Richard Draper of the Religious Education faculty will present a Brigham Young University devotional, “‘Which Truth Shineth’: The Interrelationship Between Light, Truth and Grace in the Salvation Process,” Tuesday, July 7, at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.
Draper was raised in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and after serving in the military, went on a mission to the Central Atlantic States (then composed of Virginia, North Carolina and parts of West Virginia).
Upon graduation from college, he was hired by the Church Educational System where he served for 20 years. During that time he completed his master’s degree at Arizona State University in history. He also completed a doctorate degree at BYU in ancient history and was hired in Religious Education where he has taught for 20 years.
Draper has served as managing director of the Religious Studies Center and as graduate coordinator and associate dean of Religious Education. He has authored or co-authored eight books and over 150 articles or chapters in books. His area of specialty is biblical apocalyptic and prophetic writings.