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The Fourth Temple on Mount Zion Conference
in memory of Matthew B. Brown
10 November 2018
251 Tanner Building, Brigham Young University
Stephen Ricks: Session chair
9:00 Welcome and prayer
9:15 S. Kent Brown: Jesus’ First Visit to the Temple
9:45 Kerry Muhlestein: On Earth WhenIt Was in Heaven: Sacred Time and its Protection in Egyptian Temples
10:15 15-minute break
10:30 Thomas Wayment: Recovering the Language of Purity after the First Revolt
11:00 Matthew Bowen: “They Shall Be Joined unto Thee”: Levi, Levites, and the Importance of Joinings in Temple Architecture and Ritual
11:30 Jeffrey M. Bradshaw: Beauty and Truth in Moses 1
12:00–1:30 Lunch break
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, section chair
1:30 Ryan Davis: Bearing Testimony in Hebrew: A Comparison of Ancient Israelite Temple Worship with Modern Latter-day Saint Testimony Meetings
2:00 John Thompson: The Two Ways in Ancient Egyptian Religion and Israelite Temple Theology
2:30 Avram Shannon: Consecration and Sacrilege in Early Rabbinic Judaism
3:00 15-minute break
3:15 Stephen Smoot: The Symbolism of the Cupped Hand in Ancient Egypt and Israel: Iconography, Text, and Artifact
3:45 John Gee: “Put Off Thy Shoes from Off Thy Feet”
4:15 Matt Roper: “Fixed and Unmovable”: Joseph Smith and the Eternal Nature of the Priesthood
Our volunteers have been very busy transcribing the presentations from the conference held in August. The following transcripts are now available:
The transcripts for the remaining presentations will be posted here when they are available.
You can also still order the video streaming so you can watch the presentations on your computer, mobile device, or Roku.
We had another great conference last week (it was our 20th!). This time it ran for 3 days. Some of the topics covered were lesser-known women’s stories in church history, the Gospel Topics Essays, stories of members of the church in India and Africa, the new Saints church history series coming out from the church, grace, the Book of Abraham, homosexuality, horses in the Book of Mormon, and how to help people having a faith crisis. We also had a general authority speak for the first time. Elder Kevin W. Pearson spoke about the good that FairMormon and other organizations are doing to help correct misunderstandings about the church, and that more voices are needed in the effort. Awards were given to Scott Gordon, Louis Midgley, and Michael Hickenbotham for their service, and a painting of “Mary Whitmer and Moroni” in honor of Lynne Hilton Wilson was unveiled.
Each day, one presentation was live-streamed free on Facebook, where you can still watch the recordings. You can also watch them here:
It’s not too late to purchase the streaming and watch the videos of the entire conference. After purchase, they will be available to view on any device with a web browser, as well as on a Roku box. You can buy it here.
We have had several articles published about the conference (this section will be updated as more appear):
Mike Ash, one of our volunteers who is a great photographer, has posted photos from the conference on our Facebook page.
Transcriptions of the presentations will be posted on our website after they are prepared by our volunteers.
The full conference schedule can be reviewed here.
Dr. Stephen H. Webb, retired Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Wabash College, passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2016. He was a speaker at the 2015 FairMormon Conference in Provo, Utah, where he delivered his remarks on “Why Mormon Materialism Matters.”
Dr. Webb earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and, since 2007, was a practicing Roman Catholic. In recent years he had become interested in the Latter-day Saint faith, and published two books on Mormonism through Oxford University Press: Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn from the Latter-day Saints (2013) and, with Alonzo L. Gaskill, Catholic and Mormon: A Theological Conversation (2015).
FairMormon volunteers are deeply saddened by his passing, and express our sympathy to his family and loved ones.
You may read Dr. Webb’s obituary and sign the online guest register on the Legacy.com website.
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