NEW! - Issue 54:1
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…
Recent Most Popular Journal - Issue 46:1
Through his personal interest in World War I, George S. Tate finds deeper meaning of D&C Section 138. Remembering the circumstances of 1918—the war, pandemic flu, and Joseph F. Smith’s loss of a son—makes the assurance of divine love and ultimate redemption found in D&C 138 more poignant.
Gathering as One
Discover the history of the beloved Salt Lake Tabernacle in this new book from BYUPress. Like no other book before it, this beautiful volume tells the story of this striking building through hundreds of photographs.
Mapping Mormonism: 2nd Edition
Mapping Mormonism's first edition proved to be a landmark reference work in Mormon studies; now it is further improved and updated with the latest information in this second edition. This work covers the early Restoration, the settlement of the West, and the expanding Church, giving particular emphasis to recent developments in the modern Church throughout all regions of the world.
See our collection of articles and books on Joseph Smith. Additionally, see our website which maps the chronology of Joseph Smith's life.
Church History Chart
This chart is available as a poster or a booklet. It presents a comprehensive 210-year timeline that shows church growth, such as the number of temples, number of Book of Mormon translations, and church membership over time along with major historical events, dates and information about each LDS President's administration.
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What is BYU Studies?
The original Mormon Studies journal has been published continually for over 50 years. In this quarterly journal, you will find articles from experts in a variety of disciplines – from Church history and ancient scripture to art, music, and literature.
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The Parable of the Good Samaritan
The Christ-centered meaning of the Parable of the Good Samaritan was largely lost in the age of the Enlightenment; this website seeks to help restore that meaning by providing useful resources.
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. Find examples, weekly features, and information on recent publications.
Early in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith taught the Saints that the Lord had revealed a law of consecration, in which members would consecrate all their time, talents, and possessions to the Church and its purposes. It has been commonly believed that the law of consecration was not practiced in Nauvoo, where the Church was headquartered from 1839 to 1846. But the recent...
William E. McLellin (1806-1883) was an early Mormon apostle who later left the church. In his later years he questioned the authority of founder Joseph Smith, but he always said he believed that the Book of Mormon was truly the word of God. In 1871 he wrote a notebook in which he recorded his contacts with men who had filled special roles as Book of Mormon witnesses in 1829. McLellin described his 1833 interview of...