Introduction
  • Introduction: Overview of Course
  • About the Instructor and His Qualifications on this Subject
The Historical Background in East and the West Leading to the Baha'i Revelation
  • The Awakening in the West and East and the "Great Disappointment".
  • The Shaykhi School of Islam and its Influence on the Baha'i Faith
  • The Influence of Siyyid Kazim-i-Rashti
The History of the Bab and His Revelation
  • The Bab and the Birth of the Bab'i Religion and Its Major Teachings
  • The Imprisonments of the Bab
  • The Martyrdom of the Bab
The Revelation of Baha'u'llah 1853-1892
  • The First Imprisonment and the Events of the Garden of Ridvan
  • The Exile of Baha'u'llah and the Most Great Prison
The Basic Spiritual Teachings of Baha'u'llah
  • The Two Types of Teachings and What is Meant by Spiritual Teachings
  • The Main Spiritual Teachings of the Orthodox Baha'i Faith
The History of Abdul-Baha as Appointed Interpreter and Examplar
  • The Appointment of Abdul-Baha and His Functions
  • The Missionary Journys of Abdul-Baha and their Importance
The Main Social Teachings of the Orthodox Baha'i Faith
  • The Difference Between Social and Spiritual Teachings Reviewed
  • The Main Social Teachings
The Ministry of Shoghi Effendi as Guardian of the Faith
  • The Will and Testament and The Appointment of Shoghi Effendi as Guardian
  • The Ministry of Shoghi Effendi
The Covenant and Administrative Order of the Faith
  • The Greater and the Lesser Covenant
  • The Administrative Order
The Principles of the Orthodox Baha'i Faith
  • The First Six Principles
  • The Final Six Principles
The Great Violation
  • The Death of Shoghi Effendi and the Violation of the Hands
  • Mason Remey Second Guardian of the Baha'i Faith
Joel B. Marangella Third Guardian and the Appointment of the Fourth Guardian
  • The Ministry of Joel B. Marangella
  • The Appointment of the Fourth Guardian Nosrat'u'llah Bahremand