Symposium Participants

“Symposium Participants,” in Deity & Death, ed. Spencer J. Palmer (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1978), 149–50.

W. Ananda, International Buddhist Center (Colombo, Sri Lanka), “Buddhist Ceremonies in Sri Lanka.”

R. Lanier Britsch, Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah), Panel Chairman, “Ways of Worship.”

C. Paul Dredge, Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts), “What’s in a Funeral? Korean, American-Mormon, and Jewish Rites Compared.”

Sami A. Hanna, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah), “Death and Dying in the Middle East.”

Jeffrey R. Holland, Church Commissioner of Education, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City, Utah), luncheon address, “Of Countries and of Kingdoms.”

Paul V. Hyer, Brigham Young University, Discussant.

Sechin Jagchid, Brigham Young University, Discussant.

Edward T. Jones, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota), “A Comparative Examination of Ascension Motifs in World Religions.”

Gerald E. Jones, Institute of Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Berkeley, California), “Reverence for Life in Religion: Eastern and Western Views.”

Seiji Katanuma, Hokkaido National Educational University, Iwamawa Campus (Hokkaido, Japan), “Why Are There So Many Gods in Japan?”

Truman G. Madsen, Brigham Young University, “Distinctions in the Mormon Approach to Death and Dying.”

Merlin G. Myers, Brigham Young University, Panel Chairman, “Death and Dying.”

Hugh Nibley, Brigham Young University, Discussant.

Spencer J. Palmer, Brigham Young University, Symposium Chairman, “Confucius on a Tatami: Japanese Adaptations of a Chinese Cult.”

Laurence G. Thompson, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California), “Objectifying Divine Power: Some Chinese Modes.”

Douglas F. Tobler, Brigham Young University, Panel Chairman, “Deity and the Divine.”

C. Terry Warner, Brigham Young University, Discussant.

Masakazu Watabe, University of Southern California, Discussant.

Gary S. Williams, Brigham Young University, “Taoist Rituals in Taiwan.”

Local Arrangements:

Estelle Farmer

Robert Norton

John Stephenson

Wendell Wheeler

Elizabeth Wilkinson