Skip to main content
Intellect

BYU symposium Nov. 10 to examine life, contributions of Oliver Cowdery

Principal scribe for the translation of the Book of Mormon

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Oliver Cowdery’s birth, the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation and the Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center are co-sponsoring a symposium focused on his life and mission Friday, Nov. 10 from noon until 5 p.m.

The symposium, “Oliver Cowdery: Restoration Witness, Second Elder,” will take place in the BYU Conference Center and will host speakers such as Richard L. Bushman, Susan Easton Black, John W. Welch and others.

This free event will cover Cowdery’s activities, contributions and service during the early years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Cowdery served as principal scribe for the translation of the Book of Mormon, was present at the restoration of both priesthoods, and labored as the assistant president of the Church. Although he spent a decade out of the Church, he returned in 1848 and died in full fellowship in 1850.

For more information, contact Alexander L. Baugh at (801) 422-5164.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

Forum: Great temples of learning on temple hill

May 21, 2024
Just as temple worship fortifies us to accomplish spiritual tasks, the academic “temples” of BYU campus give us light and power to serve others through knowledge, taught BYU plant and wildlife sciences professor Rick Jellen in the Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Tuesday’s forum.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Q&A with President Reese on “dare to be different”

May 16, 2024
In this Q&A series with President Reese, he shares more about the seven initiatives he shared in his 2023 inaugural response and how they apply to BYU employees
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Notable achievements and scholarship wins highlight BYU awards season 2024

May 10, 2024
While it’s impossible to recognize every award-winning student, these highlights capture the considerable work and creative capabilities of our Cougars during the past academic year.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=