discussed. How does the curriculum (i.e. the teachings) unfold over time, according to what principles does it operate, and towards what goals does it strive?
Edward A. Price is a former atheist from a Jewish background who became a Bahá’í in 1973 at the University of Virginia. Edward is Vice-President/Writer/Producer for Spring Green Films, LLC, an Illinois film company presenting the new feature documentary, The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith.
Edward’s B.A. is from the University of Virginia, 1976, in Psychology and Religious Studies. His M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (1982) is from National University, California. He received doctoral training in Instructional Systems Design at Florida State University. Edward has published in the field of Instructional Design in peer-reviewed journals, such as The Journal of Contemporary Educational Psychology and Educational Technology. His various instructional design or teaching positions include the United States Postal Service, C2 Education, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, and Tallahassee Community College, in Tallahassee, Florida.
Edward is the author of The Divine Curriculum: Divine Design (Vol 1), 2015, which discusses the missions of the Great Divine Educators in the Abrahamic lineage – Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb, and Bahá’u’lláh – and the substance of what God has been teaching humanity for the last 4,000 years. He is a lecturer in diverse Bahá’í and non-Bahá’í venues, such as the 2015 Parliament of World Religions, Lake Forest College, the Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette, IL, and Bahá’í Summer School in Helsinki, Finland. Edward has served on numerous Bahá’í Local Spiritual Assemblies throughout the years, taught adult classes, and hosts with his family devotional gatherings in his home in Wilmette, Illinois.