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Foundation Documents

From its inception more than a century ago, the goal of Brigham Young University has been to offer "a new kind of education" for Zion, one based on precepts "revealed by the Lord," as Karl G. Maeser once remarked. Today, BYU is widely recognized for its deep commitments to inspired religious values and rigorous intellectual learning.

An environment that nurtures both spiritual and academic experience does not emerge accidentally. This effort to educate Zion has been guided and shaped by wise leaders who have spoken about learning not only with the mind, but also with the spirit. This volume gathers several of those key speeches delivered at BYU by Church and university authorities.

— Welch, John W., and Norton, Don E., eds. Educating Zion. Provo: BYU Studies, Brigham Young University, 1996.