I am very happy to announce the 5th biennial Faith & Knowledge Conference to be held at the University of Virginia February 27-29, 2015. The CFP may be found here:
The first F&K conference, held in 2007 at Yale Divinity School, was borne out of Richard Bushman’s desire to provide a venue for Latter-day Saint graduate students in religious studies (and related disciplines) to explore new ideas and discuss the challenge of studying religion critically as LDS believers. Richard invited Taylor Petrey, Ariel Bybee Laughton, and myself to join him in organizing a conference with these specific goals in mind.
Without question, the 2007 Faith & Knowledge conference has had a profound and positive impact on both my academic and spiritual life. I know many conference attendees from past conferences have similar feelings. Past F&K conference attendees, have formed lasting and meaningful friendships with like-minded scholars and, speaking personally, it has been gratifying to see so many conference attendees go on to make significant contributions not just to Mormon Studies, but to the wider academy as well.