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BYU Religious Studies Center Products for 2019

We hope you will enjoy the outstanding products copublished by the BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book in 2019! More titles to be announced soon! Thomas A. Wayment, The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints, Study Edition (Available now in hardcover!) This new translation renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive

BYU Religious Studies Center: 2018 in Review

By R. Devan Jensen The BYU Religious Studies Center teamed up Deseret Book and the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship to produce outstanding work in 2018! BYU Religious Studies Center Publications Reid L. Neilson and Wayne D. Crosby, Lengthening Our Stride: Globalization of the Church Donald G. Godfrey, In Their Footsteps: Mormon Pioneers

No One Knows My Editing

Death mask of Joseph Smith plaster mask, Ariah C. Brower and George Cannon, 1844. (Courtesy of Church History Museum, Salt Lake City. Photograph by Alex D. Smith.) R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center “No man knows my history,” Joseph Smith Jr. said, later adding, “I don’t blame any one for not

Beyond Dogmatism

By R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center Religion is sometimes attacked as a source of ignorance and conflict. While all humans are subject to confirmation bias, perhaps the real danger is dogmatism, or the tendency to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others,

The Expanded Canon

By R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center Review of Blair G. Van Dyke, Brian D. Birch, and Boyd J. Petersen, eds. The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism & Sacred Texts. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2018. 258 pp. $25.95. In The Expanded Canon, the first volume of the new UVU Comparative

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