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Daris Howard

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Background

A.A, Ricks College; B.S., Brigham Young University, M.S., Utah State University; Currently working on Ed.D from ACE; Faculty, Mathematics, BYU-Idaho

Classes Taught

  • Scholarly Research Insights Into the Lives of the People of the Book of Mormon: Jaredites (Part 1)
    • Thu 10:20 AM
  • Both Mormon and Moroni felt a great need to include the story of the ancient civilization of the Jaredites. Not only are there great things to learn from the book of Ether itself, but there are fascinating scientific studies that give much insight into these people and what we can learn from them.

  • Scholarly Research Insights Into the Lives of the People of the Book of Mormon: Lehi (Part 2)
    • Fri 10:20 AM
  • What was life like for the people of the Book of Mormon? Why did Lehi write in a form of Egyptian instead of Hebrew? What can we learn from the culture of the Jaredites, Lamanites, Nephites, and Mulekites came from about their lives that will give us more understanding about them? Work gleaned from historians and archaeologists such as Thor Heyerdahl, Hugh Nibley, and Josephus can give a lot of insight and understanding of these people.

  • Scholarly Research Insights Into the Lives of the People of the Book of Mormon: Mulekites and Others (Part 3)
    • Sat 10:20 AM
  • One of the least mentioned groups in the Book of Mormon is the Mulekites. Mormon only mentions them briefly in a few verses. But is there a deeper underpinning of their influence? By looking at ancient alliances, societal class structure, wars, and other Book of Mormon evidences, along with what is known from scholarly research from such things as archaeology and oceanography, we can see that the Mulekites and others had a huge impact on what was occurring in the Book of Mormon.

  • Insights into the Spirit World: What Will It Be Like When We Die?
    • Thu 1:00 PM
  • The thought of death can be scary. The Prophet Joseph Smith said that we should all study about the spirit world. This presentation shares what the scriptures and church leaders have said, including how close to us are, our loved ones. We will consider the importance of death in our eternal progression. What those who have gone there and come back have to say based on the framework of gospel doctrine.