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    • Karen Torjesen introduces the Sacred Texts Conference

    • Introduction of speakers; Claremont Graduate University; Sacred books; Insiders; Outsiders; Inclusivity; Exclusivity
    • Karen Torjesen, Dean and Margo L. Goldsmith Professor of Women's Studies at the Claremont Graduate University School of Religion opens the conference. The first annual conference of religions in conversation is an exploration of passages addressing...
    • Final comments and reflections

    • Discussion; Zoroastrianism; Dialogue--Religious aspects; Mormonism; Religion--Study and teaching
    • Leah Schulte, co-chair of the Sacred Texts Conference, provides final reflections on the conference and then asks for others to provide their own reflections. Linda Fox, a community member and teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District,...
    • Hamid Mavani speaks on the Qur'an

    • Lectures and lecturing; Koran; Islam; Koranic scholars; Islam and justice; Islam--Study and teaching
    • Hamid Mavani, Assistant Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, introduces the Qur'an aas the timeless and inerrant word, revealed to the prophet Muhammed, that was intimately connected to the society of 7th century Arabia. Mavani...
    • Marvin Sweeney speaks on the Hebrew Bible

    • Lectures and lecturing; Holocaust Remembrance Day; Judaism; Jonah (Biblical prophet); Bible. O.T.; Theodicy;
    • Marvin Sweeney is Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University and the Claremont School of Theology. In this lecture, he discusses the book of Jonah in the Hebrew Bible and the meaning of the story for Jews, Christians and Muslims with...
    • Jennifer Rose speaks on the Gathas of Zarathushtra

    • Lectures and lecturing; Zoroastrianism; Avesta; Zoroaster; Iran; Religious poetry; Zoroastrianism--Sacred books; Darius I, King of Persia, 548-485 B.C.; Ethics; Religious tolerance
    • Jennifer Rose, who teaches courses on Zoroastrianism at Claremont Graduate University, introduces herself not as Zoroastrian by birth or adherence, but explains that her grandmother was a Parsi, an Indian Zoroastrian, and it was that relationship...
    • Richard Bushman speaks on the Book of Mormon

    • Lectures and lecturing; Book of Mormon; Mormonism; Bible; Jerusalem; Inclusivity
    • Richard Bushman is Gouverneur Morris Professor of History, Emeritus, at Columbia University. He suggests the Book of Mormon should be considered an "apocryphal Bible" and an extension of the Bible. He describes the Book of Mormon as canonically...
    • Conclusion and panel speakers' final remarks

    • Lectures and lecturing; Book of Mormon; Bible. N.T.; Zoroastrianism; Hinduism; Religion--Study and teaching; Sacred books; Insiders; Outsiders
    • Karen Torjesen invites the conference panelists to speak about their experiences in the conference discussion groups. Hamid Mavani talks about the academic study of religion by both practitioners and non-practitioners and the insights both bring to...
    • Althea Spencer Miller speaks on the New Testament

    • Lectures and lecturing; Bible. N.T.; Christianity; Judaism; Inclusivity; Exclusivity
    • Althea Spencer Miller is Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Scripps College. In this lecture, she offers an introduction to the New Testament, which she prefers to refer to as "Christian Scriptures" to be respectful to the Jewish tradition....
    • Deepak Shimkhada speaks on Indic scriptures

    • Lectures and lecturing; Vedas. Rgveda; Brahmans; Hinduism; Hinduism--Sacred books; Rama (Hindu deity); Insiders; Outsiders
    • Deepak Shimkhada is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College. In this lecture, he discusses two aspects of texts with respect to Hinduism: the use of the term "sacred" and the problem of religious insiders and...

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