The Mormon Scholars Foundation Summer Seminar, hosted by the Neal A. Maxwell Institute, under the direction of Richard Bushman and taught by Terryl Givens, will present the quasi-annual MSF Symposium.
Date: Thursday, July 8.
Location: Auditorium of the McKay Building, BYU Campus [Building number 59 on this map]
Time: 9:30-12:00 and 2:00-4:30
Symposium Theme: The Foundations of Mormon Theology
Ten seminar students from around the country will present the results of their research into the formative years of LDS theology. Presented topics will range from Eliza Snow?s theological poetry to racial amalgamation in early LDS thought to Joseph Smith?s appropriation of Johannine language. A ten minute Q&A will follow each 20 minute presentation. The public and BYU community are cordially invited.
9:30 Welcome Richard Bushman
9:45 ?Wallowing in the Mud and Snorting Like Beasts: The Problem of the Body in Early Mormon Spiritual Experience?
10:15 ?Saints and Saviors: Vicarious Obedience in Early Mormon Thought?
? Dallin Lewis
10:45 ?Interpretations of Adam in Early Mormonism?
? Jacob Rennaker (read by Blair Hodges)
11:15 ?The Kingdom of God, The Family of God?
? Justin White
11:45 ?Ascending the Scale of the Universe: The Fall and Redemption of the Earth in Mormon Theology?
? Daniel Ortner
12:15 BREAK FOR LUNCH
2:00 ?A Savior Unto Israel: Bloodlines and Assurance in Early Mormon Salvation Theory?
– David Golding
2:30 ?Eliza R. Snow?s Elegies and Mormon Theology?
– Elizabeth Pinborough
3:00 ?Inter-racial Marriage in Early Mormon Thought?
? Jared T.amez
3:30 ?My Principality on Earth Began: Millennialism and the Celestial Kingdom?
? Blair Hodges
4:00 ?Joseph Smith and the Johannine Jesus?
? Nick Frederick