Volume 10:2 (Winter 1970)

Five articles from this issue delve into the problems and progress of the Church in Asia. R. Lanier Britsch recounts the experiences of the first four missionaries called to China in 1852, and Robert J. Morris thoughtfully relates the complexities … Continued

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Volume 10:3 (Spring 1970)

Truman G. Madsen, as guest editor of this special Institute of Mormon Studies issue, prefaces the fascinating research of many notable scholars on the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. In The Anthon Transcript, Stanley B. Kimball probes beyond … Continued

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Volume 23:2 (Spring 1983)

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth, Hans-Wilhelm Kelling reviews the famous reformer’s life, explaining why he is honored by the LDS community. This issue also features an analysis of why five Western novels perpetuated the myth of … Continued

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Volume 24:1 (Winter 1984)

Dan Jones, a Welsh immigrant who converted to the Church in 1843, was with Joseph Smith in jail on the Prophet’s last night in mortality. This issue of BYU Studies presents the first English translation of Jones’s account of The … Continued

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Volume 24:2 (Spring 1984)

Behave yourself, Heber J. Grant’s mother told him, and you will some day be one of the apostles in the Church. Read Ronald W. Walker’s article on Young Heber J. Grant’s Years of Passage to find out more about the … Continued

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Volume 24:3 (Summer 1984)

Westward ho! Under guest editor Leonard J. Arrington, this issue of BYU Studies focuses on the details of the Saints’ exodus to the West. Each of the articles in this issue involve extensive research in primary documents never before examined … Continued

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Volume 26:2 (Spring 1986)

Scholars and Saints explain some of the atrocities experienced by the early Church members in Missouri in this issue of BYU Studies. Stephen C. LeSueur examines the trial of Joseph Smith in Richmond, Missouri, which has often been termed the … Continued

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Volume 31:3 (Summer 1991)

For years details about the papyri that contained the Pearl of Great Price have been unknown; however, in this BYU Studies, H. Donl Peterson provides some answers to questions about Antonio Lebolo, the excavator of the Pearl of Great Price. … Continued

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Volume 32:4 (Fall 1992)

I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy (1 Nephi 8:10). Since the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, artists have been tried again and again to depict that image: Representations of the Lehi’s vision … Continued

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Volume 33:2 (1993)

Burial orientation, wine drinking cups, and wooden fish—all found from BYU’s excavations in Fayum, Egypt—are symbols of some early Egyptians’ Christian faith. Read about it in this issue of BYU Studies. Other articles in this issue talk about fathers fighting … Continued

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Volume 33:3 (1993)

Apostle and author of Jesus the Christ, James E. Talmage, grew up in a small valley in England. The story of his early childhood and family’s conversion to Mormonism is told in this BYU Studies. Bruce Hixson Smith attempts to … Continued

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Volume 34:1 (1994)

Journal entries prove that Joseph Smith approved of the amusements of the theatre, says Noel A. Carmack. Harry S. Truman, in an article by Michael T. Benson, is portrayed as a modern Cyrus, in that he was influential in the … Continued

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Volume 34:4 (1994-95)

Teddy Kolleck, mayor of Jerusalem for twenty-eight years, pays tribute to Howard W. Hunter in a interview with Mark Scott: “If you meet him, you can’t not trust him.” The full text of the interview is provided in this BYU … Continued

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Volume 35:1 (1995)

Native American pottery provides an artistic medium through which devoted Latter-day Saints share gospel themes. Eric Samuelson, In Whither Mormon Drama? discusses the present state of Mormon drama and points out and calls for plays with genuine substance. Thomas Alexander … Continued

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Volume 35:3 (1995-96)

Anti-Mormons are up to their old tricks, argues Massimo Introvigne in “Old Wine in New Bottles.” He takes a historical approach in exposing the elements of postrationalist anti-Mormonism. Mark L. Grover tells the riveting story of an LDS branch president’s … Continued

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Volume 36:1 (1996-97)

Eliza R. Snow’s “O My Father” is one of the most beloved LDS hymns. Its influence and significance is the focus of the this issue of BYU Studies. Michael Hicks looks at “O My Father” from a musical perspective, tracing … Continued

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Volume 36:2 (1996-97)

Painter Lee Udall Bennion talks with Doris Dant about her career in this issue of BYU Studies. Several pages of her artwork are displayed and explanations of the inspiration behind and symbolism of each painting is provided in the interview. … Continued

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Volume 37:1 (1997-98)

Pictured on the cover of the this BYU Studies is George M. Ottinger’s depiction of the January 1853 departure of the Mormon emigrant ship Golconda from Liverpool. The significance of voyage and painting is told by Richard G. Oman. Howard … Continued

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Volume 37:2 (1997-98)

Doris Dant’s article “Polish Religious Folk Art: Gospel Echoes from a Disparate Climate” talks about some of the beautiful themes of the gospel that are displayed in authentic Polish woodcarvings, testimonies of their faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. Mary … Continued

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Volume 37:3 (1997-98)

Dancing in America during the 1800s was a controversial activity: Generally some opposed dancing as a “vain amusement” leading to serious sin, while others viewed dancing as an “elegant and amiable accomplishment.” In this context, Larry V. Shumway questions why … Continued

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Volume 38:1 (1999)

Several short pieces in this issue were written in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of BYU Studies. Another short piece by Doris Dant looks at the way pioneers crafted furniture to make the graining match beautifully. And another article, by … Continued

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Volume 38:3 (1999)

Minerva Teichert’s Manti Temple murals are displayed in this issue of BYU Studies. Her great pageant mural in the refurbished Manti temple displays Columbus, Crusaders, and the Orient, as well as biblical figures like Moses, Abraham, and Joseph. Phillip J. … Continued

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Volume 38:4 (1999) Print

In this issue, BYU Professor of Anthropology Stephen D. Houston discusses the classic elements of the Maya Religion, such as covenants, community, and belief in individualized gods. Also, BYU statisticians and professors come together to quantitatively prove that the burden … Continued

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Volume 39:1 (2000)

Immigrating to Utah between the years 1861 and 1864 proved to be a little problematic for traveling Saints because of America’s Civil War. Their challenges and success are told in two articles of this BYU Studies. The theme of travels … Continued

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Volume 39:2 (2000)

This issue of BYU Studies tells the heart-rending tales of the atrocities experienced by Kosovar citizens in 1998 and 1999, told by therapist and professor Dean Byrd. He relates through journal entries and pictures the things he saw and the … Continued

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Volume 39:3 (2000)

Have you ever looked at a depiction of the Savior and thought, That’s not what I think He looks like! James C. Christensen explores that thought in his article That’s Not My Jesus, as does Richard Holzapfel in That’s How … Continued

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Volume 39:4 (2000)

Love and marriage is the topic of two articles in this issue of BYU Studies. The first article, by William G. Hartley, discusses the Newel and Lydia Bailey Knight courtship and marriage in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835. The second, by … Continued

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Volume 40:1 (2001)

Second counselor to and cousin of the seventh prophet of the Church Heber J. Grant, Tony Ivins was one of greatest outdoorsmen of Southern Utah. In this issue, learn more him and enjoy other exciting articles. Read Kent P. Jackson’s … Continued

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Volume 40:2 (2001)

Brigham Young, second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is one of the most misunderstood men in American history. This issue attempts to uncover truths about this prophet through several articles devoted to him. Jed Woodworth … Continued

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Volume 40:3 (2001)

This issue explores Mormon Christmas traditions from different perspectives. Richard Ian Kimball’s article on Mormon pioneer holiday celebrations talks about Utah’s early traditions—everything from plum pudding to gun salutes to Santa Claus. The influence of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol on … Continued

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Volume 40:4 (2001) Print

LDS Scholars Engage Islamic Thought is the focus the this issue of BYU Studies. It explores the deep spiritual and cultural impact of the Islamic faith in the world. The many intersections between the ideals of Mormons and Muslims make … Continued

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Volume 41:1 (2002)

In this issue of BYU Studies, read the compelling story of a German Latter-day Saint missionary serving a mission in his homeland when World War I breaks out. Find out about the struggles of one Latter-day Saint caught between his … Continued

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