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`Abdu'l-Bahá: His Life and Ministry

In 2021, the Bahá'í world will commemorate the centenary of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Ascension and the beginning of the Formative Age. His life, teachings, writings, and plans continue to inspire and set a direction for the worldwide Bahá'í community.

Bahá’í History & Texts
7 weeks
Weekly Study
Sep 2-Oct 20
Register By
September 7, 2021

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Center of Bahá’u'lláh's Covenant and the Perfect Exemplar for humankind, is unique in religious history. While He is not a Manifestation of God, He is closer in station to a Manifestation than to the station of humanity. Drawing on statements by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, as well as writings by many Bahá’ís, we will explore ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s life, station, roles, writings, talks, travels, accomplishments, His relationship to Bahá’u'lláh, and His impact on others. In particular, we will cover His passing and funeral, in this, the centenary year of His ascension.

Meet Your Faculty
Anne Perry, PhD
Professor, The Art Institute of Dallas

After two interdisciplinary MA degrees, I pursued my PhD in Aesthetic Studies, with a focus on both art and religion. I teach writing, humanities, and film and art appreciation at the Art Institute of Dallas and two community colleges, as well as serving as an instructor for the Wilmette Institute.... See Faculty Bio

William Collins, MSLS, MSSc
Author, Researcher, Consultant

I began writing about Bahá’í theology and history when I was in my mid-20s, with articles in the journal World Order, and later in The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, The Bahá’í Studies Review, and library-related journals regarding organization of Bahá’í libraries. I also prepared a published bibliography of English-language works... See Faculty Bio

Harold Rosen, MA
Community Interfaith Educator

I am a lifelong student and teacher of world religions with master’s degrees in religion, education and philosophy. A Unitarian minister for 25 years and a Bahá’í since the year 2000, I serve as a Community Interfaith Educator in the Vancouver, Canada area. With my wife Wendy, I am active in Bahá’í... See Faculty Bio

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