1999 Irfan Colloquia schedules

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Posted by Jonah Winters (for Robert Stockman) on July 06, 1999 at 10:27:48:

The `Irfan Colloquia

The 1999 sessions of the `Irfan Colloquia (in Persian and English) are listed below. Each session consists of two parts: (1) a colloquium for presentation of research papers; and (2) a seminar on Baha'u'llah's revelation. The main themes of the colloquia will be "World Religions and the Baha'i Faith" and "Principles of the Baha'i Belief System or Baha'i Theology."

The series of annual seminars were organized, starting the first year of the Four Year Plan, for the study of the writings of Baha'u'llah. In 1999, the seminars will be devoted to tablets revealed in the early `Akka period (1868-84). The Kitab-i-Aqdas, Questions and Answers, the tablets addressed to the kings and rulers, the tablets of Ridvanu'l-Adl, Ru'ya, Hikmat, Burhan, Ard-i-Ba, Hirtik, Ihtiraq, Manikji, Tibb, Ahbab, Ittihad, Aqdas, Laylatu'l-Quds, Istintaq, and the Sūriy-i-Haykal will be discussed at the seminar.

In 1999 a new series of `Irfan Colloquia will begin at Bosch Baha'i School in California. The seminar at the Bosch session will be devoted to Baha'u'llah's revelation in the Tehran-Baghdad period (1853-63). Presentations are planned on the Kitab-i-Iqan, the Hidden Words, the Seven Valleys, the Four Valleys, the Javahiru'l-Asrar (Jewels of Mysteries), the Varqa'iyyih Ode, the tablets of the Maiden of Heaven, Shikar Shikan, Bulbul-i-Faraq, Kullu't-Ta'am (All Food), Hurūfat-i-`Aliyyin, Shattiyyih, the Holy Mariner, Maryam, Madinatu't-Tawhid, and Madinatu'r-Rida.

Those planning to attend the `Irfan sessions are requested to contact directly those institutions where each session will be held to register and make lodging reservations. Those interested in presenting papers are requested to send their proposals to the following address:

Dr. Iraj Ayman
Baha'i National Center
1233 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201 USA

1999 Programs


Twenty-Second (in English)

27-29 August

Trent Park, Middlesex Univ.
c/o Mrs. Mirta Lopez
64-1 Adison Rd.
London, W14 8JL, U.K.
Tel: 44-171-371-6022


Twenty-Third (in Persian)
Twenty-Fourth (in English)

8-12 October

Louhelen Baha'i School (USA)
3208 South State Rd.
Davison, MI 48423-8603
Tel: 810-653-5033
FAX: 810-653-7181
E-mail: louhelen@usbnc.org

Twenty-Fifth (in Persian)
Twenty-Sixth (in English)

26-28 Nov.

Bosch Baha'i School (USA)
500 Comstock Lane
Santa Cruz, CA
Tel: 831-423-3387
FAX: 831-423-7564
E-mail: bosch@usbnc.org

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