seminaries and institutes of religion
“In the history of the Church,” President Boyd K. Packer taught, “there is no better illustration of the prophetic preparation of this people than the beginnings of the seminary and institute program. These programs were started when they were nice but were not critically needed. They were granted a season to flourish and to grow into a bulwark for the Church. They now become a godsend for the salvation of modern Israel.” Seeking to chronicle this history, the recent volume, By Study and Also by Faith: One Hundred Years of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, captures the system’s rise from a humble beginning of seventy students in 1912 to become a worldwide organization that provides religious education to over 700,000 students a year.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Esplin, Scott C. "Review of By Study and Also by Faith: One Hundred Years of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 17, no. 3 (2016): 189-193. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/re/vol17/iss3/12