”Opposition in All Things: Mormon Perspectives on the Fall”


The library at Utah Valley University


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 – 10:20
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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