Tabernacle of Unity

As a group, these tablets show Bahá'u'lláh's love for the followers of a religion that arose in Iran, where His own revelation was born.

Bahá’í History & Texts
6 weeks
Weekly Study
Jul 16-Aug 26
Register By
July 16, 2020
Fee: $75 before discounts (see below)

The five tablets in The Tabernacle of Unity proclaim some of the central tenets of Bahá'u'lláh's Faith and the universality of His prophetic claims. In this course we will undertake a careful reading of the five tablets, exploring the Bahá’í concepts of progressive revelation and the role of religion in advancing human civilization; the relevance of the tablets to interfaith dialogue; and what the tablets teach us about the process of revelation. Bahá'u'lláh addressed two tablets to a Zoroastrian who admired Him and who asked questions about Zoroastrianism and Hinduism and three tablets to Bahá’ís of Zoroastrian background. The first tablet to the Zoroastrian admirer discusses a variety of questions about the tenets of Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic religions, emphasizing what is right and true in the various doctrines and beliefs under examination. When the admirer indicated that he had hoped for more detailed answers, Bahá'u'lláh revealed a longer tablet (the second one in the book) elaborating on each of the questions. As a group, the tablets show Bahá'u'lláh's love for the followers of a religion that arose in Iran, where His own revelation was born.

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You may be eligible for one of these discounts. Choose your discount when you register (no code required). Discounts are not stackable, except for "Health19" code (additional 30% off in July, 2020).

First-Timer Discount 30% off for first-time WI students
Senior & Student Discounts 20% off for seniors (65+) and full-time students
Meet Your Faculty
Christopher Buck, PhD
Author; Adjunct Faculty, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Christopher Buck (PhD, JD) is an attorney and an independent scholar who has written several books, including: God & Apple Pie (2015), with an introduction by J. Gordon Melton (Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, Baylor University); Religious Myths and Visions of America (2009, “an original contribution to American studies,” Journal of American History, June... See Faculty Bio

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