Sacred Space at BYU

Here is an updated schedule for BYU’s upcoming conference on Sacred Space on June 3rd.  This looks a really great line up if you are in Provo.

Sacred Space Symposium – June 3, BYU

Open to the public; no registration fees


First Session: Hinckley Center Assembly Hal

9:15     Welcome: Cecil Samuelson, President, BYU

9:30-10:10       Terryl Givens, Professor of Literature and Religion, James A. Bostwick Chair of English, University of Richmond

“Contexts for an LDS Temple Theology”

Chair: Emily Gray, Assistant Professor of History, Norwich University, Vermont

10:20-11:00     Richard A. Cohen, Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage, University of Buffalo (SUNY)

“Place, Sacred Space, and Utopia”

Chair: Ralph Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science, BYU

11:10-11:50     Jeanne Halgren Kilde, Director of Religious Studies Program, University of Minnesota

“Foregrounding the Background: Power and Proximity in Christian Space”

Chair: Wade Hollingshaus, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Media Arts, BYU

12:00-12:40     Hamid Mavani, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Claremont Graduate University

“The Prophet Muhammad: ‘The Whole Earth is a Mosque (masjid) and is Sacred’”

Chair: Doris Dant, Associate Teaching Professor, Linguistics and English Language, BYU

12:45-2:00       Lunch

Second Session: Joseph F. Smith Building B192

2:00-2:40         Michael Fishbane, Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies, Divinity School, University of Chicago

“Sacred Space and Divine Presence in the Hebrew Bible”

Chair: Brandie Siegfried, Associate Professor of English, BYU

2:50-3:30         Steven Olsen, Managing Director, Church History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“The Mormon Quest for Zion”

Chair: Richard N. Williams, Professor of Psychology; Director, Wheatley Institution, BYU

3:40-4:20         Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“The Clock and the Compass: Steering Toward Zion”

Chair: Reid Neilson, Assistant Professor of Church History, BYU

5:30-7:00         Dinner

8:00-9:30         Panel discussion; Richard Bushman, moderator


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