LYNNE HILTON WILSON Ph.D.
Dr. Lynne Hilton Wilson earned her Ph.D. in Theology and American Religious History from Marquette University. She specializes in the study of the Holy Spirit or Pneumatology. Her dissertation compared Joseph Smith’s understanding of the Spirit with his contemporaries. Her master’s degree focused on New Testament studies and undergraduate on Nursing. An accomplished cellist, Lynne played with the BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra. She returned to BYU and taught religion as an adjunct professor. Dr. Wilson has also served in the Church Educational System for the past thirty years in France, Belgium, Wisconsin, and, most recently, California.
Dr. Wilson is a popular presenter at BYU Education Week, the Society of Biblical Literature, Mormon History Association, F.A.I.R, Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology, BYU Sperry Symposium, Silicon Valley Educational Conference, and Stanford Friday Forums.
Previous publications include: Christ’s Emancipation of New Testament Women, Nativity Narratives, and articles in BYU Studies, the Interpreter, Religious Educator, and the BYU Religious Studies Center.
Dr. Wilson and her husband, Dow R. Wilson, live in Palo Alto, California. They have seven children, all with red hair, and three grandchildren, with blond, ginger and brown
"There is no greater blessing that can come into our lives than the companionship of the Holy Ghost."
Pres. Spencer W. Kimball
The study of the Holy Ghost
Breath ( pneuma) + study (logy)
Welcome! I'm Dr. Lynne Wilson. I love both teaching and studying Theology and American History. At the heart of my academic and personal religious studies is my desire to receive the gift and presence of the Holy Ghost.
Each Sunday, we renew our covenant to:
Always remember Jesus Christ
Be willing to take His name
Strive to keep His commandments
We are reminded that we may always have His spirit to be with us. President Gordon B. Hinckley taught, "There is no greater blessing that can come into our lives than the companionship of the Holy Ghost." Orson F. Whitney said, "As a member of the God Head, the Holy Ghost " not only saves, He exalts men to where God and Christ dwell."
That is why my focus and priority when I both teach and publish is to increase the capacity to receive and enjoy the companionship of the Holy Ghost. The focus on the Spirit is a theological study called pneumatology. Pneumatology comes from two Greek words.
Breath ( pneuma) + Study (logy)
Please join in pneumatological studies. Let's learn, prepare and encourage each other so we may always have His spirit with us.
"Without the presence of the spirit, it is impossible to comprehend our personal mission or to have the reassurance that our course is right. No mortal comfort can duplicate that of the comforter."
President Sheri L. Dew
"God's greatest gift is eternal life, but that pertains to Eternity. The greatest gift that our Heavenly Father can bestow upon us in time, or while we are here, is the power to lay hold upon eternal life. The everlasting gospel, through obedience to its every requirement, the gift of the Holy Ghost, gives this power. It not only saves, it exalts men to where God and Christ dwell-- in the fullness of celestial glory."
Elder Orson F. Whitney
Therefore it is given to abide in you; the record of heaven; the Comforter; the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment.