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John W. Welch began his scholarly study of the parable of the Good Samaritan in the early 1990s after viewing a stained glass window in Chartres, France. The window showed the Good Samaritan parable and the story of the fall and redemption of Adam and Eve together in one arrangement, indicating parallelism.

The Maxwell Institute both gathers and nurtures disciple-scholars. As a research community, the Institute supports scholars whose work inspires and fortifies Latter-day Saints in their testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and engages the world of religious ideas.

Mormon Studies resources from the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. 

This database includes citations to articles, books, theses, and Ph.D. dissertations dealing with the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, written from the time of its inception in 1830 to the present. It is intended to be comprehensive.

Official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church was organized on 6 April 1830 in Fayette, New York and is the sponsoring institution of Brigham Young University.

The Joseph Smith Papers Project is an effort to gather together all extant Joseph Smith documents and to publish complete and accurate transcripts of those documents with both textual and contextual annotation. All such documents will be published electronically on this website, and a large number of the documents will also be published in print. 

Joseph Smith's remarkable life is here recorded as a sequence that can be searched by date (year or month) or by category tags (personal life, visions and revelations, writings, ecclesiastical duties, legal events, travels, and political events). The chronology lists events that can be tied to specific days or months. Each entry contains a brief summary along with references for further information.

The History, Scripture, Doctrine, and Procedure of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

This website is designed to help in the research and study of chiasmus, a literary device found in texts from many cultures, most notably in ancient texts. People everywhere are welcome to submit chiasms or information about recent publications concerning chiasmus, and our weekly feature draws attention to interesting chiastic arrangements that may be deserving of recognition and discussion.

The mission of ScholarsArchive is to support intensive learning, stimulating teaching, and excellent research by providing free, easy access to original scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, staff and students at Brigham Young University. In addition, ScholarsArchive hosts online journals and conferences published or managed by BYU departments. ScholarsArchive upholds the University’s and Harold B. Lee Library’s mission statements by simplifying the pursuit of lifelong learning and spiritual growth.

The Religious Studies Center is a vital research and publications arm of Religious Education. It exists to seek out, encourage, and publish faithful gospel scholarship through sponsoring symposia and seminars; awarding research grants; and producing and disseminating high quality, peer-reviewed works.

A team of Latter-day Saint scholars has joined forces to produce a multi-volume commentary on the New Testament with a new rendition of the Greek texts of the New Testament books. Planned to take several years to complete, this multi-volume series will combine the best of ancient linguistic and historical scholarship with Latter-day Saint doctrinal perspectives.

Professor Royal Skousen has spent more than twenty five years meticulously researching the original and printer’s manuscripts of the Book of Mormon, revealing discrepancies and making a case for the type of translation the Book of Mormon is. Every page, every sentence, every word, letter, and mark are accounted for in the landmark Critical Text Project, arguably the most important Book of Mormon research to date.

Book of Mormon Central is a team of ardent students of the Nephite scripture working together to share the wonders of this inspired masterpiece with the world. The team consists of archivists, researchers, writers, editors, reviewers, illustrators, narrators, audio engineers, video engineers, web designers, web and mobile developers, graphic artists, and social media publishers in addition to support personnel. 

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