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religious writer , History educator

Andrew C. Skinner was a dean of religious education at Brigham Young University and the author of a wide variety of books and articles on historical and doctrinal topics.


Skinner, Andrew Charles was born on April 25, 1951 in Durango, Colorado, United States. Son of Charles La Verne and Julia Magdalena (Schunk) Skinner.


Bachelor with distinction, University Colorado, 1975. Master of Arts with distinction, Iliff School Theology, Denver, 1978. Master of Theology, Harvard University, 1980.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Denver, 1986.


Skinner currently serves as the executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the faculty of Brigham Young University, Skinner was a religion instructor at Ricks College for four years.

Skinner is the co-author of Jerusalem: The Eternal City. He has written several books related to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ including The Garden Tomb. Among Skinner's works are several articles on LDS doctrinal topics in the Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, as well as the article on Abraham Lincoln in that volume.

He wrote an article for the LDS magazine "Ensign" entitled The Book of Abraham: A Most Remarkable Book wherein he discusses LDS cosmology. Skinner also wrote the article on Lincoln's Presidency in the Encyclopedia of North American History. He co-authored Joseph: Exploring the Life and Ministry of the Prophet with Susan Easton Black.

Skinner is married to Janet Corbridge. They are the parents of six children.



From 1970 to 1972 he was a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in the California Central Mission. Skinner has served in several positions in the LDS Church including serving multiple times as a bishop.


God is the father of every human being. He has a body and emotions like human beings, and therefore he is literally the father to all people living on earth.


Bishop Mormon Church, Denver, 1986-1988, Utah, since 1996. Varsity scout leader Teton Parks council Boy Scouts American, Rexburg, 1988-1989. Host International Scholars Conference on Holocaust and the Churches, 1995.

Director Orson Hyde Foundation, since 2008. Board directors Children of Israel Foundation, since 2001, Institute for Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, since 2001. Member American History Association, Society Biblical Literature, Mormon History Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta.


Married Janet Corbridge, March 22, 1974. Children: Cheryl Lyn, Charles Lon, Kelli Ann, Mark Andrew, Holly, Suzanne.

Charles La Verne Skinner

Julia Magdalena (Schunk) Skinner

Janet Corbridge

Cheryl Lyn Skinner

Charles Lon Skinner

Kelli Ann Skinner

Mark Andrew Skinner

Holly Skinner

Suzanne Skinner