I am once again pleased and proud to complete the production of this issue of BYU Studies Quarterly at the beginning of this fall season. These pages represent the harvest of another fine summer season of wonderful writing, reviewing, source checking, editing, and publication. Looking back over the past months and years, I speak for everyone in thanking all the extended family of scholars, friends, and supporters who have made this issue possible.
I am especially mindful of the crucial services provided voluntarily by the members of the BYU Studies editorial boards. These colleagues dedicate their time and keen critical eyes in directing the peer review process that vets and polishes all of the articles and reviews that appear in this journal, issue after issue. Without them, this scholarly LDS periodical would be nothing.
And so it is with special pleasure that I am very pleased to welcome Steven C. Harper as our new Editor in Chief. Steven comes with a host of wonderful personal talents, professional skills, and spiritual gifts. He has been involved with BYU Studies as an editor, author, and colleague for twenty-five years. We are all very excited to support and follow him going forward. Steve returns now to Brigham Young University from the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There he has served most recently as a General Editor and the Managing Historian for the new history of the Church, Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days.