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Historical Consciousness and the Divine Plan: A Series of 8 Talks by Mr. Douglas Martin [Audio]

March 11, 2018, in Audio > Talks, by

In this series of eight talks, historian Douglas Martin discusses the evolution of religion in the context of our capacity to respond to the requirements of the Divine Plan.

Douglas Martin was born in 1927 in Ontario, Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s degree in history from the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

He was a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Canada from 1960-85, serving as its general secretary from 1965-85. From 1985-93 he was director-general of the Baha’i International Community’s Office of Public Information at the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa.

Mr. Douglas Martin is also a former member of the Universal House of Justice, the governing body of the Baha’i International Community.

Special thanks to Mr. Douglas Martin and the organizers of this talk for granting us permission to share it.

For more Baha’i-inspired talks, you can visit Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page: soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/sets/bahai-talks, or Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2ia1Yxp.

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Discussion 4 Comments

Fascinating historical exploration of the evolution of religion and the dangers (for the individual) of not evolving with the Baha’i Faith. Full of interesting insights. Thank you to Mr. Martin and to the Baha’i Blog.

Reiko

Reiko (March 3, 2018 at 9:35 PM)

You’re welcome, Reiko! Thank you for listening!

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (March 3, 2018 at 11:53 PM)

Hi! I was wondering if you have a recollection of when these talks took place.. thank you!

Leila Eady

Leila Eady (January 1, 2021 at 3:52 PM)

Hi Leila,

I could be mistaken but I believe these talks were given around 2010. Thanks for asking!

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (January 1, 2021 at 11:21 PM)

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