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Church History

Church History and Doctrine

Department of Church History and Doctrine


Chair: John B Haws

Department Information: 

375B JSB




Message from the Chair

The Department of Church History and Doctrine seeks to assist students and other Latter-day Saints in their quest for eternal life by teaching and researching the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. While their primary purpose is to teach and mentor students in a classroom setting in ways that are both intellectually enlarging and spiritually strengthening, faculty members also produce scholarship for the larger academic and Latter-day Saint communities. The department encourages teaching and scholarship that conform to the highest academic standards, and that lead to thoughtful, meaningful discussions of the church’s history, faith, and people.