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Dr. John Gee transferred to BYU’s Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages

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From The Maxwell Institute

After many years of service in BYU’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Dr. John Gee has been moved to the university’s Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. Gee joins his new department as William “Bill” Gay Research Professor. The William (Bill) Gay research endowment, which funds Dr. Gee’s position, remains in the […]

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A self-proclaimed ‘bald Asian American Latter-day Saint woman scholar’ talks about living with contradictions

21 May Read
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From Guest

A guest post by Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye “Which are the best Chinese popsicles—red bean or green bean?” “When is cultural revolution a bad idea?” “Can someone be a critical scholar and a believing Latter-day Saint at the same time?” “If the history of the Restoration sometimes overlaps with the history of racism, sexism, and other […]

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George Handley on building a culture worthy of our revealed truths

23 Apr Read
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From Guest

I’m a religious person. I also consider myself to be an intellectual. As an intellectual—a humanities scholar in particular—I write and teach about human culture and engage in debate and research about a wide range of ideas and values. I’m familiar with philosophy. I consider myself rational. As a Latter-day Saint, I worship in church […]

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