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Sermon on the Mount subject of 39th Annual Sperry Symposium Oct. 29-30

Daniel K Judd, former counselor in the Sunday School general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the keynote speaker at Brigham Young University’s 39th annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Scriptures, titled "The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture," Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30.

Admission is free, and no registration is required. For a complete schedule of events, visit

Judd, a professor of ancient scripture at BYU, will give his address, titled “'Resist Not Evil’: The Supreme Test of Christian Discipleship,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.

Following Judd’s presentation, lectures will continue in the JSB Auditorium and the Thomas L. Martin Building at 7:30 p.m., with five concurrent sessions held each hour until 9:30 p.m.

Hourly presentations will continue Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until noon, when John W. Welch, founder of FARMS and a professor at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, will give the closing address, “Echoes from the Sermon on the Mount.”

The Sperry Symposium is a yearly conference highlighting scriptural topics that focus on strengthening individuals’ testimonies and personal gospel knowledge. Contributors to the symposium include faculty from BYU and BYU-Hawaii and other Church scholars. This year’s symposium is designed to be an aid to the 2011 Gospel Doctrine curriculum for the Church.

For more information, contact Patty Smith at (801) 422-3611 or visit

Writer: Philip Volmar

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