Andrew C. Skinner

The Savior's Final Hours and the Lessons We Learn from Them

Class synopsis:
We will explore the Savior's participation in the Last Supper, His suffering in Gethsemane, and His crucifixion. We will focus on some of the specific details of His Atoning sacrifice and why they have meaning for us as His disciples.

Andrew C. Skinner is a former dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (2000-2006), and former executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU (2005-2008). In Fall 2010, he was appointed Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding. He is Professor of Ancient Scripture and Near Eastern Studies, a member of the international advisory board of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, editor/translator who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the author or co-author of 20 books, editor of 6 books, and author of over 200 articles on religious and historical topics. 

He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, holds masters' degrees from Iliff School of Theology and Harvard University in Hebrew Bible and Judaic Studies, and a PhD degree in European and Near Eastern history from the University of Denver. He pursued graduate studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, taught at BYU's Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies on several occasions, and served as Associate Director for Academics. 

Brother Skinner has served in various callings in the LDS Church, including bishop, district presidency in Israel, a member of the Church's Correlation Evaluation Committee, and a member of the Sunday School General Board. He is married to Janet Corbridge Skinner, and they are the parents of six children and grandparents of nine.