- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
We’re excited to share a four-part series of talks given by Professor Nader Saiedi called “Baha’u’llah and Peace”. These talks were given at the Santa Monica Baha’i Center in California, USA, during 2018, and in these talks, Professor Saiedi explores four areas within the context of Baha’u’llah’s Revelation that relate to peace, and how the Revelation of Baha’u’llah reconstructs certain concepts.
The four talks in this series called “Baha’u’llah & Peace” are:
1. The Reconstruction of the Concept of Victory: Listen on Soundcloud / Listen on YouTube
2. The Reconstruction of Mystical Poetry: Listen on Soundcloud / Listen on YouTube
3. The Reconstruction of Interpretation: Listen on Soundcloud / Listen on YouTube
4. The Reconstruction of the Temple: Listen on Soundcloud / Listen on YouTube
You can also find a link to the handout given at each talk in the information found below each talk.
Professor Nader Saiedi is well known for his books Logos and Civilization and Gate of the Heart. Born in Tehran, Iran, he holds a Master’s degree in economics from Pahlavi University in Shiraz and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. For over 25 years he was a professor of sociology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 2013, he became the Taslimi Foundation Professor of Baha’i Studies in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA.
Special thanks to Dr. Saiedi and the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Santa Monica, California, for allowing Baha’i Blog to publish these talks.
If you enjoyed this talk, you might also enjoy listening to this interview with Professor Nader Saiedi on the Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson here.
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