The month before Joseph Smith was assassinated, he gave a personal tour of Nauvoo, Illinois, to two prominent men of the time: Charles Francis Adams and Josiah Quincy Jr. Continue reading “Encounter with Joseph Smith highlighted in new book, ‘Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family’”
Sponsored by BYU Studies— Ignacio Garcia is the Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Professor of Western & Latino History at Brigham Young University and President-Elect of the Mormon History Association. Continue reading “10 questions with Ignacio Garcia”
Reading the scriptures can be an incredible experience, but sometimes small things like reading a certain number of verses per day or repeatedly seeing the same layout get in the way. A new book from the Neal A. Maxwell Institute of Religious Studies at BYU hopes to eliminate any obstacles posed by the layout of the text. Continue reading “Maxwell Institute creates a study edition of the Book of Mormon that might change how you read the scriptures”
Susan Easton Black is the co-author of Martin Harris: Uncompromising Witness of the Book of Mormon, and Professor Emerita of Church History and Doctrine at BYU.
Grant Hardy is the editor of the Maxwell Institute Study Edition of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Continue reading “10 questions with Grant Hardy”
Robin Jensen is a co-editor for the latest volume of the Joseph Smith Papers, “Revelations and Translations, Vol. 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts.” In this interview, he answers questions about the new publication and explains why it is a landmark volume. Continue reading “New Joseph Smith Papers volume offers unprecedented access to Book of Abraham materials”
Devery Anderson is the marketing manager for Signature Books and the author/editor of several books, including the forthcoming “Salt Lake School of the Prophets: 1867-1883” (Signature Books, 2018). Continue reading “10 questions with Devery Anderson”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is publishing a new official history in four volumes. The first volume, “Saints: The Standard of Truth: 1815-1846” is being released today.
Matt Grow, Director of the Church’s Publications Division and volume editor for “Saints” joins FromtheDesk.org for an exclusive interview. Continue reading “‘Saints’ editor discusses new history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
I recently had the privilege to interview Spencer Fluhman.
Fluhman is the director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU and an editor of “To Be Learned is Good: Essays on Faith and Scholarship in Honor of Richard Lyman Bushman.”
Jonathan Stapley is the author of “The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology” (Oxford University Press, 2018).