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Robert Freeman

Professor
Church History and Doctrine

316J JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Bio: Bob Freeman is a member of the Department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU, where he completed a term as associate dean. For more than twenty years, he has devoted his research to understanding the experiences of Latter-day Saints in wartime. In the year 2000, he and retired colleague, Dr. Dennis A. Wright, founded the research project Saints at War. Since that time, Bob has published numerous books and articles, often in collaboration with other associates, which have drawn on this research. He has also produced several documentaries as well as assisting to establish an archive in the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU with more than 3,000 accounts of veterans. The Saints at War project has also partnered in preserving veteran accounts with the national Veterans History Project, which is associated with the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Bob and his wife, JaNeal, are the parents of seven children and three grandchildren. The Freemans live in Springville, Utah.

Areas of Expertise: Legal and military history of the Church

Research Interests

Military history, Twentieth Century LDS history, and missionary work.

Teaching Interests

Teachings of the Living Prophets (333), Modern Church History (343), Doctrine and Covenants (324-325), and LDS in the Military (393R)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Utah Bar Association, Attorney
  • California Bar Association, Attorney

Administrative Assignments

  • Religious Education: Associate Dean, 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31 - 2019-01-01 - 2019-12-31
  • Department of Church Hsitory and Doctrine: Other (Appointed by a VP), 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 - 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Memberships

  • Utah Bar Association: ( - Present)
  • Utah State Historical Society: ( - Present)
  • California Bar Association: ( - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Member, Gail Halversen Museum Board, 2016-01-01 - 2016-01-31 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Springville Folk Festival, 2012-06-01 - 2012-06-30 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Springville City--Historic Preservation Committee, 2012-02-01 - 2012-02-28 - Present
  • Conference-Related Role, Mormon History Association, 2014-02-01 - 2014-02-28 - 2014-07-01 - 2014-07-31
  • Other, Utah Bar Association, 2008-02-01 - 2008-02-28 - 2013-06-01 - 2013-06-30
  • Officer, Crandal Printing Museum, 2004-01-01 - 2004-01-31 - 2009-09-01 - 2009-09-30
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Regional Study: British Isles, 2006-01-01 - 2006-01-31 - 2008-01-01 - 2008-01-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • REL C 324 : Section 003
  • REL C 324 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 017
  • REL C 324 : Section 001
  • REL C 324 : Section 002
  • REL C 324 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 006
  • REL C 333 : Section 008

2018

  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 011
  • REL C 350R: Section 001
  • IAS 201R: Section 017
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 011

2017

  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 011
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 017

2016

  • REL C 333 : Section 016
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 013
  • REL C 333 : Section 022
  • REL C 333 : Section 024

2015

  • REL C 393R: Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 002
  • REL C 333 : Section 014
  • REL C 333 : Section 019
  • REL C 333 : Section 020
  • REL C 333 : Section 017
  • REL C 333 : Section 023

2014

  • REL C 333 : Section 003
  • REL C 333 : Section 019
  • REL C 333 : Section 022
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 022

2013

  • REL C 333 : Section 002
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 018
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 009
  • REL C 333 : Section 023

2012

  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 020
  • REL C 333 : Section 002
  • REL C 333 : Section 006
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 010
  • REL C 333 : Section 024

2011

  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 020
  • REL C 325 : Section 010
  • REL C 325 : Section 029
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 008
  • REL C 333 : Section 022

2010

  • REL C 325 : Section 018
  • REL C 325 : Section 022
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 022
  • REL C 333 : Section 002
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 393R: Section 001
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 008
  • REL C 333 : Section 011
  • REL C 333 : Section 013
  • REL C 333 : Section 021

2009

  • REL C 393R: Section 003
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 014
  • REL C 333 : Section 023
  • REL C 333 : Section 002
  • REL C 333 : Section 003
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 393R: Section 001
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 008
  • REL C 333 : Section 023

2008

  • REL C 393R: Section 003
  • REL C 333 : Section 001
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 014
  • REL C 333 : Section 023
  • REL C 333 : Section 003
  • REL C 393R: Section 001
  • REL C 333 : Section 006
  • REL C 333 : Section 010
  • REL C 333 : Section 013
  • REL C 333 : Section 023

2007

  • REL C 393R: Section 003
  • REL C 393R: Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 014
  • REL C 333 : Section 024
  • REL C 333 : Section 002
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 393R: Section 001
  • REL C 333 : Section 006
  • REL C 333 : Section 013
  • REL C 333 : Section 026

2006

  • REL C 393R: Section 004
  • REL C 393R: Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 014
  • REL C 333 : Section 023
  • REL C 333 : Section 003
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 393R: Section 001

2005

  • REL C 393R: Section 004
  • REL C 393R: Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 025
  • REL C 333 : Section 003
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 393R: Section 001
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 008
  • REL C 333 : Section 013
  • REL C 333 : Section 024

2004

  • REL C 393R: Section 004
  • REL C 393R: Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 004
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 024
  • REL C 393R: Section 001
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 008
  • REL C 333 : Section 011
  • REL C 333 : Section 401

Publications

  • freeman rc. September 1, 2018. Saints at War: World War I.
  • Freeman RC. December, 2012. Country, countries. Dennis L. Largey, Larry E. Dahl, editors. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company.
  • Freeman RC. December, 2012. Measure of Man. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company.
  • Freeman RC. August, 2012. Stories of LDS Civil War Veterans. Kenneth Alford, editor. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, BYU.
  • Fleek SL, Freeman RC. October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2011. Foreward. Salt Lake City, Utah: Greg Kofford Books.
  • Alford KL, Freeman RC. September, 2011. The Salt Lake Theatre: Brigham’s Playhouse. Scott C. Esplin and Kenneth L. Alford, editors. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center / Deseret Book.
  • Freeman RC, Wright DA. October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2010. Called to Serve.

Presentations

  • Freeman RC. When a Child Wanders in a Religious Educators Home. BYU Idaho Religious Education Conference. October, 2019.
  • freeman rc. Legacy of Latter-day Saint Service in World War I. Saints at War Veteran's Conference. November, 2018.
  • Freeman RC. The Legacy of LDS Chaplains in the Military. David Whitmer Meetings. September, 2015.
  • Freeman RC. Religious Liberty In Crisis. Orange County Chapter J Rueben Clark Law Society. November, 2013.
  • Freeman RC. Jonathan Browning: Father of the Modern Rifle. Mormon History Association. June, 2013.
  • Freeman RC. Pioneer, Spiritual Wellness and You. Wellness Lecture. July, 2011.
  • Freeman RC. Civil War Saints: Stories of LDS in the Civil War. Mormon History Association Meetings. May, 2011.
  • Freeman RC. Placing Christ in our Lives. Faculty/Staff BYU. 2009.
  • Freeman RC. Latter-day Saints in Wartime. Latter-day Saints. 2009.
  • Freeman RC. The Legacy of Latter-day Saints in Wartime. Latter-day Saints. 2009.
  • Freeman RC. Doctrine and Covenants Teachings on War. Sperry Symposium. 2008.
  • Freeman RC. The Latter-day Saint Experience in World War II. Education Week. 2007.
  • Freeman RC. Remembering Pearl Harbor. 65th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Meeting. 2006.
  • Freeman RC. A Legacy of Servoce" Latter-day Saints in World War II. House of Learning Lecture Series. 2006.
  • Freeman RC. Saints at War. Education Week. 2004.
  • Wright DA, Freeman RC. Saints at War. Religious Education Faculty. 2004.
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