John W. Welch

John Welch

John W. Welch is the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. He earned a J.D. at Duke Law School (1975), and a B.A. and M.A. at Brigham Young University (B.A. history 1970; M.A. Latin and Greek 1970). He studied Greek philosophy at Oxford University (St. Edmund Hall 1970-72). He is editor in chief of BYU Studies (1991–present). He founded FARMS, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (in 1979), and served as Director of Special Projects in the BYU Religious Studies Center (1986-88). He has been involved in numerous research projects dealing with LDS scripture, history, culture, and thought. He has served twice as a bishop and also as a counselor in the BYU 14th Stake presidency. He is married to Jeannie Sutton; they have four children and 13 grandchildren.

Selected publications pertinent to the New Testament

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