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Andrew C. Reed

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Department: Church History

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: 270C JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-4329

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Dr. Andrew Reed studied Russian and European history at Arizona State University and holds master's degrees from the University of Oxford and from the University of Cambridge. He is currently working on a monograph on the well-known Russian orientalist and hebraist Daniil Avraamovich Khvol'son and religious tolerance in nineteenth-century Russia. One of the major themes within his work is the development and history of relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. He teaches comparative religion courses and church history. He is a fellow of the Brigham Young University Office of Religious Outreach and an organizer and participant for the Jewish–Latter-day Saint academic dialogue (learn more here: or read the latest piece written for the Religious Education Review (Fall 2017) Dr. Reed also serves as the current faculty advisor for the BYU student academic interfaith club. For more information about the club, see their page on Facebook:

Recent Published Articles

“An Apostate Maskil: The Impact of the Haskalah on Daniil Avraamovich Khvol’son,” in New Approaches to Religion and the Enlightenment, ed. Brett C. McInelly and Paul E. Kerry (Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018), 35–76.

“The Saratov Case as a Critical Juncture in Ritual Murder History,” in Eugene M. Avrutin, Jonathan Dekel-Chen, and Robert Weinberg, eds. The Worlds of Ritual Murder: Culture, Politics, and Belief in Eastern Europe and Beyond (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017).

"Rose Marie Reid, LeGrand Richards, and “The Plan for Teaching the Gospel to Jewish People,” Andrew C. Reed, John M. Murphy, and Jesse King, Mormon Historical Studies (Spring/Fall 2016): 145-194.

“Framing the Restoration and Gathering: Orson Hyde and Early Mormon Understandings of Israel, Jews, and the Second Coming,” in Foundations of the Restoration, ed. Craig Ostler, Barbara Morgan, and Michael Hubbard MacKay (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016). Purchase here

“The Non-Mormon Mormony: Authority, Religious Tolerance, and Sectarian Identification in Late Omperial Russia,” in The Worldwide Church: Mormonism as a Global Religion (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016)185–207. Purchase here

“Convergent Aims: The Revival of Jewish Studies in St. Petersburg and the Search for Russia’s Unaffiliated Jews.” Scripta Judaica Cracoviensia 11 (2013): 25–46. Download here

Published Book Reviews

Review of Shternshis, Anna. When Sonia Met Boris: An Oral History of Jewish Life under Stalin. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Russian Review: An American Quarterly Devoted to Russia Past and Present 77, no. 2 (April 2018): 324–25.

Review of Turner, John G., The Mormon Jesus: A Biography. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. in BYU Studies Quarterly 57: no. 1 (April 2018): 198–201.

Review of Nosenko-Stein, Elena. Peredaite ob etom detiam vashim, a ikh dety sleduiushchemu rodu: Kulturnaia pamiat’ u rossiiskikh evreev v nashi dni. Biblioteka Rossiiskovo evreiskovo kongressa. Moscow: Institut vostokovedeniia RAN, 2013, in The Russian Review: An American Quarterly Devoted to Russia Past and Present 74, no. 1 (January 2015): 180–81. Access here

Review of Mikhailov, H. B., and Plamper, Jan, eds. Malen’kii chelovek i bol’shaia voina v istorii rossii: Seredina XIX–seredina XX v. St. Petersburg: Nestor-Istoriia, 2013. in The Russian Review: An American Quarterly Devoted to Russia Past and Present (July 2016): 536–37. Access here

Edited Volumes

Andrew C. Reed and Greg Wilkinson, editors. Religious Freedom: Building Faith, Family, and Society (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Office of Religious Outreach, 2017). [University citizenship assignment]

Courses Taught

REL C 351 Survey of World Religions

REL C 357 Survey of Judaism and Islam

REL C 325 Doctrine and Covenants

REL C 225 Foundations of the Restoration