The SLMSSA is pleased to host Jonathan Stapley on April 8, 2010. His lecture is entitled, “All These Years an Orphan”: Ritual Adoption in Mormon Theology and Practice.
In this new study of ritual adoption the author evaluates its emergence in post-martyrdom Nauvoo and traces it through the inter-temple period, its return with the St. George Temple, and its revelatory end. Focusing on both ritual practice and the ideas of ritual participants, this paper offers a revised perspective of its early practice and an expanded context for its later implementation in Utah.
Time and Location
The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm in the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building on the University of Utah Campus, room 101. The event is free and open to the public.
At 5:15 pm at Hector’s Miramar [Mexican food] we will have dinner with Jonathan, and we’d love for those who can to come on down and join us. The address is 342 West 1300 South in Salt Lake City. Going west on 1300 S. toward I-15, it’s on the north side of the street just before you hit the freeway. Here is a google map just in case.
From dinner, go east on 1300 South until Foothill Drive. Turn left and follow Foothill Drive until Mario Capecchi Drive. Turn right and follow the map given below. Map.
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Map and Directions: There is a bit of construction in the area, so I’m putting up this map to show where to go to get to the building and parking area [click on the image to get the full size]:
So, follow the arrows, that’s 500 S. (starts out as 400 S. and turns into 500 S.), go until Mario Capecchi Drive and turn left. Follow Mario Capecchi until you come to the Legacy Bridge. As you pass under it, get into the left lane cuz you will be turning left almost immediately after at the stoplight. This is Wasatch Drive. Turn left at Wasatch Drive. Turn left at the third turn into a parking area. There is a sign at the entrance. Here is a picture:
Go straight, it will twist around and you’ll come to another sign just like this one pictured. As you can see on the map, you’ll have to turn a bit into the red parking area. The Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building is circled on the above map. Parking is free after 6 pm and there should be plenty of it by then. Please use this parking area as it is free and we cannot validate parking in the pay visitor lot.