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"What Is It About This Place?" Truman Madsen, Religious Education, and the Mission of BYU
June 5, 2017
Article of the Week
"What Is It About This Place?" Truman Madsen, Religious Education, and the Mission of BYU
Bruce C. Hafen

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Bruce C. Hafen that was published in our newest issue, 56:1. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

Bruce C. Hafen praises the book The Truman G. Madsen Story, by Barnard N. Madsen. He describes the influence of Truman Madsen during Hafen's days in the BYU Honors Program, how Madsen profoundly influenced him and other students during the 1960s and 1970s, and how Madsen came to exemplify what BYU was striving to accomplish on behalf of its students, which was to help them, along with mastery of academic disciplines, to become not just active Church members but consecrated disciples of the Savior.