The life of Brigham Young will be discussed during a symposium sponsored by the LDS Church Educational System.
The symposium will be Saturday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. in the Logan Utah State University Third Stake Center. For more information or to register, please call 1-800-345-6216. Tickets are $7 per person with an optional $5 lunch."This symposium is a supplement to the course study in adult classes of the LDS Church during 1998," said Frank Santiago, director of CES Continuing Education programs in northern Utah.
Susan Easton Black, associate dean of General Education and Honors at Brigham Young University, will speak on "Brigham Young and the Pioneer Era." The subject is an account of the events following the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, including the establishment of a refuge in the desert.
Calvin Stephens of the Ogden Institute of Religion will also speak. He will give an overview of the revelations received by Brigham Young and their impact on the LDS Church and its early growth. The title is "The Revelatory Experience of Brigham Young."
Other speakers include Ronald Esplin of the Smith Institute for Church History at BYU and Jeffrey Marsh of the South City Institute of Religion.
The symposium will conclude with actor James Arrington, a Logan native. Arrington has captured the personality of Brigham Young in his popular one-man show, "Here's Brother Brigham."
Using historical facts, records, letters and speeches, Arrington has created a three-dimensional profile of Brigham Young. The title of his lecture is "Portrait of a Prophet."