Mormon Studies at Utah Valley University is an interdisciplinary program designed to support academic engagement with a rich, dynamic, and increasingly influential religious tradition. Courses, conferences, lectures, and other events seek to cultivate an atmosphere of inclusiveness and productive dialogue on a range of issues. Our aim is to create opportunities for deeper understanding and cultural literacy in one of the natural educational resources of our region.
Anthropology of Mormonism
Department of Behavioral Science
Mormon Cultural Studies
Department of Communication
Department of English and Literature
Mormon Theology and the Christian Tradition
Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Mormon Studies Conferenceclick here for more information
Eugene England Lecture Seriesclick here for more information
Thirteenth Annual Mormon Studies Conference
The Expanded Canon
Perspectives on Mormonism & Sacred Texts
This conference explored the wealth of new scholarship on the sacred texts of Mormonism. The growth of Mormon Studies has initiated a variety of publications that explore the LDS canon in historical and comparative contexts. Examples include Grant Hardy, Understanding the Book of Mormon (Oxford University Press, 2010), David Holland, Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America (Oxford University Press, 2011), Terryl Givens, By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture than Launched a New American Religion (Oxford University Press, 2003), Royal Skousen, The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text (Yale University Press, 2009)
New York Times Lecture and Panel
Perspectives on the Mormon Moment
Twelfth Annual Mormon Studies Conference
"Mormons and the Internet" click here for more information
2012 Eugene England Memorial Lecture
"'Blessed Are All the Peacemakers': Toward a Mormon Theology and Ethic of Peace"
Eleventh Annual Mormon Studies Conference
"Mormonism and Islam"click here for more information
Tenth Annual Eugene England Lecture
"To Mend a Fractured Reality: Joseph Smith's Project"
Ninth Annual Eugene England Lecture
"The Story Lives Here: Faith, History, and Instructional Mormon Media"
Annual Meeting of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology
The Mormon Women's Literary Tour
Panel Discussion: Helen Whitney's "The Mormons" - Perspectives and Analysis on Religion and Film
Tenth Annual Mormon Studies Conference
"Outmigration and the Mormon Quest for Education"
"Perspectives on a Massacre: A Panel Discussion of Mountain Meadows"
Ninth Annual Mormon Studies Conference
"Mormonism in the Public Mind"
Eighth Annual Eugene England Lecture
"The Prehistory of the Soul"