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millet: Yes, I do. It’s surprising how

one is talking about?” For example,

I thought, “This is a potent hymn.”

often that happens. I find my mind

I’ve noticed that a number of books

So I used many of the elements of

going in a certain direction, and all of

published in the last several years

that hymn for different chapters in

a sudden someone asks if I’d be will­

have been written to the women

my recent book Men of Valor. I’ve

ing to do something on that topic. I’ll

of the Church—women writing to

been asked to do a sequel called Men

respond, “I’ve just been thinking a lot

women. I didn’t see too many men

of Influence. I then went back to the

about that” or “I just finished that—

writing to men. I remember think­

hymnbook again to find another

interesting you should ask.”

ing, “Why doesn’t anybody write

hymn, “Ye Who Are Called to Labor.”

to me?” I knew the prophets did,

It addresses several questions for

thayne: Where do you come up with

and I knew they spoke to me, but I

the men of the Church: What is our

your book ideas?

thought it would be worthwhile to

shared responsibility as elders of the

millet: Often it is in bookstores.

write something to those who hold

priesthood, and what does it mean to

As I walk through a bookstore, I ask

the priesthood. And so I was thumb­

really have power in the priesthood?

myself, “What’s missing? What’s a

ing through the hymnbook one day

What’s the difference between having

topic that no one seems to be address­

and came across the hymn, “Rise Up,

the authority of the priesthood and

ing? What is a problem area that no

O Men of God.” As I read it through

the power of the priesthood?

RSC Update: On the Internet history, which is being made available on a

are also links to RSC publications and proj-

searchable database on the site.

ects. For instance, if you want to buy, review,

or study our periodical publications, you can

The RSC is also developing some Web

site features that are less common on other

link to the BYU Religious Education Review,

sites. For example, instead of having just an

a semiannual magazine, or the Religious

English version of the site, the RSC plans to

Educator, published three times per year,

include versions of the site translated into

and browse the latest issue or issues dating

different languages. The first languages

all the way back to when the publication

available now are Spanish, Portuguese, and


German. Each of these language sites will

include similar information for those who

the Ancient Near East and their publication,

he Religious Studies Center (RSC)

speak these languages. Though these sites

Studia Antiqua, and the RSC Web site links

was established at Brigham Young

will not completely replicate the original

users to their site. There, users will be able

University in 1975 by Jeffrey R. Holland

English site, they will include articles that

to access some of the back issues of Studia

to facilitate religious study and serve not

have been translated into the featured

Antiqua and find other related news and

only the university but the entire Church.


information, including details for upcoming

To better achieve this vast undertaking,


the Religious Studies Center Web site was

versions of selected articles in an MP3

developed recently. The site provides users

format for users to download and listen

combining scholarship and technology and

with much helpful information, including

to. The first articles made available were

will continue striving to facilitate religious

a list of our most recent publications, past

recorded by students from Religious

study and serve not only the university but

articles published by the RSC, detailed

Education classes here on BYU campus.

the entire Church well into the future.

news, and upcoming conferences and

There will also be other audio versions

workshops. At present, a team of student

narrated by the original authors of the arti-

employees is compiling a complete file of

cles and still others read by professionals.

every book, magazine, newsletter, and article

produced by the RSC in its thirty-four-year

information made available on the site, there


The RSC is also preparing audio

Besides the relevant and up-to-date

The RSC also supports the Students of

The RSC is on the cutting edge of

To preview the RSC site, visit

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2009 Winter Review Magazine (2.1)  

BYU Religious Education Review magazine provides readers with information about BYU’s college of Religious Education, the Religious Studies...

2009 Winter Review Magazine (2.1)  

BYU Religious Education Review magazine provides readers with information about BYU’s college of Religious Education, the Religious Studies...