Events Reminders + Final [?] BYU Women’s Research Institue Event: Women and Conversion with Rachel Cope

By November 15, 2009

Liz mentioned that this will be the final activity under the auspices of the Women’s Research Institute (barring any welcome changes). Here are the details from the organizer’s site:

Women and Conversion

Rachel Cope, PhD
BYU Studies

Thursday, November 19, 2009
12:00 PM
4188 JFSB

In the early nineteenth century, women, in particular, immersed themselves in the revival movements taking place in upstate New York. By turning to sources written by female revival participants, this presentation explores how women engaged in and experienced the earliest elements of religiosity; it contends that ecstatic and emotional moments were not the sole catalysts behind spiritual interest, and that these occasions did not justify nor constitute the beginning or the end of their conversions. Indeed, the conversion experience of these women extended chronologically before and after the revival.

Looks like a great lecture. Drink deeply there, then all students should come to the SLMSSA Opening Social in Salt Lake later that evening! Oh, and if you were just looking for another Mormon academic activity for your week, remember Jan Shipps’ lecture at the Salt Lake Library on Tuesday. I understand Paul Reeve will be giving opening remarks. Hope to see you at some of these great events!

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  1. I’ve heard Rachel Cope speak about her research–it’s really quite interesting. If I weren’t afraid of being mugged in Provo, I would go.[1]

    [1]Or stuck in a meeting I can’t get out of.

    Comment by smb — November 16, 2009 @ 7:56 pm


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