Terryl Givens

Terryl Givens

Terryl Givens did his graduate work in intellectual history (Cornell) and comparative literature (UNC Chapel Hill). He is Professor Emeritus of Religion and Literature at the University of Richmond, where he held the Jabez Bostwick chair. Givens’s work has been called “provocative reading” by The New York Times and includes some twenty titles, including a two-volume history of Latter-day Saint theology: Wresting the Angel, and Feeding the Flock, a history of the idea of premortal life (When Souls had Wings)--all with Oxford University Press--and several studies of the Book of Mormon. Professor Givens has also been a commentator on CNN, NPR, and in the PBS/Frontline documentary, The Mormons. As of 2019 he is the Neal A. Maxwell Senior Research Fellow at the BYU Maxwell Institute in Provo. With Fiona Givens, he authored The God Who Weeps, The Christ Who Heals, The Crucible of Doubt, and most recently, All Things New: Rethinking Sin, Salvation, and Everything in Between. His biography of Eugene England will be released in 2021 from UNC Press.
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