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Alonzo Gaskill

Church History and Doctrine

Continuing Education
Provo, UT 84602


Alonzo L. Gaskill is a Professor of Church history and doctrine. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy, a masters in theology, and a PhD in biblical studies. Dr. Gaskill has taught at Brigham Young University since 2003. Before coming to BYU, he served in a variety of assignments within the Church Educational System—most recently as the director of the institute of religion at Stanford University (1995–2003).

Courses Taught: Since coming to BYU, Dr. Gaskill has taught the following courses: Survey of World Religions, Christian History, Book of Mormon, New Testament, Pearl of Great Price, Doctrine and Covenants.

Areas of Expertise: Scriptural & Temple Symbolism, World Religions, Latter-day Saint Theology.

Areas of Research: The Fall of Adam and Eve, Scriptural & Temple Symbolism, Early Christian History & Doctrines, World Religions—including Various Christian Traditions (e.g., Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventism, etc.).

Languages: Training in New Testament Greek, Middle Egyptian, and Biblical Hebrew.

Research Interests

World Religions, Symbolism, Temples.

Teaching Interests

World Religions and Christian History.

Courses Taught

Alonzo Gaskill