Where Todd Wood and Jettboy can have it Out

For fear of a looming thread-jack starting here, I opened this thread. … [Read more...]

Reading Elder Holland’s Dissertation

I knew that Elder Holland graduated from Yale with a PhD in American Studies, but it never occurred to me until General Conference (while I was watching him speak), that it might be available online via ProQuest (UMI's Microfilm initiative). Most university libraries, by the way, have subscriptions that will let you download the dissertation for free. … [Read more...]

Theologically Challenged

I was struck by something I noticed in Sunday School this past week when the instructor handed around a reprint of the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants. … [Read more...]

Multiple Authorities

The notion of authority can imply a range of ideas. Among this range it can mean "the power to act in behalf of", as well "the possession of specialized knowledge". An authority in the former sense would be a decision/policy maker for an organization or a representative of an organization. An authority in the latter sense would be an expert or reliable source of information on a particular topic. … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying: Spotlight on Harvard Divinity School

This spotlight is on Harvard Divinity School, and comes from Michael I., an alumnus and current PhD student at Harvard. … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying to Grad Programs in Religious Studies: GRE (Part V)

In this post I would like to discuss one of the most time consuming, yet least significant components of the application process--namely the GRE. … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying: Spotlight on the University of North Carolina

Matthew Grey, a PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has been kind enough to provide us with our next spotlight. … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying for Grad Programs in Religious Studies (Pt III)

Perhaps the single most important part of the application is the statement of purpose (also called the letter of intent, among other names). The statement will vary in length, depending on whether you're applying to a master's program or a PhD program, as well as the school's specific requirements. Generally speaking, however, a statement of purpose for a master's program will usually be limited to 500-1000 words. A statement of purpose for a PhD program will likely be limited to around 1500 … [Read more...]