Dr. Robert L. Millett
Robert L. Millett is Professor Emeritus of Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He received bachelors and masters degrees in Psychology from BYU (1971, 1973) and his PhD in Religious Studies from Florida State University (1983). After joining the BYU Religion faculty in 1983, he served as chair of the department of Ancient Scripture, dean of the College of Religious Education, and Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding. He retired from teaching at BYU in January 2014.
Since 1990, Professor Millet has been engaged in interfaith relations. In May of 2000 he and Richard J. Mouw, at the time President of Fuller Theological Seminary, provided leadership for an academic dialogue between six Evangelical scholars and six Latter-day Saint scholars. That dialogue has continued for over twenty years. Dr. Millet has also been involved in academic dialogues with scholars from the Church of the Nazarene, Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), and a dialogue with seven Christian scholars, sponsored by the John A. Widtsoe Foundation, at the University of Southern California. Over the years, the dialogues have centered primarily on theological topics or denominational insights into selected New Testament passages.
Millet is the author or editor of many books and articles, dealing mostly with the doctrine and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its relationship to other faiths. Books that reflect his interfaith involvement include A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-day Saints (Eerdmans, 2005); Salvation in Christ: Comparative Christian Views (BYU Religious Studies Center, 2005); Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate (Baker Books, 2007), co-authored with Gerald R. McDermott; By What Authority? The Vital Question of Religious Authority in Christianity (Mercer, 2010); Talking Doctrine: Mormons and Evangelicals in Conversation (InterVarsity Press, 2015); and, Life Beyond the Grave: Christian Interfaith Perspectives (BYU Religious Studies Center, 2019).
Dr. Millet and his wife Shauna have six children and twelve grandchildren and reside in Orem, Utah.