Sharon J. Harris and Rosalynde Welch

The Howard W. Hunter Foundation and Claremont Mormon Studies Council are pleased to host a conversation with Sharon J. Harris and Rosalynde Welch, who discuss their recent theological books related to the Book of Mormon. They share their experience of writing their books and the insights to the Book of Mormon they gained from the process, and answer questions from the group in an intimate setting.

Sharon J. Harris is Assistant Professor of English at Brigham Young University. She studies the intersections of literature and music in the early modern period and holds degrees in music, humanities, and literature from BYU, University of Chicago, and Fordham University. Her research in literary studies has been published in various journals and funded by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Yale Beinecke Library, and UCLA Clark Library. She is the author of Enos, Jarom, Omni: A Brief Theological Introduction and lives in Provo, Utah with her husband and son.

Rosalynde Welch, is an independent scholar working in Mormon literature, scripture and theology. She holds a PhD in early modern English literature from the University of California at San Diego. She is the author of Ether: A Brief Theological Introduction (2020). Her work has also appeared in BYU Studies, Dialogue, Element, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Mormon Studies Review, and other journals and edited volumes. She lives in St Louis, Missouri, with her husband and four children.