ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants), early LDS history, and related subjects.
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Although journal publications and video presentations are available for free by digital download and streaming, we do have a number of expenses associated with the preparation of this publication–editorial services, typesetting, web servers, web design, etc.
W. Paul Reeve is a professor of history and the director of graduate studies in history at the University of Utah where he teaches courses on Utah history, Mormon history, and history of the US West. Recently he was named the director of the newly organized Mormon...read more
On this episode of the LDS Perspectives Podcast, Russell Stevenson interviews Elizabeth Kuehn, a Joseph Smith Papers historian and documentary editor, about one of the lasting blemishes on the Mormon Kirtland experience – the failure of the Kirtland Safety Society...read more
John Gee’s “Introduction to the Book of Abraham”: A Lifetime of Book of Abraham Scholarship Distilled into a Valuable Book for a Broad Audience
It was a pleasure to read John Gee's recently published An Introduction to the Book of Abraham (Salt Lake City and Provo, UT: Deseret Book and BYU Religious Studies Center, 2017). This book is aimed for a broad audience with an interest in the Book of Abraham. While...read more
A New York native, Terryl Givens did his graduate work in intellectual history (Cornell) and comparative literature (UNC Chapel Hill). He teaches courses in nineteenth-century studies and religious themes in literature at the University of Richmond, where he is...read more
NEWS & EVENTS
In this presentation, entitled "Enos—Wrestling a Man and Seeing God’s Face: Allusions to the Temple and Christ’s Atonement in Early Nephite Uses of the Jacob and Esau Story,” Professor Matthew L. Bowen compares the stories of Jacob’s wrestle with the "man" in Genesis...read more
The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 26 (2017), is now available in paperback and e-book formats.read more
The family of Ruth M. Stephens and The Interpreter Foundation are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Ruth M. Stephens Article Prize is Anita Wells, who submitted the following journal article which was published in volume 24 of Interpreter: "Bare Record: The...read more
The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 25 (2017), is now available in paperback and e-book formats.read more
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The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit organization. All journal publications and video presentations are available for free by digital download and streaming. The price of hard copy versions of journal articles covers only the cost of printing; books are typically priced to help cover both upfront pre-publication expenses and royalties to authors when applicable. In some cases, the Foundation may subsidize publication costs to keep retail prices affordable. The Foundation does not profit from sales of its publications.