Bennett, Richard Edmond, 1946-
- Existence: 1946-
Richard Edmond Bennett (born 1946) is an author and religion professor at Brigham Young University.
Richard Edmond Bennett was born February 20, 1946 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to Evelyn Frances Simpson Bennett and Clifford Jones Bennett. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Texas between 1967 and 1969. He married Patricia Dyer and has five children. He received his PhD in United States intellectual history at Wayne State University. He then worked as head of University of Manitoba Special Collections from 1978 to 1997, before moving to Brigham Young University to work as a professor of Church History and Doctrine. He is the author of several books and articles on the history of the Church, Joseph Smith, and the Mormon Exodus, and served as editor for BYU Studies and associate editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. In 2020, Richard and Patricia were called to serve as the directors of the Mormon Trail Center at Winter Quarters.
Citation:UPB files, February 4, 2022 (Richard Edmond Bennett, born February 20, 1946)
ChurchNews, via WWW, February 4, 2022 (Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to Evelyn Frances Simpson Bennett and Clifford Jones Bennett; married Patricia Dyer and they have five children. Missionary in the Texas Mission. In 2020, Richard and Patricia were called to serve as the directors of the Mormon Trail Center at Winter Quarters)
University of Manitoba libraries, via WWW, February 4, 2022 (Richard E. Bennett was the archivist at the University of Manitoba from 1978 to 1997).
Deseret Book, via WWW, February 4, 2022 (Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University; Editor for BYU Studies and associate editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. Bennett has a PhD in United States intellectual history from Wayne State University)
BYU Speeches, via WWW, February 4, 2022 (Authored several books and articles on the history of the Church, Joseph Smith, and the Mormon Exodus)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Typescript and cassette tape of an oral interview with Keifer Sauls by Richard Bennett on February 3, 1975. Sauls tells about coming to Brigham Young University as a student in 1911 and his employment by that institution from 1920-1972. He presents many personal observations on the growth of BYU, and how it was administered during the terms of various presidents.
Interview by David Whittaker with Richard Bennett, historian, discussing his role and responsibilities relating to the research and writing of the Brigham Young University Centennial History, including opinions on co-workers on the project. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Contains lecture notes, course syllabi, handouts, study guides, blank quizzes, tests, and accompanying keys, and other teaching materials. Topics include the Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, and Latter-day Saint church history. Materials dated 2004 to 2020.
Contains notes by Bennett on the history of Brigham Young University, including photocopies of correspondence with university leaders. Materials dated 1834 to 1972.
Contains drafts, quotes, source lists, and notes for Richard Edmond Bennett and John P. Livingstone's unpublished manuscript, "Already to Harvest" on the history of Latter-day Saint missionary work. Also contains copy of How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God? by Larry W. Hurtado, annotated by Bennett. Materials dated 2002 to 2009.
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