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Mauro Properzi

Associate Professor
Church History and Doctrine

303F JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Bio: Received a BS in social work with a minor in psychology from BYU, a master’s in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School (scripture and Interpretation), an MPhil from Cambridge University (Peterhouse) in psychology and religion, a PhD in the study of religion (Mormon studies) from Durham University in the United Kingdom, and a postdoc diploma in interfaith dialogue (Catholicism and Islam) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. Held a visiting assistant professorship at BYU for the school year 2011–12 before CFS-track hiring. Also taught as adjunct for two years at Utah Valley University in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities.

Research interest: Latter-day Saint–Catholic interfaith dialogue, Latter-day Saint Studies of a comparative nature, moral theology, emotions

Courses taught: Survey of World Religions, Survey of Christianity, World Religions graduate seminar, Islam and the Gospel, Doctrine and Covenants, Ethics and Values, Old and New Testament

Languages: Italian (native), German (reading), Spanish (reading)

Education

  • Post-doc, Interfaith dialogue , Catholicism, Islam, institution ( 2010-01-01 - 2010-12-31 )
  • Ph.D , The Study of Religion , Mormon Studies, institution ( 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31 )
  • M.Phil, Theology and Religious Studies , Psychology and Religion, institution ( 2004-01-01 - 2004-12-31 )
  • Master's in Theological Studies, Scripture and Interpretation , institution ( 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31 )
  • B.S., Social Work , Psychology, institution ( 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 )
  • Associate Degree, Social Work , institution ( 1996-01-01 - 1996-12-31 )

Licenses and Certifications

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Certified Italian Translator and Interpreter

Honors and Awards

  • Nibley Fellowship
  • DeBury Scholarship
  • New Testament Commentary Summer Fellowship

Memberships

  • Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy: ( - Present)
  • American Academy of Religion: ( - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Member, Office of Religious Outreach/Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2016-11-01 - 2016-11-30 - 2017-09-01 - 2017-09-30
  • Conference-Related Role, Mormon History Association, 2015-09-01 - 2015-09-30 - 2016-07-01 - 2016-07-31
  • Committee/Council Member, University of Notre Dame, 2012-11-01 - 2012-11-30 - 2013-12-01 - 2013-12-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • REL A 311R: Section 002
  • REL A 303R: Section 002

2019

  • REL A 311R: Section 002
  • REL A 303R: Section 002
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002

2018

  • REL A 211 : Section 015
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 010
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 003

2017

  • REL A 302 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 008
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL E 632 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 010

2016

  • REL A 301 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 008

2015

  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 008
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 008

2014

  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 352 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 012

2013

  • REL C 352 : Section 001
  • REL C 352 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 356 : Section 001
  • REL C 356 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 009

2012

  • REL C 356 : Section 001
  • REL C 356 : Section 002
  • REL C 356 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 325 : Section 003
  • REL C 356 : Section 003
  • REL C 356 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 325 : Section 019
  • REL C 325 : Section 023
  • REL C 325 : Section 025

2011

  • REL C 356 : Section 001
  • REL C 356 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 325 : Section 016
  • REL C 325 : Section 022
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 325 : Section 019
  • REL C 325 : Section 036

2010

  • REL C 351 : Section 011
  • REL C 351 : Section 001

2008

  • REL C 325 : Section 003
  • REL C 325 : Section 004

2007

  • REL A 121 : Section 060
  • REL A 121 : Section 065
  • REL A 121 : Section 007
  • REL A 121 : Section 011
  • REL A 122 : Section 001
  • REL A 122 : Section 002
  • REL A 122 : Section 079
  • REL A 122 : Section 052

Publications

  • Properzi M. December, 2012. Exploring Psychology and Religious Experience: Relevant Issues and Core Questions. 1st ed.
  • Properzi M. July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2012. LDS Understandings of Religious Freedom: Responding to the Shifting Cultural Pendulum. 3rd ed.
  • Properzi M. 2011. Review of "The Book of Mormon: a Very Short Introduction" by Terryl Givens.
  • Properzi M. April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2011. Looking for Balance between Identity and Encounter: Buber’s relations and Interreligious Dialogue. 2nd ed.

Presentations

  • Properzi M. LDS-Catholic Interfaith Relations. Seminario SUDAmericano "Los Mormones en Sudamerica: Nuestra Religion en la Esfera Publica”. September, 2018.
  • Properzi M. Being a Mormon in Tension. Second LDS Euro Seminar. December, 2017.
  • Properzi M. The Challenges of Interfaith Engagement. Utah premier of "The Sultan and the Saint". October, 2017.
  • Properzi M. Balancing Religious Tensions. LDS Perspectives. April, 2017.
  • Properzi M. Mormonism and the Emotions. Religious Education Friday Faculty Forums. March, 2017.
  • Properzi M. Truth, Community, and Prophetic Authority. Mormonism in the Academy: Teaching, Scholarship, Faith. June, 2016.
  • Properzi M. Religion and Family: Allies in Soul-Making. World Congress of Families X. May, 2016.
  • Properzi M. In the Footsteps of Peter and Paul: the Mormon Experience in Italy. Pioneers in Every Land Lecture Series. November, 2015.
  • Properzi M. From the Periphery to the Center: the Development of LDS-Catholic Relations. XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions. August, 2015.
  • Properzi M. Catholic and Mormon Models of "the Church". Mormons and Catholics: from the Margins to the Mainstream, 2015 Mormon Studies Conference. April, 2015.
  • Properzi M. Mormonism in the Italian Media: a 2012-2014 Analysis. Religious Minorities in the Media. December, 2014.
  • Properzi M, Wilkinson G. Meditation Practices in Modern Japan. 2014 Religion and Spirituality in Society Conference. April, 2014.
  • Wilkinson GE, Properzi M. Modern Meditation Practices in Japan. Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society. April, 2014.
  • Properzi M, Toronto J. From Conflict to Friendship: Mormons and Waldensians in Italy. 2014 Church History Symposium. March, 2014.
  • Properzi M. The Challenge of Dialogue and Encounter. Catholics and Mormons: a New Dialogue. December, 2013.
  • Properzi M. A Mormon Ecclesiology…with Borrowings from Vatican II. 2012 International Conference on Mormonism. December, 2012.
  • Properzi M. Mitt Romney and “I Mormoni”: Perspectives from the Italian Media. Mormon Moments and the Media. November, 2012.
  • Properzi M. Institutional Commitment and Theological Inclusivism in LDS Religious Education: Findings from a Study at Brigham Young University. 2012 Religion and Spirituality in Society International Conference. February, 2012.
  • Properzi M. LDS Understandings of Religious Freedom: Responding to the Shifting Cultural Pendulum. Mormonism in Cultural Contexts. June, 2011.
  • Properzi M. Martin Buber’s Relations and Interreligious Dialogue: a Mormon-Catholic Encounter. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Conference. October, 2010.
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