Introduction to Bahá’í History
This course will emphasize the development of the Bahá'í Faith over the last century and a half. We will be reading from Peter Smith's The Bahá'í Faith: A Short History as the principal text.
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