General | BYU Studies

General

Introduction

I remember the telephone call well. Picking up the receiver, I heard my secretary's voice telling me of an incoming call. "Brother Walker," she said, "Grover Cleveland is on the phone and wants to speak with you." In a way, that phone call began this book. Read more

Illustrations

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Abbreviations

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Preface

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Introduction

On May 5-6, 2005, a conference entitled "The Worlds of Joseph Smith" was held in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in honor of the bicentennial of Joseph Smith's birth on December 23, 1805. This international symposium, cosponsored by the Library of Congress and Brigham Young University, brought scholars together from several countries and many universities to discuss and... Read more

Guest Editors' Introduction

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Guest Editor's Introduction

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Editors' Introduction

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Guest Editor's Preface

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Introduction

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Guest Editor's Prologue

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

For the Salvation of Zion

No one knew...that Jack was beginning what would be a quarter-century tenure in his new role, but he had already set the course for it. He had seen no reason to revolutionize what BYU Studies was—a quarterly journal committed to showcasing the complementary nature of revealed and discovered truth, welcoming contributions from all fields of learning written for educated nonspecialists. He was... Read more

From the Editor

I am once again pleased and proud to complete the production of this issue of BYU Studies Quarterly at the beginning of this fall season. These pages represent the harvest of another fine summer season of wonderful writing, reviewing, source checking, editing, and publication. Looking back over the past months and years, I speak for everyone in thanking all the extended family of scholars,... Read more

From the Editor

One of the most dramatic changes introduced recently into the everyday vocabulary of members of the Church has been the shift away from perceiving ourselves as teachers and moving toward reconceiving ourselves as ministers. Although true teaching has always been personal and focused on the one, the idea of teaching sometimes can be reduced to just the delivery of information, which can take on a... Read more

From the Editor

As we send this issue of BYU Studies Quarterly to press, I find myself reflecting on the influences of many people upon my life. Goodly parents and beloved family members always come at the top of my appreciation list. I recently met with many friends associated with BYU Studies and was filled with overwhelming thankfulness for the many editors, authors, advisors, administrators, readers, and... Read more

From the Editor

A nephew recently asked me, "Why do we care about the Old Testament? Is it even relevant today?" After catching my breath, I got wondering, how many others might share this feeling as the Church Sunday School curriculum returns in 2018 to the study of the Old Testament? And for those who feel that way, might some of the intriguing articles published in BYU Studies over the years on Old Testament... Read more

From the Editor

This being the one hundredth issue of BYU Studies Quarterly for which I have served as editor in chief, this occasion calls for a moment of grateful celebration. I am extremely thankful for the numerous people whose goodwill and devoted service make the continued publication of this journal possible. Their wise judgment and brilliant assistance mean the world to me! They include longtime BYU... Read more

From the Editor

The front and back covers of this issue of BYU Studies Quarterly feature a unique stained glass window. It is found in the chapel of the La Cañada Ward meetinghouse in Southern California. Since I grew up in that ward, where my parents lived and served for fifty years, I have many special personal reasons for wanting to share these pictures with all who enjoy this journal. A few old-timers still... Read more

From the Editor

The year 2017 promises to be a very exciting year for readers of BYU Studies Quarterly. With many challenges as well as positive developments happening around the world, we expect that our readers are on the constant lookout for solid information and commendable perspectives. The carefully written and rigorously peer-reviewed pages of this journal continue to offer new insights into old problems... Read more

From the Editor

With the publication of this issue of BYU Studies Quarterly, I find myself looking back to the end of 1991, when Macmillan's Ency­clopedia of Mormonism was released, exactly twenty-five years ago. That monumental publication, to which over 750 authors contributed articles on more than 1,200 subjects, is still maintained by BYU Studies and is available online at eom.byu.edu. While some of its... Read more

From the Editor

In a revelation that has served as an educational handbook for the Church, Joseph Smith aimed for all learners to “be instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, in all things that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that are expedient,” so that as they face the “perplexities of the nations,” they might “be prepared in all things” (D&C 88:78–80). In... Read more

From the Editor

True to the long-standing character of BYU Studies, this issue contains something exciting and enriching for just about everyone. Looking over this latest issue, I am grateful for the academic quality and faithful integrity of its contents and for the authors who have worked hard to bring this information to you. Twenty-five years ago, as BYU Studies looked toward the 1990s, the three previous... Read more

From the Editor

As I scan the contents of this new issue of BYU Studies Quarterly , I am gratified by the hard work of the many authors, reviewers, editors, and assistants that has made this latest installment possible. I am also excited to send this issue to you, our readers, all around the world. As scholars and users of academic research, we all are curious. We wonder about a lot of amazing things as we try... Read more

From the Editor

This issue of BYU Studies Quarterly proudly leads off with the 2015 Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecture by political science professor David Magleby. I am confident that all current readers will enjoy and benefit from the timely insights that this speech offers regard-ing the persistent pressures on political parties to justify their existence and to seek opportunities for mutually... Read more

From the Editor

Editor in chief John W. Welch welcomes readers to BYU Studies Quarterly volume 53, no. 1. He explains that BYU Studies Quarterly is unique because it contains groundbreaking studies of all aspects of higher education that are of particular relevance to Latter-day Saints. Here readers can find the intellect engaged with revealed truth and scholarly pursuits enlightened by the hope of faith. In... Read more

From the Editor

This year BYU Studies celebrates its fifty-fifth year of publication. As I look back at the table of contents of the first issue, published in 1959, I am struck that the same multidisciplinary variety still flourishes today in BYU Studies as it did then. Articles, essays, and book reviews in that issue covered topics of contemporary interest that are still of interest today. In that inaugural... Read more

From the Editor

At the beginning of this new academic year, which also comes with the inauguration of Kevin J. Worthen as president of Brigham Young University, all of us at BYU Studies are pleased to release this latest issue of the BYU Studies Quarterly. In his first five months in office, President Worthen has already emphasized the mission and destiny of BYU, and as I glance over the table of contents of... Read more

From the Editor

I am excited about possibilities. Hamlet's line "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy" (Hamlet 1.5.167-68) invites us to look for answers: What more is there? How do we find it? Probing the possibilities keeps our minds open to helpful prospects. If you thrive on such enrichments, I'm confident that you will enjoy the ideas presented in this... Read more

From the Editor

Ten years ago, people around the world marked the bicentennial of Joseph Smith's birth. In June 2005, a two-day conference was convened at the Library of Congress, which I attended with my wife, pictured above; two major biographies were published; and a handy resource of crucial primary sources about the key events of the Restoration ( Opening the Heavens ) was published. Since then, eleven... Read more

From the Editor

The motto on the title page in each issue of BYU Studies Quarterly reads: "Involving readers in the Latter-day Saint academic experience." As this issue goes to press and to you, our readers, all over the world, I am excited about all that our experienced authors bring to you. How do their articles and other materials involve you in an LDS academic experience? As the breadth and depth in the... Read more

Guest Editor's Introduction

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Guest Editor's Introduction

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Guest Editor's Introduction

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Guest Editors' Introduction

In writing Massacre at Mountain Meadows , we hoped to leave no source unturned. One by stander, hearing of our aspiration, asked where we thought we'd find the richest vein of materials. "Perhaps here in Salt Lake City," one of us said. This special issue of BYU Studies bears out that hunch, as does the complete companion volume from which it is distilled, the forthcoming Mountain Meadows... Read more

Guest Editor's Introduction

"Let us now praise famous men," a line from Ecclesiasticus, a second-century B.C. Jewish text, directs attention to renowned leaders of ancient Israel. James Agee and Walker Evans's 1939 publication, taking this same phrase for its title, alludes to common men and women whose silent deeds of heroism have been overlooked. In Brigham Young, second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-... Read more

Reclaiming Reality: Doctoring and Discipleship in a Hyperconnected Age

The author—a husband, father, and medical oncologist—is an avid user of the latest technology, and yet he recognizes how it is changing him from the inside out. He describes “virtual doctoring,” which is reliance on the internet to stay abreast of the enormous, ever-changing body of medical literature. But he also worries that the internet is pulling him away from his patients. And the perils don... Read more

Foreword

A fortuitous confluence of talents and interests launched this special issue of BYU Studies over two years ago. No one sitting around the editorial conference table that day could have imagined the heightened interest in Islam that now fill the world. So at this time especially, we are pleased to present this unique volume of interfaith scholarship. Now more than ever, the peoples of the world... Read more

Preface

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Introduction

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Guest Editor's Introduction

There is currently no description for this title. One will be added shortly. Read more

Pages