Friday, March 04, 2011

Quoted in an article about a conference held on the subject of chiasmus

The following quote is taken from an article reporting on a conference held at the American Heritage School in American Fork, Utah on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. The conference was titled, Discoveries in Chiamus: A Pattern in All Things.* I was one of the presenters.

Here's how I was quoted:
Scott Vanatter said chiasmus follows a set thematic pattern called "Davidic Chiasmus and Parallelisms" after King David who was a symbol of Christ. Vanatter overlaid this particular pattern on a wide range of literature from the Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" to Mormon sacramental prayers, the King Follett Discourse of Joseph Smith and the LDS Church's "The Family: A Proclamation to the World."

"Chiasmus speaks to the reader," Vanatter said, " … whether they have awareness of these patterns or not."
(See the Deseret News here,; or see the Mormon Times here,

*For the website on the conference, Discoveries in Chiasmus: A Pattern in All Things, click here, For my website on Davidic Chiasmus and Parallelisms click here,