Historical Consciousness and the Divine Plan: A Series of 8 Talks by Mr. Douglas Martin

In this series of eight talks, historian Douglas Martin discusses the evolution of religion in the context of our capacity to respond to the requirements of the Divine Plan.

Douglas Martin was born in 1927 in Ontario, Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s degree in history from the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

He was a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Canada from 1960-85, serving as its general secretary from 1965-85. From 1985-93 he was director-general of the Baha’i International Community’s Office of Public Information at the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa.

Mr. Douglas Martin is also a former member of the Universal House of Justice, the governing body of the Baha’i International Community.

You can listen to the audio versions of these eight talks here on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page:

Talk 1- Introduction: bit.ly/2HprBEO
Talk 2 – The Challenge of Islam: bit.ly/2HlLb4M
Talk 3 – The Bab: bit.ly/2FL8hom
Talk 4 – Spiritual Evolution: bit.ly/2FtrWdn
Talk 5 – The Advent of Divine Justice: bit.ly/2GhteW1
Talk 6 – Abdu’l-Baha: bit.ly/2p7IjRD
Talk 7 – The Guardian: bit.ly/2Il1qjW
Talk 8 – Where Are We Now?: bit.ly/2HmenJ9

Special thanks to Mr. Douglas Martin and the organizers of this talk for granting us permission to share it.

For more Baha’i-inspired talks, you can visit Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page: soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/sets/bahai-talks, or Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2ia1Yxp.

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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