Volume 50:3 (2011) Print

BYU Studies vol. 50, no. 3, features a variety of articles, documents, and reviews. Former BYU academic vice president John Tanner leads off this issue with a paper he presented at an Oxford University symposium celebrating the 400th anniversary of … Continued

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Volume 50:4 (2011) Print

This issue features a broad variety of articles and reviews, beginning with Robert L. Millet’s comparison of the teachings of Joseph Smith with those of John Calvin, highlighting striking differences between the religious traditions these men helped establish. Van C. … Continued

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Volume 51:1 (2012)

With volume 51, number 1, BYU Studies announces the change of its name to BYU Studies Quarterly. This new name distinguishes our journal from other departments at Brigham Young University. This issue contains a variety of articles: first is a … Continued

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Volume 51:2 (2012)

This issue presents articles on the Book of Mormon and other topics, beginning with a scholarly review of baptism by Noel B. Reynolds. He shows that in the Book of Mormon, baptism is taught primarily as an act of covenant … Continued

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Volume 51:3 (2012)

This issue presents articles on a variety of topics. Alan L. Wilkins and David A. Whetten, professors who direct the work of Brigham Young University’s Faculty Center, examine BYU’s uniqueness in a secular academic world. They compare BYU to eight … Continued

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Volume 51:4 (2012)

Three articles on Mormon polygamy, two articles on the Book of Mormon, and much more are featured in this issue of BYU Studies Quarterly.

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Volume 52:1 (2013)

In BYU Studies Quarterly 52:1, Jeffrey Walker gives a history of habeas corpus law in the United States and Joseph Smith’s use of that law to defend himself against those who sought his imprisonment. Thomas Griffiths discusses how true disciples … Continued

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Volume 52:2 (2013)

In this issue, Richard Bennett explores why Wilford Woodruff was willing to end plural marriage after defending it for so long: Bennett sees the rise of temple sealing ordinances as a major cause. Next, Samuel Brown studies adoption theology-how spirits … Continued

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Volume 52:3 (2013)

In this issue, Ronald Bartholomew explains how the wording of Doctrine and Covenants 130:22 developed. Then, J. Michael Pinegar tells how financial markets work, using certification and signaling. Scott Esplin explores Joseph F. Smith’s role in reshaping the organization of … Continued

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Volume 52:4 (2013)

BYU Studies Quarterly presents Galen Fletcher’s work on Ernest Wilkinson’s crucial role in founding the BYU Law School in 1970. Then, Craig Harline shows how studying really old history provides us insight about change, including change that people once believed … Continued

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Volume 53:1 (2014)

Leading off this issue are three articles from a conference on Enoch and the temple that was cosponsored by BYU Studies in February 2013 at Utah State University and BYU. George Nickelsburg, a world-renowned biblical scholar, identifies much temple content … Continued

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Volume 53:2 (2014)

In BYU Studies Quarterly 53.2, Robert L. Millet suggests that Evangelicals may place an excessive stress on grace, to the point that they emphasize forgiveness but neglect repentance. By contrast, he chides the Mormons for overstating their own role in … Continued

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Volume 53:3 (2014)

BYU Studies Quarterly 53.3 presents articles that will appeal to a wide audience. Jack Harrell, an author of short stories and other fiction, describes his search for a Mormon literary theory, finding in Mormon literature a foundation of meaning and … Continued

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Volume 53:4 (2014)

David Grandy leads off BYU Studies Quarterly 53, no. 4, finding spiritual meaning in the physical properties of light. Next, he teams with Barry Bickmore on an article about what science really means and how seeing science as telling stories … Continued

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Volume 54:1 (2015)

The topics in BYU Studies Quarterly 54, no. 1, range from recent to ancient religious history and from theatre to medicine. An article on tricuspid valve surgery documents Elder Russell M. Nelson’s innovative, inspired, and life-saving surgery of a patient. … Continued

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Volume 54:2 (2015) Print

We are happy to announce that BYU Studies Quarterly, volume 54, number 2, is now available.

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Volume 54:3 (2015)

Fruitful insights emerge from comparing important people and their works. Two articles in this issue, by Robert A. Rees and Rosalynde Welch, compare Joseph Smith and John Milton. These two figures had drastically contrasting life experiences, but both produced works … Continued

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Volume 54:4 (2016)

A lifetime of scholarship is reflected in Dr. David B. Magleby⿿s presentation on the role of political parties in the organization of government. Compromise between the parties has been and will remain vital to sustaining the United States⿿ two-hundred-year-long experiment … Continued

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Volume 54:4 (2016) Print

A lifetime of scholarship is reflected in Dr. David B. Magleby’s presentation on the role of political parties in the organization of government. Compromise between the parties has been and will remain vital to sustaining the United States’ two-hundred-year-long experiment … Continued

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Volume 55:1 (2016)

John W. Welch quotes a German saying, “A good question is half an answer.” He shows that the articles published in this issue of BYU Studies Quarterly are the result of good questions: questions that do not assume a conclusion, … Continued

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Volume 55:2 (2016) Print

BYU Studies Quarterly is dedicated to the conviction that the spiritual and the intellectual can be complementary and fundamentally harmonious avenues of knowledge. The articles in this issue address various topics: the legal cases preceding Joseph Smith’s martyrdom, Karl Maeser’s … Continued

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Volume 55:3 (2016) Print

In helping to keep readers up to date on important historical dis­coveries pertaining to the kingdom of God, this issue continues a long-standing role of BYU Studies. Here are an article explaining the significance of the Council of Fifty, an … Continued

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Volume 55:4 (2016) Print

To start off this issue, Khumbulani Mdletshe shares his personal history of conversion in South Africa and his call in 1985 to serve as a missionary in London, where he first learned about the 1978 revelation on the priesthood and … Continued

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Volume 56:1 (2017) Print

BYU Studies aims to help readers become instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, and all things that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that are expedient for [us] to understand (D&C … Continued

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Volume 56:2 (2017) Print

The cover of this issue features a unique stained glass window from an LDS meetinghouse in La Canada, California. It portrays Jesus Christ knocking on a door, with a kind expression that sends a message of invitation to all. The … Continued

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Volume 56:3 (2017) Print

The articles in this issue include Noel Reynolds’s comparative and developmental analysis that unveils the ancient doctrine of the Two Ways found in the Book of Mormon. John Hilton’s team-project thoroughly traces and classifies the sources of scripture power from … Continued

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Volume 56:4 (2018) Print

This issue of the journal leads off with a superb arti­cle by Kent P. Jackson, who has spent the better part of a lifetime working on Old Testament materials, especially the book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation. This … Continued

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Volume 57:1 (2018)

One of the goals of Brigham Young University is to provide education for all members of the Church, wherever they may be, consistent with their circumstances. We have been called to rally our resources in this effort, and, at BYU … Continued

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Volume 57:2 (2018) Print

In this issue, Jeffrey Chadwick uses historical, calendrical, archaeological, and scriptural evidence to construct a model that Lehi departed Jerusalem in 605 BC. Jennifer Champoux looks at paintings of women in the Gospels to see what message the paintings convey, … Continued

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Volume 57:3 (2018) Print

<p>This issue begins with a farewell from John W. Welch, who has served as Editor in Chief for twenty-seven years. He expresses thanks for all who have made BYU Studies Quarterly possible and hopes for blessings as they seek good … Continued

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Volume 57:4 (2018) Print

This issue is the first to appear under the leadership of Steven C. Harper and leads off with his personal narrative of his history with BYU Studies and Latter-day Saint scholarship. This issue’s cover is a painting by Robert T. … Continued

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Volume 58:1 (2019) Print

In this issue, Amy Harris challenges us to think about genealogy in new ways: what is your place in the generations surrounding you and what is your responsibility toward them? RoseAnn Benson challenges us to remember Louisa Felt, who worked through personal and institutional … Continued

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