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The Department of Bible and Modern Scripture was a religious department which served to better educate individuals on a mainly scriptural basis.  The department was established in 1940 during the division of the earlier Department of Religious Education, and was part of both the Division of Religion and then the College of Religious Instruction. The following individuals served as department chairmen: Sidney B. Sperry (1941-1953), Roy W. Doxey (1954-1957), Eldin Ricks (1958), Daniel H. Ludlow (1959-1960), and Howard H. Barron (1961-1964).   
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The Department of Bible and Modern Scripture was a religious department which served to better educate individuals on a mainly scriptural basis.  The department was established in 1940 during the division of the earlier Department of Religious Education, and was part of both the Division of Religion and then the College of Religious Instruction. In 1959 the department was merged with other departments in the college to for the departments of Undergraduate Studies in Religious Instruction and Graduate Studies in Religious Instruction. The following individuals served as department chairmen: Sidney B. Sperry (1941-1953), Roy W. Doxey (1954-1957), Eldin Ricks (1958), Daniel H. Ludlow (1959-1960), and Howard H. Barron (1961-1964).   
  
 
==Variant names==
 
==Variant names==

Revision as of 04:53, 2 November 2009

The Department of Bible and Modern Scripture was a religious department which served to better educate individuals on a mainly scriptural basis. The department was established in 1940 during the division of the earlier Department of Religious Education, and was part of both the Division of Religion and then the College of Religious Instruction. In 1959 the department was merged with other departments in the college to for the departments of Undergraduate Studies in Religious Instruction and Graduate Studies in Religious Instruction. The following individuals served as department chairmen: Sidney B. Sperry (1941-1953), Roy W. Doxey (1954-1957), Eldin Ricks (1958), Daniel H. Ludlow (1959-1960), and Howard H. Barron (1961-1964).

Variant names

Brigham Young University. Division of Religion. Dept. of Bible and Modern Scripture

Brigham Young University. College of Religious Instruction. Dept. of Bible and Modern Scripture

Description

Established: 1940

Abolished: 1964

Location: Provo, Utah (1940-1964)

Functions

Among those courses taught in the Dept. of Bible and Modern Scripture were the Archaeology of the Old Testament, the Life of Jesus, and the Book of Mormon. This department helped the university to realize its goal of having students well versed in both secular and religious knowledge.

Assets and Administrative Structure

While a part of the Division of Religion, the dept. of Bible and Modern Scripture functioned under the administration of a chairman under the direct supervision of the University president. While a part of the College of Religious Instruction, the department functioned under the administration of a chairman under a dean.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Division of Religion (1940-1959)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Religious Instruction (1959-1964)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Religious Education (1940)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Undergraduate Studies in Religious Instruction (1964)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Graduate Studies in Religious Instruction (1964)

Associated Archival Materials

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Sources

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog 1940-1941: p. 73, 199-201 (university goal of both secular and religious knowledge; example courses offered: The Archaeology of the Old Testament, The Life of Jesus, and The Book of Mormon)

Brigham Young University 1975: vol. 4 p. 493 (dept. chairmen: Sidney B. Sperry, Roy W. Doxey, Eldin Ricks, Daniel H. Ludlow, Howard H. Barron)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00326

Creator: CEM