Ian Kluge, “The Baha’i Proofs for God”

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time)

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`Abdu’l-Baha states, “The Existence of the Divine Being hath been clearly established on the basis of logical proofs, but the reality of the Godhead is beyond the grasp of the mind” (Selections from the Writings of `Abdu’l-Baha, p. 46) and in Some Answered Questions (p. 5) he devotes an entire chapter to “Proofs and Evidences for the Existence of God.” In this presentation, I shall explicate the various proofs given in the Writings and relate them to well-publicized debates on this issue. I will explicate the Baha’i proofs to show their validity and relevance.

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Ian KlugeIan Kluge is a poet, playwright and independent philosophical scholar. He taught high school English and Comparative Civilizations for almost 30 years. He has published numerous articles on the Baha’i Writings and philosophy in the “Lights of Irfan” series and presented philosophical papers at ABS conferences. He has also published two books on the American philosophical poet Conrad Aiken.