Abstracts are now available for the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology conference this Thursday, October 31st-Saturday November 2nd. Almost two dozen presentations will directly address the theme of “The Atonement,” alongside related principles such as sin, repentance, freedom, and redemption. A number of other presentations by both Mormons and non-Mormons will address other aspects of Mormon belief including orthodoxy/heterodoxy, business ethics, and the theological importance of gender.
Notable sessions include:
“Works,” by Daniel W. Graham (Brigham Young University)
“Mormonism and the Problem of Heterodoxy,” by Dennis Potter (Utah Valley University)
“Rethinking Penal Substitution,” by Paul Owen (Montreat College)
“The Structure of the Book of Mormon,” by J. Christopher Thomas, Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies (Pentecostal Theological Seminary)
“Narrative Atonement Theology in the Gospel of Mark,” by Julie Smith (Independent Scholar)
“The Gospel According to Mormon,” by Noel Reynolds (Emeritus, Brigham Young University)
“Joseph Smith and the Restoration of the Atonement,” by Lynn Wardle, Bruce C. Hafen Professor of Law (J. Reuben Clark Law School)
“What Becoming Mortal Empowered God to Do,” by Blake Ostler (Attorney & Independent Scholar)
Also this year, there are an unprecedented five T&S permabloggers and an emeritus on the program!