Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts

The Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (ISPART) was established in 2001. Daniel Oswald served as the executive director. In 2006, the BYU Board of Trustees renamed ISPART the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.

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Description

Established: 2001

Abolished: 2006

Location: Provo, Utah (2001-2006)

Functions

The Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts helped recover, preserve, study, and publish ancient documents. The institute was specifically interested in the Bible and its historical context, the manuscript sources of Eastern Christianity, and Book of Mormon scholarship.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (ISPART) was the administering body for the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART), Middle Eastern Texts Initiative (METI), and Research Technology Group. All divisions functioned under the direction of an executive director who acted in the same capacity as a Dean of an academic department.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University

Subordinate unit: Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts

Subordinate unit: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies

Subordinate unit: Middle Eastern Texts Initiative

Subordinate unit: Research Technology Group

Later unit: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Associated Archival Materials

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Sources

Brigham Young University, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Retrieved on April 9,2010, from Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship website: http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/ (The Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (ISPART) was the administering body for the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART), Middle Eastern Texts Initiative (METI), and Research Technology Group;In 2006, the BYU Board of Trustees renamed ISPART the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.)

LDS Philanthropies, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Retrieved on April 12, 2010, from LDS Philanthropies website: http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/byu/funds/schools-colleges-departments-and-other-units/the-neal-a-maxwell-institute.html (The Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts helped recover, preserve, study, and publish ancient documents. The institute was specifically interested in the Bible and its historical context, the manuscript sources of Eastern Christianity, and Book of Mormon scholarship.)

Brigham Young University, News Release. Retrieved on April 12, 2010, from the BYU news website: http://news.byu.edu/archive06-Mar-maxwell.aspx (ISPART was created in 2001.)

Brigham Young University, News Release. Retrieved on April 12, 2010, from Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology news archive website: http://www.et.byu.edu/news_imaging.htm (Daniel Oswald served as the executive director.)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00052

Creator: CEP