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1999 FairMormon Conference

Barney, Kevin L. “A Tale of Two Restorations.” Paper presented at the 1999 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 1999.
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Bickmore, Barry R. “Mormonism in the Early Jewish Christian Milieu.” Paper presented at the 1999 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 1999.
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Cook, Roger D. “Joshua the High Priest and the Council of the Gods in the Book of Zachariah: a Post-Exilic Jew in King Yahwey’s Court.” Paper presented at the 1999 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 1999.
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Gee, John. “The Corruption of Scripture in the Second Century.” Paper presented at the 1999 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 1999.
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Peterson, Daniel C. “What Has Athens to do with Jerusalem?: Apostasy and Restoration in the Big Picture.” Paper presented at the 1999 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 1999.
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Pyle, D. Charles. “I Have Said, ‘Ye are Gods’” Paper presented at the 1999 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 1999.
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Roper, Matthew P. “Salvation for the Dead: A Response to Luke Wilson.” Paper presented at the 1999 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 1999.
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Early Christian and Jewish Rituals Related to Temple Practices.” Paper presented at the 1999 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 1999.
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2000 FairMormon Conference

Ash, Michael R. “Up In Smoke: A Response To the Tanners’ Criticism of the Word of Wisdom.” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Bachman, Danel W. “Mormonism—Shadow or Reality?: History or Propaganda? Joseph Smith as a Case Study.” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Barksdale, Darryl L. “Cherry Picking in the Orchard of God’s Word: John 4:24.” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Gardner, Brant A. “A Real People, Time, and Place: Contextualizing the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Keywords: Context; Mesoamerica
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Gordon, Scott. “Survey Says!” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Hill, Kevin. “Breaking Down Barriers with Wrecking Balls of Fallacy.” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Norwood, L. Ara. “Nehors in the Land: A Latter-day Variation on an Ancient Theme.” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Keywords: Apostasy; Nehor
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Easier than Research, More Inflammatory than Truth.” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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Vukich, Robert. “An Incident Concerning Page 81 of ‘Mormonism—Shadow or Reality?’” Paper presented at the 2000 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2000.
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2001 FairMormon Conference

Baron, Ross David. “Feeding the Multitudes: Being Fishers of Men.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Brown, S. Kent. “Arabia and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Gardner, Brant A. “A Social History of the Early Nephites.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Nephites
ID = [32367]  Type = talk  Date = 2001-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 51015  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:06
Gee, John. “Egyptian Influence in Ancient Israel.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
ID = [32368]  Type = talk  Date = 2001-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:06
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Nephi and Goliath: A Reappraisal of the Use of the Old Testament in First Nephi.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Keywords: Goliath; King David; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [32369]  Type = talk  Date = 2001-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference,old-test  Size: 68768  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:06
Midgley, Louis C. “Naturalistic Terms: Some Reflections on a Motto and Type of Historical Explanation.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Norwood, L. Ara. “Benjamin or Mosiah: Resolving an Anomaly in Mosiah 21:28.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Peterson, Daniel C. “The Divine Source of the Book of Mormon in the Face of Alternative Theories Advocated by LDS Critics.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Keywords: Authorship; Early Church History; Ethan; Manuscript Found; Smith; Solomon; Spaulding; Translation; View of the Hebrews
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Roper, Matthew P. “Right on Target: Boomerang Hits and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon
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Tvedtnes, John A. “Scholarship in Mormonism and Mormonism in Scholarship.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Woodward, Scott. “DNA and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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2002 FairMormon Conference

Anderson, Russell. “The 1826 Trial of Joseph Smith.” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Ash, Michael R. “The Impact of Mormon Critics on LDS Scholarship.” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Cook, Roger D. “Christ, the Firstfruits of Theosis.” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Gardner, Brant A. “The Gadianton Robbers in Mormon’s Theological History: Their Structural Role and Plausible Identification.” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Gadianton Robbers; Oaths; Secret Combinations
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Heaton, Tim B. “Dealing with Demographics.” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Olson, Renee. “Dispelling the Black Myth.” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Peterson, Daniel C. “The Protean Joseph Smith.” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Skousen, Royal. “Changes in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Tvedtnes, John A. “The Mistakes of Men: Can the Scriptures be Error-Free?” Paper presented at the 2002 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2002.
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Keywords: Mistakes; Revelation; Scripture; Translation
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2003 FairMormon Conference

Ash, Michael R., and Kevin L. Barney. “LDS Apologetics 101.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Ekins, Roger. “Defending Zion.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Foster, Craig L. “Old Themes and Stereotypes Never Die: The Unchanging Ways of Anti-Mormons.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Gardner, Brant A. “Monotheism, Messiah, and Mormon’s Book.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Keywords: Ancient Canaanite Religion; Ancient Israelite Religion; Asherah; Deuteronomist Reforms; Divine Council; Jesus Christ – Messiah; Josiah’s Reforms; King Josiah; Monotheism; Theology
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Keller, Roger R. “The Grace of Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Mauss, Armand L. “The LDS Church and the Race Issue: A Study in Misplaced Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Meldrum, D. Jeffrey. “The Children of Lehi: DNA and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Lehi (Prophet)
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Random Reflections on the Passing Scene.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Rhodes, Michael D. “The Book of Abraham: Dealing with the Critics.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Roper, Matthew P. “Nephi’s Neighbors: Book of Mormon Peoples and Pre-Columbian Populations.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Sessions, Gene A. “Shining New Light on the Mountain Meadows Massacre.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Stephens, Trent D. “Evolution and Latter-day Saint Theology: The Tree of Life and DNA.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Tvedtnes, John A. “The Charge of ‘Racism’ in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Determined to read the Book of Mormon in purely naturalistic nineteenth century terms, rather than as an ancient text, recent criticisms of that volume of scripture are offended by some descriptions of Lamanites in the text. This is particularly true when the Nephites describe the Lamanites in pejorative terms, such as blood-thirsty, idolatrous, ferocious, idle, lazy, and filthy. The question is whether these terms can be considered “racist,” and whether supposed “racist” attitudes of the Nephites are evidence against the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Curse; Lamanite; Nephite; Racism; Skin Color
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Young, Margaret Blair. “Black Latter-day Saints: A Faith-FULL History.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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2004 FairMormon Conference

Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Explaining Away the Book of Mormon Witnesses.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Keywords: Cowdery; David; Early Church History; Eight Witnesses; Harris; John; Joseph; Jr.; Martin; Oliver; Smith; Testimony; Three Witnesses; Whitmer; Whitmer; Witnesses
ID = [32396]  Type = talk  Date = 2004-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 47022  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Ash, Michael R., and Kevin L. Barney. “ABCs of the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Bitton, Davis. “I Don’t Have a Testimony of the History of the Church.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Boyé, Alex. “International Perspectives of a Black Member in a ‘White’ Church.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Brown, Matthew B. “Historical or Hysterical? Anti-Mormons and Documentary Sources.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Byrd, A. Dean. “Born That Way? Facts and Fiction about Homosexuality.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Gardner, Brant A. “The Case for Historicity: Discerning the Book of Mormon’s Production Culture.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Historicity
ID = [32406]  Type = talk  Date = 2004-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 48668  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gray, Darius, and Margaret Blair Young. “Empathetic Imagination: Reading Between the Lines in Standing on the Promises.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Keller, Roger R. “The Apostasy.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Paulsen, David L. “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Joseph Smith: Defending the Faith.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Peterson, Daniel C. “Autobiographical Notes on My Testimony.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Radke-Moss, Andrea G. “The Place of Mormon Women: Perceptions, Prozac, Polygamy, Priesthood, Patriarchy, and Peace.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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Tvedtnes, John A. “The King Follett Discourse in the Light of Ancient and Medieval Jewish and Christian Beliefs.” Paper presented at the 2004 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2004.
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2005 FairMormon Conference

Bitton, Davis. “George Q. Cannon and the Apostates.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
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Bushman, Richard Lyman. “A Joseph Smith Miscellany.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
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Clark, John E., Wade Ardern, and Matthew P. Roper. “Debating the Foundations of Mormonism: The Book of Mormon and Archaeology.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
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Gray, Darius. “Blacks in the Bible.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
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Kearney, Greg. “The Message and the Messenger: Latter-day Saints and Freemasonry.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
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Ostler, Blake T. “The Fallacy of Fundamentalist Assumptions.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32417]  Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 53696  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Parr, Ryan. “DNA and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32418]  Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 38760  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Perkins, Marvin. “How to Reach African-Americans.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
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Petersen, Boyd J. “What I Learned about Life, the Church and the Cosmos from Hugh Nibley.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32420]  Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 22240  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Peterson, Daniel C. “Reflections on Secular Anti-Mormonism.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32410]  Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 56843  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Tvedtnes, John A. “Authentic Ancient Names and Words in the Book of Abraham and Related Kirtland Egyptian Papers.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32411]  Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Ulrich, Wendy. “‘Believest thou…?’: Faith, Cognitive Dissonance and the Psychology of Religious Experience.” Paper presented at the 2005 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2005.
ID = [32412]  Type = talk  Date = 2005-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 36355  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2006 FairMormon Conference

Arnett, Wayne. “Apologetics 101.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32421]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 23862  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Ash, Michael R. “Book of Abraham 201: Papyri, Revelation and Modern Egyptology.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32428]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size: 43865  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bentley, Joseph I. “Legal Trials of the Prophet: Joseph Smith’s Life in Court.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32429]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 38587  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Brown, Matthew B. “Revised or Unaltered? Joseph Smith’s Foundational Stories.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [32430]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,fair-conference  Size: 44499  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bushman, Claudia L. “The Lives of Mormon Women.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32431]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 29246  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gardner, Brant A. “Defenders of the Book: Surveying the New World Evidence for Book of Mormon Historicity.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32432]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Hauglid, Brian M. “Investigating the Kirtland Egyptian Papers.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32433]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Martins, Marcus H. “A Black Man in Zion: Reflections on Race in the Restored Gospel.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32434]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 35137  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Mayfield, Steven L., and George Throckmorton. “Salamander Letters.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32435]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Ostman, Kim. “An International Perspective: Opposition to Mormonism in Finland 1845-2006.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32422]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 46096  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Peterson, Daniel C. “Tangible Restoration: The Witnesses and What They Experienced.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32423]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Roper, Matthew P. “Adam in Ancient Texts and the Restoration.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [4755]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,moses  Size: 72301  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:13
Stewart, David G., Jr. “DNA and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32425]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 63263  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Stubbs, Brian D. “A Few Hundred Hints of Egyptian and Northwest Semitic in Uto-Aztecan.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32426]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Wyatt, Allen L. “Zina and Her Men: An Examination of the Changing Marital State of Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32427]  Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 75487  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2007 FairMormon Conference

Gee, John. “Some Puzzles from the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32436]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Givens, Terryl L. “When Souls Had Wings: What the Western Tradition Has to teach Us About Pre-Existence.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32440]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 34238  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Hall, John F. “As Far as it is Translated Correctly: The Problem of Tampering with the Word of God in the Transmission and Translation of the New Testament.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32441]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 58600  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Hamblin, William J., and David Rolph Seely. “Solomon’s Temple: Myth and History.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32442]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Morris, Larry E. “The Cowdery Controversies.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32443]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Olsen, Steven L. “Is the Church Archives Closed?” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32444]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 13685  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Ostler, Blake T. “Spiritual Experiences as the Basis for Belief and Commitment.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32445]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 56729  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Peterson, Daniel C. “God and Mr. Hitchens.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32446]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Sorenson, John L. “The Trajectory of Book of Mormon Studies.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32447]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference,sorenson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Turley, Richard E., Jr. “Reflections on Mountain Meadows.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32437]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 32850  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Ulrich, Wendy. “Seeing Our Blindness: The Impact of Personal History on Our Understanding of God.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32438]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Walker, Jeffrey N. “A Change of Venue: Joseph Smith’s Escape from Liberty Jail.” Paper presented at the 2007 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2007.
ID = [32439]  Type = talk  Date = 2007-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2008 FairMormon Conference

Ash, Michael R. “Shaken Faith Syndrome.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32448]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Message of the Joseph Smith Translation: A Walk in the Garden.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32449]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  bradshaw,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bringhurst, Newell G., and Craig L. Foster. “The White Horse Prophecy: Myth vs. Reality.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32580]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Brown, Matthew B. “The Israelite Temple and the Early Christians.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32450]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 54309  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Esplin, Ronald K. “The Joseph Smith Papers.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32451]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gardner, Brant A. “Mormon’s Editorial Method and Meta-Message.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32452]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 44508  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gordon, Scott. “Online Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32581]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Gray, Darius, and Margaret Blair Young. “Nobody Knows, the Untold Story of Black Mormons.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32582]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hauglid, Brian M. “The Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32583]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Perego, Ugo A. “Joseph Smith DNA Revealed: New Clues from the Prophet’s Genes.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32453]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 56793  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Peterson, Daniel C. “Humble Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32454]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 64830  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Poulsen, Larry. “Book of Mormon Geography.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32455]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Wright, Mark Alan. “Deification: Divine Inheritance and the Glorious Afterlife in the Book of Mormon and Ancient Mesoamerica.” Paper presented at the 2008 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2008.
ID = [32456]  Type = talk  Date = 2008-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2009 FairMormon Conference

Barney, Ronald O. “The Reliability of Mormon History Produced by the LDS Church.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32457]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 40510  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Brown, Matthew B. “Brigham Young’s Teachings On Adam.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32461]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  brigham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gardner, Brant A. “Joseph the Seer—or Why Did He Translate With a Rock in His Hat?” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Joseph; Jr.; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Seer stone; Smith
ID = [32462]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 60518  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gee, John. “The Larger Issue.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32463]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 32223  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Hellings, Ron. “Joseph Smith and Modern Cosmology.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32464]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Lynch, John. “‘Uh oh!’ to ‘Ah ha!’ in Apologetics: 20/20 Foresight for a Faithful Future in Defending the Church.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32465]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 53290  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Miller, Wade E. “Science and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32466]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 59438  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Perego, Ugo A. “Haplogroup X in Light of Recent Book of Mormon Claims.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32585]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Peterson, Daniel C. “The Temple as a Place of Ascent to God.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32467]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 51993  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Sherlock, Richard. “Mormonism in the Public Square.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32584]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Smith, Gregory L. “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Plural Marriage* (*but were afraid to ask).” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32468]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 67955  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Taylor, Vickey. “The Sariah Dilemma: Finding Increased Faith When Our Children Misplace Their Own.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Children; Faith; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Sariah
ID = [32458]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 21333  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
White, R. McKay. “The Kirtland Safety Society.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32459]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 22088  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
White, Robert B. “On Being an Apologist: Imperatives, Predicaments, Perils and Blessings.” Paper presented at the 2009 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2009.
ID = [32460]  Type = talk  Date = 2009-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2010 FairMormon Conference

Bokovoy, David E. “Joseph Smith and the Biblical Council of the Gods.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32469]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 41119  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “The Apocalypse of Abraham: An Ancient Witness for the Book of Moses.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32475]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bradshaw,fair-conference,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Duncan, William. “Same-sex Marriage and the Role of Religion.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32476]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Foster, Craig L. “Like Two Crazy Aunts in the Attic: Latter-day Saints and Popular Polygamy Stereotypes.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32477]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gee, John. “Marginal Characters in the Book of Abraham Manuscripts.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32478]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Hales, Brian C. “Controversies in Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: New Evidences and New Observations Indicate Fawn Brodie Should Have Done More Research.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32586]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hudson, Valerie M. “The Two Trees.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32479]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 34754  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Lawrence, Gary. “How Americans View Mormonism and What We Can Do About It.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32588]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Mayfield, Steven L. “Big Love: The truth, the Whole Truth and, Well, Maybe Not?” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32587]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Peterson, Daniel C. “The Obligation to Do Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32480]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 55298  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Ricks, Shirley S. “Editing Hugh Nibley: From Manuscript to Book.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
Display Abstract  

Reprinted as “Editing Hugh Nibley: The Man and His Legacy“ in Hugh Nibley Observed.
A reflection on the author’s time as an editor working on Hugh Nibley’s books.

ID = [2390]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,nibley  Size: 44763  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:21:59
Ricks, Stephen D. “Origin of Book of Mormon Names.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Name; Onomastics
ID = [32481]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Roper, Matthew P. “Joseph Smith and the Question of Book of Mormon Geography.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32470]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Schryver, Will. “The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers: Part 1.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32471]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 53447  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Schryver, Will. “The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers: Part 2.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32472]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 12  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Skousen, Royal. “Restoring the Original Text of the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32473]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 50200  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Watkins, Peter. “A Mormon in the White House.” Paper presented at the 2010 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2010.
ID = [32474]  Type = talk  Date = 2010-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2011 FairMormon Conference

Brown, Samuel Morris. “Seerhood, Pure Language, and Sacred Translation.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
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Keywords: Prophet; Revelator; Seer; Translation
ID = [32483]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,fair-conference  Size: 30068  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Hudson, Valerie M. “A Reconciliation of Polygamy.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32488]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 71049  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Jones, McKay V. “Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Blood Atonement Balance Sheet.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32489]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Ricks, Stephen D. “The Sacred Embrace in Ancient Egyptian Religion and Art.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32490]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gardner, Brant A. “The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Joseph; Jr.; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Smith
ID = [32491]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 32244  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Harper, Steven C. “Four Accounts and Three Critiques of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32492]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 40648  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bringhurst, Newell G. “W. Mitt Romney and Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.’s Dueling Quest for the Presidency: A Mormon Moment…Or the Mormon Question, Revisited?” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32493]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 21762  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Lange, Cynthia J. “Borders and Boundaries: The Immigration Fervor that Threatens to Divide Us.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32494]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Nicholson, Roger. “Something Wiki This Way Comes: How Collaborative Editing is Changing the Face of Online LDS Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32495]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 34314  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bradley, Don. “‘President Joseph Has Translated a Portion’: Solving the Mystery of the Kinderhook Plates.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32484]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Fields, Paul J. “Book of Mormon ‘Wordprint’ Analysis: How to do it wrong…and how to do it right.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32485]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Perego, Ugo A. “Joseph Smith, the Question of Polygamous Offspring, and DNA Analysis.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32486]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Peterson, Daniel C. “Mormonism, Islam, and the Question of Other Religions.” Paper presented at the 2011 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2011.
ID = [32487]  Type = talk  Date = 2011-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 61391  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2012 FairMormon Conference

Johanson, Joshua. “Navigating the Labyrinth Surrounding Homosexual Desire.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32496]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 56547  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Sorenson, John L. “Reading Mormon’s Codex.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32502]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference,sorenson  Size: 43330  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
McBaine, Neylan. “To Do the Business of the Church: A Cooperative Paradigm for Examining Gendered Participation Within Church Organizational Structure.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32503]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 62729  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Skousen, Royal. “Do We Need to Make Changes to the Book of Mormon Text?” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
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Keywords: Textual Criticism; Translation
ID = [32504]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 35900  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gray, Darius. “No Johnny-Come-Lately: The 182-Year-Long BLACK Mormon Moment.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32505]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 29231  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Hales, Brian C. “Joseph Smith’s Sexual Polyandry and the Emperor’s New Clothes: On Closer Inspection, What Do We Find?” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32506]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 46728  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Perego, Ugo A. “Book of Mormon Genetics: A Reappraisal.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32507]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Welch, John W. “Forty-five Years of Chiasmus Conversations, Criteria, and Creativity: What Chiasmus Proves and Does Not Prove.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32508]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference,welch  Size: 56163  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gardner, Brant A. “From the East to the West: The Problem of Directions in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32509]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 57350  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Gee, John. “Book of Abraham, I Presume.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32497]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size: 28730  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Avance, Rosemary. “Seeing the Light: Parallels in Mormon Conversion and De-conversion Stories.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32498]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 27416  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bradley, Don. “Piercing the Veil: Temple Worship in the Lost 116 Pages.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
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We Latter-day Saints are temple-centered people. So were the Nephites. But what do we know about their temple worship, how it worked and what it was for? How was it even possible for the Nephites to observe the Mosaic rituals without the Levitical priesthood, the Aaronite high priest, and the Ark of the Covenant? And given that our temple worship today isn’t about animal sacrifice, what, if anything, does their temple worship have to do with ours? Critics, and even friendlier outside observers like Harold Bloom, have sometimes come away from reading the Book of Mormon—in Bloom’s case not reading it very much—but they’ve sometimes come away thinking that there isn’t much “Mormon-ism” in the book. Let’s see whether our exploration of temple themes in the Nephite narratives contradicts this or bears it out.

Keywords: Aminadi (Ancestor of Amulek); Ark of Cumorah; Ark of the Covenant; Book of Lehi; Early Church History; High Priest; Hill Cumorah; Interpreters; Law of Moses; Liahona; Lost 116 Pages; Mosiah the Elder; Sword of Laban; Temple
ID = [32499]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 22636  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Wixam, Hartt. “Perception and Reality: Then and Now.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32500]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 20263  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Peterson, Daniel C. “Of ‘Mormon Studies’ and Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2012 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2012.
ID = [32501]  Type = talk  Date = 2012-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 63165  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2013 FairMormon Conference

Ash, Michael R. “Shaken Faith Syndrome, Part Deux.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32510]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 39922  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Barney, Ronald O. “Joseph Smith’s Visions: His Style and His Record.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
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Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Revelations; Smith; Vision
ID = [32516]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,fair-conference  Size: 49149  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
McBaine, Neylan, Valerie M. Hudson, Wendy Ulrich, Kristine Wardle Frederickson, and Maxine Hanks. “Panel Discussion: Charity Never Faileth: Seeking Sisterhood Amid Different Perspectives on Mormon Feminism.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32517]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 58570  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Hancock, Ralph C. “Mormonism and the New Liberalism: the Inescapability of Political Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32518]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 34438  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Thurston, Morris A. “‘Kidnapping’ at Palestine Grove: Missouri’s Final Attempt to Extradite Joseph Smith.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32519]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Payne, Seth. “Why Mormonism Matters: Pastoral Apologetics and the LDS Doubter.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32520]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Kirby, Robert. “Why It is Important to Laugh at Ourselves.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32521]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Wilson, Lynne Hilton. “Was Joseph a Product of the Second Great Awakening.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32522]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Welch, Rosalynde Frandsen. “Disenchanted Mormonism.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32523]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 31357  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bradley, Don. “The Original Context of the First Vision Narrative: 1820s or 1830s.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32511]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 28015  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Wright, Mark Alan. “Heartland as Hinterland: The Mesoamerican Core and North American Periphery of Book of Mormon Geography.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32512]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 33004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Hanks, Maxine. “Working With the Church: Another Narrative.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32513]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bradley, Don, Janet L. Eyring, and Maxine Hanks. “Panel Discussion: The Loss and Rekindling of Faith.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32514]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 29153  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Peterson, Daniel C. “Toward a More Effective Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2013 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2013.
ID = [32515]  Type = talk  Date = 2013-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 51434  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2014 FairMormon Conference

Muehlstein, Kerry. “The Book of Abraham and Unnoticed Assumptions.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32524]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size: 39714  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Perkins, Marvin. “Blacks in the Scriptures.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32530]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 60071  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Bickmore, Barry R. “Joseph Smith Among the Early Christians.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32531]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Rees, Robert A. “Earl Wunderli’s Imperfect Book.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32532]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 36461  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Roper, Matthew P., and Paul J. Fields. “Scriptural Style in Early Nineteenth Century American Literature.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32533]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 39153  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Mansfield, Ty. “‘Mormons can BE gay, they just can’t DO gay’?: Deconstructing Sexuality and Identity From an LDS Perspective.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32534]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 43551  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Cannon, Ann. “Why, Yes! I am a Mormon, Thank You Very Much!” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32535]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 35377  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Stevenson, Russell. “Shouldering the Cross, or How to Condemn Racism and Still Call Brigham Young a Prophet.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32536]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  brigham,fair-conference  Size: 38393  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Smith, Robert F. “The Preposterous Book of Mormon: A Singular Advantage.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32537]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Eubank, Sharon. “‘This Is a Woman’s Church’” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32525]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 52948  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Grow, Matthew J., and Matthew C. Godfrey. “The Story Behind the Revelations: Using the Joseph Smith Papers to Better Understand the Doctrine and Covenants.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32526]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  d-c,fair-conference  Size: 46093  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Anderson, Dana Kimmell, Karen Lyons, and Roger Nicholson. “Panel Discussion: Family Members Who Left.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32527]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Smith, Hannah C. “Religious Liberty: What Latter-day Saints Need to Know to Preserve Our First Freedom.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32528]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 34828  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Peterson, Daniel C. “Some Reflections on That Letter to a CES Director.” Paper presented at the 2014 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2014.
ID = [32529]  Type = talk  Date = 2014-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 64459  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07

2015 FairMormon Conference

Barker, Margaret. “The Mother in Heaven and Her Children.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32538]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 39556  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Dennis, Ronald D. “Captain Dan Jones: Defender of the Faith in Wales.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32544]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 40503  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Gardner, Brant A. “History and Historicity in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Historicity
ID = [32545]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 60948  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Gordon, James D., III. “Faith and Scholarship.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32546]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 22145  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hales, Laura Harris. “Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Toward a Better Understanding.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32547]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 58638  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hedelius, Cassandra S. “A house of order, a house of God: Recycled challenges to the legitimacy of the church.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32548]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 46768  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Larsen, David J. “The Order of the House of God: Ancient Practices and Modern Experiences.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32549]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 43841  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Nash, Brittany Chapman. “An Act of Religious Conviction: Mormon Women and Nineteenth-Century Polygamy.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32550]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 45502  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Otterson, Michael R. “On the Record.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32551]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 47996  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Peterson, Daniel C. “The Reasonable Leap into Light: A Barebones Secular Argument for the Gospel.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32539]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 66004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Pinegar, Ed J. “How to help young Latter-day Saints deal with criticisms against the Church and the doubts they cause while remaining faithful.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32540]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 25139  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:07
Reeve, W. Paul. “From Not White Enough, to Too White: Rethinking the Mormon Racial Story.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32541]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 53778  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Webb, Stephen H. “Why Mormon Materialism Matters.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32542]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 28785  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Wilson, Lynne Hilton. “Christ’s Emancipation of Women in the New Testament.” Paper presented at the 2015 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2015.
ID = [32543]  Type = talk  Date = 2015-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 61497  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08

2016 FairMormon Conference

Deane, Morgan. “Climbing a Tree to Find a Fish: Insurgency in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
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Keywords: Gadianton Robbers; Insurgency; Robbers; Thieves; Warfare
ID = [32552]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 43234  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Derr, Jill Mulvay. “Quorum Lost and Found: Eliza R. Snow and the 1868 Restoration of Relief Society.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
ID = [32558]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 45798  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Grow, Matthew J. “‘We, the People of the Kingdom of God’: Insights into the Minutes of the Council of Fifty, 1844-1846.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
ID = [32559]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 39682  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hancock, Ralph C. “‘Love Wins,’ and Charity Loses.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
ID = [32560]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 47271  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hardy, Grant R. “More Effective Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
ID = [32561]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 45913  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Isom, Ally. “Faith-Centered Dialectics: Talking About Differences Transforms.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
ID = [32562]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 41442  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Mason, Patrick Q. “The Courage of Our Convictions: Embracing Mormonism in a Secular Age.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
ID = [32563]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 40188  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
McGuire, Benjamin L. “The Book of Mormon as a Communicative Act: Translation in Context.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation
ID = [32564]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 49666  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Peterson, Daniel C. “The Logic-Tree of Life, or, Why I Can’t Manage to Disbelieve.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
ID = [32565]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference,peterson  Size: 44679  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Roper, Matthew P. “‘To Inflict the Wounds of Death’: Mesoamerican Swords and Cimeters in the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Ancient America - North America; Anti-Nephi-Lehies; Archaeology; Cimeter; Macuahuitl; Metallurgy; Sword; Sword of Laban; Vered Jericho; Warfare; Weaponry
ID = [32553]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 33357  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Shirts, Kathryn H. “‘Daughters of Christ’: Finding Language to Talk about Women and Priesthood.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
ID = [32554]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 36128  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Skousen, Royal, and Stanford A. Carmack. “Finishing up the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project: An Introduction to The History of the Text of the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Conjectural Emendation; Critical Text; Foreign Language Translation; Grammar; Language – Early Modern English; Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon’ Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon
ID = [32555]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 54488  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Stubbs, Brian D. “Changes in Languages from Nephi to Now.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Ancient America - North America; Language - Egyptian; Language - Phoenician; Language - Semitic; Language - Uto-Aztecan
ID = [32556]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 17319  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Ulrich, Wendy. “What I hope we will teach our daughters (and sons) about the priesthood.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
ID = [32557]  Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 32891  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08

2017 FairMormon Conference

Rappleye, Neal. “‘Put Away Childish Things’: Learning to Read the Book of Mormon Using Mature Historical Thought.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
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Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Amarna Letters; Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Archaeology; Barley; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Cement; Chariots; Education; Horses; Jerusalem (Old World); Land of Jerusalem; Language - Reformed Egyptian; Loan Shift; Metallurgy; Mulek (Son of King Zedekiah); Nahom; Revelation
ID = [32613]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 121796  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Kuehn, Elizabeth A. “Finances and Faith in the Kirtland Crisis of 1837.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32614]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 27669  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Erekson, Keith A. “Witnessing the Book of Mormon: The Testimonies of Three, Eight, and Millions.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
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Keywords: David; Eight Witnesses; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Lucy Mack; Mary; Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Smith; Three Witnesses; Whitmer; Whitmer
ID = [32615]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 56036  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Ash, Michael R. “After the Manner of Their Language: The Key to Wisdom.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32616]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 47713  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Bowen, Matthew L. “Semitic Semiotics: The Symbolic, Prophetic, and Narratological Power of Names in Ancient Scripture.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32605]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 58148  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Petersen, Scott R. “Jesus Christ, the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: A Restoration of Primitive Christianity.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32606]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 46104  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Gordon, Scott. “Mormon Temples and Freemasonry.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32607]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 46419  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Spackman, T. Benjamin. “Truth, Scripture, and Interpretation: Some Precursors to Reading Genesis.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32608]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,old-test  Size: 52717  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Perego, Ugo A. “What does the Church believe about evolution?” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32609]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Johnson, Janiece Lyn. “Restoring the Tapestry of the Restoration: Early Mormon Women’s Witness.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32610]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 29601  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Griffin, Tyler J. “Book of Mormon Geographical References: Internal Consistency Taken to a New Level.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography – Internal Geography
ID = [32611]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 36880  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Gardner, Brant A. “The Book of Mormon as a Seer Stone: Having Faith In and Through the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
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Keywords: Faith; Revelation; Seer stone
ID = [32612]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Dirkmaat, Gerrit J. “Lost Teachings of the Prophets: Recently Uncovered Teachings of Joseph Smith and Others from the Council of Fifty Record.” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32674]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 42311  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Peterson, Daniel C. “What Difference Does It Make?” Paper presented at the 2017 FairMormon Conference. August, 2017.
ID = [32673]  Type = talk  Date = 2017-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 54477  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08

2018 FairMormon Conference

McBride, Matthew S. “Women of the Global Church: Stories on history.lds.org.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32617]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 30088  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Reeder, Jennifer. “‘Fire In My Bones’: Women’s Stories on churchhistorianspress.org.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32618]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 39340  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Tait, Lisa Olsen. “Takeaways from the Gospel Topics Essays.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32619]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 40697  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Lund, Jennifer L. “‘We all must be crazy’: The Plight of a 19th-Century Mormon Missionary Wife.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32620]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 28610  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hales, Scott. “Women’s Stories in Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32621]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 45437  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Rutherford, Taunalyn F. “‘For We Shall See Him as He Is’: Understanding Mormon Women in India.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32622]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 45609  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Wilson, Lynne Hilton. “Peter and Paul’s Paradoxical Passages on Women.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32623]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 43757  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Riley, Sara. “‘Even as Moses’ Did’: The Use of the Exodus Narrative in Mosiah 11-18.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32624]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference,old-test  Size: 29754  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Wilcox, Bradley R. “‘Have You Been Saved By Grace?’ How Do We Respond?” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32625]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 41823  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Densley, Steven T., Jr., and Geret Giles. “Barriers to Belief.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32626]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 63998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Stories of the Saints in the DR Congo.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32627]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  bradshaw,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Gee, John. “Selling Our Birthright for a Mess of Pottage: The Historical Authenticity of the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
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Keywords: Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Translation; Historicity
ID = [32628]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,fair-conference  Size: 42802  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Spackman, Randall P. “Chronological Structure and Symbolism in the Small Plates of Nephi - Presentation Handout.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
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Keywords: Chronology; Recordkeeping; Small Plates of Nephi
ID = [32629]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 36482  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
McBride, Spencer W. “Joseph Smith in Van Buren’s White House: Lessons in Electoral Politics and Religious Freedom.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32630]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 39798  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Miller, Wade E. “The Presence of Pre-Columbian Horses in America.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Ancient America - North America; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Geology; Horses; Paleontology
ID = [32631]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 41331  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Lynch, John. “Strengthen Thy Brethren: Bolstering Those in Faith Crisis.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32632]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 52982  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Pearson, Kevin W. “A Sacred and Imperative Duty.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32633]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 33715  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Lindsay, Jeff. “‘Arise from the Dust’: Digging into a Vital Book of Mormon Theme.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
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Keywords: Abinadi; Brass Plates; Chiasmus; Covenant; Dust; Dust of the Earth; Five Books of Moses; Isaiah (Book); King Benjamin’s Speech; Lehi (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Priests of King Noah
ID = [32634]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 46758  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Harper, Steven C. “Making Saints: A Look into the Writing of the New Church History.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32635]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 40478  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Robinson, Jeffrey. “Thinking Differently About Same-Sex Attraction.” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32636]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 25319  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Peterson, Daniel C. “Apologetics: What, Why and How?” Paper presented at the 2018 FairMormon Conference. August, 2018.
ID = [32675]  Type = talk  Date = 2018-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size: 56167  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08

2019 FairMormon Conference

Roper, Matthew P., and Kirk Magleby. “Time Vindicates the Prophet.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [4759]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,moses  Size: 47447  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:13
Bradley, Don. “Joseph Smith’s First Vision as Endowment and Epitome of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (or Why I Came Back to the Church).” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: First Vision; Joseph; Jr.; Multiple First Vision Accounts; Smith; Temple Endowment
ID = [32637]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,fair-conference  Size: 34226  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Spackman, T. Benjamin. “A Paradoxical Preservation of Faith: LDS Creation Accounts and the Composite Nature of Revelation.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [4757]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,moses  Size: 65202  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:13
Hallstrom, Angela. “Women’s Voices in Saints Volume 2.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32638]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 41016  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Kuehn, Elizabeth A. “The Lives and Letters of the Twelve Apostles and their Wives during the Second British Mission, 1839-1841.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32639]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 44767  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Terry, Richard E. “The Dirt on the Ancient Inhabitants of Mesoamerica.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography - Mesoamerica; Cement; Native Americans - Maya
ID = [32640]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 28158  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Rappleye, Jasmin Gimenez. “ScripturePlus: The Future of Scripture Study.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32642]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 38801  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Bowen, Matthew L. “Laman and Nephi as Key-Words: An Etymological, Narratological, and Rhetorical Approach to Understanding Lamanites and Nephites as Religious, Political, and Cultural Descriptors.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: Etymology; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lamanites; Narrative; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Nephites; Onomastics; Rhetoric
ID = [32643]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 86079  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Welch, John W., and Jeannie Welch. “Parables of Jesus Revealing the Plan of Salvation.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32644]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,welch  Size: 30834  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Godfrey, Matthew C. “Insights from the Joseph Smith Papers into John C. Bennett’s Dismissal from the Church.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32645]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
McBride, Matthew S. “Answering Historical Questions with Church History Topics.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32646]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 31814  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Morris, Larry E. “The Eight Witnesses.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32647]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Krywult, René. “Fear Leads to the Dark Side: How to Navigate the Shallows of (Mis)Information.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32649]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 32938  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hafen, Bruce C., and Marie K. Hafen. “Faith is Not Blind.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32650]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 40642  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hales, Brian C. “Supernatural or Supernormal? Scrutinizing Secular Sources for the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: Automatic Writing; Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Translation; Cowdery; Joseph; Naturalistic Explanations for the Book of Mormon; Oliver; Rigdon; Sidney; Smith; Solomon; Spaulding; Sr.
ID = [32651]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 40438  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hales, Scott. “The Exodus and Beyond: A Preview of Saints, Volume 2: No Unhallowed Hand.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32652]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 44657  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Christensen, Craig C. “Foundations of Our Faith.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32653]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 39594  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Gordon, Scott. “CES Letter: Proof or Propaganda?” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Translation; CES Letter; DNA; First Book of Napoleon; Joseph Smith Translation; King James Bible; Late War; Trinity; Vernal Holley Map; View of the Hebrews
ID = [32654]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,fair-conference  Size: 37608  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Ulrich, Wendy. “Women, Men, and Priesthood Power.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
ID = [32655]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 49486  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Callister, Tad R. “A Case for the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: Alma the Elder; Alma the Younger; Archaeology; Barley; Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Historicity; Cement; Doctrine; Eight Witnesses; Emma; Late War; Metal Plates; Prophecy; Smith; Three Witnesses; View of the Hebrews
ID = [32676]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 33310  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Peterson, Daniel C. “‘Idle Tales’? The Witness of Women.” Paper presented at the 2019 FairMormon Conference. August, 2019.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation; Emma Hale; Gold Plates; Lucy Mack; Mary; Mary Magdalene; Other Witnesses; Smith; Smith; Whitmer; Women in the Scriptures
ID = [32677]  Type = talk  Date = 2019-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference,peterson  Size: 64209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08

2020 FairMormon Conference

Ashurst-McGee, Mark. “Joseph Smith’s ‘New Translation’ of the Bible, His Use of Adam Clarke’s Bible Commentary, and the Question of Plagiarism.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32678]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Barker, Tim. “Translating the Book of Abraham: The Answer Under Our Heads.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32656]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size: 37680  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Black, Susan Easton. “Emma Smith: The Office of thy Calling.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32679]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Clark, Kim B. “Seeking Jesus Christ.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32657]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 18229  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Dale, Bruce E., and Brian Dale. “Joseph Smith: The World’s Greatest Guesser – A Bayesian Statistical Analysis of Positive and Negative Correspondences Between the Book of Mormon and The Maya, 9th Edition.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32680]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Gee, John. “By the Numbers.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32681]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Griffin, Tyler J. “Latter-day Lessons from Alma 30: Recognizing and Combating Anti-Christ Teachings and Tactics.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32658]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size: 46601  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hales, Laura Harris. “Helen Mar Kimball’s Polygamy Story.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32682]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hales, Scott. “Reflections on Saints: Ministering with the New Four-Volume History of the Church.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32683]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Halverson, Taylor. “The Covenant Path in the Bible and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32684]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hudson, Valerie M. “The First Political Order and the Priesthood.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32685]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Inouye, Melissa Wei-Tsing. “Women in Global Church History.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32659]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 48553  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Knaupp, Andrew, and Sal Velluto. “Pillar of Light: A Graphic Novel Adaptation of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32660]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 43749  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Kuehn, Elizabeth A. “Insights from Joseph Smith’s Life in the Summer of 1842: Trials, Tenacity, and Gratitude.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32686]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Muehlstein, Kerry. “Egyptian Papers and the Translation of the Book of Abraham: What Careful Applications of the Evidence Can and Cannot Tell Us.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32687]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Perry, James. “When Doubts and Questions Arise: Church History and European Saints.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32661]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Peterson, Daniel C. “The Book of Mormon Witnesses: Variety and Complexity.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32688]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Roach, Jennifer. “Private Bishop Interviews as Protective Factor: Why LDS Teens Benefit From a Few Moments Alone With Their Bishop.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32689]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Saltzgiver, Ryan W. “Without Regard for Race or Color: Global Perspectives on the 1978 Revelation on Priesthood.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32690]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Sweat, Anthony. “History and Art: Mediating the Rocky Relationship.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32662]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 41809  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Thayne, Jeffrey. “The Apologetic Implications of the Truth Made Flesh.” Paper presented at the 2020 FairMormon Conference. August, 2020.
ID = [32691]  Type = talk  Date = 2020-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08

2021 Fair Conference

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Since Hugh Nibley: Remarkable New Findings on Enoch and the Gathering of Zion.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [4466]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-05  Collections:  bradshaw,fair-conference,moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:22:11
Ash, Michael R. “Rethinking Revelation and the Human Element in Scripture: The Prophet’s Role as Creative Co-Author.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32692]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Clark, Rebekah Ryan. “‘The Gospel of Equal Rights’: Latter-day Saint Suffragists, 1870-1920.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32693]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Dahle, Ryan. “Evidence Central.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32694]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Erekson, Keith A. “Real Vs. Rumor.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32695]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Fields, Paul J. “Book of Mormon Voices.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32696]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Gantt, Edwin E. “Agentic Sexuality: How a Latter-day Saint Perspective Can Rescue Humanity from the Tyranny of the Abstract.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32664]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Hales, Brian C. “Mind the Gap.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32697]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
LaCour, Tarik D. “Intro to Mormon Natural Theology.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32698]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Mackley, Jennifer Ann. “Discovering Church History: The Wilford Woodruff Papers Project.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32699]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Magleby, Kirk. “Unforgettable Hugh Nibley.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32700]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Mayfield, Steven L. “The Mormon Murders – The Hoffman Forgeries.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32701]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Nash, Brittany Chapman. “Let’s Talk About Polygamy.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32665]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 39631  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Peterson, Daniel C. “The Book of Mormon Witnesses: Sincerity and Reality.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32702]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Reeder, Jennifer. “First: The Life and Faith of Emma Smith.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32703]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Salmon, Douglas F. “‘We mean to elect him’: Electioneer Experiences during Joseph Smith’s 1844 presidential campaign.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32704]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Seariac, Hanna. “Handmaids of the Lord: The Ancient Function of Women in Temple Ordinances.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32706]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Smoot, Stephen O. “An Egyptian Context for the Book of Abraham.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32707]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  abraham,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Smoot, Stephen O. “Abraham and the Stranger at Sodom and Gomorrah: Reading the Bible and Navigating LGBT Identity.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32666]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,old-test  Size: 43339  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Spackman, T. Benjamin. “Through a Glass, Less Darkly: The 20th Century History of Genesis and Evolution.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32667]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,old-test  Size: 65980  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Thayne, Jeffrey. “Worldview Apologetics: Revealing the Waters in Which We Swim.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32668]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 34065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Trueman, Carl R. “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32708]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Gee, John. “Lessons On Doing Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2021 FairMormon Conference. August, 2021.
ID = [32710]  Type = talk  Date = 2021-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09

2022 Fair Conference

Andrewsen, Brent. “Foundational to Our Faith: ‘The Family: A Proclamation to the World’” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32713]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Burgin, Barrett. “Five Pillars for a New Wave of Latter-day Saint Cinema.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32669]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Fallentine, Angela Peterson. “Why Marriage, Why Family? Introducing a New Framework for Deepening Public Understanding about the Role of the Family in Society.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32714]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Foster, Craig L. “What Under the Banner of Heaven Gets Wrong.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32670]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 40293  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Galorath, Dan. “Decisions Determine Destiny, My Road to Christ.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32715]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Hedelius, Cassandra S. “Compassion and Evidence: The Wisdom of Church Guidelines for Transgender Individuals and Their Families.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32712]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 64019  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Hoybjerg, Paul. “Respecting Human Dignity–Tools to Build Bridges and Celebrate Differences.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32716]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Jackson, Kent P. “Was Joseph Smith Influenced by Outside Sources in His Translation of the Bible?” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32671]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 31048  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
LaCour, Tarik D. “Taking the Best Arguments for Atheism Seriously.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32717]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Lawrence, Gary. “How Comfortable Conversations About the Gift of Agency Lead to Interest in the Gospel.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32718]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Mansfield, Ty. “Loving Truth and Truly Loving: Mapping the Problems and Possibilities in the Latter-day Saint/LGBTQ+ Conversation.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32719]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
McBride, Matthew S. “The Life and Faith of William Paul Daniels: Reflections on Church Membership and Apologetics.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32720]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Keys to Understanding Isaiah.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32721]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Peterson, Daniel C. “Reflections of a Latter-day Saint Movie Maker.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32722]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference,peterson  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Rappleye, Neal. “Ishmael and Nahom in Ancient Inscriptions.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32723]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Rice, Carol. “Teaching and Communicating the Doctrine of the Family to the Rising Generation: The Power of Combining Scripture, Scholarship, and Storytelling.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32724]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Richardson, Jelaire, and Nathan Richardson. “Filling a Critical Needs-Gap for the Rising Generation: A New Family Proclamation Curriculum.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32725]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Spackman, T. Benjamin. “First Things, Faith, and Reading Scripture Literally: Why It Matters.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32726]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Thayne, Jeffrey. “Moral Intuitions and Persuasion: Exploring the Psychology of Conversion and Deconversion.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32672]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size: 54669  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:08
Wilson, Lynne Hilton. “Restoring a Kingdom of Priests and Priestesses.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32727]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Woodworth, Jed L. “Saints: Volume 3, and the Problem of Doubt.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32728]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09
Young, Bruce W. “Living and Sharing the Essence of the Gospel in the DR-Congo.” Paper presented at the 2022 FairMormon Conference. August, 2022.
ID = [32729]  Type = talk  Date = 2022-08-01  Collections:  fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:40:09

2023 Defending the Book of Mormon Conference

Bushman, Richard Lyman. “Joseph Smith’s Gold Plates: A Cultural History.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
ID = [81864]  Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Roper, Matthew P. “The Book of Mormon and Archaeology Challenges: Questions and Perspectives.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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Questions relating to archaeology and the Book of Mormon can sometimes pose challenges to readers. On the one hand critics sometimes frame the evidence as one that is almost entirely hostile to the belief that the Book may be an authentic historical record. On the other hand, Latter-day Saints may sometimes entertain unrealistic expectations about what archaeological information can or cannot say about the text. In this presentation I will discuss several challenges that archaeologists face in addressing questions about the archaeology of animal and human remains, ancient weapons, metals, chariots, and lost scripts. An understanding of these challenges can help us to correct mistaken assumptions, adjust our expectations, and provide clearer perspectives as we seek for better information as well as answers.

ID = [81865]  Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Gehly, Joshua. “The Cross of Christ and Golden Plates Using an Established Historical Method to Authenticate Ancient Artifacts.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is an undisputed event from history, which makes the cross of Calvary a real artifact from antiquity. What pattern of evidence unites both secular and believing scholars who assert the reality of a wooden cross without any physical, archaeological evidence? Researchers depend upon early source manuscripts to unlock the historical truths for what befell Jesus of Nazareth. The same approach yields compelling results for another undiscovered relic besides the cross: the golden plates procured by Joseph Smith, Jr. Cross-examining source evidence for the golden plates under the same historical method—a minimal facts approach to infer the best explanation of the facts—determines that Joseph Smith, Jr. did, in fact, obtain an ancient record and have it in his possession. A real cross does not guarantee a resurrection and a historian might not conclude the golden plates were translated by the gift and power of God, but this investigative approach points sincere seekers to a core truth. The golden plates are a genuine artifact—as real as the cross of Calvary—even if never seen by another human in the 20th or 21st centuries. The plates shine forth under the pressures of a strict historical method. This illuminates a new pathway for further investigation into the historicity of the restoration utilizing established resurrection research techniques.

ID = [81866]  Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Rappleye, Neal. “‘Written Upon Gold Plates’ Comparing Witness Descriptions with Artifacts from the Pre-Modern World.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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The eyewitness testimony makes it virtually indisputable that Joseph Smith had a real set of metal plates, a fact that even skeptical scholars have accepted. Likewise, the practice of writing on metal plates in antiquity is well-known, as thousands of ancient metal documents have been discovered. But some still raise questions about whether the Book of Mormon plates are consistent with known ancient examples, and hypothesize that Joseph made a fake set of plates to fool his followers. To address this issue, I compare the descriptions of the plates given by the witnesses (both official and unofficial) who saw and/or handled the plates for themselves with authentic metal plates and other artifacts from the ancient and medieval worlds. Features such as their appearance, how they were bound and sealed, the size of both individual plates and the bound set, and the characters said to be on the plates can be directly compared with real-world examples of pre-modern inscriptions, metal plates, and other metallic artifacts. While there is no single artifact that directly compares with the Book of Mormon plates, every detail has precedent and is within the scope of practices and capabilities of pre-modern peoples. In contrast, it would have been difficult for someone unskilled in metallurgy (such as Joseph Smith) to create a fake set of plates consistent with the specifications provided by the witnesses. As such, it seems likely that the witnesses were describing a real, tangible, ancient artifact that they saw and handled. This comparative study of the metal plates with known ancient artifacts also helps us deepen our appreciation for the expensive and labor-intensive process that real ancient people endured to create the plates and then painstakingly engrave their record for our benefit today.

ID = [81867]  Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Deane, Morgan. “Greater Portion of the Word: The Decisive Book of Mormon in the Debates on War and Peace.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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As a relatively new major scripture, the Book of Mormon is often neglected in a discussion about the principles of just war. LDS scholars haven’t helped by rarely engaging with seminal just war thinkers. Their engagement usually becomes a perfunctory review that serves as a platform for dismissing just war theories and theorists as insufficient in favor of their preferred theories and handful of proof texts, or because of a chauvinistic attitude that disregards non restoration texts. This is tragic because of the Lord’s command to seek ye out of the best books [and] words of wisdom (D&C 88:118). And because the Book of Mormon doesn’t simply show congruency with just war beliefs but offers important commentary and insights about those theories. In contrast to just war theorists who had to discern their insights through expertly reasoned, but still extra Biblical theorizing, insights from the Book of Mormon come within holy text and thus should assume stronger importance. Studying the Book of Mormon’s interactions with just war theory shows how the Book of Mormon conclusively resolves a seeming contradiction regarding how a soldier with a peaceful heart can wield the sword and be a peacemaker (or renounce war). This, in turn, forms a much stronger foundational outlook regarding war and peace.

ID = [81868]  Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,d-c,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 3/27/24 19:58:31
Schmidt, Brent J. “The Restoration of Relational Grace Through the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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While most modern Christian theologians have concluded that grace is an unconditional pass guaranteeing salvation or a mystical abstraction, few know that the principle of grace (hen: Hebrew or charis: Greek=a gift) was relational in antiquity. Unfortunately, the active, relational, covenantal nuances of grace (hen and charis) were lost during the apostasy but were remarkably restored in the Book of Mormon. Grace (hen/charis)was an obliging, reciprocal and relational gift in its original, Mediterranean context. Ancient, archaic Greek and Hebrew writers in 600 BC conventionally expected to form a relationship with others by gift-giving and thereby expected to create a binding relationship of future gift-giving in return. Archaic gift-giving forged alliances and covenants and inspired later rounds of gift-giving in the Near East that gradually empowered both the giver and the recipient. However, in late-antiquity and during the Reformation, Christian intellectuals transformed this covenant-inspiring gift of grace into an emotional, one-directional freebie that allegedly provided immediate salvation. In contrast, the Book of Mormon clarifies that God’s grace encourages action, invites, obliges, enables and empowers disciples to restore broken covenant relationships and thereby become like Heavenly Father because of His Son’s obliging, atoning gift.

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Marsh, Spencer R., and Spencer Kraus. “The Lehites’ God-Imposed Affliction by the Red Sea: A New Solution to the Puzzling 2 Nephi 19:1.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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Among the more puzzling passages in the Book of Mormon is 2 Nephi 19:1. It is a modification of Isaiah 9:1 as contained in the King James Bible. The modifications made specifically in 2 Nephi 19:1 have long been puzzling for textual critics and other students of the Book of Mormon and a point of attack among critics of Joseph Smith. Several solutions have been proposed for the questions that have arisen, but each is found wanting given various considerations regarding the historical context of both Isaiah and Nephi’s writing and the correlative correct translation of Isaiah 9:1. Any solution to “the Red Sea problem” in 2 Nephi 19:1 must account for all data presented in Isaiah 9:1 and 2 Nephi 19:1. This paper proposes a new solution that accounts for all the data.

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Dike, Charles. “Observations on Jaredite Ships and Travel to the Promised Land, A Peculiar Journey.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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There are a total of 42 verses in the Book of Ether which apply to this discussion. Because of the limited information provided there must needs be some speculation. The Jaredites collected seeds, swarms of bees, fowl, and live fish: this article discusses why they might do that. It is determined that these did not travel to the Americas. The fowl that made the ocean journey were likely descendants of the red jungle fowl (chickens). The Jaredites were early travelers on the Silk Road. The brother of Jared cut a hole in the bottom of an ocean-going boat. The hole is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy ocean passage. An MIT experiment demonstrates the viability of the proposed ventilation system for the boats. The psychological effect on the crews is taken into consideration and the conclusion is that the journey was made in two legs.

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Billings, Jacob. “All things denote there is a God: Lehi’s discourse on natural theology in 2nd Nephi 2.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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A common critique of religion is that there is simply no evidence to support religious claims. This stance, widely used to discredit religious arguments, questions the rationality of faith. However, within the context of the LDS tradition, the prophet Lehi’s discourse in 2nd Nephi 2 counters this skepticism by employing natural theology. Lehi’s approach relies on causality, observing motion and cause-and-effect relationships in the universe to substantiate a basis for religious belief. This contrasts revealed truth with truths derived from empirical observation. Lehi’s discourse introduces the cosmological argument of contingency, asserting that a necessary being exists beyond the chain of contingent causes. He argues that everything contingent depends on something else infinitely, ultimately leading to a necessary cause — God — to explain existence.

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Smoot, Stephen O. “Is the Book of Mormon a ‘Translation’ or a ‘Revelation’?” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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Joseph Smith maintained throughout his life that he translated the Book of Mormon from ancient golden plates by “the gift and power of God.” Exactly what kind of a translation the Book of Mormon is, however, and the precise method of its production has long been debated in both academic and polemical literature. One of the questions still debated is what terminology best describes a text like the Book of Mormon. Is the book best understood as a “translation,” or should it perhaps instead be called a “revelation” given the peculiar method of its production? This paper will discuss how early Latter-day Saints understood revelation and translation to be synonymous or nearly synonymous categories that fell under the broader umbrella of seership. It will situate the language used by early Saints to describe the Book of Mormon in its historical context in order to address the question posed in this abstract. It will also thereby correct those who erroneously claim that it is only a recent phenomenon among Latter-day Saints to sometimes refer to the Book of Mormon as a “revelation” rather than a “translation.”

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