Roger R. Keller

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Roger R. Keller was a professor of religion at Brigham Young University (BYU). He retired in the summer of 2012.

Keller is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) having been at times both a Presbyterian and a Methodist minister prior to joining the LDS Church.

Keller earned a Ph.D. in religion from Duke University in 1975.[1] Keller served as a Russian linguist for U.S. military intelligence. Besides being a Presbyterian minister, he was also a chaplain at a Presbyterian College.

Keller was one of the co-editors with Spencer J. Palmer of The Gospel and World Religions. He also wrote Book of Mormon Authors: Their Words and Messages, and Light & Truth: A Latter-day Saint Guide to World Religions, his newest book, published in 2012.[2]

Keller has served as a bishop in the LDS Church.[3]

Keller has in the past been among the holders of BYU's Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding. Keller has a long tradition of promoting religious understanding and inter-faith good will; back when he was a Protestant pastor he was among those who spoke out against The God Makers.[4]

Keller was also the director of BYU's program for the training of military chaplains.[5]


  1. ^ Duke Religion graduates listing
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  3. ^ Toomer-Cook, Jennifer (September 13, 2008). "Ashes to ashes". Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  4. ^ Jarvik, Elaine (February 2, 2008). "Crossing the divide: President Hinckley's words, example spurred interfaith efforts". Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  5. ^ Rogers, Brittany Karford (Winter 2009). "New BYU Route For Military Chaplains". BYU Magazine: 11. Retrieved 2009-06-09.