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Richard E. Bennett

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Department: Church History

Title: Professor, Chair of Church History and Doctrine

Office: 303A JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-3071

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Bio: Native of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Served mission to Texas, 1967-1969. Head of Special Collections at the University of Manitoba, 1978-1997. Former Stake President, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ph.D in U.S. Intellectual History, Wayne State University. Married to Patricia Dyer. 5 children. Author of several books and articles, mainly on 19th century LDS History. Presently Church History editor, BYU Studies; Associate Editor, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies.

Courses Taught: Church History, Doctrine and Covenants

Areas of Expertise: 19th Century Mormon history; Mormon manuscripts; Mormon exodus history

Areas of Research: Mormon exodus; temple work; 1820 and the beginnings of Mormonism

Languages: French (read)