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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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07.01.2022 | The Maxwell Institute

New Research Fellow and Associate Director

Dr. Rosalynde Frandsen Welch has accepted an appointment as a research fellow  at Brigham Young University’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Dr. Welch will also serve as the Institute’s associate director, replacing Dr. Philip Barlow, who returns after years of dedicated administrative service to the Institute’s regular faculty. Welch’s  tenure officially begins on […]

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06.30.2022 | The Maxwell Institute

Abide: 1 Kings 17-19

Solomon’s reign was glorious, but what he gained in wealth, wives and infrastructure he lost in spiritual standing. He had not been faithful to the God of Israel. Instead, he adopted a cosmopolitanism that accommodated the religious preferences of his wives. However, God kept faith with David and Solomon, and the kingdom was split in […]

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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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