Maxwell Institute

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The Maxwell Institute has been a remarkably busy and dynamic place since Spencer Fluhman was named executive director in 2016.

By the numbers: We’ve gathered 14 Institute scholars and 23 student assistants; hosted 15 special guest lectures; organized 3 academic conferences, 2 workshops, and dozens of Brown Bag lunch discussions; published 13 books and 5 periodical volumes featuring over 100 contributing authors and including over 50 book reviews; not to mention 37 Maxwell Institute Podcast interviews with 50 special guests.

Numbers can’t quite give the full picture, however. You can learn more about the Institute’s work of gathering and nurturing disciple-scholars in our new Annual Report for 2016 and 2017. It features the text of Kathleen Flake’s 2017 Neal A. Maxwell Lecture, “Learning By Study, Even Religious Studies,” and a stirring essay from Richard Bushman called “Finding the Right Words: Speaking Faith In Secular Times,” adapted from our recently published book, To Be Learned Is Good: Essays In Honor of Richard Lyman Bushman. The report also includes research summaries from the Institute’s full-time and visiting scholars, some words from student research assistants, and other Institute news about what we’ve been up to over the past year and a half.

You can read the Annual Report online, or you can request your own printed copy while supplies last here.

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