Book Club Meeting: 11.22.15

posted Nov 4, 2015, 6:49 AM by Charles Thilking   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 7:10 AM ]

Sunday November 22nd 2015 : 10 am - 11:30 am

The book is Tahirih: The Woman Who Read Too Much, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, with guided discussions.

"As if to prove that no theological pronouncement is ever definitive, around 1840 a young Persian poet, Fatimah Baraghani, known as Táhirih (“The Pure One”) and Qurratu l-’Ayn (“Consolation of the Eyes”), proposed a further radical reading of God’s word that combined messianic notions with the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. Considered a heretic by the Persian clergy, Táhirih was placed under house arrest and was executed in August 1852. She was 38." 
Excerpt from TheGuardian publication [May 16th 2015]

All are welcome!  Food, potluck, will be served at 11:30 am.