Event: Southwest Symposium 2005

CREATIONISM, POSTMODERNISM, AND MORMONISM

LDS writers addressing the challenges of modern science, ranging from evolution and cosmology to Book of Mormon historicity, have frequently resorted to arguments derived from either the creationist or the postmodern science studies communities. The literature of these two groups, while poles apart on most intellectual and social issues, exhibits characteristics of poor scholarship, including …

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DISCUSSION. LDS PERSPECTIVES ON THE STEM CELL DEBATE

The debate revolving around embryonic stem cell research often degenerates into a partisan-style argument over when life begins, or, from a Mormon perspective, when the spirit enters the body. The ethics of stem cell research deserves better, and Latter-day Saint theology and practice provide a framework for a more constructive debate. David Hunter

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ELLA PEACOCK: PAINTING THE MANTI TEMPLE

First Sight of the Desert: Discovering the Art of Ella Peacock is her first book. Through personal essay, excerpts from First Sight of the Desert: Discovering the Art of Ella Peacock, and a documentary of Peacock as an artist (approximately 15 minutes on DVD), I’ll present a woman who, like the Saints, moved from the …

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