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02.18.2022 | The Maxwell Institute

2021 Annual Report Now Available!

The Maxwell Institute’s 2021 Annual Report is now available to read online. You can also request a free print copy HERE. IN THIS ISSUE: —Jennifer Reeder’s 2021 Annual  Maxwell Lecture, “A Hair Wreath, A Bald Head, and a Usable Past: The Stuff of Discipleship” —Janiece Johnson’s Biennial Laura F. Willes Book of Mormon Lecture, “Documenting […]

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09.29.2022 | The Maxwell Institute

Latter-day Saint Theology Seminar: “the joy and rigor of wrestling before the Lord”

This post was written by Sharon Harris, a participant in the 2022 Latter-day Saint Theology Seminar. The format of the theology seminar produces the effects of a compactor and muse simultaneously. I lived in New York City for eight years and was thrilled to return to my old home. Even so, I told almost none […]

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09.22.2022 | The Maxwell Institute

Latter-day Saint Theology Seminar: a “mutual respect for the chosen text”

This post was written by Mike Hansen, a participant in the 2022 Latter-day Saint Theology Seminar. By my count, the LDS Theology Seminar was roundly successful.  As I have reflected on these successes, I think they must have stemmed from a few different factors. The seminar was smartly designed.  In the first week, our frequent […]

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09.20.2022 | The Maxwell Institute

Maxwell Institute Podcast #149: Healing Our Racial Divide, with Derwin and Vicki Gray

Listen to Pastor Derwin Gray and Vicki Gray speak on Derwin’s new book, Healing Our Racial Divide: What the Bible Says, and the First Christians Knew, About Racial Reconciliation!Link to book: Amazon

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Spencer Fluhman

Executive Director

Spencer Fluhman is the executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He is also associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, where he teaches American religious history. He graduated summa cum laude from BYU and received masters and doctoral degrees in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Catherine Gines Taylor

Hugh W. Nibley Postdoctoral Fellow

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