Bahá’í Theology

This course on Bahá’í theology (the study of God and creation and of the relationship between them) provides an in-depth study of many of the fundamental spiritual teachings of the Bahá’í Faith.

Religion, Theology & Philosophy
Duration
16 weeks
Weekly Study
5-7 HOURS
Dates
Jan 31-May 20
Register By
February 7, 2022

Note: This course will be run as a community course alongside a graduate level course to be hosted by the Graduate Theological Union (GTU). Participants will be invited to attend weekly Zoom sessions with faculty and GTU students, at a time to be determined. Students who would like to explore the possibility of taking the graduate/credit version of the course should contact the Institute at wi@usbnc.org.


This course on Bahá’í theology (the study of God and creation and of the relationship between them) provides an in-depth study of many of the fundamental spiritual teachings of the Bahá’í Faith. The units are organized around a series of questions we all ask from time to time: 

How do I know? Epistemology

What is ultimate reality? Theology

What is the structure of the world? Ontology

Where do I come from? Creation and Evolution

Who am I? Human Nature

Who can I trust to guide me? Manifestation and Revelation

What is Freedom? Free Will, Reward, and Punishment

Where are We Going? Ever-Advancing Species and Soul 

What is Expected of Me? Religious Life

What is Our Ultimate Destination? The Kingdom of God

What Difference Does it Make? Theology in Action

Meet Your Faculty
teacher
Ian Kluge, MA, ABD
Independent Scholar

I am an independent philosophy scholar dedicated to studying the philosophical aspects of the Bahá’í Writings as well as correlating the Writings with major contemporary and past thinkers as recommended by Shoghi Effendi (“Scholarship,” p. 4; p. 17). I am committed to  Mortimer Adler’s assertion that “Philosophy is everybody’s business”... See Faculty Bio

teacher
Mikhail Yu. Sergeev, PhD
WI Department Coordinator (Religion, Theology, and Philosophy)

Mikhail Sergeev (b. 1960) – Ph.D. in philosophy of religion (1997, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA); historian of religion, philosopher, writer. Sergeev teaches history of religions, philosophy, and contemporary art at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. He served as co-chair of the department of religion, philosophy, and theology at Wilmette... See Faculty Bio

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