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BOOK OF MORMON SYMPOSIUM SET FOR FEB. 11, 12

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The ninth annual Book of Mormon Symposium, sponsored by the Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, will be Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12.

"From Zion to Destruction" is this year's theme, and lectures will cover 4 Nephi through Moroni in the Book of Mormon.Friday sessions will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., while Saturday sessions will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"Many important doctrinal and social issues will be addressed in the papers presented," said Monte S. Nyman, professor of ancient scripture at BYU and director of the symposium. "This will be the final symposium in this Book of Mormon series and will cover the downfall of the Nephite nation and the record of the Jaredites, the book of Ether."

Papers will be presented by faculty from religious education as well as from the BYU departments of English, organizational behavior, humanities, continuing education and music.

Presentations will also be given by Ricks College faculty as well as by Church Educational System personnel from Utah, Illinois, California, Wyoming, Oregon and the Church Office Building and the Museum of Church History and Art, Nyman said.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Seating for the lectures is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call Conferences and Workshops at 378-4853 or the Religious Studies Center at 378-2706.

The Book of Mormon symposiums originated nine years ago as a result of LDS Church President Ezra Taft Benson's charge to more faithfully read and understand the contents of the Book of Mormon.