Speaker: MATTHEW BOWMAN

Zion: The Roots of Mormon Correlation

This presentation will explore the practical, theoretical, and theological underpinnings of the correlation movement, a bureaucratic reform movement which spanned the first two thirds of the twentieth century and reinvented the organization and culture of the Church. Matthew Bowman, Brian Hauglid

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FORCES IN AMERICAN MORMONISM

Part I: Widespread Mormon understanding holds that America—the United States in particular—is populated by a chosen people, governed by an inspired constitution, and possessor of a singular destiny. This belief has drawn attention outside Mormon ranks in light of Mitt Romney’s candidacy for the presidency: Would Mormon notions color a president Romney’s foreign policy? The …

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DC09002: This is My Body: Thinking about the Sacrament

In this devotional, we will read the story of the Last Supper closely to unpack the language and find parallels and connections to all aspects of Christ’s ministry. We will seek to unfold new dimensions to the weekly ritual of the Sacrament. What does it symbolize? What does it direct our attention toward? How can …

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DC09007: Panel: New Directions in Mormon History

In recent years, Mormon history has become a higher profile area of study, benefiting from the attention of rising numbers of non-Mormon academics as well as groundbreaking scholarly achievements by Church members. This increased attention has propelled Mormon studies in new directions: new disciplines, methodologies, and questions have deeply enriched our knowledge of the Mormon …

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SL09374 Panel: Young Scholars in Mormonism

Mormon Studies is a field of growing academic interest, and many young LDS scholars are making it their professional focus as well as a personal interest. This panel brings some of the bright young minds in Mormon Studies together to discuss what drew them to this field of study, what kinds of academic work they …

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DOO-BE-DOO-BE-DOO: WHAT ARE THE BEATITUDES ALL ABOUT?

DOO-BE-DOO-BE-DOO: WHAT ARE THE BEATITUDES ALL ABOUT? The first part of the Sermon on the Mount must have been controversial at the time, when every action seemed to be guided by law and one’s position meant everything. Christ promises blessings and happiness to people that have nothing to do with what they have nor their …

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