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John
Hatcher

Plant City, Florida

John S. Hatcher holds a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from Vanderbilt University, a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Georgia, and is Professor Emeritus of English literature at the University of South Florida in Tampa. A widely published poet and distinguished lecturer, he is author of numerous books on literature, philosophy, Baha'i theology and scripture, including Close Connections; From the Auroral Darkness: The Life and Poetry of Robert E. Hayden; A Sense of History: The Poetry of John Hatcher; The Ocean of His Words: A Reader's Guide to the Art of Baha'u'llah; and The Purpose of Physical Reality; The Kingdom of Names. He and his family live on a farm near Plant City, Florida.

BY John Hatcher
RELIGION
The Bab and Baha’u’llah: Turmoil and Epiphany

The Bab and Baha’u’llah: Turmoil and Epiphany

John Hatcher | Oct 21, 2022
RELIGION
Baha’u’llah: Turning the Earth into Paradise

Baha’u’llah: Turning the Earth into Paradise

John Hatcher | Oct 14, 2022
HISTORY
The Bab and the Beginning of the Baha’i Era

The Bab and the Beginning of the Baha’i Era

John Hatcher | Oct 9, 2022

RELIGION
How Jesus of Nazareth Became the Christ

How Jesus of Nazareth Became the Christ

John Hatcher | Sep 14, 2022
RELIGION
Moses or Musa: What We Learn from the Names of the Prophets

Moses or Musa: What We Learn from the Names of the Prophets

John Hatcher | Aug 28, 2022
RELIGION
Why We Call the Prophets by Different Names

Why We Call the Prophets by Different Names

John Hatcher | Aug 13, 2022

RELIGION
How Did Muhammad Unite the Warring Tribes of Arabia?

How Did Muhammad Unite the Warring Tribes of Arabia?

John Hatcher | Aug 1, 2022
RELIGION
4 Ways to Understand the Relationship of the Prophets

4 Ways to Understand the Relationship of the Prophets

John Hatcher | May 25, 2022
RELIGION
How the Prophets of All Faiths Are Connected

How the Prophets of All Faiths Are Connected

John Hatcher | Apr 24, 2022

SPIRITUALITY
The Universal Principle of Gradual Growth

The Universal Principle of Gradual Growth

John Hatcher | Sep 19, 2021
RELIGION
The Spiritual Metaphors of the Prism, the Mirror, and the Sun

The Spiritual Metaphors of the Prism, the Mirror, and the Sun

John Hatcher | Sep 17, 2021
RELIGION
The Baha’i Concept of the Covenant

The Baha’i Concept of the Covenant

John Hatcher | Sep 14, 2021

RELIGION
The Messengers of God as Intermediaries

The Messengers of God as Intermediaries

John Hatcher | Sep 11, 2021
SPIRITUALITY
How Spiritual Knowledge Can Lead to Real-World Action

How Spiritual Knowledge Can Lead to Real-World Action

John Hatcher | Jun 24, 2021
RELIGION
Real Knowledge Requires Free Will

Real Knowledge Requires Free Will

John Hatcher | Jun 17, 2021

RELIGION
Religion and its Renewal: The Double-Edged Sword

Religion and its Renewal: The Double-Edged Sword

John Hatcher | Jun 13, 2021
LIFE
Humanity’s Need for Collective Spiritual Education

Humanity’s Need for Collective Spiritual Education

John Hatcher | Jun 11, 2021
SPIRITUALITY
Approaching the Creator: How to Love an Unknowable Beloved

Approaching the Creator: How to Love an Unknowable Beloved

John Hatcher | Jun 6, 2021

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