October 31, 2017 is widely acknowledged as the 500th anniversary of the day Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. The ...
Daniel K. Judd was born and reared in Kanab, Utah where he worked on the family ranch and as a river guide on the Colorado River. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Utah University in 1980. He also obtained an M.S. in Family Science (1985) and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University (1987). He has worked for the Church Educational System in Utah, Arizona, and Michigan, and was a member of the Family Science faculty at BYU-Idaho (1991-1993).
Professor Judd is currently a professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University (1994-present) where he has served as a department chair, and was recently appointed as an associate dean of Religious Education. Professor Judd has been the author and editor of numerous books and many articles in the fields of religion, marriage and family relationships, and psychology. His research has focused on the relationship between religion and mental health. Professor Judd recently published a study on Martin Luther’s experience with scrupulosity and grace (Open Theology, 2016) and is currently working on a study that focuses on the relationship between divine grace, legalism, and the mental health. Professor Judd is also a member of an international research team, funded by the Templeton Foundation, that is looking at religion and spirituality in psychotherapy. He has served on the Board of LDS Family Services and is currently a Board member at Deseret Book.
Judd has served in many ecclesiastical callings including bishop, stake president, member of the Sunday School General Presidency of the LDS Church, and was recently released from serving as the mission president of the Ghana Accra Mission in West Africa. Dan is married to Kaye Seegmiller of St. George, Utah and they are the parents of four children, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, and 10.5 grandchildren.