Colloquium in Honor of Richard L. Bushman

Professor Flake will chair two sessions of “A Scholars’ Colloquium in Honor of Richard L. Bushman” at the Brigham Young University Maxwell Institute. Professor Flake is co-organizer and UVA Mormon Studies is one of several co-sponsors of the event.

Friday, June 17

SESSION 1
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Chair:
J. Spencer FluhmanBrigham Young University

Presentations:
“The Role of the Church History Department in Mormon Scholarship: A Reflection on the Leonard J. Arrington Era and the Present”
Matthew GrowLDS Church History Department

“The Second Vatican Council and Mormon Correlation from Pulpit and Pew”
Matthew BowmanHenderson State University

“Richard Bushman and the Future of Mormon Teaching”
Jana RiessReligion News Service

Comment:
Robert GoldbergUniversity of Utah

SESSION 2
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Chair:
Jed WoodworthLDS Church History Department

Presentations:
“Teaching While Mormon: Hierarchy, Learning, and Contradictions in the Classroom”
Melissa InouyeUniversity of Auckland

“Saving History: The Perquisites and Perils”
Kate HolbrookLDS Church History Department

“Prophetic Biography: The Universal, the Particular and the Saving Grace of Context”
David HollandHarvard Divinity School

Comment:
Laurie Maffly-KippWashington University in St. Louis


SESSION 3

3:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Chair:
Kathleen FlakeUniversity of Virginia

Presentations:
“Truth, Community, and Prophetic Authority”
Mauro ProperziBrigham Young University

“The Poetics of Prejudice”
Terryl L. GivensUniversity of Richmond

“‘We Gain Knowledge No Faster Than We Are Saved’: The Epistemic Dimension of Character”
Philip BarlowUtah State University

Comment:
David HallHarvard University (emeritus)

KEYNOTE—RICHARD L. BUSHMAN, “Finding the Right Words: Speaking Faith in Secular Times”
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18

SESSION 4
10:30 p.m.–12:00 p.m.

Chair:
Jed WoodworthLDS Church History Department

Presentations:
“Christo-Fiction, Mormon Philosophy, and the Virtual Body of Christ”
Adam MillerCollin College

“Becoming Equal Partners: Latter-day Saint Women as Theologians”
Deidre GreenClaremont Graduate University

“The Perverse Core of Mormonism: The Book of Mormon, Genetic Secularity, and Messianic Decoloniality”
Jared HickmanJohns Hopkins University

Comment:
Ann TavesUniversity of California—Santa Barbara

SESSION 5 
1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Chair:
Kathleen FlakeUniversity of Virginia

Presentations:
“‘Mormonism in the Academy’: Reflections on its Meaning”
Grant UnderwoodBrigham Young University

“On Being Epistemically Vulnerable: Mormonism and the Secular Study of Religion”
Brian BirchUtah Valley University

Comment:
Richard D. BrownUniversity of Connecticut

SESSION 6 
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Chair:
J. Spencer FluhmanBrigham Young University

Presentations:
“Acts of Faith … and Reason”
Armand MaussWashington State University (emeritus)

“Can a Mormon Write Mormon History?”
Laurel Thatcher UlrichHarvard University

“My Life Among the Scholars”
Claudia L. BushmanNew York City

Comment:
Grant WackerDuke University (emeritus)