Volume 41:2 (2002)

This issue focuses on the challenge of seating the Saints at General Conference, the art in the first Nauvoo Temple, the use of a singular or plural you in the scriptures, and an 1835 index of the Doctrine and Covenants, … Continued

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Volume 41:3 (2002)

This issue publishes a survey by Arnold K. Garr of the most important Mormon books. Readers will find this list invaluable in building their own LDS library. Also, this issue includes an essay about the seduction of our gifts by … Continued

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Volume 41:4 (2002)

This issue includes an in-depth study by Lisle G. Brown of Nauvoo’s Temple Square and the nearly 150 years that this property did not have a temple. The study is a fascinating look at how the Church of Jesus Christ … Continued

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Volume 42:2 (2003)

The cover of this issue of BYU Studies features Patrick Devonas’s painting Condolence, depicting the events of 9/11. An explication of the painting is found in this issue, which sheds light on the painting as well as the tragedy itself.

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Volume 42:3-4 (2003)

Students of Heber J. Grant this year will enjoy Richard Holzapfel and Marc Alain Bohn’s A Long-Awaited Visit, which details Grant’s visit to Switzerland and Germany just before World War II.

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Volume 43:1 (2004)

The years that George H. Brimhall was president of BYU (1906⿿1921) were fraught with financial problems and arguments over evolution, but an article on Brimhall in this issue shows not only how he dealt with those problems but also gave … Continued

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Volume 43:2 (2004)

The years that George H. Brimhall was president of BYU (1906–1921) were fraught with financial problems and arguments over evolution, but an article on Brimhall in this issue shows not only how he dealt with those problems but also gave … Continued

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Volume 43:3 (2004)

There is nothing more noble than a wife and a husband. A man and a woman and woman and man reach upward Towards and attain godhood. –Mozart, The Magic Flute, Act 1 scene 14.

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Volume 43:4 (2004)

In issue 43.4 of BYU Studies, Richard Mouw adds to the discussion between Evangelicals and Mormons by looking at our different ways of viewing America (is America a Zion or a Babylon?). Kent Bessey explains infinity in a way that … Continued

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Volume 44:1 (2005)

In issue 44.1, Peter Sorensen writes about the concept of hospitality, and by reviewing ancient texts, cultures, and customs, he illuminates how and why to practice this lost commandment. David Grua explores Ohio v. Doctor Philastus Hurlbut, the only court … Continued

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Volume 44:2 (2005)

Robert Barrett and Susan Easton Black’s article on Arnold Friberg, Harry Anderson, Tom Lovell and Ken Riley, who created art for the LDS Church in the 1950s and 60s will help you appreciate art you probably see frequently but may … Continued

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Volume 44:3 (2005)

The cover of this issue of BYU Studies is a painting created for a competition hosted by the World Family Policy Center, located at BYU. The painting conveys the importance of each member of a family. This cover illustrates the … Continued

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Volume 45:1 (2006) Print

Issue 45, no. 1, features two articles about Joseph Smith and a cover to match. Artwork by Brian Kershisnik captures the essence of the community created by Joseph Smith’s teachings: people inspired by truth who help each other in unexpected … Continued

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Volume 45:2 (2006) Print

In 1897, President Wilford Woodruff made an audio recording. He spoke of Joseph Smith giving charge to the Twelve Apostles, describing Joseph as being covered with a power I had never seen in any man in the flesh before.

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Volume 45:3 (2006) Print

Most Latter-day Saints know that Joseph Smith and his followers drained a disease-infested swamp to make Nauvoo, Illinois, habitable. But nobody today understood much about how the early Saints accompl…

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Volume 45:4 (2006) Print

The Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy to the Middle East, Dr. Alwi Shihab, visited BYU on October 10, 2006. His forum address was a historic occasion. It was unprecedented for a member of the Quorum of the Twelve to introduce … Continued

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Volume 46:1 (2007) Print

BYU Studies volume 46, number 1, offers articles that include George S. Tate’s thoughts to find deeper meaning of D&C Section 138 as well as three poems and an essay by Partridge that demonstrate her skill as a poet and writer. Research on … Continued

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Volume 46:2 (2007) Print

BYU Studies volume 46, number 2, is a special issue on Mormons and film. A History of Mormon Cinema, a major article by Randy Astle and Gideon Burton, tells the history of Mormon interaction with film from 1905 to 2007. … Continued

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Volume 46:3 (2007) Print

In this issue of BYU Studies, Bruce A. Chadwick and others present A Survey of Dating and Marriage at BYU. In 2002, the authors conducted an extensive survey asking BYU undergraduates about their attitudes and practices in hanging out, dating, … Continued

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Volume 46:4 (2007) Print

BYU Studies is happy to announce that its upcoming issue is devoted entirely to presenting a unique chronology of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith. This comprehensive chronology allows readers to track the life of Joseph Smith, week by … Continued

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Volume 47:1 (2008) Print

In this issue of BYU Studies, you’ll find a variety of topics and events related to Latter-day Saint history and culture addressed. First, Jeff Walker thoroughly examines newfound information about certain events of the Mormon conflict in Missouri in 1838. … Continued

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Volume 47:2 (2008)

In this issue of BYU Studies, you’ll find a variety of articles, essays, poetry, and reviews related to Latter-day Saint history and culture. First, Edward L. Kimball presents a marvelous account of the 1978 revelation granting the priesthood to worthy … Continued

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Volume 47:4 (2008) Print

This issue covers LDS history, philosophy, media studies, eleven book reviews, one music review, one film review, three poems, and an essay. Much has been written about the assassination of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, but little attention has been paid … Continued

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Volume 48:1 (2009) Print

BYU Studies is now offering the entire journal as a PDF download. In BYU Studies issue 48.1, Morris Thurston writes about Joseph Smith’s most famous legal case: he was tried as an accessory to the attempted murder of former Missouri … Continued

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Volume 48:2 (2009) Print

This issue of BYU Studies contains articles on a variety of topics. Theologians David L. Paulsen and Clark H. Pinnock discuss the nature of God and the philosophical problems of evil.

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Volume 48:3 (2009) Print

This issue of BYU Studies features a special series of articles examining the recently published Book of Commandments and Revelations, the first volume of the Revelations and Translations series of The Joseph Smith Papers. The BCR contains the earliest surviving … Continued

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Volume 48:4 (2009) Print

A son of a prominent Philadelphia judge, Thomas L. Kane came from a family that was well connected to the political and aristocratic powers of east coast America. In 1846 the governor commissioned Kane as a lieutenant colonel in the … Continued

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Volume 49:1 (2010) Print

BYU Studies volume 49, no. 1, features articles on several topics: ancient Jewish ritual; how to restrict objectionable internet content using US Constitutional law; events in the history of the LDS Church Educational System; and a Missouri LDS newspaper. There … Continued

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Volume 49:2 (2010) Print

BYU Studies volume 49, no. 2, features the proceedings of Inquiry, Scholarship, and Learning and Teaching in Religiously Affiliated Colleges and Universities, a conference held at Brigham Young University in February 2009. Presenters at the conference included BYU President Cecil … Continued

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Volume 49:3 (2010) Print

BYU Studies volume 49, number 3, features a variety of articles, essays, reviews, and poetry. Alex Baugh and Richard Holzapfel present historical information about a document that appears to be an unpublished declaration of the Twelve in 1844 or 1845 … Continued

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Volume 49:4 (2010) Print

BYU Studies volume 49, no. 4, features six articles, leading off with Jeffrey Chadwick’s article exploring the date of birth of Jesus Christ. He uses historical and scriptural evidence to propose that Christ was born in December 5 B.C.

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Volume 50:2 (2011) Print

BYU Studies vol. 50, no. 2, begins with Stephen Ehat’s thorough historical, geographical, and legal context for the so-called Canadian copyright revelation. Once considered lost, this revelation came to light with the recent discovery of the Book of Commandments and … Continued

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