2016 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium

 

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Time

JSB Auditorium

6:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: Robert L. Millet: The Morning Breaks: The Glorious Light of Restoration,
Ancient Scripture, emeritus; Former Dean of Religious Education, BYU 

Time

JSB Auditorium

206 MARB

207 MARB

221 MARB

7:30 p.m.

The Doctrines of Eternal Marriage and Eternal Families 

Daniel K. Judd
Ancient Scripture
BYU

Jacob D. Judd
S&I Coordinator, Chicago
Director, Chicago Institute of Religion

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Hyrum Smith’s Liberty Jail Letters

Kenneth L. Alford and
Craig K. Manscill
Church History and Doctrine
BYU

Life After Death: Introduction and Progression of Doctrine in the Funeral Sermons of Joseph Smith

Quinten Barney and
Zachary Horton
S&I, Utah

The Plan of Salvation–An Alternate Method of Teaching
Allen Blake Boatright
Adjunct, Church History and Doctrine
BYU

8:30 p.m.

The History and Doctrine of the Adam-ondi-
Ahman Revelation (D&C 116)

Alexander L. Baugh
Chair, Church History and Doctrine
BYU

The Education of a Prophet: The Role of the New
Translation of the Bible in the Life of Joseph Smith

David A. LeFevre
Independent Scholar

“Her Borders Must Be Enlarged”: Evolving
Conceptions of Zion

Taunalyn F. Rutherford
Adjunct, Church History and Doctrine
BYU

The Articles of Faith: A Framework for Teaching the
History and Doctrine of the Restoration

Ryan S. Gardner
Religious Education
BYU-Idaho

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - ​New Room Locations for Saturday Sessions!

Time

JSB Auditorium

BNSN W111

BNSN W112

BNSN W140

9:00

a.m.

“Here Is Wisdom; Yea, to Be a Seer, a Revelator, ... and a Prophet”

Craig James Ostler and Lloyd D. Newell Church History and Doctrine
BYU 

The Restoration of the Perpetual Covenant to Hallow the Sabbath Day

Mary Jane Woodger

Church History and Doctrine BYU 

William W. Phelps: His Contributions to Understanding the Restoration

Bruce A. Van Orden

Church History and Doctrine, emeritus BYU 

Learning Line Upon Line, Precept Upon Precept as Demonstrated in the Life and Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Jared A. Jepson

S&I, Utah
Visiting Instructor, Ancient Scripture BYU 

10:00

a.m.

What Is a Temple?

Richard O. Cowan

Church History and Doctrine, emeritus BYU 

“Unless I Could Get More Wisdom, I Would Never Know”: The First Vision, A Pattern for Spiritual Learning

Barbara Morgan Gardner

Church History and Doctrine BYU 

Framing the Restoration and Gathering: Orson Hyde and Early Mormon Understandings of Israel, Jews, and the  Second Coming

Andrew C. Reed

Church History and Doctrine BYU 

“A Covenant and a Deed Which Cannot Be Broken”: The Continuing Saga of Consecration

Casey Paul Griffiths

Church History and Doctrine BYU 

11:00

a.m.

 

Closing
Session

Evaluating Latter-day Saint Doctrine

Anthony R. Sweat, Michael Hubbard MacKay, & Gerrit J. Dirkmaat
Church History and Doctrine
BYU 

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