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Mauro Properzi

Associate Professor
Church History and Doctrine

303E JSB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602


Education: BS in Social Work and Psychology (Brigham Young University)
MTS in Theological Studies (Harvard Divinity School)
M.Phil in Psychology and Religion (Cambridge University, U.K.)
Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Durham University, U.K.)
Post Doc. in Interfaith Dialogue (Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, Italy). 

Teaching: Pre-BYU (adjunct): Utah Valley University, Dept. of Philosophy and Humanities. Course taught: Ethics and Values
BYU. Courses taught: Survey of World Religions, Survey of Christianity, World Religions graduate seminar, Islam and the Gospel, Old and New Testament

Publication awards:
2015 Outstanding Academic Title in religion and “highly recommended” by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (American Library Association) AND 2015 Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication (BYU Religious Education) for
Mauro Properzi, Mormonism and the Emotions: An Analysis of LDS Scriptural Texts (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015). [Paperback edition published in 2018]

Research interest: Catholicism, LDS theology of religions, moral theology, emotions, Christian spirituality

Languages: Italian (native), German (reading), Spanish (reading)


  • Post-doc, Interfaith dialogue , Catholicism, Islam, Pontifical Gregorian University (2010)
  • Ph.D , The Study of Religion , Mormon Studies, Durham University (2009)
  • M.Phil, Theology and Religious Studies , Psychology and Religion, Cambridge University (2004)
  • Master's in Theological Studies, Scripture and Interpretation , Harvard Divinity School (2002)
  • B.S., Social Work , Psychology, Brigham Young University (2000)
  • Associate Degree, Social Work , Ricks College (1996)

Licenses and Certifications

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Certified Italian Translator and Interpreter (1999 - Present)

Honors and Awards

  • Nibley Fellowship, Maxwell Institute (2009 - 2010)
  • DeBury Scholarship, Durham University (2004 - 2009)
  • New Testament Commentary Summer Fellowship, Brigham Young University (2003 - 2003)


  • Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy (2010 - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion (2009 - Present)

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