The Salt Lake Mormon Studies Student Association will host BCCer Jonathan Stapley on April 8, 2010 at 7 pm for a public lecture entitled, “All These Years an Orphan”: Ritual Adoption in Mormon Theology and Practice.
In this new study of ritual adoption the author evaluates its emergence in post-martyrdom Nauvoo and traces it through the inter-temple period, its return with the St. George Temple, and its revelatory end. Focusing on both ritual practice and the ideas of ritual participants, this paper offers a revised perspective of its early practice and an expanded context for its later implementation in Utah.
Time and Location
The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm in the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building on the University of Utah Campus, room 101. The event is free and open to the public.
At 5:15 pm at Hector’s Miramar [Mexican food] we will have dinner with Jonathan, and we’d love for those who can to come on down and join us. The address is 342 West 1300 South in Salt Lake City.
Please see the SLMSSA website for further details including directions and maps. Hope to see you there!