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Old 05-17-2014, 07:16 AM   #1
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Baha'i scholarship conferences in 2014

For the past 21 years, the Irfan Colloquia has been holding many conferences around the world, in English German and Persian, for studying the Faith. Below is a list of the next two conference presentations, in California next week and in Italy next month.

Come to Bosch Baha'i School (Santa Cruz), May 22–25, 2014, to hear the following papers:
"Bábí-Bahá'í Scripture and Belief in E. G. Browne's A Year Amongst the Persians", by Sholeh Quinn
"Comparative Study of Súriy-i-Sabr and Qayyúmu'l-Asmá, A: Clarification of References to Calf, Sámirí, Satan, and Idol Worshipers", by Foad Seddigh
"Comparative Study of Various Meanings and Scopes of `Irfán in the Works of Ibn `Arabí and in the Bahá'í Writings," by Habib Riazati
"Concept of Politics in 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Treatise on Politics", by Farhad Sabetan
"Life and Times of the Guardian Through His Writings and His Plans", by Faris Badii
"Major Debates and Disputations of Belief in History and the Bahá'í Dispensation", by Faris Badii
"On the Existence and Qualities of Human Soul", by Farjam Majd
"Review of Abdu'l-Hamid Ishraq Khavari's Moházirát (a three volume book)," by Muin Afnani
"Scientific Insights into "Here Am I": Consciousness and Space-Time", by Mehrdad Ehsani
"Some New, Little-known, or Unstudied Writings of Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892)", by Stephen Lambden
"Some New, Little-known, or Unstudied Writings of the Báb (1819-1850)", by Stephen Lambden
"Successorship and the Election of the Universal House of Justice: The Universal House of Justice 1963–2013", by Ali Nakhjavani
"Tetrarchic Self: Correlating Freud's Transference with the Four States of Bahá'u'lláh", by Wolfgang Klebel
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At the Acuto Centre for Bahá'í Studies (Italy), June 30–July 3, 2014:
"Baha'u'llah, The Divine Physician", by Hooman Momen
"Baha'i Way of Life, The: A Research Proposal", by Iraj Ayman
"Breaking Through Cultural Barriers: Migration and Change in the Baha'i Faith", by Moojan Momen
"Buddhism and the Baha'i Faith", by Akerdahl Peo-Olloff
"Challenges and Problems Faced by Translators of the Bahá'í Writings", by Armin Eschraghi
"Comparative Study of Súriy-i-Sabr and Qayyúmu'l-Asmá, A", by Foad Seddigh
"Examination of the Baha'i teachings on shared prosperity and poverty eradication, An", by Wendi Momen
"Meditation", by Mehrdad Ehsani
"Review of the Tablets of Baha'u'lláh Addressed to Hand of the Cause Ibn Abhar, A", by Vahid Rafati
"Review of the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá addressed to Hand of the Cause Ibn Abhar, A", by Vahid Rafati
"Sáqí, bi-dih ábí — O Cup-Bearer, give me a drop: A a hymn to love offered by the Blessed Beauty", by Julio Savi
"The Bab's letters to Muhammad Sháh", by Armin Eschraghi
"Women and Wisdom in Scripture", by Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:17 AM   #2
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Thank you dear friend for the info.

Oh to be young and healthy, to be able to attend such.

Maybe someone who attends would be kind enough to share their experiences, here in the forum.
Old 05-18-2014, 08:54 AM   #3
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German Irfan conference in July

We also have Persian conferences happening at Bosh and Acuto around the same time (see Irfan Colloquia calendar of events). The German Irfan Colloquium is from 17th to 20th July in Tambach. Topics are:
Religiöse und wissenschaftliche Sichtweisen begegnen sich in der Spiritualität (Dr. Bernardo Fritzsche) [religous and scientific views meet in spirituality]

Der Begriff der Wahrheit in Wissenschaft und Religion. Zur Methodenfrage (Heinz Hampel-Waffenthal). [the Notion of truth in science and religion: a question of methodology

Anmerkungen zu einigen Bestimmungen im Kitab-i-Aqdas und zu ihrem zeitgeschichtlichen Hintergrund (Dr. Armin Eschraghi) [comments about some provisions of the Kitab-i-Aqdas and their historical Background]

Quäker und Bahá’í: Eine vergleichende religionssoziologische Studie (Tobias Vetter M.A.). [Quäkers and Bahais: a comparative study in sociology of Religion]

Kunst und Erziehung (Hans J. Knospe). [art and education]

Die Siebenschläferlegende in der christlich-islamischen Tradition und in den Babi-Baha'i-Schriften (Dr. Necati Alkan). [the legend of the seven sleepers in Christian-islamic Tradition and in the babi-bahai writings]

Teilnahme am öffentlichen Diskurs“ - Die Verantwortung der Baha'i- Gemeinden (Dipl. Ing. Roland Philipp). [paricipation in public discourse]

Das Buch der Gewissheit“ – Zur Frage der Souveränität des Verheißenen (Shahnam Izadpanah). [the book of certitude: about the question of the promised one]

Abdu'l-Bahás Werk "Das Geheimnis göttlicher Kultur" (Risaliyyih madaniyyih) im iranischen Reformdiskurs (Tahereh Matejko M.A). [the secret of divine civilization in context of the iranian discourse about Reform]

AUFERSTEHUNG“: die Unsterblichkeit des Logos und die Wirklichkeit nach der Wirklichkeit. Eine transreligiöse Interpretation aus Bahai- Perspektive (Dr. Thomas von Lutterotti). [ressourection: the immortality of the logos and the reality after the reality: a interreligious Interpretation from a Bahai perspective]

Apologie des Glaubens. Rundtischgespräch mit einleitenden Beiträgen von Dr. Iradj Eschraghi Ulrich Gollmer, Dr. Armin Eschraghi und anschließende Diskussion. [apologetics of the faith: a table talk]
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:11 PM   #4
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Wonderful info

Maybe dear frog would be interested to attend.

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