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BYUTV to broadcast 'Worlds of Joseph Smith' conference in July

Brigham Young University Television will broadcast sessions of "The Worlds of Joseph Smith" Conference every Friday at 9 p.m. July 1-29.

BYU Television is available on the Dish Network, channel 9403; DirecTV, channel 374; Comcast Cable in northern Utah, channel 21; via Internet streaming at; as well as on over 100 cable systems throughout the United States.

This academic symposium, co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and BYU, examined the religious, social and theological contributions of Joseph Smith Jr., the first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in recognition of the bicentennial of his birth.

Religion experts from Baylor, BYU, Columbia, Pepperdine and other major universities made presentations and participated in the symposium, which featured Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ.

The presentation schedules for the broadcast are as follows:

Friday, July 1, 9 p.m.

Richard L. Bushman, "Joseph Smith in His Own Time"

Responses by Robert V. Remini, Richard T. Hughes, and Grant Underwood

Friday, July 8, 9 p.m.

Terry L. Givens, "Joseph Smith and the Recovery of Past Worlds"

Responses by Margaret Barker, John E. Clark, and John W. Welch

Friday, July 15, 9 p.m.

David A. Paulsen, "Joseph Smith Challenges the Theological World"

Responses by Richard J. Mouw, Randall H. Balmer, and Robert L. Millet

Friday, July 22, 9 p.m.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, "Joseph Smith in a Personal World"

Friday, July 29, 9 p.m.

Douglas J. Davies, "Joseph Smith and the Making of a Global Religion"

Responses by Gerald R. McDermott, Jan Shipps, and Roger R. Keller

For more information, contact Jim Bell at (801) 422-8427.

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