Sunstone West 2010 – Program Preview

Sunstone West

26-27 March 2010

Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, CA

Opening Plenary Session

8:00 pm Friday 26 March, Albrecht Auditorium

LDS Women in the Twentieth Century: Witnesses to a Changing Church

CLAUDIA L. BUSHMAN introduces excerpts from the Claremont Oral History Program interviews.

Begun in 2009 to record and preserve the voices of Mormon women, interviews deal with personal biography, attitudes toward LDS women’s issues, and church experience.

Panelists: Lisa T. Clayton, Bethany Saunders, Lauren Kennard, Caroline Kline

Symposium sessions begin at 8:00 am Saturday

Albrecht Auditorium and Stauffer Hall, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave, Claremont

Selected Papers and Panels Include:

“We’ll All Have to Live It Someday:” Is Polygamy Really a Higher Law?

The Mormon Feminist Community of Exponent II: Its History, Its Legacy, Its Future

Glenn Beck: Latter-day Saint or Latter-day Joe McCarthy?

Author Meets Critics: Polly Aird’s  Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant in the American West

Book Preview of Banishing the Cross: The Rise of a Mormon Taboo

“The Great Spirit Has Told Us That You Are the Man”: American Indian Delegations to Joseph Smith at Nauvoo

Personal Iconography: Expressions of One Artist’s “Inner Desert Journey”

Liahona Children’s Foundation: Working to Alleviate Malnutrition in LDS Children in Developing Countries

Book Preview of Mormon Polygamy: From Joseph Smith to the Fundamentalists

Wrestling with Jacob’s Angel: What this ‘Messy’ Story Teaches Us about Our Relationship with God

All Hell Is Boiling Over: The Utah War’s California Connection

Radically Revelatory: Bridging the Gap Between Extra-Textual Revelation and Written Scripture

Joseph Smith as a Spiritual Egalitarian

Sober and Quick to Observe: Would Today’s Mormons and Bible-based Christians Recognize the Prophet Mormon?

Judaic Primitivism: A New Model of Mormon Origins

The Return of the Antis: A Comparative Study of the Rhetoric of Early Christian and Mormon Polemicists

Saturday Plenary Sessions

2:00 pm    Panel, Cinema and Spirituality—Beyond Mormon Movies

Panelists: WADE MAJOR, other panelists to be announced

8:00 pm   Panel, Rising Scholars: What’s Emerging from CGU’s Mormon Studies Program?


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