Mr. Peter Terry

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”, “Baha’i Educators”, “Genesis-first book of the Bible”, as well as Violetta’s three historical depictions of the Central Figures of the Faith, and he will be co-hosting with Violetta Zein an upcoming series by Violetta Zein, The Guardian is a 21-week series on the chronology by the same name: The Guardian: The life and work of Shoghi Effendi, also available on the Utterance Project. 

His published books include:

Proofs of the Prophets
Companion to Proofs of the Prophets
Proofs of the Prophets: Lord Krishna
Proofs of the Prophets: The Case for Baha’u’llah
In His Own Words, An Autobiography of Baha’u’llah
A Prophet in Modern Times
Proofs 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
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