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“Opposition in All Things: Mormon Perspectives on the Fall” – A Conference on June 7-8, 2013

Posted by joespencer on May 25, 2013

The Mormon Theology Seminar, together with the Utah Valley University Religious Studies Program, will host a two-day conference, “Opposition in All Things: Mormon Perspectives on the Fall,” at Utah Valley University on June 7-8, 2013.

The conference is the culmination of three months of intensive work of two concurrent seminars, one focusing on Genesis 2-3 and the other on 2 Nephi 2. Each seminar spent months collaboratively reading their respective texts on a verse by verse, word by word basis and each included participants from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

Past volumes of the Seminar’s conference proceedings have been published with Salt Press and, in light of Salt’s recent merger, future collections will pursue publication with the Neal A. Maxwell Institute.

Though past seminars have all been conducted online, plans are also being considered to offer some future seminars in a live, two-week, onsite format.

Friday, June 7
(Library Auditorium, Utah Valley University)

“Fleeing the Garden: Reading Genesis 2-3″

9:30 – 10:20
Julie Smith, “Paradoxes in Paradise”
Response by Deidre Green

10:30 – 11:20
Ben Spackman, “Adam, Where Art Thou? Onomastics, Etymology, and Translation in Genesis 2-3″
Response by Rico Martinez

11:30 – 12:20
Rosalynde Welch, “Creation, Localism, and Appetite in the Garden World of Wendell Berry”
Response by Candice Wendt

12:30 – 2:30

2:30 – 3:20
James Faulconer, “Chaos and Order, Order and Chaos: The Creation Story as the Story of Human Community”
Response by Julie Smith

3:30 – 4:20
Candice Wendt, “Environmental Education in Zion”
Response by Jenny Webb

4:30 – 5:20
Adam Miller, “Dirt, Dung, and Digestion”
Response by Joseph Spencer

Saturday, June 8
(Library Auditorium, Utah Valley University)

“Lehi’s Discourse: Reading 2 Nephi 2″

9:30 – 10:20
Rico Martinez, “Reading Genesis with Lehi: Lehi as Exegete”
Response by John Hilton III

10:30 – 11:20
Jenny Webb, “‘He Is the Firstfruits unto God’: Toward a Theology of Flesh”
Response by Adam Miller

11:30 – 12:20
Joseph Spencer, “Lehi’s Unfinished Thought: On 2 Nephi 2:10b”
Response by Rosalynde Welch

12:30 – 2:30

2:30 – 3:20
Deidre Green, “Sacrifice, Doubt, and Divinity: Using Doubt to Become Divine”
Response by James Faulconer

3:30 – 4:20
John Hilton III, “Fathers and Sons: Textual Connections in 2 Nephi 2 and Alma 42″
Response by Robert Couch

9 Responses to ““Opposition in All Things: Mormon Perspectives on the Fall” – A Conference on June 7-8, 2013”

  1. Kim Berkey said

    There’s a chance I may be able to attend…

  2. kirkcaudle said

    I will be in Utah, so I think I will be there too.

  3. joespencer said

    You’re now both committed. And Kim, you’ll now be in trouble if you don’t attend.

  4. jimslds said

    Wow, this seems like it’s going to be really good, Awesome actually! I wish I could attend because I would. I used to live up that way… Couldn’t you guys record, provide transcript, or video this seminar, and perhaps offer this for sale at a later date?

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