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Meeting Program Units

2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
Requirements for Participation

Latter-day Saints and the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This section is planning on holding three sessions at the 2016 Annual Meeting: The first session will look at how LDS writings on Jesus fit within the broader quest(s) of the historical Jesus in the guild, particularly after the 100th anniversary of Talmageā€™s Jesus the Christ. Some papers will be invited, but proposals on this topic will be considered. The second session is an open session on any topic, but greater consideration will be given to paper proposals related to human nature, agency, conscience, gender, relationships, and personhood. Proposals from both LDS scholars and those doing comparative work that relates to the LDS tradition are welcome. The third session, Sabbath in Jewish, Protestant, and Latter-day Saint Tradition, will be a joint-session with the Sabbath in Text and Tradition section. This joint session provides the opportunity for scholars to reflect and compare the history and role of the Sabbath in each tradition. It will include invited papers and respondents from each section, but proposals on the following topics will be considered: The biblical and historical basis for Sabbath observance; the application of the biblical text to the day of rest; the nature of Sabbath observance; the Protestant and/or LDS use of Jewish ideas of Sabbath; the relationship between Protestant and LDS ideas on the Sabbath; and other related topics.

Program Unit Chairs

Jared W. Ludlow

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