Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith

Science and religion are “the two most potent forces in human life.” We explore how science and religion relate to each other from a Bahá’í perspective.

Religion, Theology & Philosophy
Duration
8 weeks
Weekly Study
4-6 HOURS
Dates
Aug 26-Oct 20
Register By
August 26, 2021

Science and religion are “the two most potent forces in human life” according to Shoghi Effendi. In Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith, we explore how science and religion relate to each other from a Bahá’í perspective. 

We examine the Bahá’í writings as they relate to physics and cosmology, biology and evolution,  and technology;  and consider perspectives they inspire with regards to the crises of our age. We investigate the relationships between science, the scientific method, and the systematic endeavors of the Bahá’í Faith. A major focus is the idea that the "Bahá’í Revelation... is scientific in its method."

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What will you learn?
You will learn
to advance your understanding of science and religion from a Bahá’í perspective
to prepare for discourse about science and religion
to develop the related skills needed for consultation, social action, and personal transformation
Meet Your Faculty
teacher
Stephen Friberg, PhD
Physicist, WI Adjunct Lecturer

I’ve been fascinated by science and religion since becoming a Bahá’í in my youth in spiritually charged New Mexico. I discovered that—even though I was the product of a thoroughly secular academic upbringing as the son of a mathematics professor—I now believed in God. Could I do this rationally and... See Faculty Bio

teacher
Robert Sarracino, PhD
Physicist, WI Adjunct Lecturer

Robert Sarracino has a doctorate in physics from the University of Victoria, BC, in the field of General Relativity. He is currently retired, living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He and his wife, Lesley, lived in South Africa for many years, where he worked for a commercial explosives company and at... See Faculty Bio

teacher
Roger Neyman, BS
WI Adjunct Lecturer

I have had a lifelong conviction that science and spirituality were both valid and compelling avenues to finding the truth about the world at large and about the condition of the human being. Further, I was puzzled that some thinkers seemed to see them as at odds, and worked to... See Faculty Bio

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