Eugene England Lecture Series

In honor of our beloved colleague, the Eugene England Memorial Lecture Series was created to invite prominent scholars in Mormon Studies to deliver annual lectures on issues of contemporary relevance in Latter-day Saint culture, history, and thought.

Eugene England Memorial Lecture

Mormonism, Evolution, and Science 
A Cosmos of Unfolding Beauty and Novelty

Steven L. Peck
Associate Professor of Biology

Brigham Young University
February 22nd, 2018

Previous Lectures

  • Robert L. Millet, "Mormonism and Interreligious Dialogue: Prophetic Charge, Challenges, and Rewards" (2016)

  • Robert Rees, "Reimagining Restoration: Why Liberalism is the Ultimate Flowering of Mormonism" (2015)

  • Margaret Blair Young & Darius Gray, "Black and White, Young and Gray: A Dialogical Exploration of Race in Mormonism" (2014)

  • Margaret Toscano, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Utah, (2013)

  • Patrick Mason, Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies, Claremont Graduate University, (2012)

  • Philip Barlow, Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University, (2011)

  • Colleen McDannell, Sterling M. McMurrin Chair of Religious Studies, University of Utah, (2010)

  • Terryl L. Givens, Bostwick Professor of English, University of Richmond, (2009)

  • Douglas Thayer, Department of English, Brigham Young University, (2008)

  • Claudia L. Bushman, School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, (2007)

  • David L. Paulsen, Professor of Philosophy, Brigham Young University, (2006)

  • D. Michael Quinn, Independent Scholar, Beinecke Senior Fellow, Yale University (2002-3), (2005)

  • Richard N. Holzapfel, Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, (2004)

  • Elder Marion D. Hanks, General Authority Emeritus, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (2002)

  • Laurel Thatcher-Ulrich, University Professor of History, Harvard University, (2001)

  • Terryl L. Givens, James A. Bostwick Chair of English, University of Richmond, (2001)

  • Jan Shipps, Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, (2001)

  • Janet Bennion, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Lyndon State College (Vermont), (2001)

  • Armand L. Mauss, Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Washington State University, (2000)

  • Michael Austin, Associate Professor of English, Shepherd University (West Virginia), (2000)