Speaker: Lindsay Hansen Park

Smith-Pettit Lecture

This session is sponsored by the Smith-Pettit Foundation, and is free and open to the public. To watch this session without registering for the symposium, go to https://www.facebook.com/SunstoneMagazine at 7:00 pm Mountain Time. To enter a questions for the Q&A, you must be registered for the symposium, and submit your question through the Whova app. …

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Learning to Better Support our Loved-one’s Faith Transition (Using recently published Church-approved Resources!)

For many people, navigating a faith crisis, transition, or transformation is a solo proposition with minimal support. Some recent books, including Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question, can help people better support, engage with, understand, and maintain healthy connections to the one making such a transition. This session will discuss ways to help those within …

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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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Reflecting on the Wives of Joseph Smith

In this paper Compton will tell the story of how he came to write In Sacred Loneliness: the Plural Wives of Joseph Smith. For years he had been studying Classics, ancient Greek and Latin, but a series of odd accidents led him to start transcribing and annotating the diaries of Eliza R. Snow Smith. This …

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Smith-Pettit Lecture: God: A Human History

Introduction of Sunstone conference and Smith-Pettit Presentation: Lindsay Hansen Park In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind’s relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on the history of faith and the birth of religion. From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all …

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The Future of Faith

In order to understand the future of faith, we need to also understand its past and the present. A currently beleaguered faith is part of a broad paradigm shift in how we understand the nature of reality in the modern era. These challenges are not easily dismissed. At the same time, many, including Latter-day Saints, …

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God S Name In Vain Using Faith To Harm Others

Mormon Fundamentalism is often unfairly conflated with dangerous behavior. The reality is that Mormon Fundamentalists are a very diverse group of people with a variety of life experiences and practiced beliefs. Using personal experiences, this panel will explore the spectrum between practicing fundamentalist tenants and becoming a religious extremist. Lindsay Hansen Park, Trevor Jeffs, Kristyn …

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