Friday, March 12, 2010

BYU Studies turns 50

Excerpts of Journal-on-LDS-scholarship-celebrates-50-years,  by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Deseret News
"This is a special event," said the journal's editor John Welch, a BYU law professor and a scholar of history and classical languages, "to celebrate, bring people together and do what we like doing best, which is exploring academic insights into Mormon topics."

Those insights abound in BYU Studies, the university's multi-disciplinary journal published four times a year.

It's a place where scholars write about things that appeal to the LDS community, and share insights from their disciplines through the lens of the gospel of Jesus Christ, Welch said.

The journal began in 1959 in the English department as the "Wasatch Review," but then-BYU president Ernest Wilkinson saw the need for a university-wide outlet for scholarly work and broadened its scope, Welch said.

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