The William (Bill) Gay Research Chair

The purpose of the William (Bill) Gay Research Chair is to support scholarship in fields of study directly related to ancient scripture study, such as Egyptology and other relevant ancient languages and disciplines and to contribute in a significant way to further knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the scriptural heritage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

John Gee is a Senior Research Fellow, and the William (Bill) Gay Research Professor at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He is the only full professor left at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He has over a hundred publications. He is the editor of eight books, and former editor of The Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, an international Egyptological journal. He has served on the board of trustees of national and international organizations.

Annual Reports

Scriptural Publications

Egyptological Publications

Studies in the Book of Abraham

The Gay Chair and Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Elder Maxwell was a friend of the Gee family since the 1950s. Professor Gee first met Elder Maxwell in the late 1970s. Professor Gee has made an extensive study of Elder Maxwell's works since the 1980s. Elder Maxwell presented Professor Gee with the Award for Outstanding Research for the Foundation of Ancient Research and Mormon Studies in September 1991. His remarks on the occasion can be found here.

Popular Quotes by Elder Neal A. Maxwell:

On Apologetics

On Studying the Ancient World

On the Organization That Would Later Bear His Name