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Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation: A Systematic Survey

Late Registration Deadline: September 10, 2020
12 weeks
Weekly Study
9-11 HOURS
Sep 3-Nov 22
Credit Hours

Course ID: ST131

In Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation: A Systematic Survey, we will undertake a systematic introduction to twenty of Bahá’u’lláh’s most important works, ranging from The Hidden Words to Epistle to the Son of the Wolf. We will study themes in the works, topics that Bahá’u'lláh progressively revealed during His ministry, and related tablets wherever possible. The course is designed for learners seeking basic information about the writings of Bahá’u’lláh, new Bahá’ís wishing more context for Bahá’u’lláh's most important works, and veteran Bahá’ís seeking deeper understanding of the ocean of Bahá’u'lláh's revelation. We will not read the twenty works in their entirety but, rather, will sample passages from the selection of important works revealed by Bahá’u’lláh.

Community Learning students: Register to Audit this course.

Individuals are welcome to audit this university course. Auditors will have access to the same materials as the university students, and will be expected to complete all of the participatory assignments. Depending on demand, their number may be capped relative to the credit student cohort. The same discounts that apply to Community Learning courses are available, as well as needs-based tuition support. A certificate of completion will be offered as appropriate.

What will you achieve?
You will learn
To be able to explain to others the order of revelation and the titles of the major works of Bahá'u'lláh and a brief summary of their content
To be able to explain to others the major themes of Bahá'u'lláh’s revelation and their development over time
To be able to explain to others the Islamic, Shi’i, Shaykhi, Iranian, and Bábí context of Bahá'u'lláh’s revelation
To develop skills in reading, summarizing, and explaining Bahá'í scriptural texts
To deepen appreciation for the beauty and profundity of Bahá'u'lláh’s writings
Meet Your Faculty
Robert Stockman, ThD
Wilmette Institute Director

I have had a passion for researching and teaching about the Bahá’í Faith for more than half of my life. My fascination with American Bahá’í history and with the first American Bahá’í, Thornton Chase, caused me, in 1980, to switch my academic field from planetary science to history of religion... See Faculty Bio

Nima Rafiei, BA
Grad Student, University of Chicago

Nima Rafiei is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He is currently enrolled at the University of Chicago in a 2-year MA program for Middle East studies. He has experience working in education with highly diverse student populations in Minneapolis and the greater Twin Cities area in Minnesota and... See Faculty Bio

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