2018 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium


2018 Sperry Symposium

Sessions to be held Friday, October 26, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. until noon in the Joseph Smith Building on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah. Admission is free. No registration is required.

Click here for the schedule in PDF format.

 

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Time

JSB Auditorium

6:30 p.m.

Keynote Addresses 
Becoming True Disciples of Jesus Christ - Neill F. Marriott, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency, 2013-2018
We Believe and Are Sure - Camille Fronk Olson, Emeritus, Ancient Scripture, BYU

Time

JSB Auditorium

206 MARB

207 MARB

221 MARB

222 MARB

202 JSB

203 JSB

8:00 p.m.

One Eternal God: The Latter-day Saint Doctrine of the Father and the Son

Robert L. Millet
Emeritus, Ancient 
Scripture, BYU

The Revelation of Jesus Christ to Paul: Presenting a Deeper, Full Christology

Frank F. Judd Jr.
Ancient Scripture
BYU

Luke's Jesus: The
Compassionate and Saving Son of God

Eric D. Huntsman
Ancient Scripture
BYU

"Condescension" and
"Fullness": LDS Christology
in Conversation with
Historic Christianity

Grant Underwood
History, Evans Chair of
Religious Understanding
​BYU

The Paradoxical Lamb and the Christology of John's  Apocalypse

Nicholas J. Frederick
Ancient Scripture
BYU

Jesus Christ: The Liberator of Women

Kristine Frederickson
Adjunct, ChurchHistory
and Doctrine
BYU

"Our Hands Have Handled": Ensuring the Reassuring Doctrine of the Resurrected Jesus in the Lucan and Hohannine Writings

Matthew L. Bowen
Religious Education
​BYU-Hawaii

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time

JSB Auditorium

206 MARB

207 MARB

221 MARB

222 MARB

203 JSB

9:00

a.m.

 

Understanding Jesus's Mortal Mission as Kingdom Inauguration

Scott C. Woodward
Religious Education
BYU-Idaho

In Praise of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: the Culmination of His Saving Work                           

Andrew C. Skinner
Ancient Scripture
BYU
Presented by his daughter, 
Suzie Skinner 

Christology in the Joseph Smith Translation of the Gospels

David A. LeFevre
​Independent Scholar

Johannine Christology through the Lens of Three of Its Dialogues

Gaye Strathearn
​Associate Chair
Ancient Scripture
BYU

 

10:00

a.m.

The Parable of the Talents: A Lesson in Receiving Grace

Brad Wilcox
Ancient Scripture
BYU 

A Prophet Like Moses: Jesus and Halakhic Mastery

Avram R. Shannon
Ancient Scripture
BYU 

Marcan Christology: Narrating the Christ

Amy Easton-Flake
​Ancient Scripture
BYU

Christ after the Apostles: The Humanity and Divinity of the Savior in the Second Century

Jason R. Combs
Ancient Scripture
​BYU

The Literary Christ: Jesus as the Author and Text of Eternal Life and Salvation

Ariel Clark Silver
Seminaries and Institutes
Ohio

 

11:00

a.m.

 

Matthew's Portrayal of Jesus: Son of David, a New Moses, and Son of God

Tyler J. Griffin
Ancient Scripture
BYU

Textual Corruption in Relation to Jesus' Christology

Alan Taylor Farnes
Adjunct, Ancient Scripture
BYU

God Incarnate: The Word Made Flesh

Jennifer Lane and Keith Lane
Religious Education
BYU-Hawaii

Preserving or Erasing Jesus's Humanity: Tensions in 1-2 John, Early Christian Writings, and Visual Art

Mark D. Ellison
Ancient Scripture
BYU

"By His Own Blood He Entered in Once into the Holy Place": Jesus in Hebrews 9

Richard D. Draper
Emeritus, Ancient Scripture
BYU

The Mark of the Messiah: How the Four Gospels Confirm and Reframe Pre-Christian Messianic Expectations

Jared A. Jepson
Seminaries and Institutes Utah
Visiting Instructor, Ancient Scripture
BYU