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2004 - First SMPT Annual Meeting

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Day One—Orem Hampton Inn
Friday March 19th

Location: 851 West 1250 South, Orem UT (across University Parkway from the entrance to UVSC)

9:00 a.m. "Soren Kierkegaard and Joseph Smith: What Does It Mean to be a Christian?"
David Paulsen, Brigham Young University
10:00 a.m. "A 'Communities of Discourse' Approach to Early LDS Thought"
Grant Underwood, Brigham Young University
11:00 a.m. Panel: "Postmodernism and Mormon Thought"
Brian Birch, Utah Valley State College
David Bohn, Brigham Young University
James Faulconer, Brigham Young University
Dan Wotherspoon, Editor, Sunstone Magazine
12:00 p.m. "Postmodernism and Mormon Thought" (continued)
and Lunch (box lunches available)
1:00 p.m.
LUNCH
2:00 p.m. "Messianic History: Walter Benjamin and the Book of Mormon"
Adam S. Miller, Villanova University
3:00 p.m. "W.H. Chamberlain: Personalist on the Mormon Frontier"
Jim McLachlan, Western Carolina University
4:00 p.m. "Petitionary Prayer and Divine Attributes"
Richard Sherlock, Utah State University
5:00 p.m. DINNER
7:00 p.m. Keynote Address:
"Open and Relational Theologies among Evangelicals and Other Christians"
Clark Pinnock, McMaster Divinity College

Day Two—Utah Valley State College
Saturday, March 20th

Location: Sorensen Student Center, room 206a

9:00 a.m. "The Blessing of Jacob and Esau and Matriarchal Authority in the Old Testament"
Bruce Porter, LDS Institutes of Religion
10:00 a.m. "The Relationship of Moral Obligation and God in LDS Thought"
Blake Ostler, Attorney and Author
11:00 a.m. Panel: "Perspectives on Theological Method"
Benjamin Huff, University of Notre Dame
Charles Randall Paul, Foundation for Interreligous Diplomacy
Margaret Toscano, University of Utah
12:00 p.m. "Perspectives on Theological Method" (continued)
and Lunch (box lunches available)
1:00 p.m. LUNCH
2:00 p.m. "What is Our Doctrine?"
Robert Millet, Brigham Young University
3:00 p.m. Business Meeting
For members of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology
4:00 p.m. Board Meeting
5:00 p.m. DINNER
6:30 p.m. Keynote Address
"Open Theism and the Problem of Evil"
John Sanders, Huntington College
7:45 p.m. Panel: "LDS responses to Open Theism"
Roger Keller, Brigham Young University
John Sanders, Huntington College
Daniel C. Peterson, Brigham Young University
Clark Pinnock, McMaster Divinity College
Dennis Potter, Utah Valley State College
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