Church Teachers College. Dept. of Biblical History and Literature

In 1909, Brigham Young University renamed and refocused the mission of its College. The Church Teachers College absorbed all of the Colleges departments but centered their energies into thoroughly preparing collegiate students to become high school educators. The Department of Biblical History and Literature was created in 1912 and only lasted two years before its chairman (and sole faculty member), Andrew B. Christenson was called to serve as the president of Ricks Academy in Rexburg, Idaho, and the department was dissolved.

Variant names

Church Teachers College. Biblical Literature Dept.


Established: 1912

Abolished: 1914

Location: Provo, Utah (1912-1914)


The Department of Biblical History and Literature was responsible for the teaching of courses in Biblical history and Biblical literature.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Biblical History and Literature was part of the Church Teachers College, the higher-education branch of Brigham Young University. Andrew B. Christenson served as Department Chairman from 1912 to 1914.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Church Teachers College (1912-1914)


Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1912-1913: p. 28 (part of the Church Teachers College) p. 47 (Department of Biblical History and Literature, courses listed)

Brigham Young University, 1975: v. 4, p. 498 (department chairman: Andrew B. Christenson)

Andrew B. Christenson: Mormon Educational Pioneer, 1981: p 140-141 (Christenson called to Ricks Academy)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00046

Creator: UPB