Philip Barlow
Neal A. Maxwell Research Associate

Philip Barlow is the Maxwell Institute’s associate director and a Neal A. Maxwell Research Associate. Having previously served as the Leonard Arrington Chair of Mormon History & Culture at Utah State University, his teaching engages religion and human suffering, religion and the concept of “time,” American religious history, and Mormonism. His writings have contemplated belief (A Thoughtful Faith, editor), geography (the New Historical Atlas of Religion in America, with Edwin Gaustad), and scripture (Mormons and the Bible). His current projects focus on contemporary LDS religion and culture (Mormonism, with Jan Shipps) and the notion of a “war in heaven” in the history of ideas, lore, and literature. He has served as president of the Mormon History Association.

Barlow also served on the Institute’s advisory board executive committee from 2016 through 2018.