About Richard L. Anderson
Richard Lloyd Anderson is a research historian and review editor for The Joseph Smith Papers and coeditor of the second volume of the Journals series (published 2011). His degrees consist of a BA, history, Brigham Young University; MA, classics, BYU; JD, Harvard Law School; and PhD, ancient history, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Understanding Paul, Joseph Smith’s New England Heritage, Investigating the Witnesses of the Book of Mormon , study guides on the life and teachings of Christ and early apostles, and many articles on early Christian history and early Mormonism. He is coeditor of the Documentary History of Oliver Cowdery. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy as an aviation radioman. He retired as emeritus professor, BYU, after nearly forty years of teaching history and religion. Awards include Honors Professor of the Year and Phi Kappa Phi Award for Scholarship and Citizenship.