This is a big week for Mormon Studies on the Wasatch Front, with events at the University of Utah, Utah Valley State College, Westminster College, and BYU.
The Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology is holding its fifth Annual Meeting at the University of Utah Thursday afternoon, Friday all day, and Saturday until 5pm. Featured speakers include Jad Hatem of Saint Joseph University, Beirut and Stephen T. Davis of Claremont McKenna College. See the SMPT website for details of the (updated) schedule. Yes, Steve Davis is giving one talk at Westminster Thursday and a different talk at the U Friday. Jad Hatem is also speaking at BYU tomorrow in the HBLL auditorium under the title, “Pure Love in Islam and Christianity: Itinerary of a Catholic Scholar.”
Westminster College is hosting the Tanner-McMurrin Lecture by Stephen Davis of Claremont-McKenna College, entitled “God as Present and God as Absent,” Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. Flyer (PDF)
Utah Valley State College is hosting its Eighth Annual Mormon Studies Conference on the topic of “Restoration Christianity: Commonality and Divergence in Latter Day Saint Movements,” on Tuesday, April 1st in the Student Center, room 206a. Speakers will include Sarah Barringer Gordon of the Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School and Steven L. Shields of the Community of Christ. For a more detailed description and schedule, see the UVSC conference page.
All these events are free and open to the public.