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Calgary Mormon Symposia
Sat, May 13, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT
Come join us for a discussion entitled "Mormon and Modern?: James E. Talmage and the Future of LDS Scholarship" with guest speaker Spencer Fluhman.
His academic research in early anti-Mormonism allows him to bring important and unique insights to interfaith dialogue as well as much needed context to contemporary issues that can be challenging to today’s church members. Fluhman is executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, where he teaches American religious history and LDS history. He graduated summa cum laude from BYU and received masters and doctoral degrees in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Journal of Religion and Society, Journal of Mormon History, BYU Studies Quarterly, and Mormon Historical Studies. He is currently editor of the Mormon Studies Review, a publication of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU. His book, “A Peculiar People: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America”, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2012 and won the Mormon History Association’s “Best First Book Award” in 2013. He is currently at work on a biography of Elder James E. Talmage.