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2017 SMPT Annual Meeting Preliminary Schedule

Theme:  “Poured Out Upon Us: The Holy Spirit”
Date:  March 2-4, 2017
Location:  Claremont Graduate University
Albrecht Auditorium and nearby classrooms
Claremont, CA
  Free and Open to the Public

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Thursday, March 2nd

7:30 pm 
  Albrecht  
Opening Plenary Session
Title TBA
   John Cobb, Claremont School of Theology

Friday, March 3rd

9:00 am 
  Albrecht  
Plenary Session
“Toward a Nephite Pneumatology”
   Joseph M. Spencer, Brigham Young University
10 am 
   
Concurrent Sessions
“We Differed in the Gift of the Holy Ghost”
   Lynne Hilton Wilson, Independent Scholar
   
  
“The God of Mormonism and Economic Action: Toward a Theology of Trade-offs”
   Michael McBride, University of California Irvine
   
  
“How Charismatic a Shift Could or Should Mormonism Take? An Exploratory Conversation”
   Dan Wotherspoon, Independent Scholar
11 am 
   
Concurrent Sessions
“Grace and the Baptism of Fire”
  Benjamin Huff, Randolph Macon College
    “Draw Near Unto Me: Becoming One and Building Zion”
   Taylor Kerby, Claremont Graduate University
12 pm  Lunch Break
2 pm 
  Albrecht 
Plenary Panel Session
“Gender and the Nature of God”
   Taylor Petrey, Kalamazoo College
   Deidre Green, Brigham Young University
   Amy Hoyt, University of the Pacific
   Margaret Toscano, University of Utah
3:30 pm 
   
Concurrent Sessions
“A Mormon Process Theodicy”
   James McLachlan, Western Carolina University
    “Fire, Tongues, and Baptism: The Holy Ghost as Sealing ”
   Jenny Webb, Independent Scholar
4:30 pm 
  Albrecht  
Plenary Session
“The Family: A Performance of the World”
   Rosalynde Welch, Independent Scholar
5:20 pm  Dinner Break
7:30 pm 
  Albrecht  
Plenary Session
Title TBA
   Philip Clayton, Claremont School of Theology

Saturday, March 4th

9:00 am 
  Albrecht  
Plenary Session
“Deny Not the Manifestations of the Holy Spirit”
   John W. Welch, Brigham Young University
10 am 
   
Concurrent Sessions
“The Transcendence of Flesh”
   James E. Faulconer, Brigham Young University
    “‘The Spirit Speaketh the Truth and Lieth Not’: The Complex Theological Intersection of Truth, Scripture, and Hermeneutics”
   Benjamin Spackman, Claremont Graduate University
    “His Soul Hath Appetite: The Doctrine of Christ, the Tree, and the Fruit in 2 Nephi 31”
   Alyson Von Feldt, Independent Scholar
11:00 am 
   
Concurrent Sessions
“Timeless Agents?”
   Mark Wrathall, University of California Riverside
    “Are Christians Mormon?”
   David Paulsen, Brigham Young University
   Hal Boyd, Independent Scholar
    “The Spirit at Work In Us: Agency and the Influence of the Holy Ghost”
   Keith Lane, Brigham Young University—Hawaii
12pm  Lunch Break
2 pm
  Albrecht 
Plenary Panel Session
“Responses to Taylor Petrey’s Critique of Paul’s Use in Mormon Theology”
   James McLachlan, Western Carolina University
   Adam Miller, Collin College
   James Faulconer, Brigham Young University
   Rosalynde Welch, Independent Scholar
   Taylor Petrey, Kalamazoo College
3:30 pm
    
Concurrent Sessions
“Domesticating Mormon Thought? Distinguishing Deification, Theosis, and Exaltation”
   Carl Mosser, Gateway Seminary
    “Deep in the Darkness Is God”
   Wayne LeCheminant, Independent Scholar
    “Born of the Spirit and Becoming Begotten Sons and Daughters unto God”
   Jennifer Lane, Brigham Young University—Hawaii
4:30 pm
   Albrecht 
Closing Plenary Session
“‘The Spirit Said unto Me Again: Slay Him’: Latter-day Saint Reflections on Divine Violence”
   Patrick Q. Mason, Claremont Graduate University

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