Commemorating the 1978 Priesthood and Temple Revelation (Maxwell Institute Conference)

By September 19, 2018

Tuesday, October 12, 2018 LINK

On June 1, 1978 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints extended priesthood ordination and full temple participation to members of African descent. Forty years later, scholars and students will gather at Brigham Young University to discuss the contexts of the restriction’s origins and the landmark revelation that lifted them, the revelation’s international dimensions, and the meaning of the revelation for today’s Church.

Source

SESSION I: 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY CONTEXTS

9:00 am–10:45 am

Welcome and Chair: Spencer Fluhman, BYU
Commentator: Lerone Martin, Washington University in St. Louis 

Sylvester Johnson, Virginia Tech University
Janan Graham-Russell, Harvard Divinity School
Paul Reeve, University of Utah

SESSION II: INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS

11:00 am–12:30 pm

Chair and Commentator:  Leslie Hadfield, BYU

Marcus Martins, BYU-Hawaii
Khumbulani Mdletshe, CES Director, Gauteng, South Africa
Emmanuel Abu Kissi, Medical officer and LDS Area Authority Emeritus, Ghana

12:45-1:45 pm – Lunch 

SESSION III: FOR TODAY’S CHURCH

1:45–3:15 pm

Chair and Commentator: Jake Rugh, BYU

Cathy Stokes, Early African American convert
Ryan Gabriel, BYU
Marvin Perkins, Early African American convert
Déborah Aléxis, BYU student

Article filed under Miscellaneous


Comments

Be the first to comment.


Series

Recent Comments

Mark Ashurst-McGee on What's in a name?: “Why not go for a one-word book title? https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/authors-on-their-one-word-book-titles”


Sam Brown on Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's mentorship: “Such a lovely festschrift for such a great woman. Thanks for opening reflections on her legacy.”


Hannah Jung on What's in a name?: “I love it when the "pithy" parts of titles have a double meaning. "A House Full of Females" refers both to polygamy and to women's…”


Ben S on Call for Applicants: Mormon: “Dang. Missing it by 36 hours.”


John Turner on What's in a name?: “Titles are hard because they serve so many purposes, as several of you have mentioned. I am also agonizing about my current project (it's a…”


Ben P on What's in a name?: “These are good questions, Janiece. I suck at coming up with titles, so I often rely on others. (Ironically, it was John Turner who came…”

Topics


juvenileinstructor.org