The rest of the videos of the presentations given at the October 2012 Conference “Mormonism and the Temple: Exploring an Ancient Religious Tradition” have been posted to the Academy for Temple Studies website, and on YouTube. This includes great presentations from John Hall, John L. Fowles, Le Grande Davies, and Laurence Hemming, covering subjects such as ancient Mediterranean temple ceremonies, temple archaeology, parallels in Mormon and Catholic worship, and insights into the temple, the Book of Revelation, and Joseph Smith.
The Academy for Temple Studies in co-sponsorship with USU Religious Studies Program have announced a conference centered on the figure of Enoch and the temple. The keynote speaker will be George W. E. Nickelsburg, who is a well-known expert on 1 Enoch. Others will also present on Enoch literature and temple themes. The conference will take place in two locations, in Logan on February 19, and in Provo on February 22, 2013.
The conference “Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition,” which took place on October 29, 2012 in Logan, Utah, was filmed, and some of the videos are now available for free in 1080p HD resolution on the Academy for Temple Studies YouTube channel, the Academy’s TempleStudies.org website, as well as embedded below here. The rest of the presenters’ videos are forthcoming. [Read more…]