Event: Salt Lake Symposium 2016

Plural Marriage Our Story

Several members of the Fundamentalist community in Bountiful, Canada will discuss their experiences with plural marriage and what it means to them. Edith Barlow, Elise Barlow, Hanna Blackmore, Elsie Blackmore, Dollie Blackmore, Mary Blackmore

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Play Reading Burn By Morag Shepherd

BURN is the story of a young Mormon mother working through a crisis of faith manifesting itself through an allergy to the sun. This is a new work by Morag Shepherd being produced this fall in Salt Lake City. Morag is the 2015 recipient of the a grant from the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for …

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A Seer Is Greater Than A Prophet Empowering Mormon Mystics

Mysticism pertains to the discourse beyond discourse. It is a style of attending to events, and an experiential aesthetic. In this session, we discuss a theology of mysticism in the context of the Restoration movement by examining the spiritual gift of seership. The Restoration’s centrally-defining text—The Book of Mormon—asserts seership as a gift second only …

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Adam And Eve The Series

Picking up twenty minutes after they’ve been kicked out of Eden, Adam and Eve follows the courtship of the first man and first woman in the world—out on their own for the first time, fending for themselves, figuring things out, and making their first fumbling forays into romance. They’ve been tasked with populating the earth—but …

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Making Mormonism Mine Claiming Space Within The Faith

With decades of experience in claiming space inside the institutional Church, the LDS community, and/or the Mormon intellectual community, this all-star panel will talk about how they have carved out a space in and around Mormonism. Robert Kirby, Carol Lynn Pearson, Fernando R. Gomez, Cathy Stokes, Lorie Winder Stromberg

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An Evening With Tyler Glenn

A BBQ Dinner will be served in the Union Ballroom from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Following dinner, Tyler Glenn will show his video and speak about his Mormon journey, his music, and his latest video Trash. Tyler Aaron Glenn

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Clothing God

“When saw we thee… naked, and clothed thee?” Some societies have clothed God as a fierce warrior, a regal king, a father, mother, a shepherd, a lamb, a primal hunter or agricultural being. Each of these clothings reflects a people’s vision of the ideal being and offers ways to become more like that being. Julian …

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