New Research on Bahá'í History and Theology

The Corinne True Center for Bahá'í History proposes a panel highlighting some of the research on American Bahá'í History and the Bahá'í Theology of Religions. Duane Herrmann will speak about “The Reason Barbara Ehrsam Brought the Bahá'í Faith to Kansas in 1897.” He has completed new research about Barbara Ehrsam, who brought Ibrahim Kheiralla to Enterprise, Kansas, in the summer of 1897. Nancy Lee Harper will present about “Dialectical Discourse: Untangling Seven Conceptions about Hand of the Cause Amelia E. Collins (1873-1962).”

  • Nancy Harper

    Nancy Lee Harper holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance. She has authored more than 250 scientific articles, various books on music subjects, and recorded several CDs, as well as articles for, eli*x*ir magazine and Wilmette Institute. She is currently writing a comprehensive biography on Hand of the Cause Amelia Collins.

  • Duane Herrmann

    Duane Herrmann is a dedicated researcher on Kansas Bahá’í history. He has spoken about the subject four times to the Kansas Association of Historians and has published in World Order magazine on the subject, as well as about Bahá’í Houses of Worship.


48th Annual Conference

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