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Monthly Archives: April 2016

RSC as Professional Preparation

Written on April 27, 2016 at 3:27 pm, by

“The Religious Studies Center has been an important part of my professional success. At the RSC I received professional job training while I was a student and was able to work on professional projects, which prepared me for employment as an editor after I graduated. Learning from professionals there was invaluable, and I was able

RSC Authors at 2016 MHA Conference

Written on April 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm, by

Join us for the 2016 MHA Conference June 9–12 at Snowbird Resort’s beautiful Cliff Lodge. To register, click this link. Sign up soon because the Early Bird discount ends on Saturday, May 7. The following RSC authors will speak: Jonathan A. Stapley, “Mormon Ordination: Texts, Powers, and Priesthoods” Clinton D. Christensen, “Racial Perception and the Priesthood: Practice Among Latin

“The Worldwide Church”: A Kaleidoscopic Collection

Written on April 21, 2016 at 9:02 am, by

In a new book titled The Worldwide Church: Mormonism as a Global Religion, noted authors discuss the history and challenges inherent to the growing global nature of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ranging from India to Taiwan to Africa, the Czech Republic, Mexico, and Russia. The volume is bookended by keynote addresses by President Dieter F.

German Ambassador Receives “Called to Teach”

Written on April 19, 2016 at 12:16 pm, by

His Excellency Peter Wittig, German ambassador to the United States, presented a lecture on April 6, 2016, hosted by the Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University. On behalf of the university, author LeGrand (Buddy) Richards presented Ambassador Wittig with a copy of Called to Teach: The Legacy of Karl G. Maeser at a luncheon

Designing Success at the RSC

Written on April 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm, by

After being here [at the RSC] for about two and a half years, my time here is soon coming to an end. During that time, I’ve participated in five different internships, several of which were quite competitive, and published several articles and one award-winning children’s book. After looking back, I can comfortably say that I

Approaching Antiquity: “Intimidating, Yet Richly Rewarding”

Written on April 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm, by

What do readers think of Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World? Following is an exempt of a review by Kurt Manwaring: “The . . . book is intimidating, yet richly rewarding, with its broad range and nuanced makeup of applicable disciplines. “The table of contents introduces readers to topics both general and specific,

“A Great Job in the Editing and Printing”

Written on April 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm, by

Dear Friends and Colleagues: You have by now received your copies of A Firm Foundation. Arnold Garr and I are very happy with the final package and we hope that you are also.  We feel that this volume makes an important contribution to the study of Mormon history and that it suggests new lines of

“I Highly Recommend . . . Working with This Excellent Team”

Written on April 4, 2016 at 2:28 pm, by

“I have published several books with the Religious Studies Center and have had a consistently good experience. Most recently it was a joy to work with Devan Jensen and his student crew of editors as they helped make what I hoped was already a good manuscript become even better. Brent Nordgren assisted with graphics and,

“The RSC Is My Publisher of Choice”

Written on April 4, 2016 at 1:17 pm, by

“The RSC is my publisher of choice when it comes to scholarly research surrounding Latter-day Saint topics. They work as a team with the author. They are honest and straightforward and produce excellent quality in terms of narrative and presentation.”—Donald G. Godfrey, PhD, professor emeritus, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Dr. Godfrey

The RSC Enterprise

Written on April 3, 2016 at 9:49 pm, by

This year marks my fifteenth anniversary at the RSC, so I’ve been reflecting on our “enterprise,” our “crew,” and our “final frontier.” Like the original voyage of the USS Enterprise on Star Trek, these segments roughly break into five-year “missions.” (Cue theme music.) During these five-year missions, publications directors Richard Draper, Richard Holzapfel, Robert Millet, Richard