A Most Remarkable Man
The Life and Legacy of Daniel C. Jordan: Musician, Philosopher, Psychologist, Educator
About the Book
This book highlights Daniel C. Jordan’s life and provides an overview of the Bahá’í Faith, which is essential to grasp to understand his quest to create an educational system to empower men to overcome challenges.
The author presents thirteen articles Jordan wrote on topics such as the Bahá’í solution, the cause of poverty, and the psycho-spiritual approach to self-actualization. Other articles address the breakdown of civilization and a new educational model for creating a new race of men.
He also examines Jordan’s growth, revealing how he became an atheist at age sixteen. Jordan then began reading challenging literature, such as David Hume’s A Treatise on Human Nature, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, and Bertrand Russell’s Why I’m Not a Christian.
Fortunately, he did not remain an atheist for long. In 1950, at age eighteen, he matriculated to the University of Wyoming in Laramie, where he met Charlotte Gillen, who was studying international relations. Jordan was struck by this “extraordinary woman” who introduced him to a book written by the Bahá’í Prophet Bahá’u’lláh titled The Hidden Words.
About the Author
Harry P. Massoth is a retired musician and plant scientist. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1962 through 1982, he worked as a professional trombonist. He changed careers in 1982 to work as an assistant plant pathologist/breeder, developing improved varieties of peas, beans, and sweet corn. He lives with his wife, Gainelle, on a small farm in Caldwell, Idaho.