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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Authors: Try Our Recipe for Success

Written on March 31, 2016 at 8:31 pm, by

Established by Jeffrey R. Holland, then dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, the Religious Studies Center has a forty-year tradition of excellence in publishing high-quality, double-blind-peer-reviewed academic books written by experienced and talented authors. Authors are involved at each stage to ensure quality and satisfaction. In short, that is the RSC recipe for

RSC Books in Provo City Center Temple Time Capsule

Written on March 21, 2016 at 11:55 am, by

When the Provo City Center Temple cornerstone was sealed on 20 March 2016, two books copublished by the Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book were included among the artifacts in the time capsule: Provo’s Two Temples and Called to Teach: The Legacy of Karl G. Maeser. Two of the authors, BYU professors Richard O. Cowan and A. LeGrand

BYU Religious Education Dean’s Award to Richard E. Bennett

Written on March 15, 2016 at 11:31 am, by

On 11 March 2016, Richard E. Bennett received the Religious Education Dean’s Award. Bennett has demonstrated through the years his deep commitment to student learning. His student-mentoring efforts over the last two decades have strengthened the academic preparation and personal conversion of undergraduate and graduate students at BYU. Two student-centered initiatives in Religious Education that

BYU Religious Education Dean’s Award to Brad W. Farnsworth

Written on March 15, 2016 at 11:17 am, by

On 11 March 2016, Brad W. Farnsworth received the Religious Education Dean’s Award. Farnsworth joined the Religious Education faculty in fall 2009. Although Religious Education was not his original home at the university, Brad has clearly demonstrated that he is at home in the Joseph Smith Building. He has gone the extra mile in acquiring skills

Outstanding Publication Award to Mauro Properzi for “Mormonism and the Emotions”

Written on March 14, 2016 at 2:06 pm, by

On 11 March 2016, Mauro Properzi received the Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication Award (Academic Scholarship in Church History and Doctrine). His book, Mormonism and the Emotions: An Analysis of LDS Scriptural Texts (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015), has been recommended by his peers for serious study by scholars of social science

Outstanding Publication Award to Mark D. Ogletree for “Just Married”

Written on March 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm, by

On 11 March 2016, Mark D. Ogletree received the Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication Award (Gospel Scholarship in Church History and Doctrine). His 2015 book, published by Covenant Communications, is titled Just Married: Nurturing a Healthy, Happy and Eternal Marriage. This remarkable volume seeks to help newlyweds—as well as the rest of

Outstanding Publication Award to Thomas A. Wayment and Lincoln H. Blumell

Written on March 14, 2016 at 1:39 pm, by

Thomas A. Wayment (left) and Lincoln H. Blumell (right) received the Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication Award  (Academic Scholarship in Ancient Scripture). Their 2015 book, Christian Oxyrhynchus: Texts, Documents, and Sources (Second through Fourth Centuries), was published by Baylor University Press and nominated for a 2016 Association of American University Presses award.

Outstanding Publication Award to Jared W. Ludlow

Written on March 14, 2016 at 1:23 pm, by

On 11 March 2016, Jared W. Ludlow received the Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication Award (Gospel Scholarship in Ancient Scripture). His 2015 BYU Studies Quarterly article is titled “A Narrative Approach to the Joseph Smith Translation of the Synoptic Gospels.” Just when you think nothing is new under the sun for the Joseph Smith

Andrew C. Skinner Receives Research Award

Written on March 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm, by

Andrew C. Skinner received the Richard Lloyd Anderson Excellence in Research Award, announced at the BYU Religious Education Spring Social on 11 March 2016. Dr. Skinner, known for his scholarship in biblical and Near Eastern studies, is author or coauthor of more than one hundred articles and books on religious and historical topics, including titles

David M. Whitchurch Receives Citizenship Award

Written on March 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm, by

David M. Whitchurch received the B. West Belnap Excellence in Citizenship Award, announced at the BYU Religious Education Spring Social on 11 March 2016. Over the course of his nearly forty-year career as a religious educator, David has given significant and consecrated service to the Church, the Seminaries and Institutes program, and Brigham Young University. Since