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Brigham Young University. Department of Religious Education

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1929 - 1940

Administrative History

The Department of Religious Education (1929-1940) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Religious Education was formed in 1929 in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Theology. The department provided instruction in religious and ethical life, Bible and Book of Mormon scriptures, history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, philosophy, psychology of religion, social and recreational leadership, and anthropology. Department chairs included George H. Brimhall (1929-1932) and Guy C. Wilson (1933-1939). In 1940 the department was reorganized as the Division of Religion.

Citation:
Religious Instruction records, 1965-1979 (name not given)

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Apr. 13, 2009 (Department of Religious Education; previously known as Theology Department; later renamed Division of Religion)

Brigham Young University, 1975: v. 2, p. 286 (Theology Department renamed Department of Religious Education in 1929) v. 2, p. 293 (Department of Religious Education renamed Division of Religion in 1940)

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, Dec. 10, 2014 (Department of Religious Education; provided instruction in religious and ethical life, Bible and Book of Mormon scriptures, history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, philosophy, psychology of religion, social and recreational leadership, and anthropology; chairs: George H. Brimhall (1929-1932) and Guy C. Wilson (1933-1939))

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Religious Education syllabus and student manual

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 775
Scope and Contents

Contains syllabi and student manuals on recreational leadership and social dance from the Department of Religious Education and Leadership Week, dated 1929 and 1933.

Dates: 1929; 1933