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RSC Books in Early 2017

Copublished by the RSC and Deseret Book in Early 2017 Mormons in the Piazza: History of the Latter-day Saints in Italy By James A. Toronto, Eric R Dursteler and Michael W. Homer From the day Lorenzo Snow stepped out of a carriage onto Italian soil in 1850 to the day that Thomas S. Monson turned a shovel of Italian soil

In the Shadow of Saint Peter’s

I am finishing co-directing the BYU summer study abroad program in Rome this weekend before moving on to Athens for the final week and half of the summer term. It has been a hot and humid month as Dr. Gary Hatch and I have tried to keep a day ahead of the forty students who

Remembering and Celebrating our Global History

Guest blog by Reid L. Neilson, assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU. Pioneer Day typically invokes images of handcarts and wagons on the westward trail to Utah. Such a myopic view of our Church’s history, however, obscures the pioneering efforts of Latter-day Saints around the world. Thankfully, historian Andrew Jenson did all

An Ancient World Rediscovered

The BYU Religious Studies Center promotes research and publication through grants and publication venues. One aspect of the RSC’s mission is to help reconstruct the world of the scriptures and the Restoration to provide helpful context. Currently, I am codirecting a BYU Study Abroad program in Rome and Athens for the summer with Gary Hatch,

“So We Went toward Rome”

Luke prepared a two-part work known as the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts nearly two thousand years ago, but the stories are as still as fresh and exciting as any modern story. He may be at his best in the last two chapters of Acts, which contain one of the finest first-century