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BYU Willes Center to present Symbolism in Scriptures Symposium Sept. 17

Brigham Young University’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute will host its second biennial Symbolism in the Scriptures Symposium Friday, Sept. 17, at the Wilkinson Student Center and Tanner Building. The conference, sponsored by the institute’s Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies, will feature 30-minute lectures beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For a schedule of lecture times and additional information, visit maxwellinstitute.byu.edu.

“Symbols can be understood at different levels,” said Paul Hoskisson, director of the Willes Center. “We hope that attendees will learn how to apply them to their current understanding and to their lives.”

Presenters will include Alan Goff, Dan Belnap, Steven L. Olsen, Taylor Halverson, Jane Allis-Pike, Richard Dilworth Rust, Miranda Wilcox, David Calabro, Gordon C. Thomasson, John Thompson, Noel Reynolds and John Welch.

Established in April 2007, the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies promotes a concentrated study of the Book of Mormon both as an ancient text and as an important publication in the modern world. The center launched the Symbolism in the Scriptures Symposium in 2008 to teach individuals how to understand and apply sacred symbols.

For more information, visit maxwellinstitute.byu.edu or contact Elin Roberts at (801) 422-7154.

 

Writer: Philip Volmar

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