Conference Announcement: “Embracing the Law: A Scholarly Conference on Doctrine & Covenants 42″

September 2, 2010 | 2 comments
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Embracing the Law A scholarly conference on Doctrine and Covenants 42
September 10, 2010 • Free Admission
Session 1
9:00 – 10:45 a.m., Stonemetz Conference Room Jeremiah John, Southern Virginia University
Law and Church in Section 42 of the Doctrine and Covenants
Nate Oman, William and Mary Law School “I Give Unto You My Law”: Section 42 as a Legal Text and the Paradoxes of Divine Law
Discussant: President Rodney K. Smith, Southern Virginia University 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Main Hall 337
Russell Fox, Friends University “Thou Wilt Remember the Poor”: Liberation Theology and a Radical Interpretation of “The Laws of the Church of Christ”
Robert Couch, Willamette University Consecration and the End of the Poor
Discussant: TBA 3:30 – 5:15 p.m., Main Hall Ballroom
Karen Spencer, independent scholar “To Teach or Not to Teach”: Three Possible Interpretations of D&C 42:12-14
Kristine Haglund, editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought “The Beauty of the Work of Thine Own Hands”: On the Possibility of an Aesthetic for Zion
Joe Spencer, University of New Mexico “Remnants of Revelation”: On the Canonical Reading of D&C 42
Discussant: Scott Dransfield, Southern Virginia UniversityFortFor those who

For those who are going to be in Virginia next week, Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia is going to be hosing a conference on September 10th entitled “Embracing the Law A scholarly conference on Doctrine and Covenants 42.”  The conferences is being sponsored by the Richard L. Evans Chair for Religious Understanding at BYU, the Mormon Theology Seminar, and Southern Virginia University.  Details below:

September 10, 2010 • Free Admission

Session 1

9:00 – 10:45 a.m., Stonemetz Conference Room Jeremiah John, Southern Virginia University

Law and Church in Section 42 of the Doctrine and Covenants

Nate Oman, William and Mary Law School “I Give Unto You My Law”: Section 42 as a Legal Text and the Paradoxes of Divine Law

Discussant: President Rodney K. Smith, Southern Virginia University

Session 2

1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Main Hall 337

Russell Fox, Friends University “Thou Wilt Remember the Poor”: Liberation Theology and a Radical Interpretation of “The Laws of the Church of Christ”

Robert Couch, Willamette University Consecration and the End of the Poor

Discussant: TBA

Session 3

3:30 – 5:15 p.m., Main Hall Ballroom

Karen Spencer, independent scholar “To Teach or Not to Teach”: Three Possible Interpretations of D&C 42:12-14

Kristine Haglund, editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought “The Beauty of the Work of Thine Own Hands”: On the Possibility of an Aesthetic for Zion

Joe Spencer, University of New Mexico “Remnants of Revelation”: On the Canonical Reading of D&C 42

Discussant: Scott Dransfield, Southern Virginia University

2 Responses to Conference Announcement: “Embracing the Law: A Scholarly Conference on Doctrine & Covenants 42″

  1. Adam Greenwood on September 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Verrah interesting. And look, a local boy makes good!

  2. Jeremiah J. on September 3, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    You mean local to T&S or local to Virginia? Because there are two of each… As for making good, my prediction is that the highlights will be Scott Dransfield’s remarks, Karen Spencer’s paper, and all the intelligent questions from SVU politics majors.

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