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A New Year with Inspiring New Publications

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 Gee’s Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Our books will include

A Second Look at the RSC and Maxwell Institute Partnership

A Second Look at the RSC and Maxwell Institute Partnership Devan Jensen Devan Jensen is 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

Review of Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Apologetics

Review of Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Apologetics By Devan Jensen Executive Editor, Religious Studies Center 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 (Salt Lake City:

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

New RSC App Available for Apple Devices

Brent R. Nordgren Production Supervisor, Religious Studies Center The RSC app is now available for free through the Apple app store. To include the app on your Apple device, simply go to the Apple app store and search for “BYU RSC.” If you like it, please give it a positive rating so others will benefit

The Harbinger of Salvation

Peace is what it’s all about in the gospel sense. Although most members of the Church know what peace is, I believe peace has not yet been given its day in court; maybe we have not fully appreciated as a people what a remarkable “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22) and what a transcendent manifestation