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Alonzo-Gaskill-2019

Alonzo Gaskill

On Leave
Church History and Doctrine

270K Joseph Smith Building JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Alonzo L. Gaskill is a Professor of Church History and Doctrine. He holds a Bachelors degree in Philosophy, a Masters in Theology, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies. Brother Gaskill has taught at Brigham Young University since 2003. Prior to coming to BYU he served in a variety of assignments within the church Educational System--most recently as the director of the LDS Institute of Religion at Stanford University (1995-2003).

Courses Taught: Since coming to BYU, Brother Gaskill has taught the following courses: The Gospel and World Religions; Christian History; Book of Mormon; New Testament; Pearl of Great Price; Doctrine and Covenants.

Areas of Expertise: Scriptural and Temple Symbolism; Post Vatican II Catholicism; Jehovah's Witnesses; Eastern Orthodoxy.

Areas of Research: The Fall of Adam and Eve; Scriptural and Temple Symbolism; Early Christian History and Doctrines; Catholicism; Jehovah's Witnesses; Eastern Orthodoxy; Various Other World Religions

Languages: Training in New Testament Greek, Middle Egyptian, and Biblical Hebrew.

Research Interests

World Religions, Symbolism, Temples.

Teaching Interests

World Religions and Christian History.

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, , - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, University of Birmingham, 2018-08-01 - 2018-08-31 - Present
  • Board Member, Payson Utah Interfaith Council, 2013-01-01 - 2013-01-31 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Andrews University, 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31 - 2012-01-01 - 2012-12-31
  • Other, , 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 - 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 013
  • REL C 351 : Section 016
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011

2019

  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 012
  • REL C 351 : Section 013
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL E 632 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011

2018

  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 012
  • REL C 351 : Section 013
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011

2017

  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 012
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 012

2016

  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 012
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 012

2015

  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 012

2014

  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 640 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 008
  • REL C 351 : Section 010

2013

  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 352 : Section 001

2012

  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 352 : Section 003
  • REL A 327 : Section 007
  • REL A 327 : Section 008
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 640 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 008
  • REL C 351 : Section 009

2011

  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 352 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 004

2010

  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 325 : Section 001
  • REL C 325 : Section 008
  • REL C 640 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 640 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002

2009

  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 352 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 012
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 352 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 007

2008

  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 325 : Section 005
  • REL C 325 : Section 010
  • REL C 325 : Section 031
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 352 : Section 003
  • REL C 640 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 007

2007

  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 324 : Section 042
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 325 : Section 029
  • REL C 325 : Section 037

2006

  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 008
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 325 : Section 006
  • REL C 325 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 010

2005

  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL A 121 : Section 002
  • REL A 121 : Section 001
  • REL A 121 : Section 024
  • REL A 121 : Section 025
  • REL C 351 : Section 002

2004

  • REL A 121 : Section 035
  • REL A 121 : Section 044
  • REL A 121 : Section 051
  • REL A 121 : Section 063
  • REL A 327 : Section 001
  • REL A 121 : Section 009
  • REL A 121 : Section 101
  • REL A 122 : Section 220
  • REL A 121 : Section 004
  • REL A 121 : Section 107
  • REL A 122 : Section 102
  • REL A 122 : Section 120
  • REL A 212 : Section 021

Presentations

  • Gaskill AL. Guru Nanak and Christian Ecumenism . Commemoration of the 550th Anniversary of the Birth of Guru Nanak Dev. January, 2020.
  • Gaskill AL. What Latter-day Saints Should Know About Eastern Orthodoxy. Inservice of Adriatic South Mission Missionaries. October, 2019.
  • Gaskill AL. What Latter-day Saints Should Know About Jehovah's Witnesses. Inservice of Adriatic South Mission Missionaries. October, 2019.
  • Gaskill AL. Orthodox/Latter-day Saints Dialogue. International Orthodox Theological Assocation. January, 2019.
  • Gaskill AL. “Religious Ritual as the Source of Sacred Space, and as a Means of Fashioning Order out of Chaos”. John Whitmer Historical Association. October, 2018.
  • Gaskill AL. Getting More Out of Your Patriarchal Blessing. BYU Campus Education Week. August, 2018.
  • Gaskill AL. Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormon Egalitarianism. John Whitmer Historical Assocation. October, 2017.
  • Gaskill AL. The Revised Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. BYU Studies Academy . I was asked to report on my revision of the Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith (based on the Joseph Smith Papers project). March, 2017.
  • Gaskill AL. "Religious Ritual & The Creation of Sacred Space". University of Southern California (USC) Sacred Space Conference. November, 2016.
  • Soha SG. The Kirtland Endowment: The Liturgical Rites of the First Restoration Temple. John Whitmer Historical Assocation. October, 2016.
  • Gaskill AL. Temple Reflections. Dallas Temple President's Lecture. June, 2016.
  • Gaskill AL. "Guru Nanak's Vision of God as a Model for Christian Ecumenism". John Whitmer Historical Association. 2015.
  • Gaskill AL. "Mormon and Catholic Dialogue: A Beginning". Indianapolis Interfaith Quarterly . October, 2015.
  • Gaskill AL. What Ancient Rites Can Teach Us About the Modern Temple. Oakland Temple Jubilee. November, 2014.
  • Gaskill AL. Common Misconceptions About the Fall. 2013 BYU Campus Education Week. August, 2013.
  • Gaskill AL, Linford ST. Facing the Storms of Life and Avoiding the Enticements of the World. 2013 BYU Campus Education Week. August, 2013.
  • Gaskill AL. Finding Personal Meaning in the Fall. 2013 BYU Campus Education Week. August, 2013.
  • Gaskill AL, Linford ST. Putting the Lord First and Learning to Laugh at What Life Throws Your Way. 2013 BYU Campus Education Week. August, 2013.
  • Gaskill AL, Linford ST. Supporting Each Other -- No Controlling Each Other. 2013 BYU Campus Education Week. August, 2013.
  • Gaskill AL. Textual Insights into the Doctrine of the Fall. 2013 BYU Campus Education Week. August, 2013.
  • Gaskill AL, Linford ST. Them Temple, Our Covenants, and Becoming One. 2013 BYU Campus Education Week. August, 2013.
  • Gaskill AL. You and I As Adam and Eve. 2013 BYU Campus Education Week. August, 2013.
  • Gaskill AL. "Mormon Ritual Undergarments and the Sacrosanct Life". Mormonism and Exotisim. May, 2013.
  • Gaskill AL. Ancient Ordination Rituals and the Use of the Creation & Fall in the Roman Catholic Mass. BYU 2012 Campus Education Week. August, 2012.
  • Gaskill AL. Clothing Rituals & Covenant Making Rituals in Ancient Judaism, Roman Catholicism & Islam. BYU 2012 Campus Education Week. August, 2012.
  • Gaskill AL. People in Ritual and the Initiation Rites of Ancient Judaism and Roman Catholicism. BYU 2012 Campus Education Week. August, 2012.
  • Gaskill AL. Prayer & Marriage Rituals in Ancient Judaism, Roman Catholicism and Hinduism. BYU 2012 Campus Education Week. August, 2012.
  • Gaskill AL. Location Veneration: The Place of Independence in Latter-day Saint Zionist Tradition and Thought. John Whitmer Historical Society Symposium. April, 2012.
  • Gaskill AL. “‘To Every Man is Given a Gift’: The Spiritual Legacy of Wilford Woodruff,” presented at the 2007 Wilford Woodruff Symposium at Brigham Young University. Wilford Woodruff Symposium. 2010.
  • Gaskill AL. Does Beelzebub Have a Body?The Corporeal Nature of Satan in Early Restoration Experience and Thought. Restoration Studies Symposium. 2008.
  • Gaskill AL. Extra Canonical Insights into the Atonement. Education Week. 2007.
  • Gaskill AL. TEXTUAL INSIGHTS INTO THE DOCTRINE OF THE FALL. Education Week. 2007.
  • Gaskill AL. The Ante-Mortal Ministry of Christ. Education Week. 2007.
  • Gaskill AL. The Baptism of Jesus and the Restoration. Education Week. 2007.
  • Gaskill AL. The Fall: A Common Misunderstanding. Education Week. 2007.
  • Gaskill AL. The Intertestamental Period and Jesus' Messianic Call. Education Week. 2007.
  • Gaskill AL. You and I as Adam and Eve -- PART 1. Education Week. 2007.
  • Gaskill AL. You and I as Adam and Eve -- PART 2. Education Week. 2007.
  • Holzapfel RN, Samuelson CO, Tanner JS, Ball TB, Welch JW, McConkie JF, Draper RD, Huntsman ED, Pike DM, Chadwick JR, et alEaster Conference. 2006.
  • Gaskill AL. The Savior and the Serpent: Unlocking the Doctrine of the Fall. BYU Campus Education Week. 2005.
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