Author Archives for Spencer Fluhman

Join us to celebrate the Maxwell Institute’s 10th anniversary on October 29

September 30, 2016 8:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This year the Maxwell Institute celebrates its tenth anniversary. What a decade it has been! The Institute has published more than a dozen dual-language translations of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian texts. It’s maintained three annual periodicals dedicated to scripture or Mormon studies: Mormon Studies Review, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, and Studies in the Bible [...]


July 31, 2016 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I recently paid off my student loan balance from graduate school—exactly ten years since receiving the PhD. That’s a cautionary tale for prospective graduate students in the humanities, make no mistake, but closing that account got me thinking about debts.

From the Director’s Desk—Gearing up for the Bushman colloquium

May 18, 2016 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Well over a year ago, my predecessor at the Institute, Jerry Bradford, casually tossed out the idea of compiling an essay collection to honor Richard Lyman Bushman, professor of history, emeritus, at Columbia and author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling. That’s all I needed to hear! I'd worked two summers with Richard as a member of his famed summer seminars—once as a graduate student in 1999 and once as a BYU faculty member some years later. Simply put,[...]