Speaker: Drew Ostler

Theological Development in Mormon Fundamentalism

This panel will explore “doctrinal formation” in a broader sense: where different fundamentalist ideas came from, and how different groups and individuals have interpreted, rejected, or altered doctrine based on their historical understanding, experiences, and beliefs. Lindsay Hansen Park, Jacob Vidrine, Cristina Rosetti, Kris Wray, Drew Ostler

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Welcome to Mormon Transhumanism

People are starting to recognize parallels and complements between Mormon and Transhumanist views. On one hand, Mormonism is a religion of the Judeo-Christian tradition that advocates immersive discipleship of Jesus Christ. On the other hand, Transhumanism is a mostly secular ideology that advocates ethical use of technology to expand human abilities. However, Mormonism and Transhumanism …

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Queer Mormon Transhumanism

Queer Mormon Transhumanism is concerned with a specific subset of Mormon and transhumanist goals. It is the presenter’s belief that science and technology, the gender revolution, and Mormon theology need not be at odds with one another. Queer Mormon Transhumanism is concerned with reconciling the tensions of these intersections by illuminating how queer Mormon theology …

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The God-Image in Mormonism

The image of god in Mormonism is not static, but an archetypal phenomenon that is revealing itself to us and transforming in an often unsettling way. This session will provide an intellectual understanding of the numinous experience of god (the mysterium tremendum et fascinans) as it relates to Mormonism. Specifically, how it promotes individuation from …

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