Joseph Smith and the Prophetic Tradition

A Comparative Inquiry


Claremont Graduate University

20-21 October 2005


Thursday, October 20

Seely G. Mudd Theatre

Claremont School of Theology

1325 N. College Ave, Claremont



Opening Address:

7:30 pm

“The Making of a Prophet”

Richard Bushman, Columbia University




Friday, October 21*

Edwards Humanities Building

Scripps College

981 N. Amherst Ave, Claremont



Morning Session 

Karen Jo Torjesen, Moderator

9:00 am - noon

“The Making of a Prophet:

Revelation and Scripture”



Welcome and Introduction

9:00 am

Karen Jo Torjesen

Claremont Graduate University






Richard Bushman

Columbia University

(Joseph Smith)

10 min



Carl Ernst

University of North Carolina


30 min



Rennie Schoepflin

La Sierra University

(Ellen G. White)

30 min




10:35 am




11:00 am



Slide Presentation:

“Seeing Joseph Smith:

12-12:30 pm

Visual Images of the Prophet”

Robert Rees

Institute of HeartMath





12:30-2:00 pm



Afternoon Session 

Ann Taves, Moderator

2:00 – 5:30 pm

“Prophecy, Canonization and

Institutional Authority”




2:00 pm

Jan Shipps

Indiana University-Purdue University




Grant Wacker

Duke University Divinity School




David Carpenter

St. Joseph’s University





3:45 pm




4:00 pm




5:15 pm

“The Prophetic Voice”

Robert Millet

Brigham Young University

* Please park on Foothill Blvd, between Dartmouth and Mills, and follow signs to the conference

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