Mormon Theology Seminar Conference: June 7-8, 2013

The Mormon Theology Seminar is hosting a conference entitled “Opposition in All Things: Mormon Perspectives on the Fall” at Utah Valley University.

Friday, June 7 (Library Auditorium, Utah Valley University)


“Fleeing the Garden: Reading Genesis 2-3″
9:30 – 10:20
Julie Smith, “Paradoxes in Paradise”
   Response by Deidre Green
10:30 – 11:20
Ben Spackman, “Adam, Where Art Thou? Onomastics, Etymology, and Translation in Genesis 2-3″
   Response by Rico Martinez
11:30 – 12:20
Rosalynde Welch, “Creation, Localism, and Appetite in the Garden World of Wendell Berry”
   Response by Candice Wendt
12:30 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:20
James Faulconer, “Chaos and Order, Order and Chaos: The Creation Story as the Story of Human Community”
   Response by Julie Smith
3:30 – 4:20
Candice Wendt, “Environmental Education in Zion”
   Response by Jenny Webb
4:30 – 5:20
Adam Miller, “Dirt, Dung, and Digestion”
   Response by Joseph Spencer
Saturday, June 8
(Library Auditorium, Utah Valley University)
“Lehi’s Discourse: Reading 2 Nephi 2″
9:30 – 10:20
Rico Martinez, “Reading Genesis with Lehi: Lehi as Exegete”
   Response by John Hilton III
10:30 – 11:20
Jenny Webb, “‘He Is the Firstfruits unto God’: Toward a Theology of Flesh”
   Response by Adam Miller
11:30 – 12:20
Joseph Spencer, “Lehi’s Unfinished Thought: On 2 Nephi 2:10b”
   Response by Rosalynde Welch
12:30 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:20
Deidre Green, “Sacrifice, Doubt, and Divinity: Using Doubt to Become Divine”
   Response by James Faulconer
3:30 – 4:20
John Hilton III, “Fathers and Sons: Textual Connections in 2 Nephi 2 and Alma 42″
   Response by Robert Couch

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