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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

New Interim Religious Education Dean, Associate Dean, Publications Director

By R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center Welcome to three new leaders of the Religious Studies Center team! Effective July 1, professor of ancient scripture Daniel K Judd began service as the interim dean for ReligiousEducation and director of the Religious Studies Center. He most recentlyserved as associate dean in Religious Education and previously

A New Year with Inspiring New Publications

By R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center Happy new year! As LDS Church Gospel Doctrine teachers and students embark on a study of the Old Testament, we hope many will navigate their journey using our Gospel Doctrine supplemental reading. Readers may particularly enjoy our Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament and John

A Second Look at the RSC and Maxwell Institute Partnership

By R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center The RSC and Maxwell Institute editors forged a publishing partnership in September to consolidate the two production teams. Let’s look at what the combined team has accomplished so far. First, the RSC welcomed managing editor Don Brugger and senior editor Shirley Ricks, who, along

Review of Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Apologetics

By R. Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center Review of Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Apologetics Those who want to learn about the art and practice of defending the faith—known classically as apologetics—will enjoy reading Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Apologetics, a compilation of essays edited by Blair G. Van Dyke and Loyd Isao Ericson

New Production Partnership Forged between Maxwell Institute and BYU Religious Studies Center

Over the past decade, the Neal A. Maxwell Institute has invested considerable resources in producing high-quality scholarly and faith-promoting books, periodicals, and films. For over forty years, BYU’s Religious Studies Center (RSC) has also published excellent Latter-day Saint scholarship that both educates and inspires. In reviewing their respective roles at BYU, Maxwell Institute executive director Spencer Fluhman and the RSC’s publications director Thomas A.

An Epic Year at the RSC!

An Epic Year at the RSC By Devan Jensen Here is a brief video introduction to the Religious Studies Center (RSC). Established by Jeffrey R. Holland in 1975, the RSC is a vital research and publications arm of Religious Education. It exists to seek out, encourage, and publish faithful gospel scholarship through sponsoring symposia and seminars;

Authors: Try Our Recipe for Success

Established by Jeffrey R. Holland, then dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, the Religious Studies Center has a forty-year tradition of excellence in publishing high-quality, double-blind-peer-reviewed academic books written by experienced and talented authors. Authors are involved at each stage to ensure quality and satisfaction. In short, that is the RSC recipe for

Share Light and Truth with the World, Says President Eyring

By Devan Jensen Executive Editor at the Religious Studies Center Share light and truth with the world in order to prepare the way for the Lord’s return, invited President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, speaking to authors and artists at the annual Deseret Book Gala at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake

Writing LDS Church History with the Lens of Faith

Alexander L. Baugh Professor of Church History and Doctrine, BYU I was a late bloomer when it came to my pursuit of the study of history, and more particularly Mormon history. History was one of my least favorite classes in high school. It might have had something to do with my teachers, but nonetheless, I