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The Best of 50 Years

In its 50 years, BYU Studies has published 29,185 pages of literature and music, including 1,240 articles, 618 book reviews, and 433 poems. The titles that follow, compiled by the journal’s staff, are some of the most popular pieces BYU Studies has published.

The Expanding Gospel,” by Hugh W. Nibley, vol. 7, no. 1 (1965)

A Study of the Text of Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible,” by Robert J. Matthews (BS ’55), vol. 9, no. 1 (1968)

Distorting Polygamy for Fun and Profit: Artemus Ward and Mark Twain Among the Mormons,” by Richard H. Cracroft, vol. 14, no. 2 (1974)

Joseph, Brigham, and the Twelve: A Succession of Continuity,” by Ronald K. Esplin (PhD ’77), vol. 21, no. 3 (1981)

The Wreck of the Julia Ann,” by John T. Devitry-Smith (BS ’90), vol. 29, no. 2 (1989)

In the Thirty and Fourth Year: A Geologist’s View of the Great Destruction in 3 Nephi,” by Bart J. Kowallis (BS ’77), vol. 37, no. 3 (1997–98)

The Good Samaritan: A Type and Shadow of the Plan of Salvation,” by John W. Welch (BA ’70), vol. 38, no. 2 (1999)

Are Christians Mormon? Reassessing Joseph Smith’s Theology in His Bicentennial,” by David L. Paulsen (BS ’61), vol. 45, no. 1 (2006)

A History of Mormon Cinema,” by Randy S. Astle (BA ’02) and Gideon O. Burton (BA ’89), vol. 46, no. 2 (2007)

Spencer W. Kimball and the Revelation on Priesthood,” by Edward L. Kimball, vol. 47, no. 2 (2008)Paper

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