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The Backstory: BYU’s Involvement with Religious Education Changes

Any careful reader of the BYU’s course offerings would have heard something familiar in the announcement of four new classes to be taught at Church universities and Institutes of Religion starting in Fall Semester 2015.

Three of the four classes: Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel, Foundations of the Restoration and Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon (the fourth is The Eternal Family) have all been taught at BYU over the last year.

“In Religious Education, we’ve been talking for five years or more about how to better meet the needs of students,” said Religious Education Dean Brent L. Top. “Developing and teaching these experimental classes is one part of those efforts.”

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