Meet the Expert

The Basics

First Name
Miranda
Middle Name/M.I.
Last Name
Wilcox
City
Provo
State/Territory/Province
Utah
Country
United States

Professional Information

Categories of Difference
Title
Associate Professor
Institutional Affiliation
Brigham Young University
Discipline of Degree
Medieval Studies
Biographical Sketch

I research how religious communities use narratives, metaphors, and ritual discourses. Much of my scholarship focuses on early medieval Christianity and Mormonism. I teach in the Department of English at Brigham Young University, and I completed my graduate work at the University of Notre Dame.

Mormon Studies Expertise

Methods/ Approaches
History, Literary Criticism, Religious Studies, Theology
Chronological Focus
Geographic Focus
Europe
Research Topics
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cultural History, Folklore/Storytelling, Interfaith/Interreligious Relations/Dialogue, Theology
Key Words
narrative intersections between medieval Christianity and Mormonism
Bibliography

Miranda Wilcox and John D. Young, eds. Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of ApostasyNew York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

“Tender Mercies in English Scriptural Idiom and in Nephi’s Record”  in A Dream, a Rock, and a Pillar of Fire: Reading 1 Nephi 1, ed. Adam S. Miller. Provo, UT: Maxwell Institute, 2017.

“Constructing Metaphoric Models of Salvation: Matthew 20 and the Middle English Poem Pearl,” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity vol. 3 (2011).