12 Questions

12(ish) Questions with Senator Robert F. Bennett

May 12, 2005 | 20 comments
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12(ish) Questions with Senator Robert F. Bennett

A while ago, we announced that Senator Robert F. Bennet (R-Ut) had agreed to do 12 Questions with T&S. Senator Bennett has read all of the posted questions and offers his answers to the questions below. Read more »

12 (or so) Questions for Kathleen Flake

April 27, 2005 | 12 comments
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Back in November, we solicited questions for Kathleen Flake, author of the terrific book The Politics of American Religious Identity (2004). We are now pleased to present her responses. Thanks Professor Flake! 1. How have you negotiated the tension between focusing on Mormon studies versus the broader issues within your discipline? How have your faith and your interest in Mormon studies affected your career at Vanderbilt, if at all? My focus has not been on Mormonism as an end in itself. Rather, I have experimented with using Mormonism as a tool to understand the “broader issues.” Read more »

12 Answers from Philip Barlow: Part 1

March 6, 2005 | 13 comments
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It is nice to be introduced to Times&Seasons. Read more »

12 Questions with Senator Robert F. Bennett

February 20, 2005 | 25 comments
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Our next installment of the 12 Questions series will be with Robert F. Bennett, the junior Senator from Utah. Senator Bennett, a Republican, was elected to the Senate in 1992. As Assitant Majority Whip, he is a member of the Republican leadership. Prior to his election, he was a business man, PR executive, lobbyist, and Congressional staffer. His own father, Wallace F. Bennett, served as Senator from Utah in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. He served his mission in Scotland, is a former bishop, and currently attends the Arlington Ward of the McLean, Virginia Stake. Senator Bennett has agreed... Read more »

12 Questions for Philip Barlow

February 1, 2005 | 33 comments
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We are pleased to announce Philip Barlow as our next participant in the Twelve Questions series. My initial encounter with Professor Barlow’s work was almost seven years ago as a first year Bible student at Yale Divinity School. Read more »

12 Questions for Terryl Givens

January 31, 2005 | 9 comments
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Professor Terryl Givens–who has another book out within the last month, The Latter-day Saint Experience in America (Greenwood Press)–has been kind enough to answer twelve questions for us. Read more »

An Interview with Neil LaBute

January 19, 2005 | 3 comments
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An Interview with Neil LaBute

Writer, director and playwright Neil LaBute has been producing provocative and critically-acclaimed theater, film and fiction for more than a decade in the US and abroad. Read more »

Invitation: 12 Questions for Terryl Givens

January 16, 2005 | 18 comments
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Many of you have probably at least heard of Terryl Givens’s book, By the Hand of Mormon. Read more »

III: 12 Questions for Travis Anderson

January 12, 2005 | 37 comments
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This is the last installment of Travis Anderson’s answers to our 12 questions. Read more »

II: 12 Questions for Travis Anderson

January 9, 2005 | 3 comments
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The second four questions and answers from Professor Anderson: Read more »

I: 12 Questions for Travis Anderson

January 7, 2005 | 107 comments
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Russell Fox’s post on International Cinema at BYU and the responses to it inspired us to ask Travis Anderson, IC’s director, to do 12 Questions for us. Here is the first installment, answers to four questiosn. Read more »

12 Questions for Travis Anderson

December 1, 2004 | 33 comments
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Everyone was excited to talk about International Cinema at BYU. Read more »

12 Questions for Kathleen Flake

November 21, 2004 | 20 comments
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12 Questions for Kathleen Flake

We are pleased to announce that Kathleen Flake is the next participant in our 12 Questions series. Read more »

12 Answers from Royal Skousen

October 13, 2004 | 34 comments
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Professor Royal Skousen has gone far beyond what we asked of him and provided a full and fascinating response to our twelve questions. Read more »

12 Questions for Royal Skousen

October 1, 2004 | 14 comments
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Royal Skousen, Professor of Linguistics at BYU, is important for at least two reasons. First, he has developed a unique theory of language learning and use based on analogy (see his Analogical Modeling of Language, Analogy and Structure, and Analogical Modeling: An exemplar-based approach to language). Skousen’s work is important because it gives us a rigorous alternative to Chomskian linguistics. Second, Professor Skousen is creating a critical text of the Book of Mormon, beginning with as much of the original manuscript as is available. The result of a more than 15-year project, the critical edition will show all changes... Read more »

12 Questions for Rodney Smith, part two

August 27, 2004 | 3 comments
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Here is the second half of President Smith’s responses to your questions (for part one, click here). We thank him for his participation and extend our best wishes to both him and Southern Virginia University. 7. If the Church offered to take over SVU and turn it into BYU-Virginia, would the trustees go for it? Or does the institution value its independence from the Church and wish to maintain that independence? Read more »

12 Questions for Rodney Smith, part one

August 25, 2004 | 4 comments
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We are pleased to present the first half of our 12 Questions for President Rodney Smith of Southern Virginia University (for part two, click here). For more information on President Smith and SVU, click here. 1. What were the driving forces behind the creation of SVU? Truthfully, SVU was created as a matter of inspiration, not to the church or its leaders but to a few very able and faithful members of the church, who saw the need for a university in the LDS tradition in the East. I encourage you to visit campus and you will come to... Read more »

12 Answers! for Ken Jennings, part two

August 16, 2004 | 18 comments
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12 Answers! for Ken Jennings, part two

Here’s the second half of our 12 Questions with Ken Jennings. (Click here for part one.) We thank Ken for participating in our 12 Questions feature, especially for his smart (but delicate) responses to the obnoxious, smart-aleck questions that seem to come with the territory. . Read more »

12 Answers! for Ken Jennings, part one

August 13, 2004 | 21 comments
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12 Answers! for Ken Jennings, part one

We are pleased to present Jeopardy! champion and Times & Seasons reader Ken Jenning’s responses to 12 Questions posed by the bloggernacle. The first six are posted below; we’ll post the final six on Monday. . . Read more »

12 Questions Answers! for Ken Jennings

July 20, 2004 | 28 comments
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12 Questions Answers! for Ken Jennings

King of Double Jeopardy, media sensation and newly minted millionaire Ken Jennings has graciously agreed to participate in our 12 Questions interview feature. However, because Ken is averse to answering questions, we will accomodate his request that we supply nothing but answers and leave the questions to him. ; ) Feel free to ask Ken questions, oops, I mean provide answers, in the comments. If for some reason you want to keep your answer secret, you can email it to Matt (matt @ times and seasons). The T&S staff will select 12 answers from the submissions and will post... Read more »

12 Questions for Rodney Smith

July 13, 2004 | 62 comments
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Rodney Smith, the president of Southern Virginia University, has agreed to participate in our next installment of 12 Questions. Smith took over as president of SVU in June 2004, after serving at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (University of Memphis) as the Interim Dean and Herff Chair of Excellence in Law. Among other positions, he has been a law professor and administrator at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Capital University Law and Graduate Center, and the University of Montana School of Law. He was also the City Attorney in Bishop, CA for two years.... Read more »

12 Questions for Sarah Barringer Gordon, part two

June 4, 2004 | 2 comments
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Here’s the second half of our dialogue with the esteemed Professor Gordon. I’m sure everyone joins me in thanking her for such intelligent and provocative responses to our questions. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out her landmark book, The Mormon Question. Again, our questions are in bold and her responses follow in plain text. Enjoy! 7. There has been some discussion here at Times and Seasons about the apparent analogies and disanalogies between the nineteenth-century antipolygamy movement and the current battles over same sex marriage. To what extent do you think... Read more »

12 Questions for Sarah Barringer Gordon, part one

June 2, 2004 | 6 comments
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Without further ado, we are pleased to present Professor Gordon’s responses to questions submitted by the T&S community. Questions are in bold; her preface and responses are in plain text. Look for the second half Friday. (For background on Professor Gordon and her work, click here.) * * * First and most important, I would like to thank Nate Oman, Greg Call and other member of Times and Seasons for your interest in my work and for the opportunity to participate in the forum. I will try to keep my answers short, but the questions you all have posed... Read more »

12 Questions for . . . Sarah Barringer Gordon

May 7, 2004 | 7 comments
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12 Questions for . . . Sarah Barringer Gordon

Just a reminder — please submit questions for Professor Gordon by Monday, May 10. For more information on Professor Gordon, here is an article she wrote in Legal Affairs on polygamy and gay marriage; here is an interview she did on NPR on a similar topic; and here is a Tribune article about a speech she gave at Weber State. Read more »

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