NEW! - Issue 54:2
We are happy to announce that BYU Studies Quarterly, volume 54, number 2, is now available. Print copies will be mailed July 7 and should be delivered by the end of July (they are mailed via bulk mail). Subscribers to both print and digital versions can access all the articles…
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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.
The Testimony of Luke
The most distinguishing element of this line-by-line, word-by-word commentary is its use of Latter-day Saint scriptures—the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price—to illuminate Luke's Gospel.
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.
Joseph Fielding’s journal clarifies Joseph Smith’s calling as a prophet and also offers a specific yet sweeping survey of key moments in the Nauvoo era in their context. It affords us first-hand glimpses of the struggle for survival in Nauvoo; of the unlawful seizure of Joseph Smith near Dixon; of the growth of opposition to the Prophet’s leadership by the Fosters, the Higbees, and the Laws and the results of that opposition; of the Martyrdom and general and personal grief that followed; of the Church’s rejection of Sidney Rigdon’s “guardianship” proposal; of the initiation of ordinance work in the Nauvoo Temple; of the abandonment of the Temple with the forced Exodus of the Saints from Nauvoo and of the “Battle of Nauvoo” which completed that expulsion. All these events are recorded by a man full of faith in the gospel and devotion to the latter-day work.