Steven Phelps, "I am the Mystic Fane: The Nature of the Manifestation in the Baha'i Writings"

May 8, 2016

How can we understand the reality of the Prophet in an age of science?  What is special about their persons?  What is special about their words?  Is revelation a ‘top-down’ or a ‘bottom-up’ phenomenon?  We will be examining these questions and others in light of the Revelation of the Bab.



Steven Phelps

Steven Phelps received dual bachelors degrees in physics and philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University, specializing in cosmology. He served at the Bahá’í World Center in Haifa, Israel for 13 years in its Research Department, where he coordinated the indexing and collation of the Bahá’í Sacred Writings and their translation from Persian and Arabic into English. During that period, he concurrently held a research position in the Physics Department at the Technion University in Haifa and published original research on the masses of nearby galaxies. He currently resides in the Portland area with his wife and three daughters.

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