Bushman Colloquium / Watch

Keynote Address

Richard L. BushmanColumbia University (emeritus)
“Finding the Right Words: Speaking Faith in Secular Times.”

Session 1

CHAIR:
J. Spencer Fluhman, Brigham Young University

PRESENTERS:
Matthew GrowLDS Church History Department 
“The Role of the Church History Department in Mormon Scholarship: A Reflection on the Leonard J. Arrington Era and the Present.”

Matthew BowmanHenderson State University
“The Second Vatican Council and Mormon Correlation from Pulpit and Pew.”

Jana RiessReligion News Service
“Richard Bushman and the Future of Mormon Thinking.”

COMMENTATOR:
Robert Goldberg, University of Utah

Session 2

CHAIR:
Jed Woodworth, LDS Church History Department

PRESENTERS:
Melissa Inouye, University of Auckland
“Teaching While Mormon: Hierarchy, Learning, and Contradictions in the Classroom.”

Kate Holbrook, LDS Church History Department
“Saving History: The Perquisites and Perils.”

David Holland, Harvard Divinity School
“Prophetic Biography: The Universal, the Particular and the Saving Grace of Context.”

COMMENTATOR:
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Washington University in St. Louis

Session 3

CHAIR:
Kathleen Flake, University of Virginia

PRESENTERS:
Mauro Properzi, Brigham Young University
“Truth, Community, and Prophetic Authority.”

Terryl Givens, University of Richmond
“The Poetics of Prejudice.”

Philip Barlow, Utah State University
“‘We Gain Knowledge No Faster Than We Are Saved’: The Epistemic Dimension of Character.”

COMMENTATOR:
David Hall, Harvard University (emeritus)

Session 4

CHAIR:
Jed Woodworth, LDS Church History Department

PRESENTERS:
Adam Miller, Collin College
“Christo-Fiction, Mormon Philosophy, and the Virtual Body of Christ.”

Deidre Green, Claremont Graduate University
“Becoming Equal Partners: Latter-day Saint Women as Theologians.”

Jared Hickman, Johns Hopkins University
“The Perverse Core of Mormonism: The Book of Mormon, Genetic Secularity, and Messianic Decoloniality.”

COMMENTATOR:
Ann Taves, University of California—Santa Barbara

Session 5

CHAIR:
Kathleen Flake, University of Virginia

PRESENTERS:
Grant Underwood, Brigham Young University
“‘Mormonism in the Academy’: Reflections on its Meaning.”

Brian Birch, Utah Valley University
“On Being Epistemically Vulnerable: Mormonism and the Secular Study of Religion.”

COMMENTATOR:
Richard D. Brown, University of Connecticut

Session 6

CHAIR:
J. Spencer Fluhman, Brigham Young University

PRESENTERS:
Armand Mauss, Washington State University (emeritus)
“Acts of Faith … and Reason.”

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University
“Can a Mormon Write Mormon History?”

Claudia L. Bushman, New York City
“My Life Among the Scholars.”

COMMENTATOR:
Grant Wacker, Duke University (emeritus)

 

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