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BYU SYMPOSIUM ON `HISTORICITY’ AND SCRIPTURES

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Brigham Young University's Religious Studies Center is sponsoring a symposium on "Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures" Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at 2254 Harmon Conference Center.

The symposium is free and the public is welcome.Elder Alexander B. Morrison of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be keynote speaker. He will speak on "The LDS Idea of Scriptural Canon" at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Selected scholars will examine why the historical reality of sacred events matter and why arguments against them fall short.

"Over the past 100 years or so, many scholars of the world have increasingly rejected the idea that the scriptures need to be historical," said Paul Hoskisson, BYU professor of ancient scripture. "The presentations will center around the question of what difference it makes if the scriptures are historical."

For more information or to obtain a schedule, contact Religious Education at 378-2735.