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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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"Volume 51:1 (2012)"
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With volume 51, number 1, BYU Studies announces the change of its name to BYU Studies Quarterly. This new name distinguishes our journal from other departments at Brigham Young University. This issue contains a variety of articles: first is a documentary article on a newly released record kept in 1835 for the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church.

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"Volume 50:4 (2011)"
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This issue features a broad variety of articles and reviews, beginning with Robert L. Millet’s comparison of the teachings of Joseph Smith with those of John Calvin, highlighting “striking differences” between the religious traditions these men helped establish. Van C. Gessel explores some of the challenges involved in translating Christian doctrine and, particularly, LDS vocabulary into Japanese, a...

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