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Jan J. Martin

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Department: Ancient Scripture

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: 303L JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-0345

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Born: San Diego, CA

Raised: Albuquerque, NM and Holladay, UT; graduated from Skyline High School

Mission for LDS Church: Richmond, Virginia

Married to: Jared Martin

Bachelor’s Degree: Brigham Young University: Physical Education K-12 Teaching with a minor in German Teaching (1994)

Master’s Degrees: Brigham Young University: Exercise Physiology (1997); University of York, UK: Early Modern History (2008)

PhD: University of York, UK: Sixteenth-century English Bible Translation; focus on early English reformers (2011)

Previous career: Taught as adjunct faculty at BYU in the Physical Education Department (1997-2001); Taught for LDS Seminaries & Institutes for 5 years: 1 year at Timpview High School (2002-2003), 3 years at Spanish Fork High School (2003-2006), 1 year at Provo High (2006-2007)

Classes taught for BYU Religious Education: Book of Mormon, New Testament

Research interests: Early English translations of the Bible; early English reformers such as William Tyndale, Miles Coverdale, and John Frith; King James translation of the Bible; development of the language of English theology

Publications: 

“William Tyndale, John Foxe, and the ‘Boy that Driveth the Plough,’” Religious Educator, vol. 17, no.2, June 2016

“Letting English Words Stand: Thomas More, William Tyndale and the Common Expression of English Theology,” Archive for Reformation History. Jahrgang 106 [December 2015], 92-114.

“Cuthbert Tunstal, Thomas More, John Fisher, and the Burning of William Tyndale’s 1526 New Testament,’ Reformation, vol. 18, no.1, December 2013, 84-105.

Languages: German

Other interests and hobbies:  I enjoy an active lifestyle and participate regularly in many different sports with my husband: racquetball, tennis, pickleball, cycling, volleyball, weight lifting, and kayaking.  We also enjoy taking walks and hiking all over the beautiful state of Utah whenever we have a chance.  My husband is from England and that means we often return across the pond to visit family and enjoy the beautiful English countryside.  I love teaching and researching and really enjoy becoming more knowledgeable so that I might assist the wonderful students that come through BYU.