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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

“I Highly Recommend . . . Working with This Excellent Team”

“I have published several books with the Religious Studies Center and have had a consistently good experience. Most recently it was a joy to work with Devan Jensen and his student crew of editors as they helped make what I hoped was already a good manuscript become even better. Brent Nordgren assisted with graphics and,

The RSC Enterprise

This year marks my fifteenth anniversary at the RSC, so I’ve been reflecting on our “enterprise,” our “crew,” and our “final frontier.” Like the original voyage of the USS Enterprise on Star Trek, these segments roughly break into five-year “missions.” (Cue theme music.) During these five-year missions, publications directors Richard Draper, Richard Holzapfel, Robert Millet, Richard

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

­Did Jesus Sweat Blood?

In a recent blog, I outlined the story of the earliest New Testament manuscripts. Because no original text (autograph) has survived the ravages of time, scholars are attempting to reconstruct the texts through examining more than 5,700 Greek manuscripts (not copies of the original autographs and not even copies of copies of the originals). I