2012 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium

Forty-first Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium

You Shall Have My Word: Exploring the Text of the Doctrine and Covenants

Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 2012

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012

Time

JSB Auditorium

6:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: The Personal Ministry of Jesus Christ in the Restoration of the Gospel

Elder Gary J. Coleman, Emeritus General Authority

 

Time

JSB Auditorium

445 MARB

446 MARB

455 MARB

456 MARB

 

7:30

p.m.

 

Sacramental Connections: Deliverance, Redemption, and Safety, Doctrine & Covenants 27

 

 

Matthew O. Richardson

BYU

 

 

 

Illuminating the Text of the Doctrine & Covenants through the Gospel of John

 

 

 

 

Nicholas J. Frederick

Ph.D. Candidate

 

The Foreknowledge of God: “All things are present before mine eyes”

 

 

 

 

Eric Marlowe

BYU-Hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise”: Building Zion by Becoming Zion

 

 

 

 

 

Scott C. Esplin

BYU  

 

The Lord’s Supper in Early Mormonism

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Bray

Archivist, Church History Department

 

 

8:30

p.m.

 

 

 

“That they might come to understanding”: Revelation as Process

 

 

 

 

Steven C. Harper

BYU

 

 

“Health in Their Navel and Marrow to Their Bones”

 

 

 

 

Kate Holbrook

Church History Department

 

 

A Culmination of Learning: Doctrine & Covenants 84 and the Doctrine of the Priesthood

 

 

Matthew C. Godfrey

Volume Editor, Joseph Smith Papers

 

 

The Adam-ondi-Ahman Revelation–D&C 116: Textual and Historical Analysis of the Shortest Section in the Doctrine & Covenants

 

Alex L. Baugh

BYU

 

 

 

 

Revisiting the Revelations: A Close Look at the 1921 Edition of the Doctrine & Covenants

 

 

Brian W. Ricks

Church History Department

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012

Time

JSB Auditorium

445 MARB

446 MARB

455 MARB

456 MARB

9:00

a.m.

 

 

Isaiah in the Doctrine & Covenants

 

 

 

 

Terry B. Ball

BYU

To Strengthen the Church Continually: Hyrum Smith and the Doctrine & Covenants

 

 

Craig K. Manscill

BYU

Revealing Parables: A Call to Action within the Doctrine & Covenants

 

 

 

Amy Easton-Flake

Brandeis University

 

 

 

Teaching Joseph Smith’s Vision of Moroni: 1823-1876

 

 

 

Adam Hock

S&I, Utah

Orson Pratt and the 1876 Edition of the Doctrine & Covenants

 

 

Ryan J. Wessel

S&I, Arizona

10:00

a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Obscurity to Scripture: The Historical Process of Joseph F. Smith’s Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

 

Mary Jane Woodger

BYU

“I am the Lord thy God, and will answer thee as touching this matter”: The Lord’s Pattern for Teaching Principles before Practice in the Case of Marriage

 

Guy L. Dorius

BYU

This Shall Be Our Covenant: Section 136 as a Guide for the Creation of a Zion Society

 

 

 

Chad M. Orton

Church History Department

“I Will Send You Elijah the Prophet”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenneth L. Alford

BYU

Commissioned of Jesus Christ: Oliver Cowdery and D&C 13

 

 

 

 

Mark Staker

Lead Curator,

LDS Church Historic Sites

 

11:00

a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coming Apostasy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard E. Bennett

BYU

Gathering the Lord’s Words into “One”: Biblical Intertextuality in the Doctrine & Covenants

 

 

Lisa Olsen Tait

Adjunct professor, BYU

Indian Removal and the First Mission to the Lamanites: A Historical Context for Sections 3, 10, 28, 49, 57

 

 

Stanley J. Thayne

Graduate Student, UNC

Re-examination of D&C 111: Treasures, Witches, and Ancient Inhabitants

 

 

 

Craig J. Ostler

BYU

The Doctrine & Covenants as a Book of Prophecy

 

 

 

 

J. B. Haws

BYU

 

Time

JSB Auditorium

12:00 noon

Closing Address: Insights into the Doctrine and Covenants from the Joseph Smith Papers

Matthew J. Grow, Church History Department