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Finding the Hidden Gift

An Approach to Studying the Bahá’í Writings

Bahá’í History & Texts
Duration
7 weeks
Weekly Study
4-6 HOURS
Dates
Jan 21-Mar 10
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January 21, 2021

Finding the Hidden Gift: An Approach to Studying the Bahá’í Writings introduces learners to a systematic method of studying any Bahá’í scripture by using a number of literary and exegetical tools. We will study selected passages from Bahá’í scripture through four "windows" into the meaning of divine wisdom: Language; Theme; Structure; and the Work as a Whole. Through learning to read carefully, with attention to literal and figurative language, theme, structure, and the place of the work in the author's writings, we will develop tools for analyzing any Bahá’í text systematically. The course will also examine quickly five other "windows" into the meaning of scripture: the oeuvre (body of works), the biography, the times, the literary tradition, and the world scriptural tradition.

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teacher
Sandra Hutchison, PhD
Author, Editor

Sandra Lynn Hutchison is the author of two books: a book of poetry, The Art of Nesting (George Ronald Books, 2008) and a memoir about her time living in China, Chinese Brushstrokes (Turnstone Press, 1996). She holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Toronto and recently undertook an MFA in poetry... See Faculty Bio

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