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University of Virginia Chair in Mormon studies named for Richard L. Bushman

by | Oct. 16, 2012

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Internationally respected historian Dr. Richard L. Bushman is being honored by the University of Virginia for his pioneering work in the academic discipline of Mormon studies.

University officials have announced the establishment of the Richard Lyman Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies in its Department of Religious Studies.

"Three years ago, the department identified Mormon studies as an emerging field that merited serious academic study in the context of other important world religions," said Kevin Hart, past department chairman, who was actively involved in the establishment of the Bushman Chair. "We have seen growing interest on the part of both faculty and students from a wide variety of academic specialties."

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