BYU professor George Handley reflects on his faith in new book ‘If Truth Were a Child’

In the Old Testament, King Solomon settles a debate between two women who both claim to be a child’s mother by proposing to cut the child in half. In his latest book, “If Truth Were a Child” (Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 253 pages), BYU professor of humanities George Handley uses the story as a metaphor for the way people treat truth. Continue reading “BYU professor George Handley reflects on his faith in new book ‘If Truth Were a Child’”

Maxwell Institute creates a study edition of the Book of Mormon that might change how you read the scriptures

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”

10 questions with Benjamin E. Park

I recently had the privilege to interview Benjamin E. Park. He is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston University and is working as a visiting fellow with the Maxwell Institute. Park is the author of “American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in the Age of Revolutions, 1783-1833,” and is researching the political culture of Navuoo, Illinois, in the 1840s.

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