Dr. Stephen E. Robinson has been teaching religion at Brigham Young University since 1986 and was appointed chairman of the Department of Ancient Scripture in 1991. Dr. Robinson received a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Ancient Scripture from BYU. He received a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Duke University and was tenured at Lycoming College after teaching religion there, at Hampden-Sydney College, and Duke. Dr. Robinson also served as chairman of the Religion Department at Lycoming. Dr. Robinson has written numerous books both for the academic press and for his coreligionists. His two most popular books are Are Mormons Christians? and Believing Christ. In the introduction to Believing Christ he states, "It is not a sin to be bilingual" referring to his and other's ability to write both for an academic audience and for a religious audience as well. His vigorous and honest defense of the Church and its doctrine has added much to the strength of the church and its members.
"Believing Christ: A Practical Approach to the Atonement," BYU Devotional Address, 29 May 1990. (Click here to watch on BYU Broadcasting)
The Testament of Adam: An Examination of the Syriac and Greek Traditions (Society of Biblical Literature; Scholars Press: Chico, CA, 1983).
Are Mormons Christians? (Bookcraft: Salt Lake City, 1991).
Believing Christ: The Parable of the Bicycle and Other Good News (Deseret: Salt Lake City, 1992).
Following Christ: The Parable of the Divers and More Good News (Deseret: Salt Lake City, 1995).
How Wide is the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation with Craig L. Blomberg (InterVarsity Press: Downers Grove, April 1997).
(With H. Dean Garrett)
Doctrine and Covenants Commentary
(Deseret: Salt Lake City, 2000–05) 4 volumes.
"The Apocalypse of Adam: Introduction and Translation," BYU Studies, Winter 1977, 131–53.
"Background for the Testaments," Ensign 12 (December 1982) 25–30.
"The Testament of Adam," in The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, ed. J.H. Charlesworth (DoubleDay: Garden City, N.Y., 1983), vol. 1, 989–95.
"The Apocryphon of Ezekiel," (with James Mueller) in The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, ed. J.H. Charlesworth, vol. 1, 487–95 (translation reprinted in The Biblical Archaeologist, [December 1983] 241–42.
"The Fulfillment of the Law," Ensign 13 (September 1983) 69–73.
"Fourth Baruch (Paralipomena Ieremiou)," in, ed. J.H. Charlesworth, The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (DoubleDay: Garden City, NY, 1985) vol. 2, 413–26.
"The Testament of Adam and the Angelic Liturgy," Revue de Qumran 24 (June 1985) 105–110.
"Lying for God: the Uses of the Apocrypha," in Apocryphal Writings and the Latter-day Saints, ed. Wilfred Griggs (Religious Studies Center: Provo, 1986) 133–154.
"The Setting of the Gospels," The Gospels, ed. K. Jackson and R. Millet (Studies in Scripture 5; Deseret, 1986) 10–37.
"The Apocryphal Story of Melchizedek," Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Period 18 (1987) 26–39.
"The Testament of Adam: An Updated Arbeitsbericht," Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 5 (1989) 95–100.
"The Book of Abraham in Judaism and Early Christianity," in R. Millet and J. McConkie, The Man Adam (Bookcraft: Salt Lake City, 1990), 131–50.
"Hypostasis of the Archons" and "The Second Treatise of the Great Seth," in The Coptic Encyclopedia, ed. Aziz Attiya (Macmillan: New York, 1992).
"Testament of Adam," "4 Baruch," and "The Prayer of Joseph," in The Anchor Bible Dictionary, ed. D.N. Freedman (DoubleDay: Garden City, 1992).
"The Non-canonical Sayings of Jesus," BYU Studies 36/2 (1996) 74–91.
"Apocalypticism in the Time of Hillel and Jesus," in J.H. Charlesworth (ed.), Hillel and Jesus: Comparisons of Two Major Religious Leaders (Fortree: Philadelphia, 1997) 121–36.
"The Apocalypse of Abraham," and "The Apocalypse of Zephaniah," in C. Evans and S. Porter (eds.), Dictionary of the New Testament Background (InterVarsity Press: Downer's Grove, 2000) 37–40.