Steven Phelps, “I am the Mystic Fane: The Nature of the Manifestation in the Baha’i Writings”

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time)

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6824-800How can we understand the reality of the Prophet in an age of science?  What is special about their persons?  What is special about their words?  Is revelation a ‘top-down’ or a ‘bottom-up’ phenomenon?  We will be examining these questions and others in light of the Revelation of the Bab.




Steven Phelps received bachelors degrees in physics and philosophy at Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University.  He worked for 13 years at the Baha’i World Center in its Research Department, directing the cataloging, collation, and translation of the Baha’i Writings.  During that time he concurrently held positions in the Physics Department at the Technion University in Haifa and pursued original research in the field of theoretical cosmology.  He lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife Katharine and three daughters.

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