Mormon Studies Conference

UVU's Religious Studies Program has been sponsoring its annual Mormon Studies conference since March, 2001. These conferences bring together scholars, practitioners, and other presenters to explore a variety of topics and themes in Mormon culture, theology, history, literature, etc. 

February 22-23, 2018

Heaven & Earth 
Mormonism and the Challenges of Science, Revelation, and Faith

The relationship between science and religion has been among the most fiercely debated issues since the Copernican revolution displaced traditional wisdom regarding the nature of the cosmos. Some have argued  for a strong division of labor while others have sought to harmonize spiritual and empirical truths. From its beginnings, Mormonism has wrestled with the implications of modern science and has produced a variety of  theological responses. This conference will explore the landscape of Mormon thought as it relates to the relationships between science, theology, scriptural narratives, and LDS authoritative discourse. It will also explore abiding questions of faith, reason, and doubt and the reactions against the intellectualizing forces that bear on the truth claims of Mormonism. 

Previous Conferences:

  • Multicultural Mormonism (March 30-31, 2017) - program
  • Mormonism and the Art of Boundary Maintenance (April 12-13, 2016) - program

  • Mormons & Catholics: From the Margins to the Mainstream (April 13, 2015) - program

  • Mormonism and the Asian Traditions: Buddhism (April 15, 2014) - program

  • The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism and Sacred Texts (April 4-5, 2013) - program

  • Mormonism and the Internet: Negotiating Religious Community and Identity in the Virtual World (March 29-30, 2012) - program

  • Mormonism and Islam (March 10-11, 2011) - program

  • Outmigration and the Mormon Quest for Education (November 5-6, 2009) - program

  • Mormonism in the Public Mind: Perspectives on an Emerging World Religion (April 2-3, 2009) - program

  • Restoration Christianity: Commonality and Divergence in Latter-day Saint Movements (April 1, 2008)

  • Mormonism and the Environment (April 4, 2007)

  • Mormonism and the Christian Tradition (March 30 - April 1, 2006)

  • Mormonism and Social Justice (March 2-4, 2005)

  • Mormon Theology Conference (co-sponsored with SMPT), (March 19-20, 2004)

  • Perspectives on Mormon Culture (March 19-20, 2004)

  • Passing the Portals: Mormon Literature in the 21st Century (co-sponsored with AML) (February 21-22, 2003)

  • Mormon Philosophy Conference (March 25, 2002)

  • Conference on the Study of Mormon Culture (March 21, 2001)