James McLachlan (scholar)

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James McLachlan
Residence Sylva, North Carolina
Nationality United States
Alma mater Brigham Young (philosophy and history)
Indiana University (M.A., European history)
University of Toronto (Ph.D., Religious Studies)[1]
Occupation Theology professor
Known for Religious studies journal editor
Home town Taylorsville, Utah[2]
Spouse(s) Carrie McLachlan
Awards 2007 R. L. “Buzz” Capener Memorial Contest in Comparative Religious Studies, First Place

James McLachlan is a Mormon studies scholar and theologian. In 2005 he became the inaugural co-editor, along with Carrie McLachlan, of Element: a Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology, the flagship peer-reviewed journal of Mormon theology. McLachlan is also Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Western Carolina University.[1] As of 2011, McLachlan co-chaired the American Academy of Religion’s Mormon Studies Group and was a board member of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Western Carolina University - James McLachlan". Wcu.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Blog Archive » James M. McLachlan". Mormon Scholars Testify. 1941-12-07. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  3. ^ "James McLachlan - Compelling Mormonism | Mormon Stories Podcast". Mormon Stories. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  4. ^ "About the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology". Smpt.org. 2003-03-28. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 

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