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  • First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall 461 Pierson Street Crystal Lake, IL, 60014 United States (map)

Ahmad Sadri • The Iranian Age of Enlightenment

When Europe experienced the “dark ages,” Iran was going through a veritable renaissance in arts, letters, science and philosophy. We will discuss the rise of this effervescence and the reasons for its decline.

Ahmad Sadri, regular CG faculty; Ph.D., New School for Social Research; College Professor of Islamic World Studies, Lake Forest College; author of several books, in Persian and in English, including Max Weber’s Sociology of Individuals. Most recently, his beautifully illustrated translation: Shahnameh: Epic of the Persian Kings.

Earlier Event: December 7
Women's Fellowship Luncheon
Later Event: December 13
Advent Vespers Wednesday Worship