I just received the following from Joe Spencer, relating to a very interesting conference to be held shortly on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem:
The Mormon Theology Seminar will host a two-day conference, ”Opposition in All Things: Mormon Perspectives on the Fall,” at Utah Valley University on June 7-8, 2013.
The conference is the culmination of three months of intensive work of two concurrent seminars, one focusing on Genesis 2-3 and the other on 2 Nephi 2. Each seminar spent months collaboratively reading their respective texts on a verse by verse, word by word basis and each included participants from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.
Friday, June 7(Library Auditorium, Utah Valley University)“Fleeing the Garden: Reading Genesis 2-3″9:30 – 10:20Julie Smith, “Paradoxes in Paradise”Response by Deidre Green10:30 – 11:20Ben Spackman, “Adam, Where Art Thou? Onomastics, Etymology, and Translation in Genesis 2-3″Response by Rico Martinez11:30 – 12:20Rosalynde Welch, “Creation, Localism, and Appetite in the Garden World of Wendell Berry”Response by Candice Wendt12:30 – 2:30Lunch2:30 – 3:20James Faulconer, “Chaos and Order, Order and Chaos: The Creation Story as the Story of Human Community”Response by Julie Smith3:30 – 4:20Candice Wendt, “Environmental Education in Zion”Response by Jenny Webb4:30 – 5:20Adam Miller, “Dirt, Dung, and Digestion”Response by Joseph SpencerSaturday, June 8(Library Auditorium, Utah Valley University)“Lehi’s Discourse: Reading 2 Nephi 2″9:30 – 10:20Rico Martinez, “Reading Genesis with Lehi: Lehi as Exegete”Response by John Hilton III10:30 – 11:20Jenny Webb, “‘He Is the Firstfruits unto God’: Toward a Theology of Flesh”Response by Adam Miller11:30 – 12:20Joseph Spencer, “Lehi’s Unfinished Thought: On 2 Nephi 2:10b”Response by Rosalynde Welch12:30 – 2:30Lunch2:30 – 3:20Deidre Green, “Sacrifice, Doubt, and Divinity: Using Doubt to Become Divine”Response by James Faulconer3:30 – 4:20John Hilton III, “Fathers and Sons: Textual Connections in 2 Nephi 2 and Alma 42″Response by Robert CouchPosted from Park City, Utah