Brown Bag

Each Wednesday at noon, faculty and visiting scholars from the Maxwell Institute and Brigham Young University gather in the Institute’s library to discuss new research ideas and to foster a more collaborative campus community. Brown bag discussions are overseen by Philip Barlow, the Institute’s current Neal A. Maxwell Fellow. Follow occasional live tweeting @MI_BYU.

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Wednesday, March 21

Trevan Hatch

“What’s the Church’s Official Position on Official Positions?: The Certainty of Uncertainty and The Mormon Dilemma of ‘Truth’ and ‘Authority’”  (A response to Dr. Rabbi Peter Haas)

Book of the Semester

Throughout the semester we’ll be reading chapters from Robert A. Orsi, History and Presence. Join us to discuss the book on the following dates:

Feb. 7—Intro, ch. 1-2
Feb. 28—ch. 3-4
March 7—ch. 4-5
April 4—ch. 6-7 and epilogue