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"Volume 54:1 (2015)"
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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. Julie Smith shows that while the Gospel of Mark does not expound on the meaning of Jesus' death, resurrection, and atonement, the stories that are...

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"Volume 53:4 (2014)"
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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" is useful in explaining what we observe in the natural world. Joseph Spencer analyzes Ralph Hancock's book The Responsibility of Reason,...

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"Volume 53:3 (2014)"
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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 ethics that may belong in the post-postmodern movement.

Cheryl Preston writes that Church structure is, in many ways, less hierarchical than...

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"Volume 53:2 (2014)"
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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 salvation.

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"Volume 53:1 (2014)"
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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 in the book of 1 Enoch: Enoch's commissioning and ascension into the heavenly sanctuary.

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"Volume 52:4 (2013)"
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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 could never happen.

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"Volume 52:3 (2013)"
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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 Church education. Bill Hartley zeroes in on 1852 as the busiest year on the Mormon Trail. John Bennion shows how he teaches students to write...

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"Volume 52:2 (2013)"
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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 are saved, or adopted into the family of God, and progress through eternity. Then Robert Schwartz uses game theory, specifically the strategy of the Prisoner's...

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"Volume 52:1 (2013)"
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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 of Christ can effectively participate in politics by keep priorities straight and respecting opposing views. Lisa Tait shows that in 1890s Utah, Mormon women wrote...

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"Volume 51:4 (2012)"
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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 51:3 (2012)"
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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 other major religiously affiliated universities, and although there are similarities, what becomes quickly apparent is just how unique BYU really is.

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"Volume 51:2 (2012)"
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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 making. David Grandy also presents an article on the Book of Mormon, showing that Mormon's words that "the earth moveth and not the sun" need not be understood to mean that Mormon had a heliocentric understanding of the cosmos.

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Doris Dant’s article “Polish Religious Folk Art: Gospel Echoes from a Disparate Climate” talks about some of the beautiful themes of the gospel that are displayed in authentic Polish woodcarvings, testimonies of their faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. Mary D. Poulter’s article talks about the significance of the first LDS hymnbook—how and what material was chosen to be contained therein....