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2007 Conferences

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Sponsored Sessions at AAR Annual Meeting

2007 SMPT Annual Meeting

Location: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
(locations of individual sessions listed below)

Thursday, March 22nd

11:00 am-12:00 noon
B032 Joseph F. Smith Building
"Apocalyptic Theology"
    James E. Faulconer (Brigham Young University)
12:45-1:00 pm
254 Clyde Building
Welcome and opening remarks
    James E. Faulconer, President of the Society
1:00-2:30 pm
254 Clyde Building
"Free Agency"
    Daniel Graham (Brigham Young University)

"Space in Section 88 of the Doctrine and Covenants"
    David Grandy (Brigham Young University)
2:45-4:15 pm
125 Clyde Building
"A Confessionalist Approach to Religious Diversity:
   Implications for Latter-day Saint Self-Understanding"
    Brian Birch (Utah Valley State College)

"Why Can't Calvinists and Mormons Understand Each Other? A Look at the Role of Assumptions in Interfaith Dialogue and Debate"
    Mark Hausam (Christ Presbyterian Church)
4:30-6:00 pm
3215 Wilkinson Student Center
"Anger and Justice in Tension: Mormon Approaches"
    Mauro Properzi (Durham University)

"Can Joseph Smith Save Wittgenstein?"
    Dennis Potter (Utah Valley State College)

Friday, March 23rd

9:30-11:00 am
C255 Eyring Science Center
"Love, Truth, and the Meaning of Marriage"
    Adam Miller (Collin College)

"Joseph Smith and Heidegger: Revealing God Embodied in Modernity"
    Cristina Billikopf (Brigham Young University)
11:15 am-12:45 pm
C255 Eyring Science Center
"The Hope for Universal Salvation"
    Sheila Taylor (Graduate Theological Union)

"Exaltation, Lossky's Dilemma and Gods Who Can Fall:
  A Problem for Mormon Theodicies"
    Carl Mosser (Eastern University)
2:15-3:45 pm
C255 Eyring Science Center
"Jurisprudence and the Problem of Church Doctrine"
    Nathan Oman (William & Mary School of Law)

"Joseph Smith and the Trinity: An Analysis and Defense of the Social Model of the Godhead"
    David Paulsen (Brigham Young University) &
    Brett McDonald (UCLA School of Law)
  Keynote Address  
4:00-5:30 pm
B032 Joseph F. Smith Building
"Jesus, Plan, and Trinity"
    Douglas Davies (Durham University)

Saturday, March 24th

10:00-11:30 am
B032 Joseph F. Smith Building
"How Becoming an Anglo-Catholic Has Changed My Mind About the LDS Church"
    Paul Owen (Montreat College)

"Theology and Friendship"
    Jennifer Lane (Brigham Young University--Hawaii)
11:45 am-1:15 pm
B032 Joseph F. Smith Building
"Contemporary Physical Cosmology and LDS Theology"
    Hollis Johnson (Indiana University)

"The Ungrund, Intelligence(s), and God(s): Impersonal and Personal Ultimates in Mormonism and Heterodox Christianity"
    James McLachlan (Western Carolina University)
1:30 pm Business Meeting

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting
(SMPT Sponsored Sessions

Location: San Diego, California
(locations of individual sessions listed below)

Sunday, November 18th

Manchester Grand Hyatt Edward D
"Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies"
     James McLachlan, Western Carolina University
     Donald Musser, Stetson University
     David Paulsen, Brigham Young University
     Joseph Price, Whittier College
     Benjamin Huff, Randolph-Macon College
Manchester Grand Hyatt Randle D
"When Souls had Wings: The intellectual work done by pre-existence"
     Terryl Givens, University of Richmond
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