BA Miami University
MEd University of South Carolina

Department of Religion, Theology, and Philosophy

My first professional passion, the pedagogy of liberation, was turned to the area of religion in 1999 when I began a research project for a Bahá’í Local Spiritual Assembly. The purpose of the project was threefold: to collect questions related to the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures that were of the greatest interest to Bahá’ís in the region (coastal South Carolina); to find Bahá’í teachings that addressed those questions; and to make that information accessible to the general public through participatory workshops. The fruit of that project, which involved dozens of trial workshops and thousands of conversations, was the Bahá’í Bible Study Series, three 30-hour workshops that explore Bahá’í teachings on biblical topics. Since that initial project, my interest in the independent study of the Bahá’í Faith and its relationship to Judaism and Christianity has continued unabated. My most recent publication is Light of the Kingdom – Biblical Topics in the Bahá’í Writings, a book that introduces Bahá’í teachings on biblical subjects as it familiarizes the reader with the structure of the Bible and the nature of its books.



JoAnn M Borovicka


Christianity for Deepening and Dialogue, Introduction to the New Testament, The Book of Isaiah, The Book of Revelation, The Hebrew Bible

Lecture Topics

Introduction to the Bahá’í Faith
Biblical Topics in the Bahá’í Writings
Parallels in the Ministries of Tahirih and Paul
The Ten Plagues of the Exodus from a Bahá’í Perspective
Bahá’í Insights on the Book of Revelation