Cruise Lady: Latter-day Adventures is pleased to announce a new Learn Our Religion lecture series in anticipation of The Interpreter Foundation Ultimate Egypt Tour.
All lectures are held at the Jordan Event Center which is located at 9112 South Redwood Road in West Jordan (right behind the Cruise Lady office) and begin at 7pm.
Prices for Learn Our Religion lectures are normally $5 per person per lecture. However, for this very special series, admission is free! But space is limited so reservations are appreciated. Call 801-453-9444.
The schedule is as follows:
March 18 (Wednesday) Stephen Smoot: An Ancient Egyptian Setting for the Book of Abraham
Since at least the 1960s, Latter-day Saint scholars have scrutinized the text of the Book of Abraham to see what clues might exist that situate it in a plausible ancient setting. With on-going progress in the fields of Egyptology and Near Eastern archaeology, these efforts have uncovered numerous points of convergence between the Book of Abraham and the ancient world. The various lines of current evidence do not “prove” the Book of Abraham is true, but they do help us situate the text in a plausible ancient environment, inform how we read the text, and positively impact our evaluation of Joseph Smith’s claims to prophetic inspiration.
April 15 (Wednesday) John Gee: The Gospel and the Egyptians
When Egypt became Christian, it used the Egyptian language to express that Christian identity. It recognized that certain aspects of Egyptian religion fit comfortably with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and other aspects did not fit so well. The vocabulary for aspects that fit well with the Christianity, it simply borrowed, often from the Egyptian temple vocabulary. This borrowed vocabulary illustrates what aspects of the Egyptian religion were compatible with Christianity. Come learn about what parts of the Egyptian temple early Christians found compatible with their own religion.
April 29 (Wednesday) Jeff Bradshaw: Can modern scholarship tell us anything about the plagues and the Exodus?
May 20 (Wednesday) Kerry Muhlestein: Ancient Egypt’s Temples, and Parallels
Egypt built temples for thousands of years. The largest religious buildings ever built were temples in Egypt, and the largest room in any religious structure is the hypostyle hall in the Karnak Temple. Additionally, no one mastered and used symbolism like the Egyptians. Come explore the purpose of Egyptian temples, and see how it can deepen your understanding of religious symbols in modern day usage as well.
August 6 (Thursday) Jeff Bradshaw: What might we learn from Egyptian sources about the Exodus and the Tabernacle?
Daniel Peterson: Time and Topic TBA
Steve Densley: Time and Topic TBA
And don’t forget:
The Ultimate Egypt Interpreter Foundation Tour
The Interpreter Foundation and Cruise Lady: Latter-day Adventures are pleased to present this ULTIMATE EGYPT tour! It includes Old Cairo and the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel as well all of the highlights of Egypt covered on the Exotic Egypt tour: Giza, Luxor, Philae, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and more! We not only have top Egyptian guide, Hany Taweek, but we have the added benefit of touring with BYU Egyptologist JOHN GEE and Interpreter Foundation President and BYU professor of Islamic Studies DANIEL PETERSON. This opportunity to travel with John, Dan and Hany to these UNFORGETTABLE sites only comes once in a lifetime!
Ultimate Egypt – Interpreter Foundation Tour with John Gee, Ph.D, Hany Tawfik and Daniel Peterson, Ph.D, NOV 20, 2020 – NOV 30, 2020
To see Daniel Peterson talking about his experiences in Egypt, click here: Daniel Peterson
You can see a personal video invitation to visit Egypt from Hany Tawkeek here: Hany Tawfeek
For a testimonial from a couple who recently visited Egypt, click HERE.