Daily Feature

Each weekday, we spotlight content from BYU Studies: articles, reviews, web updates, staff picks, etc. These spotlights are called “Daily Features.” To read the full text for the feature, click the “Read More” link from the front page. You can download the article or other item for free during the week that it is featured.

New Test. Lesson #23 Love One Another, As I Have Loved You
May 22, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
Jesus gathers his apostles for the Last Supper and continues to teach them to love and serve one another.

Love One Another

"The Lost Commandment: The Sacred Rites of Hospitality," by Peter J. Sorensen, BYU Studies, Volume 44, no. 1

Being a good host is a form of unconditional love. Just as one cannot wholly merit mercy (for the very essence of mercy is that the recipient is unworthy of it), so one clearly cannot be a partial host, catering only to visitors who meet preconceived qualifications. At the Last Supper, Jesus is the host. It is fortunate that John 13 preserves the scene of the Last Supper that is missing from the synoptic gospels. Peter's hesitation to let . . .
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Book Review
May 21, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full book review by Roger G. Baker. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

There are Bibles aplenty in our world, hundreds if Amazon.com is any . . .

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History of the Church Series
May 20, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Janiece Johnson. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to Utah in the 20th century. Find more . . .

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Additional Features
On May 22, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Belleville, Indiana. The Zion's Camp march, led by Joseph Smith, went from Indianapolis to Belleville, Indiana, and encamped near "a small stream of water in a grove."


On this day in 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to the Quincy Whig denying any involvement in the Boggs affair. He wrote, among other things, "My hands are clean, and my heart pure, from the blood of all men."


On this day in 1844

Carthage, Illinois. Smith v. Street: The case was dismissed at the plaintiffs' cost.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
How was Mormonism depicted in French literature?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

The problem of the “unallowable association” of young people was addressed.

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