From Kristine at By Common Consent
Sacred Space Symposium – 3 June, BYU
First Session: Hinckley Center Assembly Hall
9:15 Welcome: Cecil Samuelson, President, BYU
9:30-10:10 Terryl Givens, Professor of Literature and Religion,
James A. Bostwick Chair of English, University of Richmond
"Contexts for an LDS Temple Theology"
Chair: Emily Gray, Assistant Professor of
History, Norwich University, Vermont
10:20-11:00 Richard A. Cohen, Professor of Philosophy, Director
Institute of Jewish Thought & Heritage, U of Buffalo (SUNY)
"Place, Sacred Space, and Utopia"
Chair: Ralph Hancock, Associate Professor
of Political Science, BYU
11:10-11:50 Jeanne Halgren Kilde, Director of Religious Studies
Program, University of Minnesota
"Foregrounding the Background: Power and
Proximity in Christian Space"
Chair: Wade Hollingshaus, Assistant
Professor, Theatre and Media Arts, BYU
12:00-12:40 Hamid Mavani, Assistant Professor of Islamic
Studies, Claremont Graduate University
"The Prophet Muhammad: 'The Whole Earth is a
Mosque (masjid) and is Sacred'"
Chair: Doris Dant, Associate Teaching
Professor, Linguistics and English Language, BYU
Second Session: Joseph F. Smith Building B192
2:00-2:40 Michael Fishbane, Nathan Cummings Professor of
Jewish Studies, Divinity School, University of Chicago
"Sacred Space and Divine Presence in the Hebrew Bible"
Chair: Brandie Siegfried, Associate
Professor of English, BYU
2:50-3:30 Steven Olsen, Managing Director, Church History
Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
"The Mormon Quest for Zion"
Chair: Richard N. Williams, Professor of
Psychology; Director, Wheatley Institution, BYU
3:40-4:20 Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Associate Professor of Religious
Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"The Clock and the Compass: Steering Toward Zion"
Chair: Reid Neilson, Assistant Professor
of Church History, BYU
8:00-9:30 Panel discussion; Richard Bushman, moderator