LDS Scholar to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – A prominent scholar of the history of the LDS Church will speak at Weber State University on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

The Weber State University Alumni Association and the Weber Historical Society will host Philip Barlow, Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University, as part of the organizations' spring lecture series. Barlow will present "Joseph Smith, the Bible, and the Modern Mormon Mind."

Barlow, who earned a bachelor's degree from Weber State and a doctorate from Harvard University, teaches courses in religious studies and LDS and American culture at USU. He is the author of "Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion" and "The New Historical Atlas of Religion in America." From 2005 to 2006, Barlow was the president of the Mormon History Association.

The lecture is free to the public with parking available to the west of the Lindquist Alumni Center. For more information, call 801-626-6706.

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