Robert A. Rees has been appointed director of Mormon studies at the Graduate Theological Union. Dr. Rees has taught at UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley, and was a Fulbright Professor of American Studies at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania.
Submitted by communications on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:16am
At an upcoming symposium, Sunstone West, sponsored by the Mormon publication Sunstone Magazine, the first plenary session will be dedicated to the topic of Mormon Studies at the GTU and the Academy. Included among the plenary speakers are GTU Dean and Professor of Christian Sprituality Arthur Holder, doctoral student Michael Reed, and alumna Sheila Taylor (Ph.D. '11) with Adjunct Professor Robert Rees moderating. Rees and Taylor are featured speakers throughout the symposium.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 9:49am
Friday, March 15, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, March 17, 2013 (All day)
Sunstone West is a symposium sponsored by Sunstone Magazine, a publication dedicated to Mormon experience, scholarship, issues, and art.
All sessions will be held at Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley. One session will be dedicated to Mormon Studies at the GTU and the Academy. Arthur Holder (GTU), doctoral student Michael Reed, and Sheila Taylor (GTU Ph.D. '11) are plenary speakers with Robert Rees (GTU) moderating. Taylor and Rees are featured speakers throughout the symposium.
We will explore the Christian, Mormon, Muslim and Jewish perspectives on the upcoming election and the role of religion in American politics, with attention to recent discussions around the separation of Church and State, on religious freedom and its role in public policy, and U.S. foreign policy.