The Kitáb-i-Íqán: An Introduction

Bahá’í History & Texts
Duration
8 weeks
Weekly Study
4-6 HOURS
Dates
Aug 26-Oct 20
Register By
August 26, 2021

Bahá’u’lláh’s Kitáb-i-Íqán is one of the "foremost" among the works of His Revelation. It "contains the basic tenets of the Faith" and "explains the attitude" of the Bahá’í Faith to "the prophets of God and their mission in the history of society." It affirms "the unity of the Prophets, the universality of their Message, the identity of their fundamental teachings, the sanctity of their scriptures, and the twofold character of their stations." It elucidates many allegorical passages in the New Testament and Qur’án. Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, said books such as the Íqán "should be read and read over again by every soul who desires to serve" the Faith and that "every Bahá’í should master" the Íqán’s contents.

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Christopher Buck, PhD
Author; Adjunct Faculty, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Christopher Buck (PhD, JD) attorney and independent scholar, is the author of several books, including: Bahá’í Faith: The Basics (2020, forthcoming), 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 2011), Alain... See Faculty Bio

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