Dr. Andrew Reed studied Russian, Ukrainian, and European history at Arizona State University and holds Masters 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 Richard L. Evans 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: https://ro.byu.edu/jewish-lds-academic-dialogue) 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1924021641250456/
Recent Published Articles
“Building Sacred Community: Response to Dean Phillip Bell” in The Learning of the Jews: What Judaism Can Teach Latter-day Saints Trevan Hatch and Leonard J. Greenspoon, eds. (Salt Lake City, Greg Kofford, 2021), 229-242.
Gerrit Dirkmaat and Andrew C. Reed, “‘The Kingdom of God and His Laws’: Joseph Smith’s Revelations and Teachings on Christ’s Kingdom and Church in the Council of Fifty ,” in How and What You Worship: Christology and Praxis in the Revelations of Joseph Smith, ed. Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, and Jordan T. Watkins (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2020), 271–301.
Jared Ludlow, Andrew C. Reed, and Shon D. Hopkin, “Supersessionism in Latter-day Saint Thought: An Appraisal,” Understanding Covenants and Communities: Jews and Latter-day Saints in Dialogue, ed. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2020), 89-137.
“An Apostate Maskil: The Impact of the Haskalah on Daniil Avraamovich Khvol’son” in New Approaches to Religion and the Enlightenment, Brett C. McInelly and Paul E. Kerry, eds.(Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018), 35-76. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781683931614/
“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). http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=808377
"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. http://mormonhistoricsites.org/publications/
“Framing the Restoration and Gathering: Orson Hyde and Early Mormon Understandings of Israel, Jews, and the Second Coming” in Foundations of the Restoration 2016 Sperry Symposium, Craig Ostler, Barbara Morgan, and Michael Hubbard MacKay, eds (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center Brigham Young University, 2016). Purchase here
“The non-Mormon mormony: authority, religious tolerance, and sectarian identification in late imperial 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, vol. 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, vol. 77, no. 2 (April 2018): 324-325. http://www.russianreview.org/
Review of Turner, John G., The Mormon Jesus: A Biography. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. in BYU Studies Quarterly, vol. 57: no. 1 (April 2018): 198-201. https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/mormon-jesus-biography
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, vol. 74, no. 1 (January 2015): 180-181. 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): 536-537. Access here
Mark Diamond and Andrew C. Reed, eds. Understanding Covenants and Communities: Jews and Latter-day Saints in Dialogue, ed. Mark S. Diamond and Andrew C. Reed (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2020).
Andrew C. Reed and Greg Wilkinson, editors. Religious Freedom: Building Faith, Family, and Society (Provo: Brigham Young University Office of Religious Outreach, 2017).
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
Research InterestsRussia, Eastern Europe, Jewish History and Historiography, Ritual Murder, Church History, Orthodox Christianity
Teaching InterestsJudaism, Islam, Comparative Religion, Doctrine and Covenants, Foundations of the Restoration
- Ph.D., Russian History and Modern European History , Religious Studies/Jewish Studies, Arizona State University (2014)
- MSt., Study of Jewish-Christian Relations , Cambridge University (2008)
- MSt., Slavonic Studies , Oxford University (2005)
- B.A., History , English, Brigham Young University (2004)
Honors and Awards
- Religious Education Outstanding Teaching Award, Brigham Young University Religious Education (2021 - 2021)
- John Whitmer Historical Society (2014 - Present)
- Mormon Historical Association (2013 - Present)
- Association for Jewish Studies (2012 - Present)