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Hilton, Hope A., and Lynn M. “The Lihyanites.” Sunstone 9 (January-February 1984): 4-8.
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Discusses Lehi’s eight year journey in Saudi Arabia and the possibility that he preached to and converted a group of people who later named themselves the “Lihyanites”

ID = [80522]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
M., M. R. “Sacred Stones in the Vicinity of Near, Licking County, Ohio.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 28, no. 48 (1, 8 December 1866): 753-59, 769-74.
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“The Two Bibles” refers to the discovery of “sacred stones of Ohio,” upon which were inscribed Hebrew phrases (Millennial Star 28/41:641-43). This article analyzes the inscriptions further, showing that the decalogue was poorly written. It suggests the tribes of Dan, Reuben, Zebulun, or Joseph could have wandered to America and deposited the stones in Ohio.

ID = [80941]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1866-12-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Mabey, Charles R. “Let Its Words Be Judged.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 64, no. 41 (9 October 1902): 641-47.
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Though external evidence validates the Book of Mormon, it is the internal evidence that reveals its divinity. Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon rebukes sin, explains the existence of mankind, is filled with the “pure spirit of inspiration,” explains the law of opposition, and discusses the philosophy that brings one to believe in God.

ID = [81317]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1902-10-09  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
Mabey, John Hicksen. “The Book of Mormon as an Instrument in Teaching the Concept of Prayer.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1963.
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A comprehensive report on the teachings of prayer in the Book of Mormon. A primary interest of the author is to provide teachers in the Church with a source for teaching prayer.

ID = [80343]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Macdonald, Byron Scott. “Human nature as viewed through the imagery of warfare in the Book of Mormon.” Master’s thesis, Northridge: California State University, Northridge, 2007.
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An analysis of human nature, or the “natural man” in LDS terminology and how that applies to the warfare depicted within the pages of the Book of Mormon and how it benefits the validity of this Book.

Keywords: Doctrinal history, human nature; Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Book of Mormon
ID = [81560]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
MacFarlane. “Abinadi the Martyr.” Contributor 10 (July 1889): 352-53.
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A poem telling the story of Abinadi, his preaching to King Noah, and his martyrdom.

ID = [78954]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
MacFarlane, A.N. “Abinadi the Martyr.” The Contributor 10, no. 9 (1889): 352-353.
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A poem telling the story of Abinadi, his preaching to King Noah, and his martyrdom.

Keywords: Abinadi (Prophet), Poetry
ID = [76013]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1889-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:24
MacGregor, D. “Shackles Fettering the Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 48 (13 February 1901): 129.
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The size and price of the Book of Mormon often prevent its sale. It is the best missionary tool available and should go to “every nation, kindred, and people” It has a heavenly influence that penetrates the hearts of men to convict, convert, and confound. It is a lack of faith that prevents its wide distribution.

ID = [80160]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1901-02-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Jensen, Robin Scott, Gerrit John Dirkmaat, and Michael Hubbard MacKay. “The ‘Caractors’ Document: New Light on an Early Transcription of the Book of Mormon Characters.” Mormon Historical Studies 14, no. 1 (Spring, 2013): 131-152.
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The article discusses research concerning a document known as the “Caractors” and its relationship to the “Book of Mormon” and the gold plates associated with the “Book of Mormon,” and its significance to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). It discusses the testimony of possible gold plates witness David Whitmer, the interpretative research of historian George Q. Cannon, and whether the document was the same as the document taken to scholar Charles Anthon from LDS convert Martin Harris.

Keywords: Cannon, George Q.; Anthon, Charles; Harris, Martin; Whitmer, John; Book of Mormon, Anthon transcript; Historical documents, importance of; Smith, Joseph, Jr., writing style
ID = [82035]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
MacKay, Michael Hubbard. “Firsthand Witness Accounts of the Translation.” The 44th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 2015.
ID = [38856]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:18
Dirkmaat, Gerrit J., and Michael Hubbard MacKay. “Firsthand Witness Accounts of the Translation Process.” In The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, eds. Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > G — K > Gold Plates
RSC Topics > T — Z > Urim and Thummim
ID = [34707]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 49994  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:57
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and Gerrit J. Dirkmaat. From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
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Although both members and academics alike often think of this story as well known, recent insights and discoveries associated with the efforts by the Church History Department to publish The Joseph Smith Papers have provided a fuller, richer understanding of the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. This book was written to provide a detailed explanation of how Joseph Smith and the scribes who served with him described the process of translating the gold plates and the difficulties encountered as they sought to publish the completed book. ISBN 978-0-8425-2888-7

ID = [33239]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 11:52:26
Dirkmaat, Gerrit J., and Michael Hubbard MacKay. “Joseph Smith’s Negotiations to Publish the Book of Mormon.” In The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, eds. Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2015.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
ID = [34712]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,smith-joseph-jr  Size: 42002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:18
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and Nicholas J. Frederick. Joseph Smith’s Seer Stones. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
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This book discusses the origins of Joseph Smith’s seer stones and explores how Joseph used them throughout his life in a way that goes beyond translating the Book of Mormon. It also traces the provenance of the seer stones once they leave his possession. The authors also examine how the Book of Mormon itself provides a storyline about the history of seer stones, which also helped Joseph Smith learn about his own prophetic gifts. Finally, this book explores how Joseph Smith took his own experiences with seer stones and created a theology of seer stones that became closely linked with his unique doctrines of exaltation. ISBN 978-1-9443-9405-9

ID = [33224]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:18
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley, eds. The Rise of the Latter-day Saints: The Journals and Histories of Newel Knight. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
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Newel Knight (1800–1847) was one of the very earliest Latter-day Saint converts and maintained a lifelong friendship and close association with Joseph Smith Jr. The journals of Newel Knight are part of a handful of essential manuscript sources that every historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints relies on to understand its early history. He was one of a few early converts to provide an eyewitness account of the founding events in Church history, including the rise and fall of the Church in Missouri, miraculous healings, legal battles, the construction and dedication of the Kirtland Temple, the first marriage performed by Joseph Smith Jr., the martyrdom, and the cold, difficult exodus from Illinois to Winter Quarters. Knight’s history has always been a difficult source to use because it was never published in one volume until now. This book brings together his various accounts into one place to tell the story of the rise of the Latter-day Saints. ISBN 978-1-9443-9483-7

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33188]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 10  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:48

Articles

MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “Acknowledgments.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37168]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 744  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:02
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “Introduction.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37170]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 26383  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:02
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “New York, Ohio, and Missouri, 180-1834.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Devil
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > L — P > Peace
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [37171]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 141591  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:02
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “Kirtland, 1834-36.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37172]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 40881  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:03
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “Missouri, 1836-39.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37173]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 45988  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:03
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “Nauvoo, 1839-45.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family
ID = [37174]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 85934  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:03
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “The Nauvoo Exodus and the ‘Mountain Expedition,’ 1845-46.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrifice
ID = [37175]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 97866  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:03
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “Bibliography.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37176]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17836  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:03
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “Index.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37177]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 12591  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:03
MacKay, Michael Hubbard, and William G. Hartley. “About the Editors.” In The Rise of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019.
ID = [37178]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1105  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:03
Mackay, Thomas W. “Beatitudes.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
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Keywords: Beatitudes, Sermon at the Temple, Sermon on the Mount
ID = [74234]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 3321  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:33
Mackay, Thomas W. “Mormon as Editor: A Study in Colophons, Headers, and Source Indicators.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 2 (1993): 90-109.
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The Book of Mormon contains various colophons and source indicators that signal documents or authors that Mormon and the writers of the small plates used, quoted, paraphrased, or summarized in composing the final text. Some of these headers have been italicized and separated out by the printer; others form an integral part of the text but could as well have been separated and italicized. Mormon’s extensive notation of sources is another set of evidence for the intricate and complex nature of the text and, simultaneously, of the magnitude of Mormon’s work as an ancient editor and historian.

Keywords: Colophon; Editor; Header; Historian; Mormon; Sources; Structure
ID = [2844]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 38323  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Mackay, Thomas W. “Mormon’s Philosophy of History: Helaman 12 in the Perspective of Mormon’s Editing Procedure.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 129–146. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [36803]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 37546  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Mackenna, Irma de. “The Book of Mormon Taught Me to Read.” Ensign, February 1975.
ID = [42568]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1975-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 3503  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:23
Maddox, John Wm. “A Listing of Points and Counterpoints.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 3.
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Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe. The claims of Metcalfe's New Approaches to the Book of Mormon appear to have been adequately responded to in the Review.

ID = [223]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 48456  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Maddox, Julie Adams. “Lehi’s Vision of the Tree of Life: An Anagogic Interpretation.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1986.
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A look at Lehi’s vision from a literary-critical point of view. Emphasis is placed on symbolic aspects of the tree of life, especially as it relates to death and renewal of life.

ID = [79700]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
Madsen, Ann N. “Have Ye Received His Image? (Alma 5:14).” Ensign, September 1983.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [46365]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 609  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:23
Madsen, Ann N. “The Healing and Exalting Powers of Christ Weave Together at Easter.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 25 (2017): 61-65.
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Abstract: In this personal essay, Ann Madsen reflects on the ways in which the healing power of Christ converges with His exalting power at Easter. Cold gives way to warmth, pride to submission, and reflection to sanctification. The weekly Sacrament provides a time for cleansing, renewal, and drawing our thoughts toward the Lord. The path leads to us becoming like Him.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3686]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 7276  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:58
Madsen, Ann N., and Susan Easton Black. “Joseph and Joseph: ‘He Shall Be Like unto Me’ (2 Nephi 3:15).” In The Old Testament and the Latter-day Saints: The 14th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 125–40. [Salt Lake City]: Randall Book, 1987.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Genesis
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Old Testament Topics > Joseph and Asenath
ID = [67072]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Madsen, Ann N. “Joseph Smith and the Words of Isaiah.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 353—67. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [67053]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:22
Madsen, Ann N., and Shon D. Hopkin. Opening Isaiah: A Harmony. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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Winner of the Harvey Black and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication Award (Gospel Scholarship in Ancient Scripture), Opening Isaiah provides what has never before been provided to Latter-day Saints. It brings all important versions of Isaiah—King James, Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith Translation, Dead Sea Scrolls, and the modern New Revised Standard Version—into comparison for readers to help them clearly see the similarities and differences in each one. Readers can thus study Isaiah’s writings with a focus on the inspired texts themselves. In addition to beautiful maps that guide the reader through the geography of Isaiah’s day, the editors have carefully provided guidance in footnotes to untangle difficult passages, point to important symbolism, and reveal historical context. This book may become the most important resource on Isaiah you will ever purchase. ISBN 978-1-9443-9430-1

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [33204]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:53:20
Madsen, Ann N. “What Meaneth the Words That Are Written?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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When the prophet Abinadi preached repentance to the Nephites, the people were upset and turned him over to King Noah. While in the king’s presence, Abinadi explained to the king and to the priests the meaning of Isaiah’s messianic prophecies. Although they did not heed Abinadi’s teaching, modern readers of the Book of Mormon are now able to better understand the life of Jesus Christ and the key principles of the atonement through Abinadi’s teachings.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [3051]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 46908  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Madsen, Brigham D. “B. H. Roberts’ Studies of the Book of Mormon.” Dialogue 26 (Fall 1993): 77-86.
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Uses B. H. Roberts’s “Studies of the Book of Mormon” and other of his writings as evidence that Roberts in his later years believed the Book of Mormon to be a product of Joseph Smith’s “fertile imagination” and Ethan Smith’s book View of the Hebrews.

ID = [79085]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Madsen, Brigham D. “B. H. Roberts’s Studies of the Book of Mormon.” Dialogue 26, no. 3, Fall 1993, 77-86.
ID = [77358]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-09-01  Collections:  bom,roberts  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Madsen, Brigham D. “Reflections on LDS Disbelief in the Book of Mormon as History.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 30, no. 3 (Fall, 1997): 87-97.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Dissent and dissenters, 20th century; Roberts, B. H., Book of Mormon and
ID = [81968]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Madsen, Brigham D., and Sterling M. McMurrin. “Reply to John W. Welch and Truman G. Madsen.” N.p.: by the authors, March 1986.
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John W. Welch suggested that Brigham D. Madsen, editor of Studies of the Book of Mormon,

ID = [78205]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
Madsen, Brigham D., ed. Studies of the Book of Mormon. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985.
ID = [77202]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Welch, John W., Gordon A. Madsen, and Jeffrey N. Walker, eds. Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith’s Legal Encounters. Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2015.
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Joseph Smith believed in sustaining the law. This book presents his main legal encounters in the context of his day. Party to more than two hundred suits in the courts of New York, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and elsewhere, he faced criminal charges as well as civil claims and collection matters. In the end, he was never convicted of any crime, and he paid his debts. These incidents were significant institutionally as well as personally. Eleven legal scholars analyze these legal encounters. Topics cover constitutional law, copyright, disorderly conduct, association, assault, marriage, banking, land preemptive rights, treason, municipal charters, bankruptcy, guardianship, habeas corpus, adultery, and freedom of the press. A 53-page legal chronology presents key information about Joseph’s life in the law. An appendix provides biographies of sixty lawyers and judges with whom he was involved, some being the best legal minds of his day. This book is for anyone interested in the life of Joseph Smith, whether general readers, historians, lawyers, or law students. Each chapter tells a fascinating story based on controlling legal documents—many just recently discovered—that allow detailed legal analysis and accurate understanding. The full book is available for free here: Sustaining the Law, edited by Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. walker, and John W. Welch Individual chapters: Preface Introduction Joseph Smith and the Constitution The Smiths and Religious Freedom Jesse Smiths 1814 Church Tax Protest Standing as a Credible Witness in 1819 Being Acquitted of a Disorderly Person Charge in 1826 Securing the Book of Mormon Copyright in 1829 Organizing the Church as a Religious Association in 1830 Winning against Hurlbuts Assault in 1834 Performing Legal Marriages in Ohio in 1835 Looking Legally at the Kirtland Safety Society Tabulating the Impact of Litigation on the Kirtland Economy Losing Land Claims and the Missouri Conflict in 1838 Imprisonment by Austin Kings Court of Inquiry in 1838 Protecting Nauvoo by Illinois Charter in 1840 Suffering Shipwreck and Bankruptcy in 1842 and Beyond Serving as Guardian under the Lawrence Estate 1842-1844 Invoking Habeas Corpus in Missouri and Illinois Defining Adultery under Illinois and Nauvoo Law Legally Suppressing the Nauvoo Expositor in 1844 Legal Chronology of Joseph Smith Lawyers and Judges in the Legal Cases of Joseph Smith Glossary of Early Nineteenth-Century Legal Terms Contributors Index

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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Madsen, John M. “Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1993.
ID = [17152]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1993-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 7630  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:03
Madsen, John M. “Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Ensign, May 1993.
ID = [50984]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1993-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7555  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:58
Madsen, Truman G. “B. H. Roberts after Fifty Years: Still Witnessing for the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, December 1983.
ID = [46475]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 41577  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:24
Madsen, Truman G. “B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon.” Brigham Young University Studies 19, no. 4 (1979): 427.
ID = [9221]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-01-03  Collections:  bom,byu-studies,roberts  Size: 706  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:01
Madsen, Truman G. “B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, ed. Noel B. Reynolds, 7–32. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1982.
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In this article Madsen introduces B. H. Roberts and presents a synopsis of his rigorous life-time study of the Book of Mormon. Roberts approached the Book of Mormon from many different perspectives, all adding to his conviction that it was authentic scripture. The article explores these perspectives and suggests that B. H. Roberts\'s five- decade probing of the book was “shrewd,” “ground-breaking,” and faith-promoting. Through Roberts the modern reader can come to understand the kind of challenge the Book of Mormon poses for an honest inquirer and how one can try to deal with that challenge.

Keywords: Anachronisms; Ancient America; Archaeology; Conversion; Doctrine; Historicity; Literary Criticism; Missionary Work; Roberts, B.H.; Scripture Study; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Three Witnesses; Translation
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
ID = [37100]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,roberts,rsc-books  Size: 50207  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:02
Madsen, Truman G. “B. H. Roberts: The Book of Mormon and the Atonement.” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 297–314. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Atonement of Jesus Christ
ID = [36907]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 38743  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:01
Madsen, Truman G. “B.H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, edited by Reynolds, Noel B. Reprint Edition. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996.
ID = [81797]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,mi  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:16
Madsen, Truman G. “The Bible and the Book of Mormon: A Panel Discussion.” N.p., 9 December 1962.
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Transcript of a panel discussion presented on television in St. John, New Brunswick, in which the author, president of the New England mission, faces three Protestant ministers. Aspects discussed concern the King James language of the Book of Mormon, archaeology, the divinity of Christ, the trinity, and continuous revelation.

ID = [78340]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Madsen, Truman G. “Ether 12:27 suggests that God gives men weaknesses. How and why would he do this?” Ensign, February 1985.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [46977]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:28
Madsen, Truman G. “Facets of Prayer.” Improvement Era 69, no. 2 (1966): 157-159.
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This article is an essay for youth about prayer, using Enos as the model.

Keywords: Enos (Book), Enos (Son of Jacob), Prayer
ID = [76820]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
Madsen, Truman G. “Guest Editor’s Prologue 10:3.” Brigham Young University Studies 10, no. 3 (1970): 252.
ID = [9584]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1970-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 6358  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:04
Madsen, Truman G. “José Smith—Disertación 1: La Primera Visión y sus consecuencias.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, August 22, 1978.
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Al registrar los sentimientos que tuvo al salir de la Arboleda y en los días subsiguientes, José dejó registrada esta oración: “Mi alma se llenó de amor, y por muchos días pude regocijarme con gran gozo, y el Señor estaba conmigo, pero no pude encontrar a ninguno que creyera mi visión celestial”.

Keywords: Joseph Smith
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [68532]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1978-08-22  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:23
Madsen, Truman G. “The Olive Press: A Symbol of Christ.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 1-10. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Jesus Christ, the God of the Old and the New Testament
Old Testament Topics > Types and Symbols
ID = [67899]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 17310  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:16
Madsen, Truman G. “Souls Aflame: The Prayer Heritage of the Latter-day Saints.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, November 8, 1983.
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The heritage of prayer in this church teaches us that, whether or not we settle the question of foreknowledge, there is a point in reaching up to that Person, not a thing, who is himself free and has used his freedom to forbid to himself the use of force.

Keywords: Prayer
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [68719]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1983-11-08  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:22
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: Abinadi.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 30, no. 1 (4 January 1868): 6-8.
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A brief description of the mission of Abinadi. He was the Stephen of that dispensation, sent by God in response to the wickedness of King Noah.

ID = [80958]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-01-04  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: Alma the Great.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 30, no. 5 (1 February 1868): 69-71.
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A brief description of the life and mission of Alma: He was of pure blood of Nephi and became one of the greatest prophets and leaders of the Nephites.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80956]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-02-01  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: Jacob, the Brother of Nephi.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 29, no. 44 (2 November 1867): 695-96.
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Just as Moses had appointed Joshua as the secular leader and Aaron as the spiritual leader of the people, so too had Nephi anointed a king as the secular leader and Jacob the spiritual leader. Jacob provides valuable lessons on polygamy and the outcome of the anti-Christ such as Sherem.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [80949]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1867-11-02  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: Nephi.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 29, no. 43 (26 October 1867): 673-74.
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A short description of Nephi’s character. Maeser writes that Nephi had a strong character and was an excellent servant of God because of his temperance caused by his submission to the will of God and the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

ID = [80951]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1867-10-26  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: The End of the Kings.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 30, no. 6 (8 February 1868): 69-71.
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A brief description of the life and mission of Alma: He was of pure blood of Nephi and became one of the greatest prophets and leaders of the Nephites.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80957]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1868-02-08  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: The Expedition of Ammon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 29, no. 52 (28 December 1867): 818-20.
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A brief summary of the events recorded in the Book of Mosiah. Maeser mentions King Mosiah2, Abinadi, Limhi, Gideon, and King Noah, and the expedition of Ammon.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [80948]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1867-12-28  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maeser, Karl G. “Sketches from the Book of Mormon: The Seven Prophets of the House of Jacob.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 29, no. 48 (30 November 1867): 759-60.
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A brief discussion of the seven prophets after Jacob and before King Benjamin. Maeser also summarizes the events that these prophets recorded.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [80950]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1867-11-30  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Maestas, John R., and Jeff Simons. The Lamanite. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University,n.d.
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This work contains statements by prophets from Joseph Smith to Spencer W. Kimball concerning the Lamanites. Topics treated include: “Nephites Found in New Mexico,” “Lamanites a Shield to Us,” “Blessings Promised to Lamanites,” and “Zelph—White Lamanite”

ID = [78530]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Maestas, John R., and Jeff Simons. “The Lamanites—In the Words of the Prophets.” Utah: n.p., 1980.
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Discusses the origin and history of the American Indians (Lamanites), mistreatment of Indians, God’s directing hand in their affairs, and the latter-day responsibility of the Church to take the gospel to them.

ID = [78531]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Magleby, Kirk. “And the Waters Prevailed”: Some Andean Indian Versions of the Flood.” New Era 13, no. 1-2 (1983): 9-12.
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North, Central, and South American Indians all “preserved the story of the flood.” Their deluge accounts share with the Bible three main themes: “(1) mankind becomes wicked and offends the Gods, (2) a worldwide flood destroys sinners and purifies the earth, and (3) one righteous family or group is spared to begin a new, improved human race.” Samples of the writings of early American explorers relating to Indian traditions about the flood are given.

Keywords: Ancient America, Great Flood, Native Americans, Oral Tradition, South America
ID = [76597]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1969-12-31  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Magleby, Kirk. “Four Peruvian Versions of the White God Legend.” New Era (1978).
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Many native tribes in the Western Hemisphere preserve oral traditions about the ancient appearance of a white god who came down from heaven to instruct and organize his people. Some of the most interesting versions of this tradition come from Peru, where this legendary deity is known by different names. A number of Spaniards, attempting to preserve the history and traditions of the conquered Incan empire, wrote accounts of this white god that they gathered from the wisemen and noblemen of the Incas. Synthesizing elements from various Peruvian versions of the story, an interesting portrait of the white god emerges—one that correlates rather closely with the account of the resurrected Christ to America as recorded in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America, History, Mesoamerica, South America
ID = [76592]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Magleby, Kirk. Hugh Nibley and Book of Mormon Geography. Salt Lake City: Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum, 2010.
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Discussion about Hugh Nibley’s work on the Book of Mormon’s potential geography.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography; Mesoamerica
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Criticisms and Apologetics > Archaeology, External Evidences, Geography
ID = [1665]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:42
Magleby, Kirk. “A Survey of Mesoamerican Bearded Figures.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1979.
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No abstract available.

Keywords: Ancient America; Facial Hair; Mesoamerica
ID = [1529]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports  Size: 74132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:41
Magleby, Kirk A. “And the Waters Prevailed: Some Andean Indian Versions of the Flood.” New Era 13 (January-February 1983): 9-12.
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North, Central, and South American Indians all “preserved the story of the flood” Their deluge accounts share with the Bible three main themes: “(1) mankind becomes wicked and offends the Gods, (2) a worldwide flood destroys sinners and purifies the earth, and (3) one righteous family or group is spared to begin a new, improved human race” Samples of the writings of early American explorers relating to Indian traditions about the flood are given.

ID = [79042]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Magleby, Kirk A. “Four Peruvian Versions of the White God Legend.” New Era 8 (December 1978): 14-17.
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Chronicles recorded shortly after the Spaniards reached South America describe Peruvian legends of a great white god. Author parallels four prominent versions of the white god legend with the account of Christ’s visit to the Nephites shortly after his resurrection.

ID = [79459]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Mahaffey, James Ervin. Found at Last! “Positive Proof” that Mormonism is a Fraud and the Book of Mormon a Fable. Augusta, GA: Chronicle Job Office, 1902.
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Author dogmatically asserts that the Spaulding Manuscript was the source from whence the Book of Mormon sprang. He lists twenty-two “points of perfect identity” between the two books and dismisses the witnesses’ testimonies on the grounds that they only claimed to have seen with one “eye of faith”

ID = [77798]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1902-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Maley, Thomas S. “Why I Believe in the Book of Mormon.” Minneapolis, MN: n.p., 197?.
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A brief statement on how the Book of Mormon answers vital questions.

ID = [78781]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1970-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Mangelson, David R. “The Book of Mormon as an Instrument in Teaching the Historicity of the New Testament of Events of Christ’s Life.” M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1968.
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The Book of Mormon is a corroborating witness with the New Testament concerning the events of the pre-mortal and historical Jesus. Thematically similar passages from the New Testament and Book of Mormon are juxtaposed in parallel columns, an exercise that allows readers to view the manner in which the Book of Mormon stands as another witness of Jesus Christ.

ID = [80345]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1968-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Manges, Robert W., and Beatrice Epstein. From Mormonism into the Restored Church of Jesus Christ. Johnstown, PA: author,n.d.
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Former members of the “Mormon” Church give reasons for denouncing the LDS church and joining the RLDS church. The Book of Mormon is a second witness for Christ, it states that all are the children of God regardless of race or color. The authors condemn the practice of discrimination against people of color as well as the practice of polygamy, which is also condemned by the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77805]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Mangum, Garth L. “The Economics of the Book of Mormon: Joseph Smith as Translator or Commentator.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 2 (1993): 78-89.
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From 1830 to the present those who find it difficult to accept “angelic visitations in the age of railroads” have searched Joseph Smith’s nineteenth-century environment for sources of the subject matter of the Book of Mormon. For example, in 1990 Susan Curtis explains the economic subthemes of the book as Joseph Smith’s commentary on “market capitalism.” But the economic conditions of Joseph Smith’s time and place are not reflected in the Book of Mormon. Its economic descriptions are consistent with our vast knowledge of the economic conditions of the ancient Middle East and not inconsistent with the little known of the economics of Mesoamerica of the relevant time period. Those more comfortable with Joseph Smith as universal commentator on the issues of his day would be well advised to ignore economics or limit that topic to the Doctrine and Covenants. Those who accept him as translator of ancient scriptural documents can gain additional reassurance from the economics of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America; Ancient Near East; Commentary; Early Church History; Economics; Economy; Joseph; Jr.; Mesoamerica; Smith; Translation
ID = [2843]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,farms-jbms  Size: 28736  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Mannering, Effa L. “2000 Questions and Answers from the Book of Mormon.” Independence, MO: n.p., 1971.
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Large, homemade study guide for the benefit of RLDS members. Contains questions answered by citing the relevant verses directly. Used as a study guide.

ID = [77380]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Mission to the Lamanites.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
ID = [35824]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 24043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. Mormon Thoroughfare: A History of the Church in Illinois, 1830–1839. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
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Latter-day Saints may think Church history in Illinois began in 1839 with establishment of the city of Nauvoo. However, important events took place much earlier in the decade. For example, the missionaries to the Lamanites unexpectedly had to cross the state on their trip from Ohio to Missouri. This happened in 1830, ten years before more prominent events took place in the history of the Church in Illinois. This occurrence made Illinois one of only four states to receive missionaries in the year 1830. The Church grew rapidly there, and by 1835 it was likely the fourth largest religious body in the state. This account fills in the ten-year gap of Church history in Illinois using both LDS and non-LDS sources. The book tells the story of the conversion of future Apostle Charles C. Rich. It also talks about the Saints’ involvement in the so-called Mormon War. Other chapters discuss the events of Zion’s Camp, Kirtland Camp, and the Saints’ exodus from Missouri to Quincy, Illinois. ISBN 978-0-8425-2652-4

ID = [33314]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:49

Chapters

Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Preface.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
ID = [35822]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 4053  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Introduction.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
ID = [35823]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 5921  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Mission to the Lamanites.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
ID = [35824]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 24043  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Mission to Missouri.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35825]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 47004  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Missionaries and Converts in Illinois 1831–34.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
ID = [35826]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28062  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Zion’s Camp.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35827]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 54307  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Missionaries and Converts in Illinois 1835–38.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
RSC Topics > T — Z > Zion
ID = [35828]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 35164  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “The Saints Flee from Ohio to Missouri.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Apostasy
RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
ID = [35829]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 38065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Kettley, Marlene C., Arnold K. Garr, and Craig K. Manscill. “Quincy, Illinois: A Temporary Refuge.” In Mormon Thoroughfare. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
ID = [35830]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 45182  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:51
Dorius, Guy L., Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler, eds. Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
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Volume 6 i​n the Regional Studies Series Ohio became the first gathering place for the Saints in this dispensation when the Lord declared, “A commandment I give unto the church, that it is expedient in me that they should assemble together at the Ohio” (D&C 37:3). Members of the Church in New York responded to this command by gathering in and around Kirtland, Ohio, where the Lord promised that He would give them His law and endow them power. Revelation was abundant and sometimes accompanied by the Lord’s presence. Almost half of the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants were received in Ohio. Soon, stretching northward into Canada, the message of the restored gospel reached the homes of John Taylor, Mary Fielding, and other early converts. This book also tells the story of journalist and political activist William Lyon Mackenzie and his interest in the Saints. Contributors are Richard E. Bennett, David F. Boone, Richard O. Cowan, H. Dean Garrett, William Goddard, Steven C. Harper, Daniel H. Olsen, Craig James Ostler, Kip Sperry, Dennis A. Wright, and Helen Warner. ISBN 978-0-8425-2653-1

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33317]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,d-c,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 9  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:49

Articles

Boone, David F. “A Most Remarkable Family: The Ohio Legacy of the Asael and Mary Duty Smith Family.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family
ID = [35875]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 31637  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Cowan, Richard O. “Faith and Devotion in Building the Kirtland Temple.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
ID = [35876]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 16741  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Garrett, H. Dean. “The Messengers and the Message: Missionaries to the Lamanites.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
ID = [35877]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 31473  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Harper, Steven C. “‘Every Man Walketh in His Own Way’: Individualism, Revelation, and Authority in the Ohio Period.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Apostasy
RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [35878]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 30340  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Sperry, Kip. “Religion and Ethnicity in the Western Reserve.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family History
ID = [35879]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 52501  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Wright, Dennis A. “Caroline Young Harris: The Kirtland Wife of Martin Harris.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
ID = [35880]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 27851  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Ostler, Craig James, and William Goddard. “A Brief History of the Church in the Mount Pleasant Area, Ontario, before 1850.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Baptism
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
RSC Topics > L — P > Missionary Work
ID = [35881]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 67249  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Warner, Helen K. “William Lyon Mackenzie and the Mormon Connection.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Miracles
ID = [35882]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 39530  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Bennett, Richard E. “Of Printers, Prophets, and Politicians: William Lyon Mackenzie, Mormonism, and Early Printing in Upper Canada.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio and Upper Canada, eds. Guy L. Dorius, Craig K. Manscill, and Craig James Ostler. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > G — K > Joseph Smith
ID = [35883]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 76846  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:52
Mansfield, M. W. “Jacob’s Isle.” Improvement Era 7, no. 4 (1904): 264-267.
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This article discusses the writings in the Bible and Book of Mormon that use the term “isles” and discusses what land is referred to by the prophets.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Geography, Discourse, Isle of the Sea, Jacob (Son of Lehi), Linguistic Analysis
ID = [76905]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1904-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Manzhos, Aleksandr N. “Book of Mormon Principles: Spiritually Born of God.” Ensign, April 2004.
ID = [56003]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6617  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:16
Maples, Evelyn. The Brass Plates Adventure. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1972.
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Short, illustrated storybook for children about the acquisition of the plates of brass.

ID = [78444]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1972-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Maples, Evelyn. Lehi, Man of God. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1972.
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Illustrated children’s storybook about Lehi.

ID = [77971]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1972-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Marchant, Byron. Mormonism’s Connection to the British Enlightenment. Salt Lake City: by the author, 1988.
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Accepts Sidney Rigdon as the real impetus behind the Book of Mormon. Sees the following chain in nascent Mormonism: from Sidney Rigdon to Alexander/Thomas Campbell and from them to John Locke.

ID = [78085]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Marcum, Jared T. “Withstanding Satan’s Siege through Christ’s Iron Rod: The Vision of the Tree of Life in Context of Ancient Siege Warfare.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 58 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 58 (2023): 1-18.
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Abstract: Nothing was more terrifying in the ancient world than a siege. Besiegers disregarded normal conventions of war and either utterly slaughtered or enslaved a city’s residents. Nephi used siege warfare imagery — including fire arrows, blinding, and being led away into captivity — to teach his brothers the importance of holding fast to Christ’s iron rod (see 1 Nephi 15:24). By analyzing this scripture and the vision of the Tree of Life in context of ancient siege warfare, we learn how Satan besieges God’s people, cuts off their access to the Tree of Life, draws them away through scorn, blinds them, and yokes them with a yoke of iron. Christ, in contrast, extends his iron rod through Satan’s siege, inviting us to hold fast to his word, accept him as our covenant family head, and join him in his work by speaking his word. Those who act on Christ’s invitation will find safety and joy in Christ’s kingdom.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; iron rod; Nephi’s Vision; seige warfare
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [81196]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 44026  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Markham, Julie Cannon. “Chapter-a-Week Home Evening.” Ensign, February 1990.
ID = [49415]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-02-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2909  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:46
Marks, David. The Life of David Marks, to the 26th Year of His Age. Limerick, ME: Office of the Morning Star, 1831.
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The autobiography of a young preacher’s experiences in New England during the early 19th Century. Pages 340-42 discuss his brief encounter with Mormons and the Book of Mormon and his dismissal of the book as a fraud.

ID = [78544]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1831-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Marler, Ezra L. Christ in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1956.
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An anthology of scriptural quotations from the Book of Mormon. The brief work is divided into two main sections—the predictions of Christ’s birth in the holy land and his visit to the Americas. No commentary is supplied by the compiler.

ID = [77689]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Marler, Ezra L. Gospel Teachings in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1956.
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A topically arranged ready reference on gospel subjects taken from the Book of Mormon. The compiler offers no commentary.

ID = [77830]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Marler, Ezra L. History and Stories in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1956.
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Historical narratives are extracted from the Book of Mormon and quoted verbatim to create a Book of Mormon history. The selections are arranged in historical order from 1 Nephi to Mormon, with the exception of the book of Ether, which is placed last.

ID = [77857]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1956-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Marlowe, Eric-Jon K. “‘What Therefore God Hath Joined Together, Let No Man Put Asunder’” In The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, eds. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
ID = [35320]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 30133  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Marquardt, H. Michael. Book of Mormon Cross Reference. Bountiful, UT: Restoration Research, 1983.
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This pamphlet cross references the LDS 1981 edition with the RLDS 1908 and 1966 editions of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77603]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Marquardt, H. Michael. “Early Nineteenth Century Events Reflected in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Pastoral Practice 3/1 (1979): 114-36.
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A polemical article that attempts to enumerate numerous modern environmental factors that influenced the Book of Mormon such as anti-Masonic influences, theories regarding Indian origins, and money digging. The 1826 trial of Joseph Smith, Anthon episode, Book of Mormon witnesses, lack of archaeological evidence, and plagiarisms from the Bible are also discussed.

ID = [79392]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
Marquardt, H. Michael. “The Use of the Bible in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Pastoral Practice 2/2 (1978): 95- 117.
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A polemical article attempting to show that the Book of Mormon uses biblical material anachronistically and that the Book of Mormon plagiarizes biblical material. Numerous examples are listed. The writer also suggests that many Book of Mormon events are patterned after events in the Bible.

ID = [80696]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Marquardt, H. Michael. The Use of the Bible in the Book of Mormon and Early Nineteenth Century Events Reflected in the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Modern Microfilm Company, 1979.
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Two articles reprinted from the Journal of Pastoral Practice

ID = [78689]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Marriott, Dean L. “Is the book of Revelation the remainder of the vision Nephi recorded in 1 Nephi?” Ensign, June 1987.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [48137]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8326  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:36
Marriott, Neill F. “Let’s Go Together.” Ensign, June 2019.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [62915]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2019-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8439  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:52
Marsden, Carlyle. “Alma the Son of Alma, a cantata, text Book of Mormon: Book of Alma for chorus, solo voices, and organ.” M.S. thesis, University of Utah, 1952.
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Musical selections for chorus, solo voices, and the organ.

ID = [78969]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1952-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Marsh, David Brent. “Peace through Christ : The Book of Mormon’s Divine Perspective on War.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36240]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:54
Marsh, David Brent. “Reading His Words Together.” Ensign, September 2003.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [55777]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2003-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8363  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:14
Marsh, Herbert J. Book of Mormon Reference. Houston, TX: Texas Mission, 10 April 1943.
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A small handbook of references for missionaries. The scriptural references are placed according to topic: “Where does faith come from?” “Is sincerity of belief enough?” “Who should be baptized?” and “Are revelations continuous?”

ID = [77638]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1943-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
Marsh, Spencer R., and Spencer Kraus. “The Lehites’ God-Imposed Affliction by the Red Sea: A New Solution to the Puzzling 2 Nephi 19:1.” Paper presented at the 2023 FAIR Defending the Book of Mormon Conference. September 22-23, 2023.
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Among the more puzzling passages in the Book of Mormon is 2 Nephi 19:1. It is a modification of Isaiah 9:1 as contained in the King James Bible. The modifications made specifically in 2 Nephi 19:1 have long been puzzling for textual critics and other students of the Book of Mormon and a point of attack among critics of Joseph Smith. Several solutions have been proposed for the questions that have arisen, but each is found wanting given various considerations regarding the historical context of both Isaiah and Nephi’s writing and the correlative correct translation of Isaiah 9:1. Any solution to “the Red Sea problem” in 2 Nephi 19:1 must account for all data presented in Isaiah 9:1 and 2 Nephi 19:1. This paper proposes a new solution that accounts for all the data.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
ID = [81870]  Status = Type = talk,website article  Date = 2023-09-22  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:16
Marsh, W. Jeffrey. “Brigham Young and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 6-15, 69.
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Brigham Young studied the text of the Book of Mormon for approximately two years before he decided to be baptized. This article discusses how his family life prepared him to receive the teachings of the Book of Mormon and the influence his testimony had on him throughout his life, as second president of the church, and as the first governor of the state of Utah. Despite his conversion to the Book of Mormon, Brigham did not often refer to its teachings in his sermons. This seemingly strange practice was likely a result of the cultural dependence on the Bible at that time and of Brigham’s careful attention to the prophet Joseph Smith Jr.’s teaching style, which did not include a large number of Book of Mormon references. Even though Brigham did not incorporate direct references in his teachings, he was greatly influenced by the principles taught in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Brigham; Conversion; Early Church History; Missionary Work; Young
ID = [3067]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,brigham,farms-jbms  Size: 44788  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Marsh, W. Jeffrey. “Greater Views on the Very Points of the Doctrine of Christ.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36229]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:54
Marsh, W. Jeffrey. “Training from the Old Testament: Moroni’s Lessons for a Prophet.” Ensign, August 1998.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Old Testament Topics > Prophets and Prophecy
ID = [53481]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1998-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 23727  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:05:17
Marshall, Evelyn T. “Title of Book Fascinates Her Searching Co-worker.” Church News 58 (31 December 1988): 8-9.
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Conversion narrative wherein a Book of Mormon was shared with a co-worker.

ID = [80733]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-12-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Leavitt, Dean H., Jonathon C. Marshall, and Keith A. Crandall. “The Search for the Seed of Lehi: How Defining Alternative Models Helps in the Interpretation of Genetic Data.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 36, no. 4 (Winter, 2003): 133-150.
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“A culture’s level of scientific understanding significantly influences how its religious texts are interpreted. The interplay between scientific discovery and scriptural understanding has been controversial throughout history. For example, the Catholic church’s response to scholars who disproved the geocentric understanding of the universe is well known. The studies of geology, astronomy, and organic evolution have all caused numerous problems with literal interpretations of the Biblical account of creation. Similarly, the Book of Mormon, a sacred text for a number of American religions, has been subject to reinterpretation in light of new scientific understanding. Its particular account of the history of the American continent has been intensely examined since its introduction by Joseph Smith, Jr., in the mid-nineteenth century.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon; Genetics
ID = [81982]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Marshall, Robert L. “Teancum, a True Friend to Liberty.” Instructor 100 (July 1965): 297.
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Fictional story based on account of Teancum in Alma 62.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80228]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1965-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:04
Marshall, Wendy L. “An Examination of Orson Scott Card’s Use of Characterization in the Homecoming Series to Parallel the Book of Mormon.” Senior Honors Thesis, Boone, NC: Appalachian State University, 1998.
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An literary comparison of Orson Scott Card’ Series with religiosity of the Book of Mormon. Comparing and contrasting mormon theology and doctrine as it is found between the two.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual parallels; Card, Orson Scott; Book of Mormon
ID = [81561]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Martin, Jan J. “Episode 54: Confronting Prejudice with Samuel the Lamanite.” Y Religion Podcast, BYU Religious Studies Center, April 2022.
ID = [39003]  Status = Type = podcast  Date = 2022-04-01  Collections:  bom,y-rel  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:18
Martin, Jan J. “The Prophet Nephi and the Covenantal Nature of ‘Cut Off,’ ‘Cursed,’ ‘Skin of Blackness,’ and ‘Loathsome’” In They Shall Grow Together, eds. Charles Swift and Nicholas J. Frederick. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2022.
ID = [33818]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:31:32
Martin, Jan J. “Samuel the Lamanite: Confronting the Wall of Nephite Prejudice.” In Samuel the Lamanite, ed. Charles Swift. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2021.
ID = [33909]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2021-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:22:23
Martin, Jan J. “The Theological Value of the King James Language in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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In 1831, Alexander Campbell (1788-1866), the founder of the Disciples of Christ Church and leader in the early nineteenth-century religious reformation known as the Restoration, published a short pamphlet entitled Delusions: An Analysis of the Book of Mormon: With an Examination of Its Internal and External Evidences, and a Refutation of Its Pretences to Divine Authority. In the pamphlet, Campbell argued that the Book of Mormon was a linguistic hodgepodge, “patched up and cemented with ’And it came to pass’ - ’I sayeth unto you’-’Ye saith unto him’-and all the King James’ haths, dids and doths-in the lowest imitation of the common version:’ He insisted that “it has not one good sentence in it, save the profanation of those sentences quoted from the Oracles of the living God:’ For Campbell, the seventeenth-century English in the Book of Mormon demonstrated that Joseph Smith was a fraud.

ID = [81905]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Martin, Walter. The Kingdom of the Cults. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany Fellowship, 1965.
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A polemical work against several religious faiths that the author sees as heretical. He devotes a chapter to Mormonism. Items discussed pertaining to the Book of Mormon are lack of archaeological evidence, Spaulding theory, Anthon denials, Mongoloid origin of native Americans, and contradictions with the Bible.

ID = [78529]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1965-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Martin, Walter. The Maze of Mormonism. Santa Ana: Vision House, 1978.
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A polemical work against Mormonism. The author discusses numerous elements that he sees as anachronistic, including contradictions with the Bible, Christian teachings before Christ, and alleged plagiarisms from the New Testament.

ID = [78558]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Martin, Walter. Mormonism. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany Fellowship, 1957, revised 1976.
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A polemical tract against Mormonism debunking Mormon history, doctrines, and the Book of Mormon. The book of Mormon “adds” to the word of God contradicting the divine warning of Revelation 22:18.

ID = [78040]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Martineau, Theodore. “Voices from the Dust.” Improvement Era 36, no. 3 (1933): 146-147.
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This article claims that Chihuahua, Mexico was once inhabited by a brilliant civilization. A visit to the ruins shows remarkable skills in masonry, textiles, and pottery, as well as a preoccupation with warfare and ingenious designs for protection. The inhabitants of this civilization may have been the Gadianton robbers.

Keywords: Archaeology, Mexico, Native Americans – Aztec, Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [77015]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1933-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Martino, James B. “All Things Work Together for Good.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2010.
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We may never know in this life why we face what we do, but we can feel confident that we can grow from the experience.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [21211]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2010-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 7797  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:55:22
Martino, James B. “All Things Work Together for Good.” Ensign, May 2010.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [58770]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2010-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8006  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:36
Martino, James B. “Members and Missionaries Working Together.” Ensign, June 2020.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [63525]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8353  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:56
Marty, Martin E. “Two Integrities: An Address to the Crisis in Mormon Historiography.” In Faithful History: Essays on Writing Mormon History, edited by George D. Smith, 169-88. Salt Lake City: Signature, 1992.
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Since historians cannot prove or disprove the truth of the Book of Mormon or whether Joseph Smith was a prophet, they should adopt a middle ground and only discuss secondary issues. Thus, they simply seek to understand how the Book of Mormon influences those who believe in it without discussing whether or not it is true.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [80751]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Mason, Patrick Q. “History, Religious Studies, and Book of Mormon Studies.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 31 (2022): 35-55.
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“Givens’s By the Hand of Mormon was a watershed, to be sure, in terms of placing the Book of Mormon front and center in Mormon studies. But it was a seed that found purchase in fertile ground—soil that had been tilled for more than two decades largely by early American historians and religious studies scholars. Collectively, they had charted the course for what the study of the Book of Mormon, and the religious tradition from whence it came, could look like in the secular academy. Most of the scholars who are currently defining the shape and trajectory of Book of Mormon studies do not self-define as historians or religious studies scholars. Many have arrived at a similar methodological place as their forerunners did without deep familiarization with the earlier scholarship. They are nevertheless part of a shared intellectual tradition with diverse paths of genesis and development, all working despite the disciplinary fragmentation of the academy within the broad rubrics of postmodernism and postsecularity. In the end, the same general conditions that allowed for the emergence of Mormon studies have also given rise to Book of Mormon studies. Both of these multidisciplinary fields will be richer as they learn to incorporate and appreciate the diverse tributaries that have flowed into today’s scholarly currents.” [Author]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual criticism; Book of Mormon, narrative criticism; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Book of Mormon; Mormon Studies (academic discipline)
ID = [81948]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Matheny, Deanne G. “Does the Shoe Fit?: A Critique of the Limited Tehuantepec Geography.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Metcalfe, Brent Lee, 269-328. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1993.
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“Travel companies boldly offer tours of “Book of Mormon Lands,” and books abound purporting evidence for Book of Mormon peoples or for the appearance of the resurrected Jesus in the New World. Such are only the latest manifestations of the legitimate interest in, and speculation about, the location of the Book of Mormon civilizations. Like their predecessors, most of the recent volumes represent sincere but flawed attempts to weave together unrelated bits and pieces of information from the New World and the Old, usually unconnected to each other in space or time.” [ From Author]

Keywords: Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Sorenson, John L.; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon
ID = [82119]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Adams, William James, Jr., and Ray T. Matheny. “Archaeological and Cryptological Analyses of the Manti Inscriptions.” Utah Historical Quarterly 44 (Spring 1976): 133-40.
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The Manti Sanpete County, Utah, inscriptions include eight limestone tablets discovered in 1963, four additional tablets found in 1970, and small lead plates situated in a lead box discovered in 1977. The authors conclude that all three finds were “fraudulently manufactured”

ID = [79065]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1976-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
Mather, Frederic G. “The Early Days of Mormonism.” Lippincott’s Magazine 26 (August 1880): 196-211.
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A tendentious and sardonic but highly imaginative recounting of Joseph Smith’s life, including the events leading to the coming forth and publishing of the Book of Mormon. Entertaining mixture of fiction with fact.

ID = [80449]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1880-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Matheson, Kimberly. “Emboldened and Embarrassed: The Tenor of Contemporary Book of Mormon Studies and the Role of Grant Hardy.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 31 (2022): 75-99.
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“I will first introduce the context and content of Understanding the Book of Mormon and then, second, investigate Hardy’s attempt (and, ultimately, his failure) to create a neutral, universal discourse for academic conversation about the Book of Mormon. Third, I will discuss the performances of shame that crop up throughout Understanding the Book of Mormon and how these motivate Hardy’s turn to treating the Book of Mormon as world scripture, before concluding, fourth, with a reflection on how Hardy’s inheritance shapes the contemporary field.” [Author]

Keywords: Scriptures, use and influence; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Faith and scholarship; Book of Mormon; Mormon Studies (academic discipline)
ID = [81949]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Matheson, R. Mark. “Studying the Book of Mormon Online.” Religious Educator Vol. 6 no. 2 (2005).
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Scriptures
ID = [37999]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2005-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 13155  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:09
Matheson, R. Mark. “Teaching in the Book of Mormon.” Religious Educator Vol. 7 no. 1 (2006).
Topics:    RSC Topics > T — Z > Teaching the Gospel
ID = [37980]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 34227  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:09
Matson, Joshua M. “Coming to Know Christ through the ‘I Am’ Statements in the Book of Mormon.” In I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, eds. Hilton, John, III, Nicholas J. Frederick, Mark D. Ogletree, and Krystal V. L. Pierce. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2023.
ID = [81582]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Matsumori, Vicki F. “A Lesson from the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2007.
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As first-generation members, you are the ones who begin the cycle of teaching and strengthening the next generation.

ID = [20470]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2007-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 6713  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:55:20
Matsumori, Vicki F. “A Lesson from the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, May 2007.
ID = [57398]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2007-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 6996  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:26
Matthews, Darrell L. “Joseph Fielding McConkie, Robert L. Millet, and Brent L. Top. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon. Vol. 4, 3 Nephi through Moroni.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 (1993): Article 34.
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Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 4, Third Nephi through Moroni (1992), by Joseph Fielding McConkie, Robert L. Millet, and Brent L. Top

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [151]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 16546  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Matthews, Robert J. “Abinadi: Prophet and Martyr.” Ensign, April 1992.
ID = [50441]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13678  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:55
Matthews, Robert J. “Abinadi: The Prophet and Martyr.” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 91–111. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > D — F > Death
RSC Topics > L — P > Law of Moses
RSC Topics > L — P > Prophets
RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
ID = [36834]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 41696  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Matthews, Robert J. “An Appreciation for the Book of Mormon.” In The Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon, edited by A. Gary Anderson, 18-27. Provo, UT: Religious Instruction, Brigham Young University, 1982.
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Speaks about themes covered in the Book of Mormon: the mission of Christ, the Fall and the Atonement, salvation only through Christ, the nature of God, the devil, spiritual gifts, the ministry of angels, and the philosophies of men. Includes a table listing the names of Christ in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [81065]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Matthews, Robert J. “The Atonement of Jesus Christ: 2 Nephi 9.” In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 177–99. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
RSC Topics > A — C > Atonement of Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine
RSC Topics > D — F > Fall of Adam and Eve
ID = [36874]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 44949  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Matthews, Robert J. “The Bible and Its Role in the Restoration.” Ensign, July 1979, 40–45.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Restoration and Joseph Smith
ID = [44580]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 20621  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:40
Matthews, Robert J. A Bible! A Bible!. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990.
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Joseph Smith taught that the Book of Mormon is a witness for the Bible. It testifies of Jesus Christ and His divinity, teaches a wide range of secular and religious topics, and identifies the enemies of Christ. The Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on earth, the keystone of the LDS religion, and individuals will “get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts than by any other book”

ID = [77383]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:25
Matthews, Robert J. “The Book of Mormon a Witness for the Bible.” Instructor 101 (April, May 1966): 160, 205.
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Compilation of quotes from scripture and Church leaders that demonstrate how the Book of Mormon is a witness for the Bible. Charts of scriptures comparing Old Testament, New Testament, and Book of Mormon show unity of doctrine.

ID = [80311]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
Matthews, Robert J. Book of Mormon and Bible Study Handouts: Some Book of Mormon Parallels to the Bible. Unpublished holdings in the LDS Church Office Building, 1967.
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There are many parallel passages in the Book of Mormon and the Bible.

ID = [77587]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
Matthews, Robert J. “Book of Mormon Symposium Focuses on Teaching of Jacob.” Church News 58 (5 November 1988): 7.
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Tells of Jacob’s teachings on the Atonement.

ID = [79229]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1988-11-05  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:48
Matthews, Robert J. “The Doctrine of the Resurrection as Taught in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 30, no. 3 (1990): 41-56.
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The frequency with which the subject of resurrection is discussed, the wide range of details, and the high level of agreement among the many testimonies all show that the doctrine of the resurrection is a major teaching of the Book of Mormon. The extent of these teachings is in keeping with the prophecy of Enoch in Moses 7:62, which says that the record will come out of the earth, “to bear testimony of the Only Begotten, his resurrection from the dead, and also the resurrection of all men.” The Book of Mormon shows that the prophets regarded the resurrection of the physical body as a reality that would unconditionally occur to every person regardless of individual worthiness. It is declared to have coverage as broad as death. The major effort of the prophets was to get people prepared spiritually. Redemption from the spiritual death that results from one’s own sins received serious attention. The Book of Mormon declares that redemption from the effects of Adam’s fall (both the physical and spiritual death) is absolute, unconditional, and automatically assured to all mankind by Jesus Christ without man’s effort. Man’s redemption from sins is available because of the atonement of Jesus Christ but requires individual repentance and obedience. Perhaps because of this individual responsibility the Book of Mormon does not teach how to perform a resurrection, but does teach how to repent.

Keywords: Enoch (Prophet); Fall of Adam; Redemption; Repentance; Resurrection
ID = [10097]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1990-01-03  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 1404  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:07
Matthews, Robert J. “Establishing the Truth of the Bible.” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, the Doctrinal Foundation, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bible
RSC Topics > L — P > New Testament
RSC Topics > L — P > Old Testament
RSC Topics > Q — S > Scriptures
ID = [36900]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 46735  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:01
Matthews, Robert J. “For a Wise Purpose.” In The Fulness of the Gospel, eds. Camille Fronk Olson, Brian M. Hauglid, Patty Smith, and Thomas A. Wayment. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36242]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:54
Matthews, Robert J. “Historicity and the Truthfulness of God.” In Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures, edited by Paul Y. Hoskisson, 141–148. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 2001.
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While some may argue that gospel truth is separate from historical truth, the gospel cannot be true unless it is also historical. This means that events such as the Creation, Fall, Atonement, and Restoration all truly took place in an identifiable time and place, even if that time and place are not known to us. If these or any gospel events were not historically true, God could not render a righteous judgment on any person.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Historicity; Truth
Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Surveys and Perspectives on Ancient Sources from Outside the Bible
ID = [2621]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,moses  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:50
Matthews, Robert J. “Jacob: Prophet, Theologian, Historian.” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.,, 33–53. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [36845]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 41285  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Matthews, Robert J. “Jacob: Prophet, Theologian, Historian.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators,, 173–91. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
RSC Topics > L — P > Law of Moses
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
ID = [36163]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 41052  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:54
Matthews, Robert J. “Jesus the Savior in 3 Nephi.” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9–30, This Is My Gospel, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
ID = [36734]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 31430  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:58
Matthews, Robert J. “Joseph Smith and the Text of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 1 (2006): 38-42, 71.
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Royal Skousen’s most significant contribution to Book of Mormon scholarship, this paper states, is in openly and systematically detailing the thousands of variants that occur across two manuscripts and twenty editions and showing that these variations do not affect the message or validity of the book as a witness of Jesus Christ. Skousen’s work also offers new insights into the process of translating and publishing the Book of Mormon. Though the work of translation appears to have involved a number of different methods, we can nevertheless be sure that the Book of Mormon was translated by the “gift and power of God.”

Keywords: Authorship; Critical Text; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [3181]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 26614  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Faulring, Scott H., Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds. Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts. Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2004.
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The latter-day restoration of the gospel included the restoration of much significant truth to the Bible. It brought about the restoration of biblical history that had been lost and the restoration of biblical texts that had been changed or omitted or were in need of clarification. More important, it included the restoration of biblical doctrine that had been either removed, distorted, or simply misinterpreted by a world that did not enjoy the fulness of the gospel.
Shortly after the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint was organized, the Prophet Joseph Smith was instructed by the Lord to undertake a careful reading of the Bible to revise and make corrections in accordance with the inspiration that he would receive. The result was a work of profound significance for the Church that included the revelation of many important truths and the restoration of many of the “precious things” that the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi had foretold would be taken from the Bible (1 Ne. 13:23–29). In June 1830 the first revealed addition to the Bible was set to writing. Over the next three years, the Prophet made changes, additions, and corrections as were given him by divine inspiration while he filled his calling to provide a more correct translation for the Church. Collectively, these are called the Joseph Smith Translation (JST), a name first applied in the 1970s, or the New Translation, as Joseph Smith and others in his day referred to it.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Moses Topics > Basic Resources > Joseph Smith Translation (JST), Primary Manuscripts and Parallel Editions
Old Testament Topics > Bible: Joseph Smith Translation (JST)
ID = [2464]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,moses,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:49
Matthews, Robert J. “The Mission of Jesus Christ—Ether 3 and 4:2.” In The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 19–29. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1995.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
RSC Topics > D — F > Fall of Adam and Eve
ID = [36709]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 23119  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:58
Matthews, Robert J. “Notes on ‘Lehi’s Travels’” Brigham Young University Studies 12, no. 3 (1972): 312-314.
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Keywords: Arabia; Lehi (Prophet)
ID = [9567]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1972-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies  Size: 6850  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:04
Matthews, Robert J. “Patterns of Apostasy in the Book of Helaman.” In The Book of Mormon: Helaman Through 3 Nephi 8, According To Thy Word, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 65–80. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Apostasy
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Helaman
ID = [36799]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 32095  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Matthews, Robert J. “The Power of the Book of Mormon.” The 28th Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 1999.
ID = [38824]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-sperry,rsc-video  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:17
Matthews, Robert J. “The Probationary Nature of Mortality.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Death
RSC Topics > G — K > Judgment
RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
ID = [36780]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 29583  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:59
Matthews, Robert J. “Resurrection.” Ensign, April 1991.
ID = [49943]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 19565  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:50
Matthews, Robert J. “Some passages such as Matthew 6:13 and Hebrews 11:40 in Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible read quite differently from the comparable passages in the Book of Mormon and/or other statements by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Why is this so, and how could we know which of the variants is correct?” Ensign, September 1981, 16–17.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Bible: Joseph Smith Translation (JST)
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [45519]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 5967  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:17
Matthews, Robert J. “Some Significant Texts of Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible.” BYU Studies Quarterly 9, no. 2 (1969): 155-174.
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Robert J. Matthew’s first article in the Autumn 1968 issue of BYU Studies dealt primarily with the making of the Inspired Version of the Bible. It considered two major aspects: (1) the preparation of the manuscript notes by the Prophet Joseph Smith and his scribes, and (2) the publication of the printed editions by The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS). This article will discuss a number of passages that are unique to the Inspired Version and also some of the implications in the text that are frequently overlooked. There are at least three levels at which one may read the Inspired Version. The first and simplest level is to compare it with the King James Version to find the variant readings. The second and perhaps the most informative level is to analyze each variant to determine the actual change in meaning that resulted from the Inspired Version rendition. The third and most difficult level is to examine the Inspired Version not only for content but also for style. This level is not limited to what is said but also involves an analysis of how it is said. The third level is particularly important because it deals with the question of whether the Inspired Version is a restoration of the original text of the Bible. Although not all of the variants in the Inspired Version are suitable for this kind of critical examination, a number of passages are thus suited, and these are highly interesting and even provocative when analyzed. Such passages have characteristics about them which strongly suggest inspiration and even restoration of the original text in some instances.

Keywords: Eternal Life; Joseph; Joseph Smith Translation; Jr.; King James Bible; McLellin; Paul (Apostle); Repentance; Sermon on the Mount; Smith; Textual Criticism; William E.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Bible: Joseph Smith Translation (JST)
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [9736]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1969-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,byu-studies,old-test  Size: 1623  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 6:19:57
Matthews, Robert J. “Some Thoughts on the Atonement.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989. Faculty Lecture, 17 February 1989.
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In a lecture given to the BYU religion faculty, Robert Matthews emphasizes the points of doctrine in the Book of Mormon and other standard works that elucidate the fall and atonement. He analyzes concepts in several different scriptural chapters and shows how they have points in common as well as areas of particular emphasis and clarification. He contrasts the classical Christian views of how Adam’s transgression affects humankind with the teachings of ancient and modem revelation. He explains how the divine sonship of Jesus Christ enabled him to effect the atonement. Matthews notes that Christ’s mission is intended to save us from both kinds of death (physical and spiritual); there is no viable replacement for the Savior’s atonement.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Teachings
ID = [8420]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-02-17  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
Matthews, Robert J. “What the Book of Mormon Tells Us about Jesus Christ.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 21–43. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Atonement of Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > Q — S > Resurrection
ID = [36971]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 49543  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:01
Matthews, Robert J. “What the Book of Mormon Tells Us about the Bible.” In Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 20th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, edited by Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top, 93-113. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1992.
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The Book of Mormon declares the Bible to be a sacred and true record, but it sustained serious losses in its early stages, which has caused considerable stumbling. Many biblical scholars today reject the authenticity of many of the teachings of Jesus. The Book of Mormon confirms the truthfulness of the Bible.

ID = [81058]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Matthews, Robert J. “When the Prophet Joseph Smith intently studied the Bible and made his inspired translation, did he say anything concerning the various books of the Old Testament that would suggest either their special importance or lesser value?” Ensign, October 1973.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Bible: Joseph Smith Translation (JST)
ID = [41876]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1973-10-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 1193  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:17
Matthews, Robert J. Who’s Who in the Book of Mormon?. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1964, [R]1976.
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A Who’s Who

ID = [78779]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Matthews, Robert J. “Why do the Book of Mormon selections from Isaiah sometimes parallel the King James Version and not the older—and thus presumably more accurate—Dead Sea Scrolls text?” Ensign, March 1980, 40.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [including intertestamental books and the Dead Sea Scrolls]
Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Topics > Bible: LDS Interpretation
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Old Testament Topics > Problems in the Old Testament
ID = [44864]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1980-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,old-test  Size: 3358  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:42
Matthews, Robert J. “Why have changes been made in the printed editions of the Book of Mormon?” Ensign, March 1987.
ID = [48008]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1987-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13913  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:35
Mattson, Vernon W., Jr. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Important Discoveries. Brandon, FL: Buried Records, 1978.
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A compilation of quotations by different people on the Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient records. The author ties the archaeological discoveries in both hemispheres to the Book of Mormon and retells the story of the gold plates from Joseph Smith’s point of view.

ID = [78466]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1978-01-01  Collections:  bom,old-test  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Mattsson, Hans H. “Book of Mormon Principles: How Could I Testify?” Ensign, December 2004.
ID = [56296]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4290  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:18
Maughan, Merrill Owen. The Golden Treasure. Illinois: Merrill Owen Maughan.
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Written for investigators of the LDS church. The Book of Mormon compliments the Bible and the two make the Lord’s sacred record complete. A short synopsis of the book is presented as well as historical facts concerning its coming forth. A promise is made to all who sincerely desire to know of its truthfulness.

ID = [78504]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Maxfield, Melvin Richard. “The Book of Mormon and the Conversion Process to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: A Study of Recent Converts.” PhD diss., Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1977.
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Keywords: Missiology; Book of Mormon, use and influence; Conversion experience
ID = [81562]  Status = Type = thesis  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Maxson, Anne, and Helen Felix Izatt. “From Emerson to Alma: A Personal Odyssey.” Dialogue 26 (Winter 1993): 143-51.
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The author relates her philosophical journey from transcendentalism to existentialism to Mormonism and explains how her studies of Emerson and modern poets prepared her for her conversion.

ID = [79467]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Maxson, Anne. “My Son, the Book of Mormon, and Me.” Ensign, September 2020.
ID = [63691]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2020-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2329  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:57
Maxwell, Cory H. “Angel Moroni Statue.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. Daniel H. Ludlow, vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Angel Moroni, Architecture
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [74196]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,eom  Size: 1759  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:08:32
Maxwell, Donna K. “How to Make the Book of Mormon a Part of Daily Gospel Study.” Church News63 (4 September 1993): 15.
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Suggestions for effective daily study of the Book of Mormon coupled with a testimony of its benefits.

ID = [79547]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1993-09-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:50
Maxwell, Neal A. “An Ancient Record—with Relevancy.” Instructor 105 (July 1970): 240-41.
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Discusses the Book of Mormon as an ancient record that was predestined to come forth in this day and is a work relevant to our day.

ID = [79000]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1970-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
Maxwell, Neal A. “The Book of Mormon.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 1–18. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.
ID = [36153]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 37018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:54
Maxwell, Neal A. “The Book of Mormon is Relevant Today.” Instructor 105 (July, August, September, October, November 1970): 240-41, 306-7, 316-17, 370-71, 404-5.
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Five-part series showing how the Book of Mormon is relevant today: all generations need to learn from the past for it teaches of the sorrowing of the damned and the danger of unchastity. Author details some of the “magnificent miscellany” contained in the Book of Mormon, such as the erosion of spiritual experience, reason vs. inspiration, and the importance of two-way communication; shows how the Book of Mormon is congruent with the Bible; details some milestones for modern Christians found in the Book of Mormon in the areas of charity, prayer, and testimony.

ID = [80364]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1970-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Maxwell, Neal A. “The Book of Mormon: A Great Answer to ‘The Great Question’” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 1–18. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.
ID = [36888]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1989-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 37597  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Maxwell, Neal A. “The Book of Mormon: A Great Answer to ‘The Great Question’” In The Voice of My Servants, eds. Scott C. Esplin and Richard Neitzel Holzapfel. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
ID = [35369]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 37374  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘Brim with Joy’ (Alma 26:11).” Devotional, Brigham Young University, January 23, 1996.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Joy; Podcast: Classic Speeches
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [69059]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-23  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:24
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘By the Gift and Power of God’” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 1-15. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Book of Mormon; Miracle; Restoration; Revelation; Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Translation
ID = [75589]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 20278  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Maxwell, Neal A. “The Children of Christ.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, February 4, 1990.
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“We must, like the prodigal son, arise and go to our father and be prepared for that resplendent reunion.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Discipleship; Jesus Christ; Collection: Jesus Christ; Our Savior and Redeemer; Podcast: Come; Follow Me
ID = [68888]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1990-02-04  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:23
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘The Children of Christ’” In The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only Through Christ eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 1–21. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1991.
ID = [36828]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 40065  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
Maxwell, Neal A. “A Choice Seer.” in Brigham Young University 1985-1986 Devotional and Fireside Speeches, 113-21. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1986.
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An essay about the Prophet Joseph Smith as a seer. Referring to the translation of the Book of Mormon, the author writes that “since Joseph, who knew the ‘particulars’ [of the translating process], chose not to describe them in detail, we cannot presently be definitive about methodology”

ID = [81084]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:11
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘A Choice Seer’” Ensign, August 1986.
ID = [47715]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1986-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 37389  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:33
Maxwell, Neal A. “Encircled in the Arms of His Love.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2002.
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Perplexing things will still happen, but, like Nephi, we can still know that God loves us, a … fact which can and will sustain us through so much!

ID = [19369]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2002-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11058  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:09
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘Endure It Well’” Ensign, May 1990.
ID = [49518]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-05-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 13179  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:47
Maxwell, Neal A. “Great Answers to the Great Question.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, October 11, 1986.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Book of Mormon; Gospel; Revelation
ID = [68818]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1986-10-11  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:22
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘In Him All Things Hold Together’” Devotional, Brigham Young University, March 31, 1991.
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Oh, how we adore Jesus for his atonement! For his free gift of immortality to all!

Keywords: Atonement; Easter; Jesus Christ; Resurrection; Righteousness; Collection: Jesus Christ; Our Savior and Redeemer; Podcast: Come; Follow Me; Podcast: Jesus Christ; Our Savior and Redeemer
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [68912]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1991-03-31  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:23
Maxwell, Neal A. “King Benjamin’s Manual of Discipleship.” Ensign, January 1992.
ID = [50332]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 20512  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:54
Maxwell, Neal A. “King Benjamin’s Sermon: A Manual for Discipleship.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, 1-21. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Discipleship; King Benjamin
ID = [75710]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 34740  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Maxwell, Neal A. “King Benjamin’s Sermon: A Manual for Discipleship.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
Display Keywords
Keywords: Discipleship; King Benjamin
ID = [75724]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 33311  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Maxwell, Neal A. “Lessons from Laman and Lemuel.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1999.
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Laman and Lemuel became rebels instead of leaders, resentful instead of righteous—all because of their failure to understand either the character or the purposes of God.

ID = [18667]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1999-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 11630  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:07
Maxwell, Neal A. “Lessons from Laman and Lemuel.” Ensign, November 1999.
ID = [54101]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1999-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11540  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:05:21
Maxwell, Neal A. Looking Beyond the Mark. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Institute of Religion, 1976.
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A devotional address concentrating on Jacob’s observation of people who “miss the point” or “look beyond the mark”

ID = [77996]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1976-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:38
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘Meek and Lowly’” Devotional, Brigham Young University, October 21, 1986.
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Meekness is needed in order for us to be spiritually successful—whether in matters of the intellect, in the management of power, in the dissolution of personal pride, or in coping with the challenges and routine of life. With meekness, living in “thanksgiving daily” is actually possible even in life’s stern seasons.

Keywords: Discipleship; Meekness
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [68819]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1986-10-21  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:23
Maxwell, Neal A. “Meekly Drenched in Destiny.” Devotional, Brigham Young University, September 5, 1982.
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Furthermore, whether you realize it or not, you are a generation drenched in destiny.

Keywords: Divine Nature; Divine Potential; Excellence; Humility; Meekness; Progression; Podcast: Classic Speeches
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [68680]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1982-09-05  Collections:  bom,byu-speeches  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:21
Maxwell, Neal A. Plain and Precious Things. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1983.
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The purpose of the Book of Mormon is to support the Bible in bearing witness of Christ. Though it is a highly complex instructional book in its plot, structure, and symbolism, its greatest value lies in its spiritual message. The purpose of scriptures is to remove stumbling blocks, to elevate our minds, hearts, and standards, and to deepen our trust by revealing the purposes of God.

ID = [78153]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
Maxwell, Neal A. That Ye May Believe. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1992.
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A collection of letters written to the author’s grandchildren with Book of Mormon scriptures interspersed throughout. Early members of the Church had received a firm testimony in spite of limited amounts of leisure time to study its contents. The author bears his own witness of the timeliness in which the Book of Mormon came forth.

ID = [78319]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
Maxwell, Neal A. “Three Jaredites: Contrasting Contemporaries.” Ensign, August 1978.
ID = [44177]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1978-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 20612  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:36
Maxwell, Neal A. “The Tugs and Pulls of the World.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2000.
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Many individuals preoccupied by the cares of the world are not necessarily in transgression. But they certainly are in diversion and thus waste “the days of [their] probation” (2 Ne. 9:27).

ID = [18937]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2000-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 8596  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:08
Maxwell, Robert L. “The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition.” BYU Studies 45, no. 2 (2006): 191.
ID = [11419]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 2619  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:17
Maxwell, Robert L. “The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text.” BYU Studies 50, no. 2 (2011): 178.
ID = [11077]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-02  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 10402  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:14
Maxwell, Robert L. “Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 40, no. 1 (2001): 219.
ID = [11694]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,byu-studies  Size: 2884  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:54:19
May, Richard D. “Book of Mormon Principles: They Think They Are Wise.” Ensign, August 2004.
ID = [56159]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7521  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:17
Mayer, Alfred G. “The Mastadon at the Brooklyn Institute Museum.” Saints’ Herald 48 (29 May 1901): 440-41.
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In 1899 a skeleton of a mastodon was found in North America and scientists believe that these ancient relatives of the elephant co-existed with men.

ID = [80536]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1901-05-29  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Mayer, Eduard. “Open Your Book of Mormon.” Ensign, September 2014.
ID = [60720]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2014-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 2328  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:36
Mayfield, Steven L., and George Throckmorton. “Salamander Letters.” Paper presented at the 2006 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2006.
ID = [32435]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2006-08-01  Collections:  bom,fair-conference  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Mayhew, Henry. The Mormons: Or Latter-day Saints. London: Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852.
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An historical work on Mormonism, from a non-Mormon perspective. The author notes what he feels are several problems in the testimonies of the Book of Mormon witnesses. He recounts Anthon’s 1834 letter of denial and accepts the Spaulding theory for the book’s origin. He also asserts that much of the material from the Book of Mormon has been plagiarized from the Bible and that there are many anachronisms and ungrammatical expressions in the book.

ID = [78590]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1852-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Mazzagardi, Jairo. “Avoiding the Trap of Sin.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2010.
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Stay strong and make good choices that will allow you to eat the fruit of the tree of life.

ID = [21329]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2010-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference  Size: 7406  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:55:23
McAllister, Duncan, and Wesley Smith. “Genealogical Records Relationship.” Improvement Era 23, no. 11 (1920): 962-966.
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This article argues that Book of Mormon accounts of Hagoth agree fully with Maori and Hawaiian traditions, legends, and genealogical records.

Keywords: Hagoth, Hawaii, Māori, Polynesia
ID = [76957]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1920-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
McAllister, Duncan M. “Important Appeal to Native Hawaiians and Other Polynesians.” Improvement Era 24, no. 8 (June 1921): 703-12.
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Discusses a number of facts and theories that indicate that the Polynesians are descendants of the American aborigines and that the ancestors of the native Americans were Israelites.

ID = [81266]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1921-06-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
McAllister, Jack. “The Unlikely Daniel Webster Jones: First Spanish Translations from the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, August 1981.
ID = [45497]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8658  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:17
McBride, W. C. “The Cliff Dwellers and The Mormon Theory.” Pacific Monthly (June 1907): 697-713.
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Written by a non-Mormon, the bulk of the article describes the terrain of the American Southwest. Last few pages deal with Book of Mormon origins. The author associates the migration of the Jaredites with a statement by Josephus, and he speculates on where the Book of Mormon peoples landed and settled.

ID = [80431]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1907-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
McClellan, David A. “Detecting Lehi’s Genetic Signature: Possible, Probable, or Not?” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 35-90.
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David A. McClellan provides a basic understanding of some biological principles that would be helpful to one studying the question of DNA evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. After a discussion of these fundamental principles, McClellan concludes that DNA tests can neither prove nor disprove the existence of ancient Israelites in the New World.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Historicity; Lehi (Prophet)
ID = [452]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 129496  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
McClellan, Richard D. “Traduit de L’Anglais: The First French Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was first organized in the year 1830, the Book of Mormon had been published in only one language: English. But the church was growing quickly and spreading to other parts of the world. One of the first publications of the Book of Mormon in another language was in French. This article gives an account of the French translation from 1850 to 1852, when Elder John Taylor, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presided over a newly opened mission in France. Elder Taylor oversaw the translation process, which was done primarily by recent French converts Mr. Wilhelm and Louis Bertrand and one of Elder Taylor’s counselors, Elder Curtis E. Bolton. While these men were translating, Paris was in the midst of political unrest and was wary of unfamiliar social, political, and religious organizations. In fact, both Elder Taylor and Brother Bertrand had to hide from government officials. Despite all the complications that came about during this process, the work was ultimately a success.

ID = [3082]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 32292  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. Commitment to the Covenant: Strengthening the Me, We, and Thee of Marriage. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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In recent decades, prophets have repeatedly emphasized how a strong marriage and family are the basis of a robust society; they have counseled and warned of the many modern obstacles that can erode a healthy family life. This book draws on inspiring personal stories, research from sociology and psychology, and doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ to present key principles that, when applied, will help a marriage thrive. The authors use three broad content areas—the things we each need to do personally to improve our marriage (Me), the things we need to do together as a couple to strengthen our marital relationship (We), and ways we can more fully involve God in our marriage relationship (Thee). This three-part approach is theoretical and practical and will help guide you to a successful and happy marriage. ISBN 978-1-9443-9431-8

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33205]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 15  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 10:53:50

Chapters

McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Preface.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Commitment to the Covenant.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
ID = [34293]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 42409  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “The Power of Commitment.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [34294]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 69069  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Bounce Back and Move Forward.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Adversity
RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > G — K > Gratitude
RSC Topics > G — K > Hope
RSC Topics > T — Z > Trials
ID = [34295]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 65235  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘I Forgive You’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Forgiveness
RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
ID = [34296]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 65145  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Close to You.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Dating
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [34297]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 69388  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘They Twain Shall Be One Flesh’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Charity
RSC Topics > T — Z > Unity
ID = [34298]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 48099  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘The Spirit of Contention Is Not of Me’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Peace
ID = [34299]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 72968  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “For Richer or for Poorer.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > L — P > Parenting
RSC Topics > T — Z > Tithing
ID = [34300]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 55548  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘Holding Fast to the Rod of Iron’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > G — K > Heaven
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
RSC Topics > Q — S > Scriptures
ID = [34301]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 72425  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘Safety in Counsel’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Happiness
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Peace
RSC Topics > L — P > Prophets
ID = [34302]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 52155  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘We are a Covenant-Making People’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > D — F > Eternal Life
RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Ordinances
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrament
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sealing
ID = [34303]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 62991  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Appendix: In Sickness and in Health.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
ID = [34304]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 75018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Bibliography.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34305]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 33654  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Index.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34306]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17756  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Richard J. “Captain Moroni’s Wartime Strategies: An Application for the Spiritual Battles of Our Day.” Religious Educator Vol. 3 no. 3 (2002).
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
RSC Topics > L — P > Obedience
RSC Topics > T — Z > Temptation
ID = [38061]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2002-01-03  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 37584  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:10
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. Commitment to the Covenant: Strengthening the Me, We, and Thee of Marriage. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
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In recent decades, prophets have repeatedly emphasized how a strong marriage and family are the basis of a robust society; they have counseled and warned of the many modern obstacles that can erode a healthy family life. This book draws on inspiring personal stories, research from sociology and psychology, and doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ to present key principles that, when applied, will help a marriage thrive. The authors use three broad content areas—the things we each need to do personally to improve our marriage (Me), the things we need to do together as a couple to strengthen our marital relationship (We), and ways we can more fully involve God in our marriage relationship (Thee). This three-part approach is theoretical and practical and will help guide you to a successful and happy marriage. ISBN 978-1-9443-9431-8

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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Chapters

McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Preface.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34292]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 1875  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Commitment to the Covenant.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
ID = [34293]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 42409  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “The Power of Commitment.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [34294]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 69069  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Bounce Back and Move Forward.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Adversity
RSC Topics > A — C > Bishop
RSC Topics > G — K > Gratitude
RSC Topics > G — K > Hope
RSC Topics > T — Z > Trials
ID = [34295]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 65235  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘I Forgive You’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Forgiveness
RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
ID = [34296]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 65145  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Close to You.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Dating
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [34297]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 69388  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘They Twain Shall Be One Flesh’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Charity
RSC Topics > T — Z > Unity
ID = [34298]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 48099  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘The Spirit of Contention Is Not of Me’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Peace
ID = [34299]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 72968  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “For Richer or for Poorer.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Family
RSC Topics > L — P > Parenting
RSC Topics > T — Z > Tithing
ID = [34300]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 55548  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘Holding Fast to the Rod of Iron’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > G — K > Heaven
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
RSC Topics > Q — S > Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
RSC Topics > Q — S > Scriptures
ID = [34301]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 72425  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘Safety in Counsel’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Happiness
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Peace
RSC Topics > L — P > Prophets
ID = [34302]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 52155  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “‘We are a Covenant-Making People’” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > D — F > Eternal Life
RSC Topics > D — F > Faith
RSC Topics > G — K > Holy Ghost
RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > G — K > Jesus Christ
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
RSC Topics > L — P > Ordinances
RSC Topics > L — P > Priesthood
RSC Topics > Q — S > Repentance
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrament
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sealing
ID = [34303]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 62991  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Appendix: In Sickness and in Health.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
ID = [34304]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 75018  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Bibliography.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34305]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 33654  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McClendon, Debra Theobald, and Richard J. McClendon. “Index.” In Commitment to the Covenant. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2018.
ID = [34306]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 17756  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:54
McConkie, Bruce R. “The Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Thursday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1961.
ID = [27413]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1961-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference,mcconkie  Size: 9620  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:56:46
McConkie, Bruce R. “The Book of Mormon—Its Eternal Destiny.” N.p.,n.d.
Display Abstract  

Excerpts from an address on 18 August 1978 at BYU, and an October 1983 General Conference address. The 8th Article of Faith verifies LDS value of the Bible. Book of Mormon passages concerning the Jesus Christ’s doctrine surpass their counterparts in the Bible. The Book of Mormon’s destiny is to be a witness of Christ, to bring men to Christ, to aid in the gathering of Israel, and to offer salvation to people.

ID = [78439]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom,mcconkie  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
McConkie, Bruce R. “Come: Hear the Voice of the Lord.” Ensign, December 1985.
ID = [47394]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1985-12-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,mcconkie  Size: 22499  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:31
McConkie, Bruce R. “The Keystone of Our Religion.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1968.
ID = [27890]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1968-04-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference,mcconkie  Size: 8342  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:56:51
McConkie, Bruce R. “This Generation Shall Have My Word through You.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Craig K. Manscill, 35–47. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.
Topics:    RSC Topics > Q — S > Revelation
ID = [36121]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bom,mcconkie,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 28094  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:53
McConkie, Bruce R. “This Generation Shall Have My Word through You.” In Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Dispensations
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine and Covenants
ID = [35572]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bom,mcconkie,rsc-books,rsc-sperry  Size: 28094  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:49
McConkie, Bruce R. “What Think Ye of the Book of Mormon?” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1983.
ID = [15294]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1983-10-01  Collections:  bom,general-conference,mcconkie  Size: 12453  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:50:57
McConkie, Bruce R. “What Think Ye of the Book of Mormon?” Ensign, November 1983.
ID = [46455]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1983-11-01  Collections:  bom,ensign,mcconkie  Size: 12315  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:24
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “A Comparison of Book of Mormon, Bible, and Traditional Teachings on the Doctrines of Salvation.” In The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture, ed. Paul R. Cheesman, 73–90. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Bible
RSC Topics > A — C > Book of Mormon
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine
RSC Topics > L — P > Old Testament
RSC Topics > Q — S > Scriptures
ID = [36973]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 35706  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:01
McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Robert L. Millet. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 1, First and Second Nephi. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987.
ID = [76455]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:27
McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Robert L. Millet. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Volume 1—First and Second Nephi. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1987.
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Verse-by-verse doctrinal comments on 1 and 2 Nephi. Introductory essays include “Why the Book of Mormon,” “Doctrinal Contributions of the Book of Mormon,” and “Testimony of the Book of Mormon” This work is reviewed in M.304 and in V.045.

ID = [77756]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1987-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Robert L. Millet. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Volume 2—Jacob through Mosiah. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1988.
Display Abstract  

Consideration of doctrines taught in the books of Jacob to Mosiah, discussed verse-by-verse or in clusters of verses. Each section includes a heading, one or more verses quoted from the Book of Mormon, and then a commentary by the authors. This work is reviewed in M.304 and in V.045.

ID = [77757]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1988-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
McConkie, Joseph Fielding, and Robert L. Millet. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Volume 3—Alma through Helaman. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1991.
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Authors make topical comments on each verse (or cluster of verses) of Alma and Helaman. Alma chapters 43-62, which deal with war, do not contain a detailed discussion of verses, but a six- page exposition on various subthemes. The work is doctrinally oriented. This work is reviewed in A.029.

ID = [77758]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
McConkie, Joseph Fielding, Robert L. Millet, and Brent L. Top. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Volume 4—3 Nephi through Moroni. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1992.
Display Abstract  

The final volume of the series, consisting of commentary on verses from 3 Nephi through Moroni. A reflective essay culminates the work.

ID = [77759]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “The Doctrine of a Covenant People.” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9–30, This Is My Gospel, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Covenant
RSC Topics > D — F > Doctrine
RSC Topics > Q — S > Sacrament
RSC Topics > Q — S > Salvation
ID = [36743]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 45041  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:58
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “Jacob: Ancient Witness of a Modern Christ.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Joseph McConkie offers a profile of the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob and discusses two themes taught by Jacob—the scattering and gathering of Israel and his testimony of the mission of Christ. The current gathering in Israel is temporal, not spiritual. From the Book of Mormon perspective, the gentiles are those who come from the gentile nations, even if they are of Ephraim, and are not Jewish nationals.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Christ
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [8527]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “The Testimony of Christ Through the Ages.” In The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy, eds. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.,, 157–73. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1990.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Dispensations
RSC Topics > T — Z > Testimony
ID = [36852]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-bom,rsc-books  Size: 36429  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:00
McConkie, Kathleen S. “Defending against Evil.” Ensign, January 1992.
ID = [50334]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 11940  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:54
McConkie, Oscar W. “Tradition and the Book of Mormon.” Deseret News Church Section (31 March 1928): vii.
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Claims that the Book of Mormon is without fault both in its history and teaching. Cites Indian legends that relate to the Book of Mormon. Includes a reference to Quetzalcoatl. Discusses ancient American records.

ID = [80738]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1928-03-31  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
McConkie, Oscar W. “The Uniting of the Holy Scriptures.” Deseret News Church Section (24 September 1938): 5, 7.
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Address quoting Moroni’s title page, testimony of the Three Witnesses, Ezekiel 37:15-20, 1 Nephi 29:8, Nephi’s vision of the latter days, and various prophecies about the Jews. Exhorts listeners to repent and serve God. Shows how the Book of Mormon and other latter-day scriptures complement the Bible and provide the fullness of the gospel.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
ID = [80693]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1938-09-24  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
McConkie, Oscar W. “Witnesses Divinely Called.” Deseret News Church Section (13 January 1934): 3-5, 8.
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Witnesses of the truth are a very important part of God’s plan. The Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon were respected men who approached the Lord in humble prayer in daylight and open air. Eight other witnesses added their testimonies. The chief human witness was the translator, Joseph Smith.

ID = [80834]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1934-01-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
McConkie, Oscar W. “The Witnesses to the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 96, no. 7 (15 February 1934): 97-103.
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The legal status of the testimony of the witnesses to the Book of Mormon is important. “Their witness stands unimpeached before the world” Despite apostasy, none ever denied his testimony; all were honorable, upstanding men.

ID = [81432]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1934-02-15  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:13
McConley, Myron A. “The Book of Mormon.” Saints’ Herald 75 (28 November 1928): 1359.
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Concentrates on the claim of the Book of Mormon that it is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of America and that Jesus Christ is the God of the American continent.

ID = [80293]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1928-11-28  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
McCormick, Marjorie A. “‘You Bring Them and I’ll Read Them’” Ensign, September 1977.
ID = [43806]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1977-09-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 4342  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:34
McDannell, Colleen. “Mexicans, Tourism, and Book of Mormon Geography.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 50, no. 2 (Summer, 2017): 1-52.
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Using recent theoretical work developed by historian of American religions Robert A. Orsi, I argue that in order for the Book of Momron to have a vivid and compelling immediacy it has to be “enlivened.” … Within tourism to Book of Mormon sites, however, one family of tour guides use what I will call “fragmentary presence” to bring life to the sites. [From the text]

Keywords: Tourism; Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Mexico; Missiology, and tourism
ID = [82008]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-06-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
McDermott, Don J. “Joseph Smith and the Treasure of Hiram Abiff.” The Cryptic Scholar (Winter/Spring 1991): 40-50.
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The link between Joseph Smith and the Masons is equivocal. At the time of Joseph Smith’s death, it was thought that Masonry was a threat to free government and the Book of Mormon revealed Masonic secrets. The accounts of the brother of Jared, Lehi, and others contain Masonic elements.

ID = [79644]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:26
McDonald, A. Melvin. The Day of Defense. Denton, TX: Alpha, 1974.
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Places the Book of Mormon in a hypothetical trial situation with a judge (Jewish rabbi), prosecutors (members of religious denominations), and defendants (LDS missionaries). The verdict is that the Book of Mormon was truly revealed of God.

ID = [78464]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1974-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
McDonald, Andrew J. “New Evidences for Old?: Buyer Beware.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 101-117.
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Review of New Evidences of Christ in Ancient America (1999), by Blaine M. Yorgason, Bruce W. Warren, and Harold Brown

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Evidence; Mesoamerica
ID = [362]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 39550  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
McDonald, Angus. Prophetic Numbers: Or the Rise, Progress, and Future Destiny of the Mormons by a Free Thinking Optical Professor, Who Will Deliver Lectures on the Subject, Illustrated by Stereopticon Dissolving Views, and Zodiacal Map. Salt Lake City: W. M. Egan, 1885.
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Shows how using the prophetic numbers may prove that the establishment of the LDS church and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon fits the prophetic timetable found in the scriptures such as those in Daniel and the book of Revelation. Advocates that the Book of Mormon substantiates plural marriage.

ID = [78184]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1885-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
McDonald, Carolyn. “The Textbook Was a Revelation.” Ensign, March 1989.
ID = [48949]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1989-03-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7693  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:42
McEachran, Ross H. “Book of Mormon Principles: Obeying the Lord’s Spirit.” Ensign, June 2004.
ID = [56095]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 5529  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:17
McElveen, Floyd. “God’s Word, Final, Infallible, and Forever.” N.p.: by the author, 1985.
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Believes that the Bible is infallible, all sufficient, and inerrant. Therefore, there is no need for the Book of Mormon, which adds to God’s word. In fact, adding to God’s word is prohibited by scripture. Provides evidence for the accuracy of biblical manuscripts. [M. R.]

ID = [77823]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
McElveen, Floyd. The Mormon Illusion. Ventura: Regal Books, 1977.
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A polemical work against Mormonism that enumerates various criticisms against the Book of Mormon, such as changes in the Book of Mormon, translation through the seer stone, use of King James English, Book of Mormon witnesses, Anthon denials, use of Egyptian, and others.

ID = [78573]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1977-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
Smith, Lucy Mack, and James Patrick McEwan. “The Book of Mormon—A Latter-day Missionary of the Restored Gospel.” Instructor 94 (July 1959): 254-55.
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Lucy Mack Smith relates the conversion of Mrs. and Rev. John P. Greene, Phineas Young, Brigham Young, Mrs. Murray, and the wife of Heber C. Kimball through a single copy of the Book of Mormon left with Rev. Greene.

ID = [80408]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1959-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
McGavin, E. Cecil, and Arch S. Reynolds. “‘And It Came to Pass’” Deseret News Church Section (13 November 1938): 2, 7.
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Discusses the phrase “and it came to pass” in the Book of Mormon and its importance as a token of Hebrew abridgment.

ID = [78814]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1938-11-13  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
McGavin, E. Cecil. An Apology for the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1930.
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The relationship of the Book of Mormon to the Bible from the standpoint of literary accuracy is discussed. The author justifies the textual changes in the Book of Mormon by rehearsing a historical trail of changes made in the English Bible.

ID = [77509]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1930-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
McGavin, E. Cecil. “Book of Mormon and Peace.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 104, no. 47 (19 November 1942): 738-39, 749.
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From the Nephites we learn the importance of self-defense to protect one’s homeland, freedom, and religion, but also the necessity of finding lasting peace. Contrasts two individuals—Moroni and Zerahemnah.

ID = [81304]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1942-11-19  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
McGavin, E. Cecil. “The Book of Mormon and the Red Man.” Deseret News Church Section (9, 16 1938): 1, 6, 7, 8.
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Talks about the American Indians, their customs and culture, and how they are connected with the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80332]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1938-09-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
McGavin, E. Cecil. “Book of Mormon Held to Be Introductory Volume.” Deseret News Church Section (15 August 1931): 6.
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The Book of Mormon represents only a “fragment of the inspired writings recorded on metallic plates by Israelitish prophets in America” There existed many additional records, which may be revealed in a future day.

ID = [79179]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1931-08-15  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:47
McGavin, E. Cecil. “The Book of Mormon Survives.” Deseret News Church Section (18 June 1938): 1, 8.
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The Book of Mormon was published in an environment of intense opposition. The enemies of the book published strange stories concerning its origin. Newspapers printed numerous articles (some reprinted in this article) prejudicing the public, claiming that the “next generation” would not remember the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon survived the opposition and has been published in foreign languages.

ID = [80380]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1938-06-18  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
McGavin, E. Cecil, and Arch S. Reynolds. “The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 101, no. 33 (17 August 1939): 517- 18, 523.
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Because of fear, the people of Palmyra tried to prevent publication of the Book of Mormon. For this reason two copies of the translation were made and only portions went to the publisher at a time. A covenant was made among people in the community that not a single copy would be bought. Despite this difficult beginning, the Book of Mormon has become the second best seller in the nation, published also in Braille.

ID = [81300]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1939-08-17  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
McGavin, E. Cecil, and Arch S. Reynolds. “The Consistency of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 101, no. 38 (21 September 1939): 602-3, 606.
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It would have been impossible for an uneducated farm boy to have written the text of the Book of Mormon without provincialism upon every page. Anachronisms and other errors are not part of it. Much information that has recently been uncovered by archaeologists support the book. Though Shakespeare was an accomplished writer his works contain modernized character’s attire.

ID = [81301]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1939-09-21  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
McGavin, E. Cecil, and Willard W. Bean. “Cumorah-Land, An Ancient Battlefield.” Improvement Era 44, no. 9 (September 1941): 526, 571- 72.
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Discusses the authors’ point of view concerning the identity of the Hill Cumorah as an ancient battlefield. Authors conclude that the scholars “need not search for (Cumorah) in Mexico or Yucatan”

ID = [81275]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1941-09-01  Collections:  bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
McGavin, E. Cecil. Cumorah’s ‘Gold Bible.’. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1940.
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A fictional account of a mission president instructing his missionaries on how to use the Book of Mormon effectively as a proselytizing tool. This imaginary exchange takes place in the Palmyra-Manchester area in 1939.

ID = [77730]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1940-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:36
McGavin, E. Cecil, and Willard W. Bean. The Geography of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1948.
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Argues that the Hill Cumorah and Hill Ramah as geographical locations in the Book of Mormon were located in upstate New York. It therefore challenges the theory that the Hill Cumorah was located somewhere in Latin America. At least some Book of Mormon history took place in southeast Canada and the northeast United States.

ID = [78493]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1948-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
McGavin, E. Cecil. How We Got the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1960.
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Details the coming forth of the Book of Mormon by naming its authors and their records, the transferal of the gold plates from generation to generation, the nature of metal records, and Joseph Smith’s role in the process.

ID = [77875]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1960-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
McGavin, E. Cecil. “Indian Traditions of the Book of Mormon.” Instructor 66 (August 1931): 449-52.
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Traditions of the Indians tell of “a book” that their forefathers once possessed. It was taken from them, buried, and promised that it would come forth at a later time. Accounts from letters and journals of early missionaries of the Church as well as scholars of ancient Indians tell of these traditions.

ID = [79588]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1931-08-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:51
McGavin, E. Cecil. “Joseph Smith—An Inspired Translator.” Deseret News Church Section (14 July 1934): 6.
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Gives evidence and reasons that Joseph Smith did not quote from the Bible in translating the Book of Mormon as many critics suggest.

ID = [79654]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1934-07-14  Collections:  bom,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:26
McGavin, E. Cecil, and Arch S. Reynolds. “Literary Aspects of the Book of Mormon.” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star 101, no. 42 (19 October 1939): 667- 68.
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A literary study of the Bible assists in understanding its origin, purpose, and interpretation; the same is true of the Book of Mormon. Religious truths are conveyed in a distinctive way. The Book of Mormon is mainly narration of a pedantic style with a universal appeal. It was far more important to both recorder and translator that the book be understood than to be a literary masterpiece.

ID = [81303]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1939-10-19  Collections:  bom,millennial-star  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
McGavin, E. Cecil. “The Lord’s Promise to the Lamanites.” Improvement Era 30, no. 12 (1927): 1095-1097.
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This article contrasts the benighted condition of the Indians when the European colonists arrived in America with the glorious promises that are yet to come as prophesied in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Lamanites, Native Americans, Prophecy
ID = [77105]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
McGavin, E. Cecil. “A Man of Destiny.” Improvement Era 42, no. 10 (1939): 600, 628.
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This article describes how the voyage of Christopher Columbus was foreseen by the Book of Mormon prophets. The spirit of the Lord “wrought upon the man.” Columbus wrote to King Ferdinand of his desire to spread the word of God as foretold by the prophet Isaiah in chapters 24 and 64. His journal excerpts show his loyalty to God and his own knowledge of his divine appointment. He recorded that an angel appeared to him and gave him keys to “bind the oceans” and to link the continents.

Keywords: Columbus, Christopher, Isaiah (Book), Prophecy
ID = [76797]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1939-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McGavin, E. Cecil. A Marvelous Work and a Wonder. Salt Lake City: KSL radio, 1941.
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A series of radio addresses on the Book of Mormon discussing metal plates, the Spaulding manuscript, Hebrew traits and Bible quotations within it, the antiquity of the book, its current relevance, the Book of Mormon as a witness of the Bible, and the witnesses.

ID = [77428]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1941-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
McGavin, E. Cecil. “Moroni Looks Down upon a World at War.” Improvement Era 47, no. 1 (1944): 6, 37.
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This article describes how Moroni experienced two aspects of war—he rallied his soldiers in defense of their liberties and later witnessed the destruction of his people. Moroni later wrote concerning the destruction of his people.

Keywords: Moroni (Son of Mormon), Warfare, World War II
ID = [77001]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1944-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
McGavin, E. Cecil. “Quotations from St. Paul in the Book of Mormon.” Church News 4 (4 August 1934): 3, 8.
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Notes that Moroni’s sermons about spiritual gifts, the sacrament, and charity resemble Paul’s teachings in 1 Corinthians 13. Suggests that Jesus was actually the originator of Paul’s words, since Paul could have collected records from his contemporaries that were not included in the four gospels. Moroni would have learned from Jesus’ actual words to his disciples in America, which explains the similarities in the teachings of 1 Corinthians and the Book of Mormon.

ID = [80042]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1934-08-04  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
McGimsey, Harry A. The Book of Mormon Versus the Scientific Facts. San Bernardino, CA: Vanity, 1963.
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Small four- page polemical brochure containing a letter by the author to the Smithsonian Institute and the Institute’s response.

ID = [78404]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:41
McGimsey, Harry A. Mormonism Versus the Holy Bible. Hemet, CA: Vanity,n.d.
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Small brochure claiming that the LDS church opposes the Bible. Notes that Joseph Smith declared the Book of Mormon to be the most correct book.

ID = [78068]  Status = Type = book  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:39
McGimsey, Harry A., and A. Theodore Schroeder. The Truth about the Origin of the Book of Mormon. San Bernardino, CA: Vanity, 1963?.
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Attempts to explain the Book of Mormon on the basis of Spaulding’s Manuscript Found. Does not discuss the 1884 discovery of the manuscript.

ID = [78683]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1963-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:43
McGrath, Michele. “Social Justice in the Book of Mormon.” Restoration Studies 15 (Fall, 2014): 145-153.
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“Social justice” has become a post-modern buzzword that carries political connotations in the United States today, but the concept itself is quite ancient and deeply scriptural. Grant Hardy notes that “The Book of Mormon, like the Bible, has strong opinions about what sorts of societies are more just or more righteous than others.” In fact, for those with eyes to see, “restoration scripture is bursting with opportunities for social justice exegesis.” [From the article]

Keywords: Race relations; Book of Mormon, RLDS and; Doctrinal history, justice and mercy
ID = [82040]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-09-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
McGuire, Benjamin L. “The Book of Mormon as a Communicative Act: Translation in Context.” Paper presented at the 2016 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2016.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon Translation
ID = [32564]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2016-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 49666  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:47
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Josiah’s Reform: An Introduction.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 4 (2013): 161-163.
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In 1951 in The Improvement Era, Sidney B. Sperry published a short article titled “Some Problems of Interest Relating to the Brass Plates.” In this article he outlines several problems including issues related to the Pentateuch, Jeremiah’s prophecies, The Book of the Law, and the Brass Plates themselves. In many ways, Sperry laid down a gauntlet that has been taken up many times by LDS scholars looking for answers that help to explain these issues in the Book of Mormon within the context of the best current biblical scholarship.

ID = [4364]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 4718  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:00
McGuire, Benjamin L. “The Late War Against the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 7 (2013): 323-355.
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Recently, the Exmormon Foundation held their annual conference in Salt Lake City. A presentation by Chris and Duane Johnson proposed a new statistical model for discussing authorship of the Book of Mormon. The study attempts to connect the Book of Mormon to a text published in 1816: The Late War Between the United States and Great Britain. The latter is a history of the war of 1812 deliberately written in a scriptural style. A traditional (non-statistical) comparison between this text and the Book of Mormon was apparently introduced by Rick Grunder in his 2008 bibliography Mormon Parallels. I will discuss only the statistical model presented by the Johnsons here.

ID = [4336]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 64743  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:00
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Nephi and Goliath: A Case Study of Literary Allusion in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18, no. 1 (2009): 16-31.
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When authors use the rhetorical device of literary allusion, they not only teach through their own words but also attach to their own text meanings and interpretations from the alluded text. This is true of Nephi’s allusion to the account of David and Goliath in Nephi’s own account of his killing Laban, which allusion is generally of a thematic nature. A few of the main thematic parallels between the two accounts are that both unbelieving Israel and Laman and Lemuel are fearful of the main antagonist, both David and Nephi prophesy the death of their opponent, and both Goliath and Laban have their heads cut off and armor stripped. The implications of this allusion run deep. At a time in which the right to kingship was continually in dispute between Nephi and Laman, Nephi casting himself as David—the archetypal king of Judah, whose faith led to his supplanting Saul—could be seen as legitimizing his regal authority over Laman.

Keywords: Allusion; Authority; Goliath; King David; Kingship; Laban; Laman (Son of Lehi); Literature; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [3230]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 66418  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Nephi and Goliath: A Reappraisal of the Use of the Old Testament in First Nephi.” Paper presented at the 2001 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2001.
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Keywords: Goliath; King David; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [32369]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2001-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference,old-test  Size: 68768  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Nephi: A Postmodernist Reading.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 12 (2014): 49-78.
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Authors inevitably make assumptions about their readers as they write. Readers likewise make assumptions about authors and their intentions as they read. Using a postmodern framing, this essay illustrates how a close reading of the text of 1 and 2 Nephi can offer insight into the writing strategies of its author. This reading reveals how Nephi differentiates between his writing as an expression of his own intentions and desires, and the text as the product of divine instruction written for a “purpose I know not.” In order to help his audience understand the text in this context, Nephi as the author interacts with his audience through his rhetorical strategy, pointing towards his own intentions, and offering reading strategies to help them discover God’s purposes in the text.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
ID = [4276]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 53940  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:52:00
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Understanding the Book of Mormon? He ‘Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks’” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 163-180.
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Review of Ross Anderson. Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Quick Christian Guide to the Mormon Holy Book.

Keywords: Articles of Faith; Book of Mormon; Christianity; Criticism; Early Church History; Grace; Joseph; Jr.; Salvation; Smith; Trinity
ID = [645]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 38373  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
McGuire, Richard S. “Prophetic Lawsuits in the Hebrew Bible and in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1983.
ID = [8528]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
McHale, Ellen E. “Witnessing for Christ: The Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York.” Western Folklore 44 (January 1985): 34-40.
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A non-Mormon describes her experience as a member of the cast of the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra in 1983. She interprets the activities of the two weeks in an anthropological framework referring to the experience as a rite of passage for young Mormons throughout the country. She quotes testimonies of several participants.

ID = [80835]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “The Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 64, no. 3 (1961): 189, 199.
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This article discusses how the Book of Mormon was key in the restoration of the priesthood and the Church. It has survived a century and a quarter of anti-Mormon criticism.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon, Book of Mormon, Priesthood Authority, Priesthood Keys, Restoration
ID = [76786]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “The Book of Mormon and the Stranger.” Improvement Era 67, no. 4 (1964): 308.
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The Book of Mormon is a witness of Jesus Christ and a valuable tool in teaching the gospel. The article discusses a program of placing copies of the Book of Mormon in hotel rooms.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Missionary Work
ID = [76830]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1964-04-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Book of Mormon Christmas Project.” Improvement Era 68, no. 7 (1965): 635.
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This article extends an invitation for a Christmas project, for all members of the Church to give a special edition of the Book of Mormon to non-members as Christmas cards.

Keywords: Christmas, Member-Missionary Work, Missionary Work
ID = [76817]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1965-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Book of Mormon Is Special Witness.” Improvement Era 68, no. 7 (1965): 634.
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This article states that members bearing testimony of the Book of Mormon as inspired by the Holy Ghost are able to touch the hearts of those who listen. Furthermore, more witnesses to the Book of Mormon are needed.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Holy Ghost, Testimony, Witnesses
ID = [76816]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1965-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Book of Mormon Printed in Chinese.” Improvement Era 69, no. 3 (1966): 170.
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This article reports that the printing of the Book of Mormon in Chinese culminates a long and laborious task of translation by two men who were called to the assignment.

Keywords: Foreign Language Translation, Missionary Work, Translation
ID = [76768]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1966-03-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McKay, David O. “Church President Presents Five Marks to Prove a Claim Authentic.” Church News29 (9 May 1959): 3, 12, 16.
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Presents five guidelines to determine the authenticity of the New Testament and the Book of Mormon: (1) the claim must be a sensible fact, appealing to the physical senses, (2) there must be witnesses of the fact, (3) the witnesses must be reputable, (4) there must be a memorial/monument to the claim, (5) and the memorial/monument must date back to the claim itself.

ID = [79302]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1959-05-09  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:48
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Church Scholars Speak.” Improvement Era 63, no. 12 (1960): 956, 958.
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This article compiles a number of excerpts from previously published articles by LDS authors that cover such Book of Mormon-related topics as the “fifth gospel,” the stick of Joseph, language, the significance of scientific discoveries, and the manner in which Alma speaks to our day.

Keywords: Fifth Gospel, Language, Scholarship, Stick of Joseph
ID = [76744]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Church Scholars Speak: Excerpts from Significant Articles in Past Issues of The Improvement Era.” Improvement Era 63, no. 12 (1960): 956-958.
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A number of excerpts from previously published articles by LDS authors cover such Book of Mormon related topics as the “fifth gospel,” the stick of Joseph, language, the significance of scientific discoveries, and the manner in which Alma speaks to our day.

Keywords: Alma the Younger, Language - Reformed Egyptian, Scholarship, Stick of Joseph
ID = [76745]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Conversions through the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 63, no. 11 (1960): 814-815, 836.
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The article reprints three earlier published recollections of the profound converting effects of the Book of Mormon in the lives of three prominent early LDS personalities—Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards, and Parley P. Pratt. Wilford Woodruff received his testimony in a missionary meeting held in a village schoolhouse. Willard Richards was touched by the Lord after reading the entire Book of Mormon twice in just ten days. Parley Pratt read the Book of Mormon straight through, non-stop, day and night, and the Spirit of the Lord came upon him and he knew it was true.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Conversion, Pratt, Parley P., Richards, Willard, Testimony, Woodruff, Wilford
ID = [76876]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Evans, Richard L., and David O. McKay. “Fifty-two Quotes.” Improvement Era 64, no. 1 (1961): 28-30.
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This article is a challenge to readers of the Book of Mormon to memorize scriptural quotes as they read the work.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Scripture Study, Study Helps
ID = [77163]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Melchizedek Priesthood for a Spiritual Awakening … Read the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 64, no. 10 (1961): 756-757.
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This article tells of the assignment, given to every Melchizedek Priesthood holder, to read the Book of Mormon during the year 1961.

Keywords: Scripture Study, Study Helps
ID = [76921]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
McKay, David O. “Power of Choice: Each Age Carries Own Responsibility.” Church News 29 (2 May 1959): 4, 8.
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Address delivered at BYU: applies “proof of truth” to the Book of Mormon, which requires that (1) the event appeal to the physical senses, (2) it have witnesses, (3) their reliability be tested, (4) a memorial remain, and (5) the memorial/monument date back to the original event. Based on these prerequisites, McKay concludes with a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79980]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1959-05-02  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:54
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Prophets of God Bear Testimonies of the Sacred Record.” Improvement Era 63, no. 11 (1960): 794-795.
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This article compiles the testimonies of the Book of Mormon borne by the Presidents of the Church—from the Prophet Joseph Smith through President David O. McKay.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, Grant, Heber J., Prophet, Restoration, Smith, George A., Smith, Joseph F., Smith, Joseph, Jr., Snow, Lorenzo, Taylor, John, Testimony, Woodruff, Wilford, Young, Brigham
ID = [76871]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Some Teens Squirm Their Way Through.” Improvement Era 68, no. 11 (1965): 1042-1044, 1047-1052.
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This article states that the Book of Mormon teaches “choice lessons of life.” It cites references to illuminate reasons for reading the scriptures, understanding the agency of mankind, listening to the Psalm of Nephi, seeking good counsel, and having faith. It includes commentary on these references.

Keywords: Agency, Counsel, Faith, Psalm of Nephi, Scripture Study, Study Helps
ID = [76859]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1965-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Testimonies of Four Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 71, no. 9 (1968): 14.
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This article shares the transcriptions of the testimonies of Emma Smith, Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer testifying of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Harris, Martin, Other Witnesses, Smith, Emma Hale, Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David, Witnesses of the Restoration
ID = [76746]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1968-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:29
McKay, David O. “Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 63, no. 11 (1960): 790-791, 855.
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This article is a review of the lives of Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris, the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon. Although the Three Witnesses later left the Church, none of them ever denied their testimony of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Cowdery, Oliver, Harris, Martin, Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846), Three Witnesses, Whitmer, David
ID = [76870]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1960-11-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
McKay, David O. Value of the Priesthood. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1962.
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Discusses the Priesthood. Also explains how the Three Witnesses conform to five criteria for determining the soundness of a testimony.

ID = [78748]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1962-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
McKay, David O. “Witnesses to the Truth.” Improvement Era 54, no. 7 (1951): 493-494, 542.
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This article discusses the many witnesses to the truth of the restored gospel. The Three Witnesses saw the plates and bore witness of the validity of the Book of Mormon. The Holy Spirit also is a witness to the truth.

Keywords: Eight Witnesses, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Other Witnesses, Three Witnesses, Witnesses
ID = [77039]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1951-07-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
McKay, David O., and Richard L. Evans. “Young Men Can See Further.” Improvement Era 64, no. 10 (1961): 758-759, 767.
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This article is a message to young men comparing the Book of Mormon to binoculars, which allow you to see ahead in order to avoid pitfalls and traps. It uses the story of Nephi and his brothers returning to obtain the brass plates to show that young men should fulfill all of their assignments even if they think they cannot.

Keywords: Brass Plates, Faith, Scripture Study, Youth
ID = [76922]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1961-10-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Dirkmaat, Gerrit John, and Michael Hubbard McKay. From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT : Salt Lake City, UT: Religious Studies Center ; Deseret Book, 2015.
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This book provides a detailed description of the process by which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. Drawing from firsthand accounts of Joseph himself and the scribes who served with him, From Darkness unto Light explores the difficulties encountered in bringing forth this book of inspired scripture. Recent insights and discoveries from the Joseph Smith Papers project have provided a fuller, richer understanding of the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. This book helps readers understand that the coming forth of the Book of Mormon was a miracle. Faith and belief are necessary ingredients for one to come to know that Joseph Smith performed the work of a seer in bringing the sacred words of the Book of Mormon from darkness unto light.

Keywords: Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [81475]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Dirkmaat, Gerrit John, and Michael Hubbard McKay. Let’s Talk about the Translation of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2023.
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“Ever since it was first published in 1830, the Book of Mormon has been intensely scrutinized by both critics and believers. Part of that scrutiny has included speculation about how the book was produced, and many Latter-day Saints have found themselves confused by the various explanations put forth. How exactly did Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon? What is the Urim and Thummim, and how did Joseph use it? Why are there different theories of translation, and do they contradict what Joseph Smith and witnesses of the translation described? Historians Gerrit J. Dirkmaat and Michael Hubbard McKay strip away the noise and answer these questions by focusing on primary, historical sources-- records from the key players in the translation, including witnesses, scribes, and Joseph himself. They tell the story of how Joseph obtained the gold plates and then translated them, addressing many common questions Latter-day Saints have about the process.” [From book flap]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Book of Mormon, manuscripts; Book of Mormon, witnesses; Book of Mormon; Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s translation of
ID = [81476]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2023-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
McKay, Robert A. “Book of Mormon Translations.” The Evangel 39 (October 1992): 1.
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Reports statistics of Book of Mormon translations and maintains that the Book of Mormon is not scripture no matter which language it is read in.

ID = [79239]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:48
McKay, Robert A. “Church Proclaims Falsehood.” The Evangel 39 (October 1992): 1.
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Finds fault with LDS pageant “The Man Who Knew” by discussing Lucy Harris’s negative attitude toward Joseph Smith and his work.

ID = [79303]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:48
McKay, Robert A. “Could a Man Have Written It?” The Evangel 39 (October 1992): 12.
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Points out that even if the Book of Mormon was inspired, it was written by a man or men. Because it contains false doctrine and anachronisms the Book of Mormon is clearly not an inspired work.

ID = [79336]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
McKay, Robert A. “Distinctive Mormon Beliefs: The Book of Mormon.” The Evangel 39 (March 1992): 9.
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Points out “absurdities and anachronisms” in the Book of Mormon that contradict LDS teachings and disagree with the Bible, therefore invalidating Mormonism.

ID = [79377]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-03-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
McKay, Robert A. “A Prophecy of Columbus?” The Evangel 39 (November 1992): 6.
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Since the Book of Mormon contradicts itself, the Bible, and the LDS church, the statement in 1 Nephi 13:12 traditionally interpreted as a prophecy of Columbus’s arrival in America was obviously not written before 1492, making the Book of Mormon “at best a pious fraud”

ID = [78919]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-11-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
McKay, Robert A. “Testimony From the Book of Mormon.” The Evangel 39 (January-February 1992): 7.
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Warns that accepting Mormonism due to the Book of Mormon’s influence is dangerous because it contradicts the essentials of Mormonism and is out of harmony with historical and archaeological facts.

ID = [80238]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:05
McKay, Robert A., and John L. Smith. Why Mormonism Is a Cult. Marlow, OK: Utah Missions, 1985.
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A polemical tract against Mormonism attempting to explain why Mormonism is a cult. Numerous textual changes in the various editions of the Book of Mormon are noted. The description in 3 Nephi of the destruction of the wicked at the time of Christ’s death is incompatible with the concept of a merciful God.

ID = [78787]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
McKeage, Sylvia, and Charles B. Woodstock. The Downfall of a Righteous People. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1950.
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A Book of Mormon lesson manual for adults of the Reorganized Church. The manual teaches of the Jaredite nation and the Nephite nation 200 years after the appearance of Jesus in the New World.

ID = [78472]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1950-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:42
Woodstock, Charles B., and Sylvia McKeage. An Introductory Study of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1941, [R] 1945, [R] 1949.
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Originally published in Gospel Quarterly

ID = [77526]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1949-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
McKeage, Sylvia, and Charles B. Woodstock. “An Introductory Study of the Book of Mormon, Part 2.” Gospel Quarterly Series 16 (January-March 1942): 2-72.
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Consists of a series of thirteen lessons prepared for the study of the Book of Mormon by adults of the RLDS church. The lesson topics include such areas of study as: the reign of King Benjamin, the church in Zarahemla, and Alma’s ministry, and others.

ID = [79010]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1942-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:46
McKean, Jerry. “‘Just Cut My Hair and Don’t Preach!’” Ensign, April 1990.
ID = [49484]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1990-04-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8156  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:47
McKeever, Bill. Answering Mormons’ Questions: Simple Biblical Explanations to the Most Common Questions That Mormons Ask. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 1991.
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Questions 20, 34, and 35 deal with the Book of Mormon: the traditional Mormon interpretation of Ezekiel 37:16-17 is erroneous and the proper interpretation refers to the nations of Israel and Judah; praying about the Book of Mormon is not necessary since the Bible warns against those who preach any other gospel than what has been preached in the Bible; the Book of Mormon is not inspired of God as John 1:18 says that “no man hath seen God at any time” and since Joseph Smith claims to have seen God, he is a false prophet.

ID = [77550]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
McKeever, Bill. Answering Mormon’s Questions: Bible Explanations to Mormon Misinterpretations. United States: William McKeever, 1981.
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A polemical work against Mormonism, which responds to various questions often asked by Mormons dealing with the Bible and Mormon scripture.

ID = [77549]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
McKeever, Bill. Joseph Smith vs. the Book of Mormon: They Both Can’t Be Inspired. El Cajon, CA: Mormonism Research Ministry, 198?.
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A small tract that presents perceived contradictions between Joseph Smith’s teachings and those found in the Book of Mormon.

ID = [77941]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:25
McKeever, Bill. An Open Letter to All Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. El Cajon, CA: Mormonism Research Ministry, 198?.
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A polemical letter written against LDS doctrines and teachings. The Book of Mormon is supposed to contain the fullness of the gospel yet does not discuss proxy baptism or celestial marriage. The Book of Mormon condemns the doctrine of a second chance, thereby vitiating the need for baptism for the dead.

ID = [77532]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1980-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:35
McKeever, Bill. “We Also Believe the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God . . ”. El Cajon, CA: Mormonism Research Ministry, 1982.
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An polemical tract that discusses contradictions and errors in the Book of Mormon. The Bible is the sole word of God.

ID = [77378]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1982-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
McKeever, William. “‘Book of Mormon Lands’ Article Draws Harsh Criticism.” Mormonism Researches (Summer 1992): 3—4.
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Responds to criticisms of author’s earlier article “Visiting the Book of Mormon Lands?” Quotes various sources to support his viewpoint that the FARMS tour will not necessarily visit actual Book of Mormon sites.

ID = [78817]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-07-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:45
McKeever, William. “Columbus or Mahonri Moriancumer?” Mormonism Researches (Fall 1992): 3-4, 8.
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Quotes from Ether and Orson Pratt to discuss the impracticalities of Jaredite barges.

ID = [79314]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-10-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:49
McKeever, William. “Problems in ‘the Land of’ Jerusalem.” Mormonism Researches (Winter 1992): 3-4.
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Uses Biblical quotations and the Amarna tablets to refute the LDS claim that Bethlehem was included in “the land of Jerusalem” as referred to in Alma 7:10.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [80003]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:02
McKeever, William. “Visiting the Book of Mormon Lands?” Mormonism Researches (Spring 1992): 4, 8.
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Based on a lack of agreement among LDS scholars as to the location of Book of Mormon events, McKeever argues that an upcoming FARMS tour cannot claim to visit Book of Mormon lands.

ID = [80777]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Otten, Leaun G., and E. A. McKenna. Selected Statements from General Authorities Concerning Book of Mormon Passages. 3 vols. Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1971.
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A collection of statements made by General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concerning Book of Mormon passages. Volume one begins with statements by Church leaders concerning 1 Nephi to Words of Mormon; volume two contains statements dealing with Mosiah and Alma; volume three with the books Helaman to Moroni.

ID = [78243]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1971-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
McKim, B. L. “What Shall We Do with the Book of Mormon?” Independence, MO: n.p.,n.d.
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Contends that the Book of Mormon has greater authority than the living oracles of the Church. “Other things, which were added to the Church after the translation of that book may be proven not true and still the Church stand, but not so with the Book of Mormon”

ID = [78767]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 0000-00-00  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
McKinlay, Daniel B. “1994 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): 265-276.
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Bibliography of publications on the Book of Mormon in 1994.

Keywords: Bibliography
ID = [1309]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 18912  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:39
McKinlay, Daniel B. “Alan Goff, ‘A Hermeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Positivism, and the Bible and the Book of Mormon?’” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 12.
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Review of “A Hemeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Postitiveism, and the Bible and Book of Mormon” (1989), by Alan Goff.

ID = [68]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 25257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
McKinlay, Daniel B. “The Brightening Light on the Journey of Lehi and Sariah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 2 (2006): 78-83, 124-125.
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Many Book of Mormon scholars have attempted to determine the course that Lehi and his family took when they fled Jerusalem to travel to the promised land. In his record, Nephi provided place-names and geographical descriptions, but that information is not sufficient to make conclusive claims. This article draws on the experiences and research of others to discuss the possible locations of the Valley of Lemuel, Shazer, the area where Nephi’s bow broke, Nahom, and Bountiful.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Bountiful; Jerusalem; Lehi (Prophet); Nahom; Promised Land; Sariah; Shazer; Valley of Lemuel
ID = [3194]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 35939  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
McKinlay, Daniel B. “E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark, Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 43.
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Review of Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon (1991), by E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark.

ID = [118]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 13514  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Welch, John W., and Daniel B. McKinlay. “Getting Things Strai[gh]t.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Cowdery; Oliver; Critical Text; Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Straight; Strait; Translation
ID = [66519]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
McKinlay, Daniel B. “Joy in 3 Nephi.” In A Conference on Third Nephi: New Perspectives on an Incomparable Scripture. Provo, UT, 2008.
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Keywords: 3 Nephi (Book), Joy
ID = [76671]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2008-09-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:28
Hanson, Scot, and Daniel B. McKinlay. “A Selective Bibliography of Book of Mormon Literary Features.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16 no. 2 (2007).
ID = [3219]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 17231  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
McLellin, William E. “McLellin Expresses Feelings in Letter.” Church News 55 (8 December 1985): 6, 10.
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The full text of a letter written by William E. McLellin dated August 14, 1880, to J. T. Cobb in which he reaffirms his testimony of the Book of Mormon. He denies that Sidney Rigdon helped to author the book as he had not known Joseph Smith until after publication of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [79747]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1985-12-08  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
McMurray, Peter. “A Voice Crying from the Dust: The Book of Mormon as Sound.” Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought 48, no. 4 (Winter, 2015): 3-44.
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This article discusses the conundrum of written scripture’s attempt to convey doctrines and experiences that generally included audio and/or visual, such as visions, voices from heaven, and sermons. It highlights three levels of aural logics in the Book of Mormon : the book’s repeated self-characterization as “a voice crying from the dust,” the undermining of the stability of writing by sounding and hearing in the larger narrative of the book, and the process of producing the book in the 1820’s.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, textual development; Book of Mormon; Scriptures
ID = [82007]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-12-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Madsen, Brigham D., and Sterling M. McMurrin. “Reply to John W. Welch and Truman G. Madsen.” N.p.: by the authors, March 1986.
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John W. Welch suggested that Brigham D. Madsen, editor of Studies of the Book of Mormon,

ID = [78205]  Status = Type = manuscript  Date = 1986-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:40
McMurtry, Benjamin. “The Amlicites and Amalekites: Are They the Same People?” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 25 (2017): 269-281.
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Abstract: Royal Skousen’s Book of Mormon Critical Text Project has proposed many hundreds of changes to the text of the Book of Mormon. A subset of these changes does not come from definitive evidence found in the manuscripts or printed editions but are conjectural emendations. In this paper, I examine one of these proposed changes — the merging of two dissenting Nephite groups, the Amlicites and the Amalekites. Carefully examining the timeline and geography of these groups shows logical problems with their being the same people. This paper argues that they are, indeed, separate groups and explores a plausible explanation for the missing origins of the Amalekites.

Keywords: Amalekite (Nephite Apostate Group); Amlicite; Critical Text; Translation
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [3697]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 29692  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:58
McNeely, Brent E. “The Book of Mormon and the Heavenly Book Motif.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Dream; Lehi (Prophet); Lehi' s Dream; Prophet; Revelation; Theophany; Vision
ID = [66450]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
McNiece, Robert G. “Mormonism.” The Presbyterian Review 2 (April 1881): 331-48.
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A polemical article against Mormonism that appeals to the Spaulding theory for an explanation of the Book of Mormon’s origin.

ID = [79814]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1881-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:52
McNiece, Robert G. “Reply to Mr. Brand.” The Utah Evangelist 1 (April 1884): n.p.
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Response to Brand, E. C. “The Book of Mormon: Elder Brand’s Objections to Mr. Royle’s Article” The Utah Evangelist 1 (April 1884): n.p., which is a response to Royle, J. C. “Faith and Credulity” Earnest Worker 1 (December 1883): n.p. Asserts that the witnesses of the Book of Mormon were only carrying out a “cunning trick arranged for them by Joseph Smith”

ID = [80058]  Status = Type = newspaper article  Date = 1884-04-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:03
Howell, Scott L., Brooke Anderson, LaReina Hingson, Lanna McRae, Jesse Vincent, and Brandon Torruella. “The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2023): Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 53 (2022): 265-286.
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Abstract: The usage of the exclamation mark has changed over time but continues to serve as an important textual interpretation aid. Punctuation itself has not been a permanent fixture in English, rather it was slowly introduced to English documents with changing standard usages after the invention of the printing press. Here we highlight the use of the exclamation mark across major editions of the Book of Mormon and document the presence of the exclamation mark in a reference table.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; exclamation mark; textual analysis
ID = [81258]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2022-01-01  Collections:  bom,interpreter-journal  Size: 42167  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:12
Mdletshe, Khumbulani Desmond. “Diversity: The Strength of Book of Mormon Prophets.” Religious Educator Vol. 16 no. 2 (2015).
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Chastity
RSC Topics > D — F > Diversity
RSC Topics > L — P > Prophets
ID = [38638]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2015-01-02  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 42435  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:15
Mdletshe, Khumbulani Desmond. “Leadership Lessons from the Book of Mormon: Nephi as a Case Study.” Religious Educator Vol. 20 no. 1 (2019).
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Obedience
ID = [38372]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,rel-educ  Size: 35515  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:58:12
Mead, Gerald A. “Book of Mormon Principles: A Change of Heart.” Ensign, June 2004.
ID = [56086]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 2004-06-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 8401  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:01:17
Meader, Robert F. W. “The Shakers and the Mormons.” The Shaker Quarterly 2 (Fall 1962): 83-96.
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Gives a brief summary of Joseph Smith’s first vision and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, stating that Mormons are Trinitarians. For Mormons the Bible is supplemented by the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. The Book of Mormon was the sect’s conversion tool with which the Mormon missionaries approached the Shakers. A narration of events is given comparing LDS historical records with Shaker records.

ID = [80639]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1962-10-01  Collections:  bom,d-c  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Meek, Shirleen. “Inosi’s Golden Book.” Ensign, August 1991.
ID = [50141]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1991-08-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 7340  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:53
Mehew, Randall K. Historical Outline of the Book of Mormon. Orem, UT: Millennial Press, 1983.
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Contains a thumbnail sketch of several important personalities in the Book of Mormon. Provides Book of Mormon maps, tables, and materials dealing with chronology.

ID = [77855]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:37
Mehew, Randall K. A Most Convincing Witness: Reasons Why the Book of Mormon Is the True Word of God. Orem, UT: Keepsake Paperbacks, 1990.
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Presents arguments dealing with the authenticity of the Book of Mormon, including discussions about Jesus, the Shepherd, the witnesses, revelation from God, the translation of the work, ancient discoveries, and testimonials.

ID = [77430]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:34
Mehr, Kahlile B. “Johan and Alma Lindlof: Early Saints in Russia.” Ensign, July 1981.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
ID = [45448]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1981-07-01  Collections:  bom,ensign  Size: 9576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:00:16
Meldrum, D. Jeffrey. “The Children of Lehi: DNA and the Book of Mormon.” Paper presented at the 2003 FairMormon Conference Conference. August, 2003.
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Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Lehi (Prophet)
ID = [32392]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2003-08-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,fair-conference  Size: 55047  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:46
Meldrum, D. Jeffrey, and Trent D. Stephens. “Who Are the Children of Lehi?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 1 (2003): 38-51, 116.
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By covenanting with Abraham, God promised him that through his seed all the families of the earth would be blessed—his seed would be as leaven within bread. This metaphor can likewise be applied to the children of Lehi, who introduced the Abrahamic covenant to the much larger indigenous Mesoamerican population. The larger gene pool with which the children of Lehi assimilated makes it very likely that no genetic evidence will ever substantiate an American–Middle Eastern link, although Native American populations show a strong affinity with Asian populations. The assumption that all modern-day Native Americans are descended exclusively from Book of Mormon peoples is not required by the scriptures. The genetic link, however, may be less important than the nongenetic transmission of memes, including ideas, behaviors, information, languages, and divine kinship.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Lineage; Abrahamic Covenant; Ancient America; Mesoamerica
ID = [3111]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 66416  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Meldrum, D. Jeffrey, and Trent D. Stephens. Who Are the Children of Lehi? DNA and the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2007.
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“In Who Are the Children of Lehi? Meldrum and Stephens, professors and researchers, provide a solidly scientific guide for the layperson, beginning with the basics. The scientific method works by proposing testable hypotheses and eliminating those that are incorrect. But the scientific method cant falsify untestable hypotheses (for example, is there a Lehite genetic marker in the Americas?) nor can it prove a negative (for example, if we cant find Lehite DNA, then it never existed). They also explain the fascinating process of genetic inheritance itself, illuminating technical points with easy-to-grasp examples and using their own family histories to show how DNA sequence data captures only a fraction of the 1,024 ancestral slots on a ten-generation pedigree chart. This discussion lays the foundation for a fascinating overview of DNA studies on existing Native American populations, which does indeed confirm Asian origins for most current Native Americans sampled by such methods. However, that discussion leads to a sober analysis of the genocide that swept Native American populations with the arrival of Europeans. In vivid historical examples and reports of contemporary studies, the authors explain how simplistic assumptions about DNA survival must be qualified by the often drastic effects of swamping out, bottlenec ks, founder effects, genetic drift, and admixture. The result is a rich and complex view of the realities of genetic transmission. They also offer diffusionism, a hypothesis with mounting evidence of numerous transoceanic contacts, as an alternative to the crossing the Bering land bridge paradigm.In their conclusion, they return to the foundations laid out in their introduction: The ultimate issues of the veracity of the Book of Mormon record as it relates to Native American ancestry lie squarely in the arena of faith and personal testimonybeyond the purview of scientific empiricism. In the end, Lehis legacy is one of kinship through covenant, rather than through bloodlines or genes.” [Abstract from book cover]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Book of Mormon, miscellaneous; Native Americans, origins of; Native Americans, Mormon views of; Genetics; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81491]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Meldrum, Rod L. Exploring the Book of Mormon in America’s Heartland: A Visual Journey of Discovery. New York: Digital Legend, 2011.
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“From Adam-ondi-Ahman to the City of Enoch; from the restoration of the Gospel to building of the New Jerusalem in the latter-days the Heartland of America has been the setting of sacred and significant events throughout human history.

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon
ID = [81492]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Meldrum, Rod L., and Bruce H. Porter. Prophecies and Promises: The Book of Mormon and the United States of America: “The Heartland Model”. New York: Digital Legend Press and Pub., 2009.
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“This book introduces the reader to the Book of Mormon’s authoritative hierarchy of internal and external ’witnesses,’ beginning with the 36 prophecies and promises that its ancient writers originally intended latter-day readers to use in identifying the promised land of their day and ours. Readers will discover how these prophecies and promises establish and reveal a specific latter-day nation as the Promised Land of the Book of Mormon.” [Publisher’s abstract]

Keywords: Book of Mormon, controversies; Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Prophecies; Historic archaeology, Book of Mormon
ID = [81494]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Meldrum, Rod L. Rediscovering the Book of Mormon Remnant Through DNA. New York, NY: Digital Legend Press, 2009.
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What the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has done to spark re-examination of basic Christianity, Meldrum’s analysis of DNA research promises to do for the re-examination---and probable replacement---of Mesoamerica as the accepted locus of Book of Mormon chronology.

Keywords: Mormon thought, Book of Mormon geography; Dead Sea Scrolls; DNA; Book of Mormon, historicity
ID = [81493]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:14
Melonakos, Christine. Turn Your Little Ones into Book of Mormon Whiz Kids. Bountiful, UT: Horizon, 1990.
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Activities for young children designed to increase their fine and gross motor skills while teaching them about the Book of Mormon.

ID = [78737]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:44
Melton, J. Gordon. “The Book of Mormon, of Smith, or of Whom?” Christianity Today 23 (16 February 1979): 38-40.
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A discussion of three polemical works written against Mormonism and the Book of Mormon: Wayne Cowdery, Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon?; Harry Ropp, The Mormon Papers; and Floyd McElveen, Will the “Saints” Go Marching In?

ID = [80392]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1979-02-16  Collections:  bom  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:06
Melville, Alton C. “Quetzalcoatl.” Improvement Era 32, no. 2 (1928): 122-126.
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This article provides several legends and descriptions of the “feathered serpent” god called Quetzalcoatl and links Jesus Christ and his visit to the Americas (3 Nephi) with him. Quetzalcoatl was known as a light complexioned wise benefactor. After having spent some time with the ancestors of the Aztecs, he promised to return to them.

Keywords: Jesus Christ, Quetzalcoatl, Savior in America, Sermon at the Temple
ID = [77177]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1928-12-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:32
Melville, Alton C. “Recent Scientific Investigations: They Substantiate the Book of Mormon.” Improvement Era 30, no. 4 (1927): 311-314.
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Inspired by a study of archaeological remains in Panama that lead one archaeologist from New York to call it “the Pompeii of Ancient America,” Melville believes Panama finds corroboration with the Book of Mormon in such issues as location and size, commerce, industries, cloth, tools, and elephants.

Keywords: Archaeology, Book of Mormon Geography, Book of Mormon Geography – Mesoamerica, External Evidence, Pre-Columbian American History
ID = [76984]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1927-02-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:31
Melville, Alton C. “The Reign of the Judges: An Outline of Nephite Government.” Improvement Era 31, no. 3 (1928): 240-241.
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The author discusses King Mosiah’s political discourse in which he introduces a democratic government and does away with the autocratic government system of kings. Democratic laws that were implemented into the Nephite judicial system at this time include the right to appeal, capital punishment, cross examination, and religious freedom.

Keywords: Democracy, King Mosiah (Son of King Benjamin), Nephite Government, Reign of the Judges
ID = [76936]  Status = Type = magazine article  Date = 1928-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,improvement-era  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:30
Neilson, Reid L., and R. Mark Melville, eds. A Historian in Zion: The Autobiography Of Andrew Jenson, Assistant Church Historian. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
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The Autobiography of Andrew Jenson, first published in 1938 by the Deseret News Press in Salt Lake City, Utah, tells the personal story of a Danish Mormon convert who eventually served as Assistant Church Historian of the LDS Church for over forty years. The author mined his voluminous personal journals and assembled Church records to tell the story of the Restoration of the gospel since the 1850s when he arrived in Utah as a European immigrant. Through his synthesized research, writing, and reflections, readers come away with deeper appreciation for the men and women whose lives constitute Mormon history. Jenson told their stories together with his life experiences, creating an important window into the Mormon past. ISBN 978-1-944394-00-4

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33226]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 1  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:48

Articles

Neilson, Reid L. “The Making of a Mormon Historian in Zion.” In A Historian in Zion, eds. Reid L. Neilson and R. Mark Melville. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2016.
ID = [34617]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:59:57
Mendenhall, Mark E., Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England, eds. Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
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Joseph and Hyrum Smith exemplified leadership as they worked together in organizing and operating the Church, teaching, speaking, and building temples and towns. As leaders, they held firm to their convictions, roused the hearts and minds of men and women in varied walks of life, and left legacies sufficient to stamp them as two of the most remarkable and influential men of the nineteenth century. The stories and examples of their shared leadership illustrate how they honored agency, exerted righteous influence, grew through adversity, forged bonds of obligation and love, governed conflict, and organized through councils. Their examples in this book can help us transform our personal perspective of leadership, lead with an eternal focus, heal and bless others through our leadership, learn and grow by asking authentic questions, share leadership in the home, and lead in the governmental arena. By incorporating these principles in our lives, we can foster more satisfying relationships in our homes, our Church service, and our professional lives. The book concludes with a call for each of us to carry on their legacy, which transcends time and place. Their lives and teachings are filled with lessons and skills we can easily apply today. ISBN 978-0-8425-2754-5

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [33285]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size:   Children: 13  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 19:32:28

Articles

Mendenhall, Mark E., and J. Bonner Ritchie. “‘They Were of One Heart and One Mind’” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > T — Z > Unity
ID = [35370]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 34376  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
O’Driscoll, Jeffrey S., and Hal B. Gregersen. “‘Persuasion and Love Unfeigned’” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Agency
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [35371]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 42846  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Derr, C. Brooklyn. “‘I Will Yet Make Him a Polished Shaft in My Quiver’” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > D — F > Forgiveness
RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > T — Z > Unity
ID = [35372]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 31841  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Thompson, Michael. “‘Tuned to the Work’” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
ID = [35373]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 34240  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Thompson, Jeffrey Paul, and J. Stuart Bunderson. “‘Bound Together in the Cords of Everlasting Love’” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > L — P > Love
ID = [35374]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bom,rsc-books  Size: 29287  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Romney, Alexander C. “In the Hands of the Potter.” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Adversity
ID = [35375]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 28081  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Mendenhall, Mark E., J. Bonner Ritchie, and Julie M. Hite. “‘For the Power Is in Them’” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
ID = [35376]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 18196  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
England, Breck. “An Undeviating Course.” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
ID = [35377]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 35225  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Dollahite, David C., and E. Jeffrey Hill. “A House of God.” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > G — K > Humility
RSC Topics > L — P > Marriage
RSC Topics > Q — S > Service
ID = [35378]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  rsc-books  Size: 35588  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:57:48
Marshall, Elaine S. “The Power of God to Heal.” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > L — P > Prayer
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Gregersen, Hal B., and Mark E. Mendenhall. “‘Let Him Ask of God’” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
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Marsh, W. Jeffrey. “A Prophet-Statesman.” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
Topics:    RSC Topics > A — C > Church History 1820–1844
RSC Topics > T — Z > War
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Swinton, Heidi S. “And the End Is Not Yet.” In Joseph & Hyrum, Leading as One, eds. Mark E. Mendenhall, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll, Heidi S. Swinton, and Breck England. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010.
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Menzies, James S. The Book is True. Independence, MO: Herald House,n.d.
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An apologetic tract wherein the author produces two conversion stories and reasons why the Book of Mormon should be made a matter of prayer.

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Menzies, James S., Merle P. Guthrie, and Richard M. Reid. Christ in America. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1965.
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A tract that briefly recites the account of Jesus’ ministry to the Lehites. Offers archaeological and other evidences to substantiate the event.

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Menzies, James S., Merle P. Guthrie, and Richard M. Reid. Evidences of the Book of Mormon. Independence, MO: Herald House, 1966.
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Authors make reference to secular evidences related to the Book of Mormon that are offered by non- LDS scholars in such matters as medicine and astronomy. They also relate the Book of Mormon to passages in Ezekiel 37, Jeremiah 49, Genesis 49, and Isaiah