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06.08.2021 | The Maxwell Institute

Announcement: Living Faith Author Initiative Grant Recipients

The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship is pleased to announce the first writing grant recipients of the Living Faith Women Authors Initiative. The Initiative is designed to promote women’s voices and to support excellence in academic and religious writing. Heather J. Chestnut is a civil rights attorney with the Utah Attorney General’s Office, […]

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06.07.2021 | The Maxwell Institute

The Book of Mormon: brief theological introductions wins “Special Award in Religious Nonfiction”

AML Press Release The Association for Mormon Letters (AML) has awarded the Neal A. Maxwell Institute’s The Book of Mormon: brief theological introductions a “Special Award in Religious Nonfiction” at its 2021 conference. In the award’s citation, the jury noted that the brief theological introductions “provide accessible, thoughtful, and above all, incredibly engaging theological introductions […]

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05.21.2021 | The Maxwell Institute

The “Gospel of Abundant Hope”

The Maxwell Institute’s executive director, Spencer Fluhman, spoke to the Utah Valley University Institute of Religion on February 12, 2021. He spoke about “the Gospel of Abundant Hope,” encouraging students to recognize the evidences of God’s love and divine care in our daily lives. “It’s my conviction that reducing divine redemption to a ‘fix’ for […]

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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

Postdoctoral Fellow

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