Mormon studies conference at UVU library


UVU’s religious studies program will host its annual Mormon studies conference Thursday and Friday (April 4–5) in the Lakeview room, which is on the fourth floor of the UVU Library.

This is UVU’s 13th annual Mormon studies conference, and this year’s theme is “The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism and Sacred Texts.” Sessions are divided into themes, with speakers and panel discussions related to the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price and global Christianity topics.

The conference will open Thursday at 8:15 a.m. with a segment on how Mormons treat scripture-reading. Blair Van Dyke, Mormon studies coordinator at the Orem institute of religion, will give a presentation about how many LDS people are turning to electronic versions of scripture published by the Church.

The conference also assembled professors of religion and philosophy from UNLV, Indiana University and UNC, from both Asheville and Chapel Hill campuses, as well as authors of religious articles and books.

The entire conference is open to the public free of charge, but seating is limited. Click here for the full schedule and speakers’ bios.

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