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Jennifer Lane

Jennifer Lane

Dean/Professor
Faculty of Religious Education

Stake Center 182A

(808) 675-4971

Jennifer Lane received her Ph.D. in Religion with an emphasis in History of Christianity from Claremont Graduate University in 2003. She received both a bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, respectively. She and her husband Keith Lane have taught at BYU–Hawaii since 2002. She is a professor of Religious Education and currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Religious Education.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Religion, emphasis in History of Christianity
    Claremont Graduate University, January 2003
    Dissertation: “Compassio: Participation in the Passion and Late Medieval Jerusalem Pilgrimage”
  • M. A., Ancient Near Eastern Studies
    Brigham Young University, August 1994
    Thesis: “Not Bondage but Adoption: Adoptive Redemption in the Writings of Paul”
  • B. A., Honors History, minor in Philosophy
    Brigham Young University, August 1993
    Graduated with University Honors Thesis: “The Lord Will Redeem His People: ‘Adoptive’ Redemption in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon”

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • 10/10 to present: Associate Academic Vice President for Curriculum, BYU–Hawaii
  • 9/09 to present: Associate Professor, Religious Education, BYU–Hawaii
  • 9/05 to 8/09: Assistant Professor, Religious Education, BYU–Hawaii
  • 1/03 to 8/05: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Religion and History, BYU–Hawaii
  • 9/02 to 12/02: Special Instructor, Religion and History, BYU–Hawaii Teaching:

    • Religion 121, Book of Mormon, part 1
    • Religion 122, Book of Mormon, part 2
    • Religion 211, New Testament, part 1
    • Religion 212, New Testament, part 2
    • Religion 231, Doctrines for Prospective Missionaries
    • Religion 325, Doctrine and Covenants, part 2
    • History 201, World Civilizations to 1500
    • History 308, Ancient Mediterranean
    • History 309, Middle Ages
    • History 335, British Isles
    • IDS 390R, Pursue Truth
    • IDS 317, Religion and Culture: World of the New Testament

      Other activities include:

    • GE Review Working Group, Chair
    • University Curriculum Council, Chair
    • Deans’ Council
    • University Academic Council
    • University CFS/Promotion Committee
    • University Teaching and Learning Steering Committee
    • Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Committee
    • History 201 committee to revise course content to integrate information literacy skills
    • Multi-disciplinary writing assessment group
    • Religion writing assessment group
    • Campus Music Environmental Task Force
  • 1/01 to 12/01: Instructor, Ancient Scripture Department, BYU
    • Religion 121, Book of Mormon, part 1
    • Religion 211, New Testament, part 1
  • 1/99 to 12/01: Instructor, History Department, BYU
    • History 201, World Civilizations to 1500
    • History 300, Ancient Near East
    • History 485, Junior Tutorial (Historical Methodology)
  • 6/97 to 6/98: Slide Library Coordinator, Scripps College
    • Organizing and digitalizing visual resources
  • 9/93 to 8/94: Research Assistant, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, BYU
    • Research for Catherine Thomas and Stephen Ricks
  • 1/94 to 4/94: Instructor, Ancient Scripture Department, BYU
    • Religion 122, Book of Mormon, part 2
  • 9/92 to 5/93: Teacher of English as a Second Language, Missionary Training Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    • Taught missionaries from many countries
  • 9/91 to 8/92: Teaching Assistant, History Department, BYU
    • History 201 TA for Profs. Pixton and Brown

LANGUAGES

  • French, Italian: advanced reading
  • German, Spanish, Latin: reading
  • Hebrew, Greek, Coptic, Ugaritic: research ability
  • Mandarin Chinese: basic, two years instruction

MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE
Executive Board, Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology Committee Member, Society for Biblical Literature - Latter-day Saints and the Bible Section

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Honored Professor of the Year, BYU-Hawaii Honors Program, 2007
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University
  • Dr. Howard Mills Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University
  • Nibley Fellow, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
  • Outstanding Graduate Student in International and Area Studies, David M. Kennedy Center, Brigham Young University
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Academic Honor Society
  • B.A. Graduation with University Honors and Honors in History
  • Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society

Publications

PUBLICATIONS: CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS OF SCRIPTURE

“Worship: Bowing Down and Serving the Lord,” In Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, 122-35. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2013.

“Letter of the gospel,” “Preparatory gospel,” “Law of Moses.” In Doctrine and Covenants Reference Companion, ed. Dennis Largey. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2012.

“The Presence of God.” In The Things which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision, 119-134. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2011.

“The Creeds and Councils.” In The Life and Teachings of the New Testament Apostles: From the Day of Pentecost through the Apocalypse, ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment, 299-329. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2010.

“The Kingdom of God: God’s Vision for Society in the Sermon on the Mount.” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, 157-172. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2010.

“The Whole Meaning of the Law: Christ’s Vicarious Sacrifice.” In The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, 68-87. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2009.

“Redemption’s Grand Design for the Living and the Dead.” In The Doctrine and Covenants: Revelations in Context, ed. Andrew H. Hedges, J. Spencer Fluhman, and Alonzo Gaskill, 188-211. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2008.

“Choosing Redemption.” In Living the Book of Mormon: ‘Abiding by its Precepts’, ed. Charles Swift and Gaye Strathearn, 163-175. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2007.

“Hostility to Jesus: Prelude to the Passion.” In Celebrating Easter: The 2006 BYU Easter Conference, ed. Thomas A. Wayment and Keith J. Wilson, 137-155. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2006.

“Jews and Greeks: The Broader Context for Writing the New Testament.” In How the New Testament Came to Be, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Frank F. Judd, 62-77. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2006.

“From Opposition to Hostility: Changing Reactions during Jesus’ Ministry.” In The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, Vol. 2: From the Sermon on the Mount to the Triumphal Entry, ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment, 125-51. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2006.

“The Lord Will Redeem His People: Adoptive Covenant and Redemption in the Old Testament.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hossikson, 298-310. Provo, UT: Brigham Young, University Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2005.

“The Redemption of Abraham.” In The Book of Abraham: Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, ed. John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid, 167-74. Studies in the Book of Abraham, 3. Provo, UT: Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, 2005.

“Faith unto Repentance: The Fulness of the Simple Way.” In Fulness of the Gospel: Foundational Teachings from the Book of Mormon, 181-93. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2003.

“Hebrew Concepts of Adoption and Redemption in the Writings of Paul.” In The Apostle Paul: His Life and His Testimony, ed. Paul Y. Hossikson, 80-95. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 1994.

“Review of Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This is My Gospel. Papers from the Eighth Annual Book of Mormon Symposium, 1993.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6:2 (1994): 134-38.

“The Lord Will Redeem His People: ‘Adoptive’ Covenant and Redemption in the Old Testament.” In Thy People Shall Be My People and Thy God My God, ed. Paul Y. Hossikson, 49-60. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 1993.

“The Lord Will Redeem His People: Adoptive Covenant and Redemption in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2:2 (Fall 1993): 39-62.

PUBLICATIONS: MEDIEVAL STUDIES

“Papal Penitentiary.” Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

“A Literary Journey to Jerusalem. Review of Nichole Chareyron. Pilgrims to Jerusalem in the Middle Ages. Translated by W. Donald Wilson. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. 287 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-231-13230-1.” H-NET REVIEW Review for H-Catholic@h-net.msu.edu (May 2007) http://www.h-net.org/~catholic/

PUBLICATIONS: THEOLOGY, RELIGIOUS STUDIES/MORMON STUDIES

Forthcoming: “Church Organization and Liturgy” in The Mormon World (Routledge World), ed. Richard Sherlock and Carl Mosser. Routledge, 2013?

“Learning to Hear Others’ Voices” in “‘No More Strangers”: LDS Scholars in Women’s Studies.” Religious Educator, 12:3 (2011): 150-53.

“I Am among You As One that Serveth.” Element: A Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology, 5:2 (Fall 2009).

“Review of Donald W. Musser and David L. Paulsen, Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2007” BYU Studies, 47:14 (2009).

Co-authored with Elizabeth A. Sewell, “Women and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Zeny a nabozenstva * Women and Religions, ed. M. Moravcikova and L. Greskova. Bratislava: Ustav pre vzt'ahy statu a cirkvi, 2007.

“Embodied Knowledge of God.” Element: A Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology (March 2007): 61-71.

“‘Come Follow Me’: The Imitation of Christ in the Later Middle Ages.” In Prelude to the Restoration: From Apostasy to the Restored Church. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2004.

PRESENTATIONS: CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS OF SCRIPTURE

“Worship: Bowing Down and Serving the Lord,” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Provo, UT, October 2013.

“The Presence of the Lord.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Provo, UT, October 2011.

“The Kingdom of God: The Sermon on the Mount and God’s Vision for Society.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Provo, UT, October 2010.

“The Whole Meaning of the Law: Vicarious Sacrifice Strengthening Our Faith in Christ.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Provo, UT, October 2009.

“Redemption and Redeeming the Dead in the Doctrine and Covenants.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Provo, UT, October 2008.

“Sovereignty and Atonement: Book of Mormon Insights into God’s Love and Human Agency.” BYU-Idaho Religious Lecture Series, Rexburg Idaho, February 2008.

“Choosing Redemption.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Provo, UT, October 2007.

“Jews and Greeks: The Broader Context for Writing the New Testament.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Provo, UT, October 2006.

“From Opposition to Hostility: Changing Reactions during Jesus’ Ministry.” BYU Religious Studies Center Easter Conference, Provo, UT, April 2006.

“Faith unto Repentance: The Fulness of the Simple Way.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, October 2003.

“Covenant as Relationship: The Book of Deuteronomy in Perspective.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Fall 2001.

“The Redemption of Abraham.” The Book of Abraham: Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, FARMS Conference, October 1999.

“Baptism as Adoptive Covenant in Paul.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, October 1994.

“Adoptive Covenant and Redemption in the Old Testament.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, October 1993.

PRESENTATIONS: MEDIEVAL STUDIES

“Jerusalem in Assisi: Insights on the Basilica of San Francesco.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2007.

“Comos and Communion: The Orthodox and the Other in Thirteenth-Century Central Asia.” American Academy of Religion Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2005.

“Schism or Heresy: Cathar Crucifix Rejection and the Franciscan Encounter with ‘Nestorian’ Christians in Central Asia.” American Medieval Academy Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, April 2005.

“The Crucifix and Franciscan Identity in ‘Medieval’ China and Central Asia: The Case of William of Rubruck.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2004.

“The Quest for the Holy Sepulchre: The Crusades and Beyond.” Sewanee Mediaeval Colloquium, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, April 2001.

PRESENTATIONS: THEOLOGY, RELIGIOUS STUDIES/MORMON STUDIES

“Subjection, Mastery, and Discipleship.” Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology, Orem, UT, March 2010.

“I Am among You As One that Serveth.” Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology, Claremont, CA, May 2009.

“Theology and Friendship.” Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology, Provo, UT, March 2007.

“Embodied Knowledge of God.” Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2006.

“Sovereignty, Agency, and the Atonement.” Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology, Logan, UT, March 2005.

“‘Come Follow Me’: The Imitation of Christ in the Later Middle Ages.” Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, October 2004.

“Divinity and Agency: An Approach to LDS Christology.” Mormon Perspectives on God, Humanity, and Revelation, Yale Divinity School, March 2003.

“Invited to Believe in Christ: An Historical Perspective on Response to Religious Art.” Art, Belief, Meaning Symposium: The Visual Arts and the Restored Gospel, BYU Museum of Art, November 2000.

“Devotional Imagery’s Distant Mirror: LDS and Late Medieval Comparisons and Contrasts.” Art, Belief, Meaning Symposium: The Visual Arts and the Restored Gospel, BYU Museum of Art, November 1999.

“Sacred Time and Space in Jerusalem Pilgrimage and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.” FARMS Brown Bag Lecture Series, November 1999.

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATIONS

“Faith in the Redemption,” BYU–Hawaii Devotional, January 2013

  • “Integrating Sources of Renewal,” Inspirational Speaker, Hawaii Division Meeting of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, Laie, Hawaii, 5/17/08
  • “St. Francis of Assisi.” Thinking Aloud, KBYU radio interview 5/31/07 http://classical89.org/thinkingaloud/past.asp
  • Co-presenter “CSI: Hawaii, Continuing Stakeholder Involvement from Proposal to Capacity Review.” Western Association of Schools and Colleges Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2005.
  • “We Are Not Our Own.” BYU–Hawaii Devotional, December 2004.
  • “Suffering with Christ in the Later Middle Ages.” BYUH Honors Program Lecture, 2004.