The Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies at BYU has announced that they are sponsoring a conference next month devoted to Third Nephi. The conference is entitled “Third Nephi: New Perspectives on an Incomparable Scripture.” It will be held in the Wilkinson Center at BYU on September 26th and 27th, and will be open to the public. There will be presentations on the following topics:
- New Insights Into the Temple Setting of the Sermon on the Mount in Reference to the Sermon at the Temple – John Welch
- Preparing the Way of the Lord’s Coming
- Experiencing the Lord
- The Lord’s Prayers
- The Lord’s Prophecies
- Theological Implications
- The Written Record
- What we have learned about Third Nephi and the Savior’s post-resurrection ministry in the new world – Panel Discussion
Some of the scholars that will be participating are John Welch, S. Kent Brown, Grant Hardy, Robert L. Millet, Richard Dilworth Rust, Daniel Belnap, Dana Pike, Kristine Fredrickson, Patrick R. Steffen, Daniel McKinlay, and Jane Allis-Pike. This looks like it will be really good. I’m planning on going on Friday, September 26th, and I’ll see if I can liveblog it here, like I did for the FAIR Conference. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend on Saturday.
See more information on the conference here.