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 and also a monograph on Interfaith theology and ethics. 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 the Chair of the BYU Council for Interfaith Engagement 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). He founded the BYU Interfaith Student Association in 2018. For more information about IFSA, see their page on Facebook: Learn more here.
In 2023, he was awarded an Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Grant for "Interfaith Leadership and Religious Literacy" ($166,063). The grant project "Building Interfaith Leaders for Future Service to the World" provides essential funding to enable the BYU Council for Interfaith Engagement to help students and faculty build greater awareness and understanding of the world's faith traditions while striving to equip students to be peacemakers and bridge builders upon graduation from BYU. Learn more here
In 2023, he received a BYU Honors Program Alcuin Fellowship. He will co-teach an HONRS 226 Social Sciences/Letters course titled "Blessed are the Poor: Understanding Poverty Through History and Theology."
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).
“Learning to Read the Difficult Passages Together” in Festschrift in Celebration of the 60th Birthday of Dr. Ed Kessler MBE (Cambridge: Woolf Institute, 2023), 184-188.
“The Erosion of Sabbath Worship is Now Extensive”: The imperative to learn holiness from other religious traditions” in Sacred Time: The Sabbath as a Perpetual Covenant, ed. Gaye Strathearn (Provo: Religious Studies Center, 2023), 267-293.
Byran B. Korth and Andrew C. Reed, “Become as Little Children: Participating in the Household of God” in The Household of God: Families and Belonging in the Social World of the New Testament, 51st Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2022), 73-93.
“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 Teter, Magda. Blood Libel: on the trail of an antisemitic myth. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020. In Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 21:4 (November 2022). Available here
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. Available here
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. Available here
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
REL C 393R Interfaith Leadership and Ethics
REL C 351 Online Survey of World Religions
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)