Church History and the World | The Word of Wisdom
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About the Event
Join The John A. Widtsoe Foundation in an interactive virtual conversation and Q&A series discussing key components of Church History. This series is hosted by Richard E. Turley Jr., Widtsoe Foundation Board Member and former Managing Director of the Church History Department, and is joined by esteemed historians and other experts to discuss insights into each topic, and their impact on members of the Church across the globe. The topics coincide with the Come Follow Me curriculum, and our hope is that these conversations enhance your Come Follow Me study and help Church members around the world understand how Church history connects with them, and how it connects them together more deeply.
In this month’s conversation, we're pleased to be joined by Kate Holbrook and Samuel Brown. Kate is the Managing Director of Women’s History in the Church History Department, and is a leading voice in Latter-day Saint foodways and women’s history. Kate is married to Samuel Brown, who is a Harvard-trained academic, scientist ICU doctor and author. The trio will be discussing the Word of Wisdom and how members of the Church have related with the revelation from its beginnings to the 21st Century. This conversation will follow the same format as our previous events (see our YouTube Channel), beginning with a robust discussion between our guests, and then opening the floor for audience questions and comments. We encourage attendees to respectfully participate in the discussion chat, submit questions, and enjoy a dynamic conversation about the history of the Word of Wisdom.
Special thanks to our event co-sponsors, BYU's Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.