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Progress of the Soul: Bahá’í Vision of Life after Death
September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Dr. Mikhail Sergeev will discuss the topic of Progress of the Soul: Bahá’í Vision of Life after Death. Dr. Sergeev holds a Master’s degree in religious studies (1992) and a doctorate in philosophy of religion (1997) from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He teaches the history of religion, philosophy, and modern art at the University of the Arts. He is also chair of and faculty in the Wilmette Institute’s Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology. Dr. Sergeev has authored many articles on the history of religion, philosophy, and contemporary art that have been published in Russian and American scholarly journals. He has also written and contributed to several books, including Russia Abroad: An Anthology of Contemporary Philosophical Thought,The Project of the Enlightenment: Essays on Religion, Philosophy and Art and Sophiology in Russian Orthodoxy: Solove’ev, Bulgakov, Losskii and Berdiaev.
About the Bahá’í Calendar and Holy Days
The Baha’i Faith has its own calendar, called the Badí’ Calendar. It is a solar calendar consisting of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), plus “Intercalary Days” (four in ordinary years and five in leap years) to adjust the calendar to the solar year. The days and months are named after the attributes of God. The Nineteen Day Feast, the primary community gathering for Baha’is in each town and city, is held on the first day of each Baha’i month. Eleven Holy Days mark significant events in Baha’i history.