Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sacred Space Symposium

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

12:45-2:00 Lunch

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

5:30-7:00 Dinner

8:00-9:30 Panel discussion; Richard Bushman, moderator

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