Lipscomb University’s Landiss Lecture Series welcomes author RoseAnn Benson on Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Stowe Hall, room 108 of the Swang Business Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the Department of English and Modern Languages, the Landiss Lecture Series, which was established by Morris Landiss in 1984, has brought programs from outstanding writers to the Lipscomb campus in an effort to stimulate intellectual growth for the Lipscomb and greater Nashville community for nearly three decades.
During the free community event, Benson will discuss her book Alexander Campbell and Joseph Smith: 19th-Century Restorationists, which explores the two restoration movements these men led, how their beliefs interacted with one another and their unique contributions to American religion and culture.
In their founding years, Churches of Christ and Mormons shared a commitment to restore the primitive church, but they approached that task in radically different ways. In this monumental study, Benson explores the ways in which Campbell—Leader of Churches of Christ—and Smith—leader of the Mormons—understood the task of restoration.
A former adjunct professor of ancient scripture and Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, Benson received a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, with minors in history and biology; a Master of Science in Exercise Science, with a minor in health science; a Master of Arts in Ancient near Eastern Studies, emphasizing religious education; as well as a K-12 teaching certificate from BYU. She later attended Southern Illinois University where she earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Community and School Health, emphasizing nutrition.
Want to learn more about the Landiss Lecture Series? Contact Kimberly Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.