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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 and Antiquity. New book series like “Groundwork: Studies in Theory and Scripture,” “Living Faith,” and “Proceedings of the Mormon Theology Seminar” have raised the bar for Latter-day Saint scholarship. The Maxwell Institute Podcast is reaching thousands of listeners a month.

In dozens of publications we’ve sought to deepen understanding and nurture discipleship among Latter-day Saints. Brigham Young University has proven to be a supportive home for the kinds of faithful, rigorous scholarship we strive to produce. We pursue these lofty goals in part to pay tribute to the exemplary life and ministry of Elder Neal A. Maxwell, our revered namesake. We couldn’t do what we do without donor partners, subscribers, readers, and listeners—thanks for your support!

And we’ve only just begun. What comes next?

Help us celebrate our tenth anniversary on Saturday, October 29, when Professor David F. Holland of the Harvard Divinity School delivers our annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture. We’re honored to have him add to a venerable lecture tradition (view past ones here). You won’t want to miss it. (For you out-of-towners we’ll also be filming the proceedings.) In addition to Dr. Holland’s lecture—intriguingly titled “Latter-day Saints and the Problem of Pain”—we’ll also be announcing a new Maxwell Institute Advisory Board that night.

Mark your calendars and join us on October 29, 7:00 p.m, in room 151 of the N. Eldon Tanner Building at BYU. We look forward to seeing you there!

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