Truman Madsen to Lecture at Claremont School of Theology
free presentation is open to the public
Truman G. Madsen will lecture at the Mudd Auditorium, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave. in Claremont on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Brother Madsen’s topic will be Mormonism and Philosophy.
This is the first in a lecture series inaugurated by Richard Bushman, who will be the first occupant of the Howard W. Hunter Chair in Mormon Studies at the Claremont School of Religion this fall.Born in Salt Lake City, Brother Madsen attended the University of Utah and the University of Southern California before earning a Ph.D. in philosophy at Harvard University. He is an emeritus professor of Philosophy at BYU and the past director of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies in Jerusalem. He has also held the Richard L. Evans Chair in Religious Studies at BYU.
Among his publications are Joseph Smith the Prophet and Four Essays on Love. He was also one of the principal editors of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Mormonism published by MacMillan.
In March, the Claremont lecture series will continue with a presentation by Richard E. Turley, Jr., managing director of the Family and Church History Department of the Church. He is also one of the authors of the forthcoming study of the Mountain Meadows Massacre to be published by Oxford University Press. Turley will discuss some of his conclusions concerning the massacre.