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This week’s presenter: Mr. Peter Terry

This week presenter:

Mr. Peter Terry holds a BA in International Education, grades K-8, from the University of Massachusetts, and a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

He also started a Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Music program at Oberlin College. His areas of specialized knowledge include pedagogical theory and practice; Western classical music; Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Babi, and Baha’i history, and scripture.

Peter Terry has hosted series like "The Worlds of God", "Bahá'í Educators", "Genesis-first book of the Bible."

His published books include:

Proofs of the ProphetsCompanion to Proofs of the ProphetsProofs of the Prophets: Lord KrishnaProofs of the Prophets: The Case for Baha’u’llahIn His Own Words, An Autobiography of Baha'u'llahA Prophet in Modern TimesProofs for the Existence of God, vol. 2, Global Faith Book Series His published book chapters include: "Tahirih from Seyyed Ali Mohammed dit le Bab by A.L.M. Nicolas" in Tahirih in History: Perspectives On Qurratu’l-‘Ayn From East And West, Studies in the Bábí and Bahá’í Religions, Volume 16, edited by Sabir Afaqi and Jan Teofil Jasion"The Death and Burial of the Bab from Seyyed Ali Mohammed dit le Bab by A.L.M. Nicolas" in A Most Noble Pattern, Part II, Chapter I, edited by Todd Lawson and Omid Ghaemmagham "Essays on Shaykhism by A.L.M. Nicolas" in studies in Baha’i Philosophy, vol. 1, Global Faith Book Series"Compilation and Commentary on Baha’i Epistemology" in studies in Baha’i Epistemology, vol. 3, Global Faith Book Series Lights of ‘Irfan, Book 1 Additional papers and articles may be found online at

This week’s topic: Preview of Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah Part 2

Systematic Study of Guardian-Selected Texts: Insights from 1935

Upcoming Preview of the Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah.

Date: May 2025

Duration: 1 Hour

Synopsis: Join us for an enriching one-hour Zoom presentation as we embark on a systematic study of a unique compilation of texts selected and translated by Shoghi Effendi, first published in 1935. This session is designed to introduce participants to the profound insights and thematic richness of these texts, meticulously curated by the Guardian to illuminate the core principles and teachings of the Bahá'í Faith.

Session Outline:

Introduction (10 minutes)

Overview of the significance of the Guardian's compilation. Historical context of the publication in 1935. Detailed Study of Selected Texts (30 minutes)

Exploration of key themes and teachings. Discussion on the relevance of these texts in contemporary society. Analysis of the Guardian's translation choices and their impact on understanding the Bahá'í writings. Interactive Q&A and Discussion (20 minutes)

Open floor for questions and reflections. Sharing insights and personal interpretations. Discussion on the practical application of these teachings in daily life. Preparation for Participants:

In anticipation of this presentation, participants will receive a comprehensive report containing:

A list of the texts selected by the Guardian. An outline describing the thematic content of each text. An index of names and topics covered in the compilation. This preparatory material will equip attendees with a foundational understanding, enabling a more engaged and meaningful participation in the session.


This presentation aims to deepen your appreciation of the Guardian's work and the timeless wisdom encapsulated in these selected texts. We look forward to your participation in this enlightening journey, fostering a deeper connection to the spiritual heritage of the Bahá'í Faith.


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