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Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 3. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 4. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 5. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 6 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 6 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 7 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7 no. 1 (1995).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 7 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7 no. 2 (1995).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 8 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 8 no. 1 (1996).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 8 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 8 no. 2 (1996).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 9 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 9 no. 1 (1997).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 9 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 9 no. 2 (1997).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 10 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 10 no. 1 (1998).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 10 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 10 no. 2 (1998).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 11 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 11 no. 1 (1999).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 11 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 11 no. 2 (1999).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 12 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 12 no. 1 (2000).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 12 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 12 no. 2 (2000).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 13 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 13 no. 1 (2001).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 13 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 13 no. 2 (2001).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 14 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 14 no. 1 (2002).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 15 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 15 no. 1 (2003).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 15 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 15 no. 2 (2003).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 16 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 16 no. 1 (2004).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 16 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 16 no. 2 (2004).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 17 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 17 no. 1 (2005).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 17 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 17 no. 2 (2005).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 18 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 18 no. 1 (2006).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 18 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 18 no. 2 (2006).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 19 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 19 no. 1 (2007).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 19 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 19 no. 2 (2007).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 20 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 20 no. 1 (2008).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 20 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 20 no. 2 (2008).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 21 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 21 no. 1 (2009).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 21 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 21 no. 2 (2009).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 22 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 22 no. 1 (2010).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 22 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 22 no. 2 (2010).
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Mormon Studies Review Volume 23 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 23 no. 1 (2011).

Volume 1, Number 1 (1989)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Introduction.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

President Ezra Taft Benson's call to emphasize the Book of Mormon is reflected in the effort of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies to promote the study of this book of scripture. The Review is founded on the deeply held belief that the Book of Mormon has immense value to both the Church and the world. The reviewers look at publications, both positive and negative, that deal with the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Welch, John W. “Ezra Taft Benson, A Witness and a Warning: A Modern-Day Prophet Testifies of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of A Witness and a Warning: A Modern-Day Prophet Testifies of the Book of Mormon (1988), by Ezra Taft Benson.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Williams, Camille. “Susan Easton Black, Finding Christ through the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Finding Christ through the Book of Mormon (1987), by Susan Easton Black.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Parry, Donald W. “Wade Brown, The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary (1988), by Wade Brown.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Wright, David P. “Wade Brown, The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of the God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary (1988), by Wade Brown.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Anderson, Lavina Fielding. “Paul R. Cheesman, ed., assisted by S. Kent Brown and Charles D. Tate, Jr., The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture (1988), edited by Paul R. Cheesman and assisted by S. Kent Brown and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Clark, John E. “A Key for Evaluating Nephite Geographies.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon (1988), by F. Richard Hauck.

The first question in dealing with Book of Mormon geography should be whether the geography fits the facts of the Book of Mormon. Clark reconstructs an elemental geography and examines internal clues for distances between locations and the surrounding terrain. To evaluate geographies, Clark summarizes ten simple points having to do with the narrow neck of land, the coastlines, the wildernesses, the valleys, the rivers, a lake, and the relative locations of Zarahemla, Bountiful, Nephi, and Cumorah. Using these criteria, he evaluates the Sorenson and Hauck proposed geographies.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hamblin, William J. “A Stumble Forward?” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon (1988), by F. Richard Hauck.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Withers, Mark V. “F. Richard Hauck, Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon (1988), by F. Richard Hauck.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Norwood, L. Ara. “Vernal Holley, Book of Mormon Authorship: A Closer Look.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Book of Mormon Authorship: A Closer Look (1983), by Vernal Holley.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Ricks, Stephen D. “Kent P. Jackson, ed., Studies in Scripture: 1 Nephi to Alma 29; and Studies in Scripture: Alma 30 to Moroni.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Studies in Scripture: 1 Nephi to Alma 29 (1987); and Studies in Scripture: Alma 30 to Moroni (1988), edited by Kent P. Jackson.

Midgley, Louis. “Prophetic Messages or Dogmatic Theology? Commenting on the Book of Mormon: A Review Essay.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Volume I: First and Second Nephi (1987), and Volume II: Jacob through Mosiah (1988), by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet.

The faith of the Nephites and the language of the Book of Mormon tends to be harmonized with certain contemporary statements about Mormon beliefs. The Book of Mormon should be more than a resource for theology. Rather than seeking confimation for what we already know, we should search for the meaning and message of the text.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Compton, Todd M. “Hugh Nibley, Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites; An Approach to the Book of Mormon; and Since Cumorah.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites (1988); An Approach to the Book of Mormon (1988); and Since Cumorah (1988), by Hugh Nibley.

Keywords: review;Ancient Near East;Arabia;Bedouin;Cumorah;Desert;Hill Cumorah;Jaredite;Lehi (Prophet)
Sorenson, John L. “Harold K. Nielsen, Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon (1987), by Harold K. Nielsen.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Lambert, L. Gary. “Monte S. Nyman, An Ensign to All People: The Sacred Message and Mission of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of An Ensign to All People: The Sacred Message and Mission of the Book of Mormon (1987), by Monte S. Nyman.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation (1988), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “William Rees Palmer, Two Pahute Indian Legends: “Why the Grand Canyon Was Made” and “The Three Days of Darkness”.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of Two Pahute Indian Legends: “Why the Grand Canyon Was Made” and “The Three Days of Darkness” (1987), by William Rees Palmer.

Szink, Terrence L. “Bruce W. Warren and Thomas Stuart Ferguson, The Messiah in Ancient America.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Review of The Messiah in Ancient America (1987), by Bruce W. Warren and Thomas Stuart Ferguson.

Cooper, Glen M. “Book of Mormon Bibliography (1988).” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).

Bibliography of Publications on the Book of Mormon in 1988.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 no. 1 (1989).
Keywords: Book of Mormon

Volume 2, Number 1 (1990)

Rust, Richard Dilworth. “Annual FARMS Lecture: The Book of mormon, Designed for Our Day.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Rust, in the third annual FARMS Book of Mormon lecture delivered on 27 February 1990, examin3ed literary aspects of the book that develop the primary purposes set out on the title page. He discussed the elements characteristic of an epic that will allow modern-day Lamanites to trust in the Lord's deliverance and detailed literary (especially poetic) presentations of the covenants in the Book of Mormon. Literary elements combine with the influence of the Spirit to testify of the purposes of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: By What Measure Shall We Mete?” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Peterson discusses the growth of the Mormon religion and scholarly indifference toward that growth. He discusses the power of presuppositions and the variance of opinions, using the Qur'an as a case study. The orignality, literary merit, and intrinsic merit of the Book of Mormon increase our appreciation for that book.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Ricks, Shirley S.Book of Mormon Companion: Dictionary & More.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Book of Mormon Companion: Dictionary & More.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gillum, Gary P. “A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Peter Bartley, Mormonism: The Prophet, the Book and the Cult.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Mormonism: The Prophet, The Book and the Cult (1989), by Peter Bartley. Bartley attacks Mormonism and its sacred book, the Book of Mormon, which is not surprising when one notes the anti-Mormon sources he cosulted. Rigorous and well-grounded arguments are lacking, and sweepingly dogmatic assertions dominate. He faults the Book of Mormon on various claims as well as on stylistic grounds--he asserts that it appears to be written entirely by one person. This publication represents just one more anti-Mormon book.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
England, Eugene. “Orson Scott Card: How a Great Science Fictionist Uses the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of The Folk of the Fringe (1989); Seventh Son (1987); The Red Prophet (1988); and Prentice Alvin (1989), by Orson Scott Card.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Earl W. Carlsen, Christ's Answer to the Atheist, to the Jew: Who Wrote It?.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Christ's Answer to the Atheist, to the Jew: Who Wrote It? (1987), by Earl W. Carlsen.

Porter, Larry C. “Paul R. Cheesman, The Keystone of Mormonism: Early Visions of the Prophet Joseph Smith.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of The Keystone of Mormonism: Early Visions of the Prophet Joseph Smith (1988), by Paul R. Cheesman.

Palmer, David A. “Delbert W. Curtis, The Land of the Nephites.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of The Land of the Nephites (1988), by Delbert W. Curtis.

Black, Susan Easton. “Eugene England, Converted to Christ through the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Converted to Christ through the Book of Mormon (1989), edited by Eugene England.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gee, John. “Wilford A. Fischer and Norma J. Fischer, A Book of Mormon Guide: A Simple Way to Teach a Friend.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of A Book of Mormon Guide: A Simple Way to Teach a Friend (1988), by Wilford A. Fischer and Norma J. Fischer.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
McKinlay, Daniel B. “Alan Goff, “A Hermeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Positivism, and the Bible and the Book of Mormon?”.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of “A Hemeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Postitiveism, and the Bible and Book of Mormon” (1989), by Alan Goff.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Bell, Elouise. “Chris Heimerdinger, Tennis Shoes among the Nephites: A Novel.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Tennis Shoes among the Nephites: A Novel (1989), by Chris Heimerdinger.

Warren, Bruce W. “Donald W. Hemingway, Christianity in America before Columbus?.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Christianity in America before Columbus? (1988), by Donald W. Hemingway.

Gee, John. “Robert L. Millet, By Grace Are We Saved.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of By Grace Are We Saved (1989), by Robert L. Millet.

Cracroft, Richard H. ““Polishing God's Altars” Fictionally Wresting the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of the Nephite Chronicles (1984-1989), by Robert H. Moss.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Graham, Daniel W. “David H. Mulholland, A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon (1989), by David H. Mulholland.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hamblin, William J. “Time Vindicates Hugh Nibley.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of An Approach to the Book of Mormon (1988), by Hugh Nibley.

Keywords: review;Ancient America;Ancient Near East;Culture;Methodology;Scholarship
Ricks, Stephen D. “Hugh Nibley, Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites (1988), by Hugh Nibley.

Keywords: Ancient Near East;Arabia;Bedouin;Culture;Jaredite;Lehi (Prophet)
Honey, David B. “Ecological Nomadism versus Epic Heroism in Ether: Nibley's Works on the Jaredites.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites (1988), by Hugh Nibley.

Keywords: review;Ecology;Ether;Heroism;Jaredite;Literary;Literature;Nomadism;Scholarship
Peterson, Daniel C. “Hugh Nibley, Prophetic Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of the Prophetic Book of Mormon (1989), by Hugh Nibley.

Keywords: review;Methodology;Prophecy;Prophet;Prophetic
Tvedtnes, John A. “Hugh Nibley, Since Cumorah.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Since Cumorah (1988), by Hugh Nibley.

Keywords: review;Ancient Near East;Cumorah;Geography;Geology;Hill Cumorah;Parallels
Reynolds, Noel B. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure (1989), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Norwood, L. Ara. “David Persuitte, Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon (1985), by David Persuitte.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Palmer, David A. “Paul D. Proctor, “American Book of Mormon Map”.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of “American Book of Mormon Map” (1988), by Paul D. Proctor.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Bastian, Lewis M. “Eldin Ricks, Book of Mormon: Wide-Margin Edition.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Book of Mormon: Wide-Margin Edition (1987), by Eldin Ricks.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Wirth, Diane E. “Harry L. Ropp, Are the Mormon Scriptures Reliable?.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Are the Mormon Scriptures Reliable? (1987), by Harry L. Ropp, with revisions from Wesley P. Walters.

Christensen, Kevin. “Dan Vogel, Origins and the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Origins and the Book of Mormon (1986), by Dan Vogel.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Brenton G. Yorgason, Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon (1989), by Brenton G. Yorgason.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. “Brenton G. Yorgason, Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Review of Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon (1989), by Brenton G. Yorgason.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Lamoreax, Adam. “Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).

Bibliography of publications on the Book of Mormon in 1989.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 no. 1 (1990).
Keywords: Book of Mormon

Volume 3, Number 1 (1991)

Christenson, Allen J. “Maya Harvest Festivals and the Book of Mormon: Annual FARMS Lecture.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Christenson, in the annual FARMS lecture deliverd on 27 February 1991, examined the Maya New Year's harvest festival, perhaps the most important public festival of the year. The festival coincided with the main corn harvest in mid-November and served as the New Year's Day of the solar calendar, when kingship was renewed. Christenson gave particular attention to the symbolic treatments of the evil god Mam; the ritual descent of the king, as representative of the god of life and resurrection, into the underworld; the king's ritual conflict with and defeat of the lords of the underworld (and of death); and the king's triumphat return or resurrection. The Maya used the image of the tree of life in connection with the atonement and resurrection.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Introduction to the current issue.

Preece, Michael J. “Joseph L. Allen, Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon (1989), by Joseph L. Allen.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Rodger I. Anderson, Joseph Smith's New York Reputation Reexamined.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Joseph Smith's New York Reputation Reexamined (1990), by Rodger I. Anderson.

Ricks, Shirley S. “Allan K. Burgess and Max H. Molgard, Fun for Family Night: Book of Mormon Edition.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Fun for Family Night: Book of Mormon Edition (1990), by Allan K. Burgess and Max H. Molgard.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Parry, Donald W. “Robert E. and Sandra L. Hales, How to Hiss Forth with the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of How to Hiss Forth with the Book of Mormon (1989), by Robert E. and Sandra L. Hales.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Karamesines, Patricia Gunter. “George A. Horton, Jr., Keys to Successful Scripture Study.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Keys to Successful Scripture Study (1989), by George A. Horton, Jr.

Fleugel, James H. “Arthur J. Kocherhans, Lehi's Isle of Promise: A Scriptural Account with Word Definitions and a Commentary.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Lehi's Isle of Promise: A Scriptural Account with Word Definitions and a Commentary.

Porter, Bruce D. “Anthony E. Larson, parallel Histories: The Nephites and the Americans.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Parallel Histories: The Nephites and the Americans (1989), by Anthony E. Larson.

Andersen, Todd G. “Randall K. Mehew, A Most Convincing Witness: Reasons Why the Book of Mormon Is the True Word of God.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of A Most Convincing Witness: Reasons Why the Book of Mormon Is the True Word of God (1990), by Randall K. Mehew.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Woolley, Scott. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy (1990), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Honey, David B. “Paradigms and Pitfalls of Approach to Warfare in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Warfare in the Book of Mormon (1990), edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Weiland, Kurt. “Stephen D. Ricks, and William J. Hamblin, eds,. Warfare in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Warfare in the Book of Mormon (1990), edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Ludlow, Victor L. “Philip J. Schlesinger, Isaiah and the Book of Mormon: A Study Guide for Understanding the Writings of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Isaiah and the Book of Mormon: A Study Guide for Understanding the Writings of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Philip J. Schlesinger.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Janetski, Joel C. “John L. Sorenson, The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of The Geography of the Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book (1990), by John L. Sorenson.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Norwood, L. Ara. “Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Roper, Matthew. “Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. “Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “A Modern Malleus maleficarum.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of The Best Kept Secrets in the Book of Mormon (1988), by Loftes Tryk.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Midgley, Louis. “More Revisionist Legerdemain and the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture (1990), edited by Dan Vogel.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Robinson, Stephen E. “Dan Vogel, ed., The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture (1990), edited by Dan Vogel.

Compton, Tod. “John W. Welch, The Sermon at the Temple and the Sermon on the Mount.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Review of The Sermon at the Temple and the Sermon on the Mount (1990), by John W. Welch.

Teasdale, Andrew. “1990 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).

Bibliography of publications on the Book of Mormon in 1990.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 3. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 no. 1 (1991).
Keywords: Book of Mormon

Volume 4, Number 1 (1992)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Questions to Legal Answers.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Peterson relates his understanding of a dispute between FARMS and Signature Books about matters of free inquiry and intellectual (dis)honesty.

Folsom, Marvin. “Philip L. Barlow, Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Mormons and the Bible: The Place of Latter-day Saints in American Religion (1991), by Philip L. Barlow.

Midgley, Louis. “Robert Basil, Mary Beth Gehrman, and Tim Madigan, On the Barricades: Religion and Free Inquiry in Conflict.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of On the Barricades: Religion and Free Inquiry in Conflict (1989), edited by Robert Basil, Mary Beth Gehrman, and Tim Madigan.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Susan Easton Balck, ed., Stories from the Early Saints: Converted by the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Stories from the Early Saints: Converted by the Book of Mormon (1992), edited by Susan Easton Black

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Snow, Edward. “Allan K. Burgess, Living the Book of Mormon: A Guide to Understanding and Applying Its Principles in Today's World.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Living the Book of Mormon: A Guide to Understanding and Applying Its Principles in Today's World (1991), by Allen K. Burgess.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Raish, Martin. “Paul R. Cheesman, Millie F. Cheesman, Ancient American Indians: Their Origins, Civilizations and Old World Connections.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Ancient American Indians: Their Origins, Civilizations, and Old World Connections (1991), by Paul R. Cheesman and Millie F. Cheesman.

McKinlay, Daniel. “E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark, Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon (1991), by E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Johnson, Clark V. “E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark, Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon (1991), by E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Porter, Bruce D. “Avraham Gileadi, The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon (1998), by Avraham Gileadi

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Parry, Donald W. “Avraham Gileadi, The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon (1998), by Avraham Gileadi

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Beck, John M. “Robert E. Hales and Sandra L. Hales, A Standard unto My People.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of A Standard unto My People (1990), by Robert E. Hales and Sandra L. Hales.

Thompson, Stephen E. “James R. Harris, Sr., Southwestern American Indian Rock Art and the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Southwestern American Indian Rock Art and the Book of Mormon (1991), by James R. Harris Sr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hall, Brent. “Chris Meimerdinger, Gadiantons and the Silver Sword: A Novel.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Gadiantons and the Silver Sword: A Novel (1991), by Chris Heimerdinger.

Roper, Matthew. “Weldon Langfield, The Truth about Mormonism: A Former Adherent Analyzes the LDS Faith.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of The Truth about Mormonism: A Former Adherent Analyzes the LDS Faith (1991), by Weldon Langfield.

Gee, John. “A Tragedy of Errors.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of . . . By His Own Hand upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri (1992), by Charles M. Larson.

Rhodes, Michael D. “The Book of Abraham: Divinely Inspired Scripture.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of . . . By His Own Hand upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri (1992), by Charles M. Larson.

Dundas, Gregory. “John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, eds., By Study and Also by Faith, vol. 2.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of By Study and Also by Faith, vol. 2 (1990), edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks.

Parry, Donald W. “Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon. Vol. 3, Alma through Helaman.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 3, Alma through Helaman (1991), by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Allen, J. Michael. “Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon. Vol. 3, Alma through Helaman.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 3, Alma through Helaman (1991), by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Nelson, Steven G. “Robert Marcum, Dominions of the Gadiantons.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Dominions of the Gadiantons (1991), by Robert Marcum.

Hauglid, Brian M. “Monte S. Nyman, The Most Correct Book: Why the Book of Mormon Is the Keystone Scripture.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of The Most Correct Book: Why the Book of Mormon Is the Keystone Scripture (1991), by Monte S. Nyman.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Johnson, Rand H. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only through Christ.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only through Christ (1991), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Szink, Terrence L. “David J. Ridges, Isaiah Made Easier.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Isaiah Made Easier (1991), by David J. Ridges.

Silver, Cherry B. “John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne, eds., Rediscovering the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Rediscovering the Book of Mormon (1991), edited by John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Roper, Matthew. “Jerald Tanner and Sandra Tanner, Mormonism: Shadow or Reality?.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Mormonism: Shadow or Reality? (1987), by Jerald Tanner and Sandra Tanner

Cracroft, Richard H.Out of Darkness into Light: A Novel Approach.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Out of Darkness (1991), by Keith C. Terry (with Maurice R. Tanner).

Tvedtnes, John A. “Wesley P. Walters, The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Wesley P. Walters.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Ricks, Stephen D. “Death Knell or Tinkling Cymbals?” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Wesley P. Walters.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Wirth, Diane E. “Stephen Williams, Fantastic Archaeology: The Wold Side of North American Prehistory.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory (1991), by Stephen Williams.

Sorenson, John L. “Stephen Williams, Fantastic Archaeology: The Wold Side of North American Prehistory.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory (1991), by Stephen Williams.

Johnson, Lynn Nations. “Blaine Yorgason and Brenton Yorgason, To Mothers & Fathers from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).

Review of To Mothers & Fathers from the Book of Mormon (1991), by Blaine Yorgason and Brenton Yorgason.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Teasdale, Andrew. “1991 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 4. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 no. 1 (1992).
Keywords: Book of Mormon

Volume 5, Number 1 (1993)

Hamblin, William J. and Daniel C. Peterson. “Editors' Introduction.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Introduction to the current volume.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Chattanooga Cheapshot, or the Gall of Bitterness.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Book of Mormon (1992), by John Ankerberg and John Weldon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hill, Richard L. “C. Douglas Beardall and Jewel N. Beardall, About the Three Nephites..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of About the Three Nephites (1992), by C. Douglas Beardall and Jewel N. Beardall.

Goff, Alan. “Reduction and Enlargement: Harold Bloom's Mormons.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation (1992), by Harold Bloom.

Beck, John M. “E. Douglas Clark, The Grand Design: America from Columbus to Zion..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of The Grand Design: America from Columbus to Zion (1992), by E. Douglas Clark.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Lyndon W. Cook, ed., David Whitmer Interviews: A Restoration Witness..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of David Whitmer Interviews: A Restoration Witness (1991), edited by Lyndon W. Cook.

Midgley, Louis. “Playing with Half a Decker: The Countercult Religious Tradition Confronts the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of “Meeting the Book of Mormon Challenge in Chile” (1990), by Dean Maurice Helland.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gee, John. “Daniel H. Ludlow, ed., The Encyclopedia of Mormonism..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of The Encyclopedia of Mormonism (1992), edited by Daniel H. Ludlow

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..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

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

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Seely, David Rolph. “Hugh W. Nibley, Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 3..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Sememster 3 (1992), by Hugh W. Nibley.

Keywords: review;Scholarship
Hauglid, Brian M. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word (1992), edited by Monte S. Numan and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Seely, Jo Ann H. “Donald W. Parry, The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted according to Parallelistic Patterns..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted according to Parallelistic Patterns (1992), by Donald W. Parry

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Whiting, Michael F. “Lamarck, Giraffes, and the Sermon on the Mount.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of Using the Book of Mormon to Combat Falsehoods in Organic Evolution (1992), by Clark A. Peterson

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Szink, Terrence L. “Josué Sánchez, trans. And ed., El Libro de Mormon ante la crítica..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of El Libro de Mormon ante la critica (1992), by Josué Sánchez

Novak, Gary F. “George D. Smith, ed., Faithful History: Essays on Writing Mormon History..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of Faithful History: Essays on Writing Mormon History (1992), edited by George D. Smith

Hamblin, William J. “Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Archaeology and the Book of Mormon..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of Archaeology and the Book of Mormon (1972), by Jerald Tanner and Sandra Tanner

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Nibley, Tom. “A Look at Jerald and Sandra Tanner's Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Stirling, Mack C. “Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top, eds., Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 1991 Sperry Symposium..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 1991 Sperry Symposium (1992), edited by Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Seely, David Rolph. “John W. Welch, ed., Reexploring the Book of Mormon: The F.A.R.M.S. Updates..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of Reexploring the Book of Mormon: The F.A.R.M.S. Updates (1992), edited by John W. Welch

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Norwood, L. Ara.Ignoration Elenchi: The Dialogue That Never Was.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).

Review of Letters to a Mormon Elder (1990), by James R. White

Teasdale, Andrew. “1992 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 5. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 no. 1 (1993).
Keywords: Book of Mormon

Volume 6, Number 1 (1994)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Introduction to the items reviewed and main issues discussed in this issue.

Bitton, Davis. “Brent Lee Metcalfe, ed., New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtness, John A. “Brent Lee Metcalfe, ed., New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology..” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gee, John. “La Trahison des Clercs: On the Language and Translation of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Skousen, Royal. “Critical Methodology and the Text of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Welch, John W. “Approaching New Approaches.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Millet, Robert L. “By What (Whose) Standards Shall We Judge the Text? A Closer Look at Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of “Book of Mormon Chrstology” (1993), by Melodie Moench Charles

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Midgley, Louis. “The Current Battle over the Book of Mormon: “Is Modernity Itself Somehow Canonical?”.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of “The Word of God Is Enough: The Book of Mormon as Nineteenth-Century Scripture” (1993), by Anthony A. Hutchison.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Smith, James E. “Nephi's Descendants? Historical Demography and the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of “Multiply Exceedingly: Book of Mormon Populations Sizes” (1993), by John C. Kunich

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Sorenson, John L. “Vive Zapato! Hurray for the Shoe!” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of “Does the Shoe Fit? A Critique of the Limited Tehuantepec Geography” (1993), by Deanne G. Matheny.

Roper, Matthew. “A More Perfect Priority?” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of “The Priority of Mosiah: A Prelude to Book of Mormon Exegesis” (1993), by Brent Lee Metcalf.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Mark D. Thomas, “A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language,” Pp. 53-80.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of “A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language” (1993), by Mark D. Thomas.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tanner, Martin S. “Is There Nephite Anti-Universalist Rhetoric in the Book of Mormon?” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of “Anti-Universalist Rhetoric in the Book of Mormon” (1993) by Dan Vogel.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hamblin, William J. “An Apologist for the Critics: Brent Lee Metcalfe's Assumptions and Methodologies.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Review of “Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity” (1993), by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “Text and Context.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).

Brent Lee Metcalfe's New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology was well received by those not favorable to the traditional truth claims of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. No articles indicating an ancient origin for the Book of Mormon were included. The book basically supports the assumption that the Book of Mormon isn't historical. Historians always bring their own perspective (including biases and agendas) into their histories.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 6 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).
Keywords: Book of Mormon

Volume 6, Number 2 (1994)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Of Polemics.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Peterson and others defend the Church and the Book of Mormon against criticas although they would prefer to write affirmatively about “The endlessly fascinating, rich, profound, and glorious” gospel.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Skousen, Royal. “Bible II.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

This book is in actuality the Book of Mormon with some differences.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hamblin, William J., Daniel C. Peterson, and George L. Mitton. “Mormon in the Fiery Furnace: Or, Loftes Tryk Goes to Cambridge.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology (1994), by John L. Brooke.

England, Eugene. “Orson Scott Card: The Book of Mormon as History and Science Fiction.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Homecoming (5 vols., 1992-95); A Storyteller in Zion: Essays and Speeches (1993); and “An Open Letter to those who are concerned about 'plagiarism' in The Memory of Earth” (1993), by Orson Scott Card.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Clark, John. “The Final Battle for Cumorah.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Christ in North America (1993), by Delbert W. Curtis. Clark examines the scholarship and logic involved in assuming a one-Cumorah theory for Book of Mormon geography.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Carter, K. Codell and Christopher B. Isaac. “One Response to a Singularly Worthless Genre.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Refuting the Critics: Evidences of the Book of Mormon's Authenticity (1993), by Michael T. Griffiths

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Cracroft, Richard H. “Through a Glass, Brightly: Happenings in Book of Mormon Fiction.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Daniel and Nephi (1993), by Chris Heimerdinger: and Samuel: Moroni's Young Warrior (1993), by Clair Poulson.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Bushman, Richard L. “Just the Facts Please.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record (1994), by H. Michael Marquardt and Wesley P. Walters.

Lane, Jennifer Clark. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, eds., The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This Is My Gospel.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This Is My Gospel (1993), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Campbell, Les. “E. L. Peay, The Lands of Zarahemla.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of The Lands of Zarahemla (1993), by E. L. Peay.

Nelson, Fred W. “Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor, Light from the Dust: A Photographic Exploration into the Ancient World of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Light from the Dust: A Photographic Exploration into the Ancient World of the Book of Mormon (1993), by Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Huchel, Frederick M. “Joe Sampson Written by the Finger of God.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Written by the Finger of God (1993), by Joe Sampson.

Roper, Matthew. “A Black Hole That's Not So Black.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Answering Mormon Scholars: A Response to Criticism of the Book “Coving Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon” (1994), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. “Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Answering Mormon Scholars: A Response to Criticism of the Book “Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon, vol. 1”.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Answering Mormon Scholars: A Response to Criticism of the Book “Coving Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon” (1994), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hauglid, Brian M. “Margaret and Paul Toscano, Strnagers in Paradox: Exploration in Mormon Theology.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Strangers in Paradox: Explorations in Mormon Theology (1990), by Margaret and Paul Toscano.

Midgley, Louis. “A Mormon Neo-Orthodoxy Challenges Cultural Mormon Neglect of the Book of Mormon: Some Reflections on the “Impact of Modernity”.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).

Review of Mormon Neo-Orthodoxoy: A Crisis Theology (1987), by O. Kendal White Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Parry, Donald W. “1993 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 1 (1994).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 6 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 no. 2 (1994).
Keywords: Book of Mormon

Volume 7, Number 1 (1995)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Of Implications.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson discusses brief items having to do with the appearance of the phrase and it came to pass in books of scripture and with the ?newspaper? handed out at the dedication of the Bountiful Temple that discusses doctrines Mormons must believe if they are to be deemed Christian.

Benson, Ezra Taft, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Thomas S. Monson. “Modern-Language Editions of the Book of Mormon Discouraged.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

In this statement, the First Presidency requests that the Book of Mormon not be rewritten into familiar or modern English because of ?risks that this process may introduce doctrinal errors or obscure evidence of its ancient origin.?

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Williams, Camille S. “Lynn Matthews Anderson, The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion; Timothy B. Wilson, Mormon's Story: An Adaptation Based on the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion (1995), by Lynn Matthews Anderson; and Mormon's Story: An Adaptation Based on the Book of Mormon (1993), by Timothy B. Wilson.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Folsom, Marvin. “Lynn Matthews Anderson, The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion (1995), by Lynn Matthews Anderson.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gee, John. “Abracadabra, Isaac and Jacob.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of The Use of Egyptian Magical Papyri to Authenticate the Book of Abraham: A Critical Review? (1993), by Edward H. Ashment.

Norward, L. Ara. “Bountiful Found.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of In the Footsteps of Lehi: New Evidence for Lehi's Journey across Arabia to Bountiful (1994), by Warren P. Aston and Michaela Knoth Aston.

Baron, Ross David. “Melodie Moench Charles and the Humanist Worldview.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of ?Book of Mormon Christology? (1993), by Melodie Moench Charles.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hamblin, William J. “Eugene R. Fingerhut, Explorers of Pre-Columbian America?: The Diffusionist-Inventionist Controversy; Ronald H. Fritze, Legend and Lore of the Americas before 1492: An Encyclopedia of Visitors, Explorers, and Immigrants.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of Explorers of Pre-Columbian America? The Diffusionist-Inventionist Controversy (1994), by Eugene R. Fingerhut; and Legend and Lore of the Americas before 1492: An Encyclopedia of Visitors, Explorers, and Immigrants (1993), by Ronald H. Fritze.

Davis, Garold N. and Mark J. Johnson. “H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts (1994), by H. Clay Gorton.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Johnson, Mark J. “H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts (1994), by H. Clay Gorton.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Novak, Gary F. “Examining the Environmental Explanation of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of Joseph Smith's Response to Skepticism (1992), by Robert N. Hullinger.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Jacobson, LeIsle. “Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Questions to Ask Your Moromon Friend: Effective Ways to Challenge a Mormon's Arguments without Being Offensive.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Effective Ways to Challenge a Mormon's Arguments without Being Offensive (1994), by Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson.

Goff, Alan. “Brent Lee Metcalf, “Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity”.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of ?Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity? (1993), by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Stirling, Mack C. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word (1992), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gee, John. ““Bird Island” Revisited, or the Book of Mormon through Pyramidal Kabbalistic Glasses.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of Written by the Finger of God: A Testimony of Joseph Smith's Translations (1993), by Joe Sampson.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Midgley, Louis. “Atheists and Cultural Mormons Promote a Naturalistic Humanism.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of Religion, Feminism, and Freedom of Conscience: A Mormon/Humanist Dialogue (1994), edited by George D. Smith.

Hamblin, William J. “The Return of Simon and Helena.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 1.

Review of The Sanctity of Dissent (1994), by Paul Toscano.

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 7 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7 no. 1 (1995).
Keywords: Book of Mormon

Volume 7, Number 2 (1995)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks.

Smith, Larry K.Overview of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of Overview of the Book of Mormon (1991), by Zarahemla Research Foundation.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Smith, Larry K.First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon (1998), by Zarahemla Research Foundation.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tanner, Martin S. “Melodie Moench Charles, “Book of Mormon Christology”.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of ?Book of Mormon Christology? (1993), by Melodie Moench Charles.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “P.T. Barnum Redivivus.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of Decker's Complete Handbook on Mormonism (1995), by Ed Decker.

Judd, Frank F. Jr. and Terrence L. Szink. “The Restoration of Israel in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of Mormons and Jews: Early Mormon Theologies of Israel (1992), by Steven Epperson.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Porter, Larry C. “Reinventing Mormonism: To Remake or Redo.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of Interventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record (1994), by H. Michael Marquardt and Wesley P. Walters.

Christensen, Kevin. “Paradigms Crossed.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Midgley, Louis. “The Shipps Odyssey in Retrospect.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition (1985), by Jan Shipps.

Coutts, Alison V. P. “Earnestly Seeking.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of Recent Book of Mormon Developments: Articles from the Zarahemla Record, vol. 2 (1992), edited by Raymond C. Treat.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Smith, Larry K.LDS Collectors Edition CD-ROM.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon: Vol. 7 : No. 2.

Review of LDS Collectors Edition CD-ROM (1994, 1995), by Infobases.

McKinlay, Daniel B. “1994 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7 no. 2 (1995).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon Volume 7 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7 no. 2 (1995).
Keywords: Book of Mormon

Volume 8, Number 1 (1996)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Triptych (Inspired by Heironymus Bosch).” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson discusses the status of Christian churches in 1820, an offer to debate Ed Decker, the quest for the historical Jesus through the Jesus Seminar and the implications of that type of scholarship on Mormonism: ?Agnostic or radically revisionist critics of the restored Gospel, and fundamentalist Protestant anti-Mormons, tend to converge, united despite their other differences by their disbelief in the founding narratives and sacred scriptures of the Restoration.?

Maddox, John Wm. “A Listing of Points and Counterpoints.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

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.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Thomas, Bryan J. “Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr. eds., The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni: From Zion to Destruction.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction (1995), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Van Orden, Bruce A. “Every City, Hill, River, Valley, and Person.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Book of Mormon Dictionary (1988), by George Reynolds.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Ball, Terry B. “Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, eds., The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5 (1994), edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch.

Seely, David Rolph. “Avraham Gileadi, The Literary Message of Isaiah.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of The Literary Message of Isaiah (1994), by Avraham Gileadi.

Jacobson, LeIsle. “Charles and Steven Crane, Ashamed of Joseph: Mormon Foundations Crumble.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Ashamed of Joseph: Mormon Foundations Crumble (1993), by Charles Crane and Steven Crane.

Wilson, Keith J. “David A. Reed and John R. Farkas, Mormons Answered Verse by Verse.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Mormons Answered Verse by Verse (1992), by David A. Reed and John R. Farkas.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Kurt Van Gorden, Mormonism.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Mormonism (1995) by Kurt Van Gorden.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Christ-Bearer.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Christopher Columbus: A Latter-day Saint Perspective (1992), by Arnold K. Garr.

Norman, V. Garth. “Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith. Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (1994), by Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith.

Warren, Bruce W. “Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith. Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (1994), by Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith.

Novak, Gary F. ““The Most Convenient Form of Error” Dale Morgan on Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Dale Morgan On Early Mormonism: Correspondence and a New History (1986), edited by John Philip Walker.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Edwards, Kay P. “Daniel H. Ludlow, How to Get the Most from the Book of Mormon (tapes).” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of How to Get the Most from the Book of Mormon (audio cassettes, 1987), by Daniel H. Ludlow.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gillum, Gary P. “Eldin Ricks, Eldin Ricks's Thorough Concordance of the LDS Standard Works.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Eldin Ricks's Thorough Concordance of LDS Standard Works (1995), by Eldin Ricks.

Crowe, Chris. “Chris Heimerdinger, Tennis Shoes and the Feathered Serpent.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Review of Tennis Shoes and the Feathered Serpent (1995), by Chris Heimerdinger

Farmer, Deborah. “Clair Poulson, Samuel, Moroni's Young Warrior (tapes) and Samuel, Gadianton's Foe (tapes).” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 1.

Samuel, Moroni's Young Warrier (1993), by Clair Poulson.

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 8 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 8 no. 1 (1996).

Volume 8, Number 2 (1996)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Doubting the Doubters.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Introduction to the current issue, as well as editor's picks. Peterson discusses the theory of evolution, the historicity of Christ's resurrection, and the techniques used by Jerald and Sandra Tanner in their research.

Clark, John E. “Two Points of Book of Mormon Geography: A Review.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of The Land of Lehi (1995), by Paul Hedengren

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Karpowitz, Dennis H. “The Word Is Powerful.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of The Power of the Word: Saving Doctrines from the Book of Mormon (1994), by Robert L. Millet

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Kunz, Phillip. “Glenn L. Pearson, Moroni's Promise: The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of Moroni's Promise: The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon (1995), by Glenn L. Pearson

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. “What's in a Name? A Look at the Book of Mormon Onomasticon.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of I Know Thee by Name: Hebrew Roots of Lehi-ite Non-Biblical Names in the Book of Mormon (1995), by Joseph R. and Norrene V. Salonimer

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Welch, John W. “Richard E. DeMaris, “Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology and Anthropology”.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of ?Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology and Anthropology? (1995), by Richard E. DeMaris

Gee, John. “Telling the Story of the Joseph Smith Papyri.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham: A Study of the Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri (1990), by James R. Harris; For His Ka: Essays Offered in Memory of Klaus Baer (1994), edited by David P. Silverman; and The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism (1995), by H. Donl Peterson.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Constancy amid Change.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of Behind the Mask of Mormonism (1992), by John Ankerberg and John Weldon

Ostler, Blake T. “Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish, The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis (1991), by Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish

Midgley, Louis. “F. M. Brodie—“The Fasting Hermit and the Very Saint of Ignorance” A Biographer and her Legend.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet (1995), by Fawn McKay Brodie

Pyle, D. Charles. “Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Challenging the Claims of Latter-day Saints in a Constructive Manner.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Challenging the Claims of Latter-day Saints in a Constructive Manner (1994), by Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson

Hamblin, William J. “Lance S. Owens, “Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult of Connection”.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of ?Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection? (1994), by Lance S. Owens

Tvedtnes, John A. and Matthew Roper. ““Joseph Smith's Use of the Apocrypha” Shadow or Reality?” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of ?Joseph Smith's Use of the Apocrypha? (1995), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner

Gibbons, Ted L. “Pat Bagley, Norman the Nephite's and Larry the Lamanite's Book of Mormon Time Line.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of Norman the Nephite's and Larry the Lamanite's Book of Mormon Time Line (1995), by Pat Bagley

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Andelin, Elaine A. “Sherrie Johnson, My First Scripture Stories.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of My First Scripture Stories (1994), by Sherrie Johnson, illustrated by Tyler Lybbert

Ashton, Alan C.Book of Mormon Reference Library (CD-ROM); Book of Mormon Studybase (CD-ROM); LDS Collectors Library 1995 Edition (CD-ROM).” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 8 : No. 2.

Review of Book of Mormon Reference Library (1995), by Deseret Book; Book of Mormon Studybase (1995), by Bookcraft; and LDS Collectors Library 1995 Edition (1995), by Infobases

Keywords: Book of Mormon
FARMS Review. “1995 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books 8 no. 2 (1996).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 8 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 8 no. 2 (1996).

Volume 9, Number 1 (1997)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Traditions of the Fathers.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Introduction to the current issue, as well as editor's picks. Peterson discusses two incorrect ?traditions of men??that Latter-day Saints believer the atonement of Jesus Christ covers only the transgression of Adam but not our sins and that Latter-day Saints are forbidden to think for themselves. Early statements from eyewitnesses confirm the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Davidson, Karen Lynn. “Marilyn Arnold. Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon-Its Narrative, Teachings, and People..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon? Its Narrative, Teachings, and People (1996), by Marilyn Arnold

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Livingstone, Amy L. “Allan K. Burgess. Timely Truths from the Book of Mormon..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Timely Truths from the Book of Mormon (1995), by Allan K. Burgess

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gardner, Cristie B.Heroes from the Book of Mormon..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Heroes from the Book of Mormon (1995), by Deseret Book

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Aston, Warren P. “Lynn M. and Hope A. Hilton. Discovering Lehi: New Evidence of Lehi and Nephi in Arabia..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Discovering Lehi: New Evidence of Lehi and Nephi in Arabia (1996), by Lynn M. and Hope A. Hilton

Nelson, Fred W. “Alan C. Miner. Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: The Story in Scriptures--A Geographical, Cultural, and Historical System of Understanding and Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary, Part 1--Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: The Story in Scriptures? A Geographical, Cultural, and Historical System of Understanding (1996), and Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary, Part 1?Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land (1996), by Alan C. Miner

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Walker, Marilyn Higbee.Nurturing through the Book of Mormon..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Nurturing Faith through the Book of Mormon (1995), by Deseret Book

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Winwood, Richard I. “Glenn L. Pearson and Reid E. Bankhead. Building Faith with the Book of Mormon..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Building Faith with the Book of Mormon (1994), by Glenn L. Pearson and Reid E. Bankhead

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. “A Much-Needed Book that Needs Much.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of One Lord, One Faith: Writings of the Early Christian Fathers as Evidences of the Restoration (1996), by Michael T. Griffith

Gee, John. “Who Was Not the Pharaoh of the Exodus.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Who Was the Pharaoh of the Exodus? (1994), by Jeff Williams

Foster, Craig L. “John R. Farkas and David A. Reed. Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions, and Errors..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions, and Errors (1995), by John R. Farkas and David A. Reed

Hedges, Andrew H. “Ethan Smith. View of the Hebrews..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of View of the Hebrews (2nd ed., 1996), by Ethan Smith

Peterson, Daniel C. “Yet More Abuse of B. H. Roberts.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of ?The Disappointment of B. H. Roberts: Five Questions that Forced a Mormon General Authority to Abandon the Book of Mormon? (1991), by James R. Spencer

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Roper, Matthew. “Unanswered Mormon Scholars.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Answering Mormon Scholars: A Response to Criticism Raised by Mormon Defenders (1996), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner

Roper, Matthew. “On Cynics and Swords.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of ?Of Cities and Swords: The Impossible Task of Mormon Apologetics? (1996), by James White

Bush, Charles D. “Michael R. Todd, Ted E. Van Horn, and Mark Van Horn. Book of Mormon Stories CD-ROM.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of Book of Mormon Stories (CD-ROM, 1995), by Michael R. todd, Ted E. Van Horn, and Mark Van Horn

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Taggart, Gregory H. “Mormonism on the Internet: Now Everybody Has a Printing Press.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Mormon Websites include those with links to other sites and those with something substantive to offer. Numerous links to substantive websites are given.

Ricks, Shirley S. “Katherine Myers. The Lehi Tree: A Novel..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 1.

Review of The Lehi Tree: A Novel (1996), by Katherine Myers

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 9 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 9 no. 1 (1997).

Volume 9, Number 2 (1997)

Peterson, Daniel C. and John Gee. “Editor's Introduction: Through a Glass, Darkly.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Introduction to the current issue, including editor?s picks. So-called biblical scholarship is supposed to be able to differentiate between authors of various texts. A test devised by students for their professor showed some of the flaws of those methods. Though critics complain about the lack of archaeological evidence supporting the Book of Mormon, even the Bible has few archaeological supports.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hancock, Ralph C. “H. Verlan Anderson. The Book of Mormon and the Constitution and Brad E. Hainsworth. If Men Were Angels: The Book of Mormon, Christ and the Constitution..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of The Book of Mormon and the Constitution (1995), by H. Verlan Andersen; and If Men Were Angels: The Book of Mormon, Christ and the Constitution (1995), by Brad E. Hainsworth.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Thompson, John S. “Hoyt W. Brewster Jr. Isaiah Plain and Simple: The Message of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Isaiah Plain and Simple: The Message of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon (1995), by Hoyt W. Brewster Jr.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. “Not Your Everyday Wordprint Study: Variations on a Theme.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Book of Mormon Authors: Their Words and Messages (1996), by Roger R. Keller.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hoskisson, Paul. “Lynn F. Price. Every Person in the Book of Mormon: A Chronological Reference and Synopsis..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Every Person in the Book of Mormon: A Chronological Reference and Synopsis (1995), by Lynn F. Price

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Sowell, Madison U. “Richard Dilworth Rust. Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon (1997), by Richard Dilworth Rust.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Rytting, J. Howard. “Susan Easton Black, ed. Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars (1996), edited by Susan Easton Black.

Cracroft, Richard H. “Terryl L. Givens. The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy (1997), by Terryl L. Givens.

Kramer, Neal W. “The Strength of the Mormon Position.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy (1997), by Terryl L. Givens.

Tvedtnes, John A. “David T. Harris. Truths from the Earth vol. 2: The Story of the Creations to the Floods..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Truths from the Earth, vol. 2: The Story of the Creations to the Floods (1996), by David T. Harris.

Lambert, T. Allen. “Zion Building: Writing about It and Doing It.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Working toward Zion: Principles of the United Order for the Modern World (1996), by James W. Lucas and Warner P. Woodworth.

Norton, Don. “James W. Lucas and Warner P. Woodworth. Working toward Zion: Principles of the Untied Order for the Modern World..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Working toward Zion: Principles of the United Order for the Modern World (1996), by James W. Lucas and Warner P. Woodworth.

Pike, Dana M. “Keith Terry and Stephen Biddulph. Dead Sea Scrolls and the Mormon Connection..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Dead Sea Scrolls and the Mormon Connection (1996), by Keith Terry and Stephen Biddulph.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Skin Deep.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Die Mormonen: Sekte oder neue Kirche Jesu Christi? (1995), by Rudiger Hauth.

Boyce, Duane. “A Betrayal of Trust.” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power (1997), by D. Michael Quinn.

Norwood, L. Ara. “Kurt Van Gorden. Mormonism..” FARMS Review of Books: Vol. 9 : No. 2.

Review of Mormonism (1995), by Kurt Van Gorden.

FARMS Review. “1996 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books 9 no. 2 (1997).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 9 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 9 no. 2 (1997).

Volume 10, Number 1 (1998)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: In the Land of the Lotus-Eaters.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 1 (1998).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's pick. Peterson explores the world of anit-Mormon writing and fiction.

Spackman, Randall P. “Thomas A. Moore, A Detailed Chronology of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 1 (1998).

Review of A Detailed Chronology of the Book of Mormon (1995), by Thomas O. Moore

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. ““Shall They Not Both Fall into the Ditch?” What Certain Baptists Think they Know about the Restored Gospel.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 1 (1998).

Review of The Mormon Puzzle: Understanding and Witnessing to Latter-day Saints (1997), by North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

Brown, Matthew B. “Of Your Own Selves Shall Men Arise.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 1 (1998).

Review of The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Tmeple Worship (1994), by David John Buerger

Hansen, Klaus J. “Quinnspeak.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 1 (1998).

Review of Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example (1996), by D. Michael Quinn

Mitton, George L. and Rhett S. James. “A Response to D. Michael Quinn's Homosexual Distortion of Latter-day Saint History.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 1 (1998).

Review of Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example (1996), by D. Michael Quinn

Tvedtnes, John A. “Nothing New Under the Sun.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 1 (1998).

Review of Meeting the Mormon Challenge with Love (1997), by Leon Cornforth

Midgley, Louis. “Anti-Mormonism and the Newfangled Countercult Culture.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 1 (1998).

Review of The 1996 Directory of Cult Research Organizations: A Worldwide Listing of 752 Agencies and Individuals (1996), by Keith Edward Tolbert and Eric Pement

Lewis, Robert E. “More Installments in a Ficto-Tract Series about Book of Mormon Scholarship.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 1 (1998).

Review of Into the Light: A Novel (1995), by Keith C. Terry; and The Remnant (1996), by Keith C. Terry and Wesley Jarvis

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 10 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 10 no. 1 (1998).

Volume 10, Number 2 (1998)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introducation: Fictionary.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson examines “terminological trickiness” and lexical games, particularly as A. A. Howsepian employs them in a recent article in the distinguished journal Religious Studies.

Thorne, Melvin J. “The Role of Amateurs in Book of Mormon Studies.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of The Bible and the Book of Mormon: Connecting Links (1997), by John E. Enslen; and Book of Mormon Insights: Points to Ponder from Every Chapter (1996), by William N. Partridge.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gee, John. “A Book of Mormon Christology at Last.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of Christ and the New Covenant: The Messianic Message of the Book of Mormon (1997), by Jeffrey R. Holland

Keywords: Book of Mormon
and, Kevin Christensen Shauna Christensen. “Nephite Feminism Revisited: Thoughts on Carol Lynn Pearson's View of Women in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of “Could Feminism Have Saved the Nephites?” (1996), by Carol Lynn Pearson

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Snow, Edgar C. Jr. “John W. Welch and Doris R. Dant, The Book of Mormon Paintings of Minerva Teichert.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of The Book of Mormon Paintings of Minerva Teichert (1997), by John W. Welch and Doris R. Dant

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Anderson, Richard Lloyd and Scott H. Faulring. “The Prophet Joseph Smith and His Plural Wives.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith (1997), by Todd M. Compton

Bachman, Danel W. “Prologue to the Study of Joseph Smith's Marital Theology.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith (1997), by Todd M. Compton

Robison, Lindon J. “James W. Lucas and Warner P. Woodworth, Working toward Zion: Principles of the United Order for the Modern World.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of Working toward Zion: Principles of the United Order for the Modern World (1996), by James W. Lucas and Warner P. Woodworth

Brown, S. Kent. “Donald W. Parry and Dana M. Pike, eds., LDS Perspectives on the dead Sea Scrolls.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls (1997), edited by Donald W. Parry and Dana M. Pike

Tvedtnes, John A. “Jewish Seafaring and the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of The Children of Noah: Jewish Seafaring in Ancient Times (1998), by Raphael Patai

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Chadwick, Bruce A. “Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders History.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of The Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders History (1996), by Rodney Stark

Gee, John. “The Hagiography of Doubting Thomas.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson's Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon (1996), by Stan Larson

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. ““The Dead Shall Hear the Voice”.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of “Does the Bible Teach Salvation for the Dead? A survey of the Evidence Part I” (1995), and “Did Jesus Establish Baptism for the Dead?” (1997), by Luke P. Wilson

Taggart, Gregory. “Mormonism on the Internet II.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Websites for and against the Latter-day Saints proliferate. Some of them are, of course, better than others.

Taggart, Gregory. “Lauramaery Gold, Mormons on the Internet.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).

Review of Mormons on the Internet (1997), by Lauramaery Gold

FARMS Review. “1997 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books 10 no. 2 (1998).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 10 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 10 no. 2 (1998).

Volume 11, Number 1 (1999)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Perceptions and Expectations.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Our expectations and presuppositions lead us to see what we want to see.

Rust, Richard Dilworth. “The Literary Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Review of “Voice from the Dust”: A Literary Analysis of the Book of Mormon” (1996), by Walter Krajewski; and A New Witness for Christ: Chiastic Structure in the Book of Mormon (1997), by H. Clay Gorton

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Novak, Gary F. “Censoring the Book of Mormon?” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Review of A Reader's Book of Mormon Digest: Condensed from the Book of Mormon: A New Witness for Christ. A Monthly Reading Program and Study Guide of the Doctrines of the Book of Mormon (1997), by Robert H. Moss

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Wirth, Diane E. “John L. Sorenson. Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Review of Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life (1998), by John L. Sorenson

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Lane, Keith H. “Turning Toward the Wisdom of King Benjamin.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Review of King Benjamin's Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom” (1998), edited by John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks

McKinlay, Daniel B. “Matthew B. Brown and Paul T. Smith. Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Review of Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration (1997), by Matthew B. Brown and Paul T. Smith

Midgley, Louis. “Hugh W. Nibley. The Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Review of The Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled (1991), by Hugh W. Nibley

Keywords: review
Freeman, Robert C. “Mark A. Smith. The Power of God.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Review of The Power of God (1997), by Mark A. Smith

McGregor, Russell C. and Kerry A. Shirts. “Letters to an Anti-Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Review of Letters to a Mormon Elder: Eye-Opening Information for Mormons and the Christians Who Talk with Them (1993), by James R. White

Raventos, William. “A Layman's Comparison.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 1 (1999).

Review of GospeLink (1998), by Deseret Book; and Collector's Library '98 (1998), by Infobases

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 11 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 11 no. 1 (1999).

Volume 11, Number 2 (1999)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: The Review Crosses a Divide of Its Own.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 2 (1999).

Introduction to the current issue. For the first time, the Review features an article critical of the truth-claims of the restored gospel and of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Owen, Paul L. and Carl A. Mosser. “Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 2 (1999).

Review of How Wide the Divide: A mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation (1997), by Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson

Ostler, Blake T. “Bridging the Gulf.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 2 (1999).

Review of How Wide the Divide: A mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation (1997), by Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson

Hamblin, William J. and Daniel C. Peterson. “The Evangelical Is Our Brother.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 2 (1999).

Review of How Wide the Divide: A mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation (1997), by Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson

Graham, Daniel W. and James L. Siebach. “Philosophy and Early Christianity.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 2 (1999).

The early church was unable to continue once the apostles had departed. Bishops were only local officials and could not speak for the entire church. Beginning with the later second century, philosophy plays an increasingly important role in the church—this appears to be an effect rather than a cause of the apostasy.

Paulsen, David L. and R. Dennis Potter. “How Deep the Chasm? A Reply to Owen and Mosser's Review.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 2 (1999).

In exploring the divide between Latter-day Saints and Evangelicals, Paulsen and Potter reply to Owen and Mosser on issues of open canon, continuing revelation, biblical enerrancy, divine finitude, divine embodiment, deification, the Trinity or Godhead, soteriology and anthropology, and postmortem salvation.

Cook, Roger D. “How Deep the Platonism? A Review of Owen and Mosser's Appendix: Hellenism, Greek Philosophy, and the Creedal “Straightjacket” of Christian Orthodoxy.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 2 (1999).

Cook addresses the following issues raised by Owen and Mosser: Did Greek philosophy cause an apostasy in the early Christian church? How deeply Hellenized were the early Jewish converts of Christianity? Philosphy and the Hellenization of Christianity, and Early Judaic and Christian beliefs concerning God and theosis.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Afterword.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 2 (1999).

In response to the articles in this issue, Peterson notes that Latter-day Saints do not extend themselves to expose and attack other faiths. He further discusses, among other things, an open canon and continuing revelation, salvation as outlined in the scriptures, the ordinances of the gospel, revelation following the incarnation and resurrection of Christ, the biblical canon, inerrancy, biblical texts, the Book of Abraham, and the nature of God.

FARMS Review. “1998 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books 11 no. 2 (1999).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 11 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 11 no. 2 (1999).

Volume 12, Number 1 (2000)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: “The Worst Herricy Man Can Preach”.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson discusses Peter Elias, Amasa Lyman, and the techniques of contemporary anti-Mormonism.

Ricks, Stephen D. “God's Name?” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of The Name of God: From Sinai to the American Southwest. A Script and Language of Ancient Palestine Also Found in the Ancient American Southwest (1998), by James R. Harris, assisted by Dann W. Hone

Gee, John. “Some Notes on the Anthon Transcript.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of Translating the Anthon Transcript (1999), by Stan and Polly Johnson

Wirth, Diane E. “The Bearded, White God is Everywhere—or Is He?” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of Fair Gods and Feathered Serpents; A Search for the Early Americas' Bearded White God (1997), by T. J. O'Brien

Silver, Cherry B. “Connecting the Nephite Story to Mesoamerican Research.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life (1998), by John L. Sorenson

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Bickmore, Barry R. ““Them Sneaky Early Christians”.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of Hidden Wisdom: Esoteric Traditions and the Roots of Christian Mysticism (1996), by Guy G. Stroumsa

Judd, Frank F. Jr. “A New Way to Read the Epistles.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of An Epistle from the New Testament Apostles (1999), by John W. Welch

Novak, Gary F. “The Return of Ashtoreth to the Groves and High Places: Feminist Ideology, the Politics of Vicitmization, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of God the Mother and Other Theological Essays (1997), by Janice Allred

Eliason, Eric A. ““An Awful Tale of Blood” Theocracy, Intervention, and the Forgotten Kingdom.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1875-1896 (1998), by David L. Bigler

Oman, Nathan. ““Out of Zion Shall Go Forth the Law” (Isaiah 2:3).” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900 (1988), by Edwin B. Firmage and Richard C. Mangrum

Allred, Alma. “Coin of the Realm: Beware of Specious Specie.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of “Scripture” (1988), by Norman L. Geisler

Bachman, Danel W. “The Other Side of the Coin: A Source Review of Norman Geisler's Chapter.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of “Scripture” (1988), by Norman L. Geisler

Hopkins, Richard R. “Counterfeiting the Mormon Concept of God.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of “God” (1998), by Francis J. Beckwith

Bickmore, Barry R. “Not Completely Worthless.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of “Christ” (1998), by Ron Rhodes

McGregor, Russell C. “Widening the Divide: The Countercult Version of Mormonism.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of “Salvation” (1998), by Phil Roberts

Shirts, Kerry A. “Terminating Some Terminology Problems Between Evangelical Chrsitians and Mormon Christians.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of “Terminology” (1998), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner

Barksdale, D. L. “A Word to Our Anti-Mormon Friends.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of “A Word to Our Mormon Friends” (1998)

Watson, Elden J. “Cultured Conflicts: History Served on the Half Shell.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of Cultures in Conflict: A Documentary History of the Mormon War in Illinois (1995), edited by John E. Hallwas and Roger D. Launuis

Midgley, Louis. ““A Tangled Web” The Walter Martin Miasma.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of Mormonism (1957); The Maze of Mormonism (1962); and The Kingdom of the Cults (1997), by Walter Martin

Williams, Richard N. “The Spirit of Prophecy and the Spirit of Psychiatry: Restoration of Dissociation?” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of The Sword of Laban: Joseph Smith Jr. and the Dissociated Mind (1998), by William D. Morain

Lane, Keith H. “For Greater Love and Understanding: Three Guides for the Study of Scripture.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 1 (2000).

Review of Searching the Scriptures: Bringing Power to Your Personal and Family Study (1997), by Gene R. Cook; Treasure Up the Word (1997), by Jay E. Jensen; and Scripture Study: Tools and Suggestions (1999), by James E. Faulconer

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 12 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 12 no. 1 (2000).

Volume 12, Number 2 (2000)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: “What Has Athens to Do with Jerusalem?” Apostasy and Restoration in the Big Picture.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Introduction to the current issue, include editor's picks. Latter-day Saints appear to approach theology and history in ways that fit remarkably well into the Hebrew thought-world from which Christianity emerged rather than from the Hellenization that eventually emerged.

Elliott, T. Lynn. “Discovering Mormon and Moroni.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of The Lives and Travels of Mormon and Moroni (2000), by Jerry L. Ainsworth

Hauglid, Brian M. “A New Approach to the Book of Mormon: The Restored Covenant Edition.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of The Book of Mormon: Restored Covenant Edition (1999), by Zarahemla Research Foundation

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Johnson, D. Lynn. “The Restored Covenant Edition of the Book of Mormon—Text Restored to Its Purity?” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of The Book of Mormon: Restored Covenant Edition (1999), by Zarahemla Research Foundation

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Seely, David Rolph. ““The Old Adorns the New” Reading the Book of Mormon in Light of the Bible.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon (1998), by S. Kent Brown

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Szink, Terry. “Book of Mormon Scholar's Digest.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins (1997), edited by Noel B. Reynolds

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Goff, Alan. “Scratching the Surface of Book of Mormon Narratives.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of Digging in Cumorah: Reclaiming Book of Mormon Narratives (1999), by Mark D. Thomas

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hardy, Grant. “Speaking So That All May Be Edified.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of Digging in Cumorah: Relcaiming Book of Mormon Narratives (1999), by Mark D. Thomas

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Elliott, T. Lynn. “Modern-Day Lessons from the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of As One Crying from the Dust: Book of Mormon Messages for Today (1999), by Brent L. Top

Keywords: Book of Mormon
McDonald, Andrew J. “New Evidences for Old?: Buyer Beware.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of New Evidences of Christ in Ancient America (1999), by Blaine M. Yorgason, Bruce W. Warren, and Harold Brown

McLachlan, James. “Knocking Over Straw Gods.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of See the Gods Fall: Four Rivals to Christianity (1997), by Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish

Garrett, Robert L. “Study of Early Christianity Vindicates the Restoration.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of Restoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianity (1999), by Barry R. Bickmore

Waltz, David. “A New Look at Historic Christianity.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of Restoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianity (1999), by Barry R. Bickmore

Hallen, Cynthia L. “Feasting upon the Works: A Tribute to John L. Sorenson.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of Mormons, Scriptures, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson (1998), edited by Davis Bitton

Gee, John. ““An Obstacle to Deeper Understanding”.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (1998), by D. Michael Quinn

Hamblin, William J. “That Old Black Magic.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (1998), by D. Michael Quinn

James, Rhett S. “Writing History Must Not Be an Act of “Magic”.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (1998), by D. Michael Quinn

Seely, David Rolph. “Explaining the Temple to the World: James E. Talmage's Monumental Book, The House of the Lord.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of The House of the Lord: A Study of Holy Sanctuaries: A special Reprint of the 1912 First Edition (1998), by James E. Talmage.

Tvedtnes, John A. “Shades of Darkness.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of “Dr. Shades' Review of FARMS Review of Books: How the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies deceives their fellow Latter-day Saints by creating the false impression that all is well in Zion.”

Skousen, Royal. “Introducing the Dead Sea Scrolls to an LDS Audience.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).

Review of The Dead Sea Scrolls: Questions and Responses for Latter-day Saints (2000), by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks

FARMS Review. “1999 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books 12 no. 2 (2000).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 12 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 12 no. 2 (2000).

Volume 13, Number 1 (2001)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: American Apocrypha?” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 1 (2001).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson surmises what the assumptions of the forthcoming book American Apocrypha will be. The statements of the Book of Mormon witnesses must be taken seriously, and the work of Royal Skousen reveals a stunningly consistent, systematic, and complex book. Keith Norman's dissertation on deification and Jordan Vajda's master's thesis on divinization note parallels with early doctrines of theosis. Joseph Smith's mission consisted of making clear that which was formerly hidden.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Barney, Kevin L. “A Seemingly Strange Story Illuminated.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 1 (2001).

Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Midgley, Louis. “The Legend of Legacy of Fawn Brodie.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 1 (2001).

Review of Fawn McKay Brodie: A Biographer's Life (1999), by Newell G. Bringhurst

LaFleur, Philip D. “Evidence?” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 1 (2001).

Review of Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology (1999), by Arvin S. Gibson

Livingstone, Kevin. “Burden of Proof: A Review of Fingerprints of God, by Arvin S. Gibson.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 1 (2001).

Review of Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology (1999), by Arvin S. Gibson

Schaalje, G. Bruce. “Denote or Prove?” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 1 (2001).

Review of Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology (1999), by Arvin S. Gibson

Hettinger, Glen J. “Comments on Critical Exchanges.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 1 (2001).

Review of “A Hard Day for Professor Midgley: An Essay for Fawn McKay Brodie” (1999), by Glen J. Hettinger

Faulconer, James E. “Takayama: Restoration Revelation as Poetry Rather than Fraud.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 1 (2001).

Review of “Poetic Language in Nineteenth Century Mormonism: A Study of Semiotic Phenomenology in Communication and Culture” (1990), by Michiko Takayama

Norwood, L. Ara. “He Ain't Heavy.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 1 (2001).

Review of Is the Mormon My Brother? (1997), by James R. White

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 13 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 13 no. 1 (2001).

Volume 13, Number 2 (2001)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Q&A.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson poses and answers fourteen “questions not asked” for readers of the FARMS Review of Books. Louis Midgley and George L. Mitton have been appointed as associate editors for the FARMS Review.

Marian Robertson-Wilson. “A Musical Message of Faith and Repentance.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of Come unto Christ: The Conversion of Alma the Younger (1999), by Merrill Jenson, with text compiled by Betsy Jenson

Ash, Michael R. “Lehi of Africa.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of Manifestations Mysteries Revealed: An Account of Bible Truth and the Book of Mormon Prophecies (2000), by Embaya Melekin

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gardner, Brant A. “The Other Stuff: Reading the Book of Mormon for Cultural Information.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of Nephite culture and Society: Selected Papers (1997), by John L. Sorenson

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Arnold, Marilyn. “Hidden Ancient Records Abound.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of the Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Jenkins, Joseph A. “An Analysis from a Teacher's Perspective.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of Charting the Book of Mormon (1999), by John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Bitton, Davis. “Mormon Anti-Intellectualism: A Reply.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of “Anti-Intellectualism in Mormon History” (1966), by Davis Bitton

Nibley, Hugh. “Approach to John Gee, Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of A Guide to the Joseph Smtih Papyri (2000), by John Gee

Keywords: Joseph Smith;Egyptology;Joseph Smith Papyri
Swenson, Raymond Takashi. “Faith without Caricature?” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of Mormon America: The Power and the Promise (1999), by Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling

Roulstone, Darren T. “The Pervasiveness of the Temple in Religious Thought.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of The Temple in Time and Eternity (1999), edited by Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks; and The Gates of Heaven: Insights on the Doctrines and Symbols of the Temple (1999), by Matthew B. Brown

Hamblin, William J. “Joseph or Jung? A Response to Douglas Salmon.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of “Parallelomania and the Study of Latter-day Saint Scripture: Confirmation, Coincidence, or the Collective Unconscious?” (2000), by Douglas F. Salmon

Bruening, Ari D. and David L. Paulsen. “The Development of the Mormon Understanding of God: Early Mormon Modalism and Other Myths.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of Mormonism and the Nature of God: A Theological Revolution, 1830-1915 (2000), by Kurt Widmer

Welch, John W. “A Faint but Interesting Christian Voice from the Dust of Egypt.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of Gospel of the Savior: A New Ancient Gospel (1999), by Charles W. Hedrick and Paul A. Mirecki

Gaskill, Alonzo.Maximus Nothus Decretum: A Look at the Recent Catholic Declaration regarding Latter-day Saint Baptisms.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of “The Question of the Validity of Baptism Conferred in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (unpublished), by Luis Ladaria

Bickmore, Barry R. “Clearing up Misconceptions.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of Pope Fictions: Answers to 30 Myths and Misconceptions about the Papacy (1999), by Patrick Madrid

Bickmore, Barry R. “A Passion for Faultfinding: The Deconversion of a Former Catholic Priest.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of When Mormons Call: Answering Mormon Missionaries at Your Door (1999), and Inside Mormonism: What Mormons Really Believe (1999), by Isaiah Bennett

Tvedtnes, John A. “Finders of the Lost Ark.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).

Review of Following the Ark of the Covenant (2000), by Kerry Ross Boren and Lisa Lee Boren

FARMS Review. “2000 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” FARMS Review of Books 13 no. 2 (2001).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 13 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 13 no. 2 (2001).

Volume 14, Number 1 (2002)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Historical Concreteness, or Speculative Abstraction?” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks. Peterson publishes his remarks given at a debate organized under the auspices of the Society of Evangelical Philosophers. Basically, he believes that the very choice of “theology” as a focus of the debate grants an importance to that particular area of intellectual activity that Latter-day Saints and early Christians do not share with more sophisticated critics. Organizations attempting a “ministry of reconciliation” instead appear to attack.

Asay, Ronald W. “Bassett's Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Insights from Prophets, Church Leaders, and Scholars (1999), by K. Douglas Bassett

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Clark, John E. “Evaluating the Case for a Limited Great Lakes Setting.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Return to Cumorah: Piecing Together the Puzzle Where the Nephites Lived (1998), by Duane R. Aston; The Land of Lehi: Further Evidence for the Book of Mormon (1999), by Paul Hedengren: and The Lost Lands of the Book of Mormon (2000), by Phyllis Carol Olive

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. “One-Stop Scriptures.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Words of Christ Restored for the Last Days (1999), by Kenneth Lutes and Lyndell Lutes

Rust, Richard Dilworth. “Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon (1999), by Hugh W. Pinnock

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Duffin, Stephen J. “Pressing Forward: A Real Feast.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s (1999), edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Paulsen, David L. “A General Response to The New Mormon Challenge.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement (2002), edited by Francis J. Beckwith, Carl Mosser, and Paul Owens

Huff, Benjamin I. “Of Course Mormonism Is Christian.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of “Is Mormonism Christian?” (2002), by Craig L. Blomberg

Jackson, Kent P. “Am I a Christian?” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of “Is Mormonism Christian?” (2002), by Craig L. Blomberg

Midgley, Louis. “Faulty Topography.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of “And the Saints Go Marching On” (2002), by Carl Mosser; and Mormon America: The Power and the Promise (1999), by Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling

Christensen, Kevin. “A Response to Paul Owen's Comments on Margaret Barker.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of “Monotheism, Mormonism, and the New Testament Witness” (2002), by Paul Owen

Jibson, Michael D. “Korihor Speaks or the Misinterpretation of Dreams.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Inside the Mind of Joseph Smith: Psychobiography and the Book of Mormon (1999), by Robert D. Anderson

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Harper, Howard K., Steven C. Harper, and David P. Harper. “Van Wagoner's Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait of Biographical Excess.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait of Religious Excess (1994), by Richard S. Van Wagoner

Bitton, Davis. “George Q. Cannon and the Faithful Narrative of Mormon History.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Life of Joseph Smith the Prophet (1888; 1986), by George Q. Cannon

Cooper, Glen M. “Historical Paradigms in Conflict: The Nauvoo Period Revisited.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Cultures in Conflict: A Documentary History of the Mormon War in Illinois (1995), edited by John E. Hallwas and Roger D. Launius

McGregor, Russell C. “The Anti-Mormon Attackers.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of The Mormon Defenders: How Latter-day Saint Apologists Misinterpret the Bible (2001), by James Patrick Holding

Hancock, Ralph C. “The Authority of “Academic Freedom” On Two Cases of Miseducation at BYU.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of The Lord's University: Freedom and Authority at BYU (1998), by Bryan Waterman and Brian Kagel

Tvedtnes, John A. “The Bible Code.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of The Bible Code (1997), by Michael Drosnin

Ricks, Stephen D. “Latter-day Saint Doctrines and the Bible.” FARMS Review of Books 14 no. 1 (2002).

Review of Biblical Mormonism: Responding to Evangelical Criticism of LDS Theology (1994), by Richard R. Hopkins

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 14 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 14 no. 1 (2002).

Volume 15, Number 1 (2003)

Midgley, Louis. “Editor's Introduction, On Caliban Mischief.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Editor's Introduction, On Caliban Mischief

Tvedtnes, John A. “Reconstructing the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of M. Grald Bradford and Alison V. P. Coutts, eds. Uncovering the Original Text of the Book of Mormon: History and Findings of the Critical Text Project.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Reynolds, Noel B. “The Book of Mormon Today.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Terryl L Given. By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Sorenson, John L. “A Rare Gem.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Terryl L Given. By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion.

Spackman, Randall P. “Interpreting Book of Mormon Geography.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of John L. Sorenson. Mormon's Map.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Welch, John W. “How Much Was Known about Chiasmus in 1829 When the Book of Mormon Was Translated?” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Welch shares his study of chiasmus in ancient texts. He states that Joseph Smith knew nothing of chiasmus when he was translating the Book of Mormon. Even so, Welch researches how much the scholars of 1829 knew about chiasmus to show that Joseph could not have intentionally incorporated chiasmus into his own writing.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gee, John. “One Side of a Nonexistent Conversation.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Thomas D. Cottle. The Papyri of Abraham: Facsimiles of the Everlasting Covenant.

Hauglid, Brian M. “Nibley’s Abraham in Egypt: Laying the Foundation for Abraham Research.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Hugh Nibley. Abraham in Egypt.

Keywords: review;Abraham (Prophet);Book of Abraham
Clark, E. Douglas. “A Powerful New Resource for Studying the Book of Abraham.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of John A. Tvedtnes, Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee, comps. and eds. Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham.

Barney, Kevin L. “A More Responsible Critique.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Thomas J. Finley. “Does the Book of Mormon Reflect an Ancient Near Eastern Background?” and David J. Shepherd. “Rendering Fiction: Translation, Pseudotranslation, and the Book of Mormon.” In The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. “One Small Step.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Francis J. Beckwith, Carl Mosser, and Paul Owen. “Introductory Essay”; Thomas J. Finley. “Does the Book of Mormon Reflect an Ancient Near Eastern Background”; and David J. Shepherd. “Rendering Fiction: Translation, Pseudotranslation, and the Book of Mormon.” In The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Ostler, Blake T. “Evil: A Real Problem for Evangelicals.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Carl Mosser. “Can the Real Problem of Evil Be Solved?” in The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement

Bickmore, Barry R. “Of Simplicity, Oversimplification, and Monotheism.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Paul Owen. “Monotheism, Mormonism, and the New Testament Witness.” In The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement.

Porter, Rockwell D. “A Dancer/Journalist's Anti-Mormon Diatribe.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Richard Abanes. One Nation under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church.

Huff, Benjamin I. “How Polemicism Corrupted Latter-day Saint Apologetics.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Richard R. Hopkins. How Greek Philosophy Corrupted the Christian Concept of God.

Morris, Larry E. ““The Private Character of the Man Who Bore That Testimony” Oliver Cowdery and His Critics.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of LaMar Petersen. The Creation of the Book of Mormon: A Historical Inquiry. Review of Robert D. Anderson. Inside the Mind of Joseph Smith: Psychobiography and the Book of Mormon. Review of Dan Vogel. “The Validity of the Witnesses’ Testimonies.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Barney, Kevin L. “Isaiah Interwoven.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Donald W. Parry. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources.

Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “Three Books on Jewish and Mormon Themes.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Raphael Jospe, Truman G. Madsen, and Seth Ward, eds. Covenant and Chosenness in Judaism and Mormonism. Review of Frank J. Johnson and Rabbi William J. Leffler. Jews and Mormons: Two Houses of Israel. Review of Harris Lenowitz. The Jewish Messiahs: From the Galilee to Crown Heights.

Hauglid, Brian M.Muhammad, Judah, and Joseph Smith: A Sharp Stick in the Eye.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of C. Reynolds Mackay. Muhammad, Judah, and Joseph Smith.

Flinders, Rebecca M. and Anne B. Fairchild. “Scriptures for Families.” FARMS Review of Books 15 no. 1 (2003).

Review of Thomas R. Valletta, gen. ed. The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families. Review of Thomas R. Valletta, gen. ed. The New Testament for Latter-day Saint Families.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 1 (2003).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. FARMS Review of Books Volume 15 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 15 no. 1 (2003).

Volume 15, Number 2 (2003)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: Of “Galileo Events,” Hype, and Suppression: Or, Abusing Science and Its History.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Peterson discusses the so-called Galileo event that some Book of Mormon critics believe will soon occur, thus expanding the separation between reli-gion and science until religion subsides to science. He also addresses the lack of Near Eastern culture among Native Americans, a common argument against the authenticity of the Book of Mormon

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Cooper, Glen M. “Appendix, On Aping Aristotle: Modern-day Simplicios.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Cooper addresses the claim that Thomas Murphy’s DNA research is a “Galileo event.” He provides information on Galileo’s life to show that Galileo was not against religion and that the Catholic Church was not against science. Cooper then parallels that information with the Murphy situation. Like Galileo, Murphy has not taken a stance against religion, only against a particular religious text

Lane, Keith H. “Holding Fast to the Word: A Review of Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Paul Y. Hoskisson, ed. Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures.

Gardner, Brant. “Confusion of Tongues and a Map.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Robert A. Pate. Mapping the Book of Mormon: A Comprehensive Geography of Nephite America.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “Prolegomena to the DNA Articles.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Peterson addresses Thomas Murphy’s criticism of the Book of Mormon and shows that Murphy does not incorporate other scholars, whether they be in favor of or against the Book of Mormon, into his research. Rather, he uses his own opinions and previous writings as the basis for his claims.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
McClellan, David A. “Detecting Lehi’s Genetic Signature: Possible, Probable, or Not?” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

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: Book of Mormon
Roper, Matthew. “Nephi’s Neighbors: Book of Mormon Peoples and Pre-Columbian Populations.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Roper, Matthew. “Swimming in the Gene Pool: Israelite Kinship Relations, Genes, and Genealogy.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

This article discusses the possibility that DNA is not dependable evidence either for or against the verac-ity of the Book of Mormon. It is difficult to ascertain whether Book of Mormon people were literal descendants of Israel and how similar those genetics are with modern Israelites. Therefore, no conclusive statements can be made concerning the DNA of Book of Mormon people

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Stubbs, Brian D. “Elusive Israel and the Numerical Dynamics of Population Mixing.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

This article discusses how a population’s number of pure-blooded individuals can diminish drastically to only a few percent in a few hundred years. This infor-mation suggests that it is difficult and perhaps impossible to draw any definite conclusions concerning the genetics of Native Americans in relation to the people spoken of in the Book of Mormon

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Tvedtnes, John A. “The Charge of ‘Racism’ in the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Some critics of the Book of Mormon reject the ancient text on account of its supposedly racist commentary. In response to these critics, this article incorporates biblical examples and traditions to show how certain words and phrases that could be seen as racist were used to illustrate a larger message

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Crockett, Robert D. “A Trial Lawyer Reviews Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Will Bagley. Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows.

Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History. “Statement regarding Grant Palmer’s Book An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

This statement addresses the implication that Smith Institute scholars agree with Grant Palmer’s opinions concerning Latter-day Saint origins

Bitton, Davis. “The Charge of a Man with a Broken Lance (But Look What He Doesn’t Tell Us).” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.

Harper, Steven C. “Trustworthy History?” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.

Mark Ashurst-McGee. “A One-sided View of Mormon Origins.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.

Midgley, Louis.Prying into Palmer.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.

Norton, Don. “An Exemplary Biography.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Boyd Petersen. Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life.

Keywords: review
Paulsen, David L. and Matthew G. Fisher. “A New Evangelical Vision of God: Openness and Mormon Thought.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Clark H. Pinnock. Most Moved Mover: A Theology of God’s Openness.

Shipps, Jan. “A Bird’s-Eye View of the Mormon Prophet.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).

Review of Robert V. Remini. Joseph Smith.

FARMS Review. “2002 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” The FARMS Review 15 no. 2 (2003).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 15 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 15 no. 2 (2003).

Volume 16, Number 1 (2004)

Mitton, George L. “Editor's Introduction: Anti-Mormon Writings: Encountering a Topsy-Turvy Approach to Mormon Origins.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Mitton explains the need to address anti-Mormon texts and their authors, beginning in the early days of the church. It is important to give attention to Joseph’s own explanation and that of his close associates.

Barney, Kevin L. “An Elegant Presentation.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Grant Hardy, ed. The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Goff, Alan. “Positivism and the Priority of Ideology in Mosiah-First Theories of Book of Mormon Production.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Brent Lee Metcalfe. “The Priority of Mosiah: A Prelude to Book of Mormon Exegesis.” In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, and Review of Edwin Firmage Jr. “Historical Criticism and the Book of Mormon: A Personal Encounter.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, and Review of Susan Staker. “Secret Things, Hidden Things: The Seer Story in the Imaginative Economy of Joseph Smith.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hamblin, William J. “Priced to Sell.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Robert M. Price. “Prophecy and Palimpsest.” Dialogue 35/3.

Oman, Nathan. ““Secret Combinations” A Legal Analysis.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

This article addresses the belief that the account of secret combinations in the Book of Mormon is a satire on Masonry. Many scholars claim that the term secret combinations was exclusively used in the 1820s to refer to Masonry. However, Nathan Oman points out that this term was also used in legal situations to refer to criminal conspiracies.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Judkins, Benjamin N. “Recent Trends in Book of Mormon Apologetics: A Critical Assessment of Methodological Diversity and Academic Viability.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

This article discusses the evolvement of Book of Mormon apologetics. Although Book of Mormon scholarship was originally intended for an exclusively Latter-day Saint audience, it has since broadened to address a more scholarly and secular audience.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Reed, Michael G. “Abanes’s “Revised” History.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Richard Abanes. One Nation under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church.

Briggs, Robert H. “Sally Denton’s American Massacre: Authentic Mormon Past versus the Danite Interpretation of History.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Sally Denton. American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857.

Crockett, Robert D. “The Denton Debacle.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Sally Denton. American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857.

Foster, Craig L. “Doing Violence to Journalistic Integrity.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Jon Krakauer. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of a Violent Faith.

Peterson, Daniel C. and Matthew Roper.Ein Heldenleben? On Thomas Stuart Ferguson as an Elias for Cultural Mormons.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Stan Larson. Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson’s Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “On the New World Archaeological Foundation.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Some critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have claimed that the church has funded several failed archaeological expeditions in an effort to prove the veracity of the Book of Mormon. As Daniel C. Peterson points out, however, such excursions have not been failures. On the contrary, they have produced significant evidence to support the Book of Mormon, and there is still more to be discovered.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Allen, James B. “Asked and Answered: A Response to Grant H. Palmer.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.

Christensen, Kevin. “Truth and Method: Reflections on Dan Vogel’s Approach to the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Kevin Christensen responds to Dan Vogel’s views against the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Vogel claims that the Book of Mormon cannot be a translated text because there were numerous influences surrounding Joseph Smith that could have motivated him to write the book on his own. Christensen and Vogel have responded to each other’s claims previously; this article is a continuation of that debate.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Bitton, Davis. “Spotting an Anti-Mormon Book.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Davis Bitton provides a few guidelines to help readers determine whether a given text is anti-Mormon and to explain how readers should approach such texts.

Midgley, Louis. “The Signature Books Saga.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Although founded and directed by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, publishing company Signature Books has a reputation of having a liberal view of controversial LDS issues. Louis Midgley examines the history of Signature Books and compares it to that of Prometheus Books, a publisher of atheist literature.

Bradford, M. Gerald. “The Savior’s Final Hours.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas A. Wayment, eds. From the Last Supper through the Resurrection: The Savior’s Final Hours.

Welch, John W. “Enoch Translated.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of George W. E. Nickelsburg. 1 Enoch 1: A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch, Chapters 1–36; 81–108

Strathearn, Gaye. “Did the Early Christian Church Seek Salvation for the Dead?” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Jeffrey A. Trumbower. Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity.

Tvedtnes, John A. “Can Early Chinese Maritime Expeditions Shed Light on Lehi’s Voyage to the New World?” The FARMS Review 16 no. 1 (2004).

Review of Gavin Menzies. 1421, the Year China Discovered America.

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 16 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 16 no. 1 (2004).

Volume 16, Number 2 (2004)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction: “In the Hope That Something Will Stick” Changing Explanations for the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

A slightly different version of this essay was first presented at the 2002 conference of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR; see www.fair-lds.org), in Provo, Utah. It represents a sketch for what I hope will eventually become a more detailed study of the varying counterexplanations that have been offered for the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Clark, John E. “Searching for Book of Mormon Lands in Middle America.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Joseph L. Allen. Sacred Sites: Searching for Book of Mormon Lands and Review of James Warr. A New Model for Book of Mormon Geography.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Ricks, Stephen D. “Testaments: The Literary Riches of the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of David E. Bokovoy and John A. Tvedtnes. Testaments: Links between the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Christensen, Kevin. “The Deuteronomist De-Christianizing of the Old Testament.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Melodie Moench Charles. “The Mormon Christianizing of the Old Testament.” In The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture

Tvedtnes, John A. “Reinventing the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Brent Lee Metcalfe. “Reinventing Lamanite Identity.” Sunstone

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Christenson, Allen J. “Linguistic Puzzles Still Unresolved.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Robert A. Pate. Mapping the Book of Mormon: A Comprehensive Geography of Nephite America.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Judd, Frank F. Jr. “The Most Correct Book.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Ed J. Pinegar and Richard J. Allen. Teachings and Commentaries on the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Sorensen, A. Don. “The Problem of the Sermon on the Mount and 3 Nephi.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of William D. Russell. “A Further Inquiry into the Historicity of the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone, September–October 1982, 20–27.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Szink, Terrence L. “Jerusalem in Lehi’s Day.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of John W. Welch, David Rolph Seely, and Jo Ann H. Seely, eds. Glimpses of Lehi’s Jerusalem.

Tvedtnes, John A. “Isaiah in the Bible and the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of David P. Wright. “Isaiah in the Book of Mormon: Or Joseph Smith in Isaiah.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gardner, Brant A. “An Exploration in Critical Methodology: Critiquing a Critique.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Earl M. Wunderli. “Critique of a Limited Geography for Book of Mormon Events.” Dialogue 35/3 (2002): 161–97.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Roper, Matthew. “Limited Geography and the Book of Mormon: Historical Antecedents and Early Interpretations.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

This article discusses how geographical theories about the Book of Mormon have developed. Whereas many of the early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speculated that the Book of Mormon took place throughout all of the Americas, many present members and scholars believe it took place in the more specific region known as Mesoamerica.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Johnson, Hollis R. “The Big Bang: What Does It Mean for Us?” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Paul Copan and William Lane Craig. “Craftsman or Creator? An Examination of the Mormon Doctrine of Creation and a Defense of Creatio ex nihilo.” In The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement

Nuckolls, Charles W. “Mormonism as an Ecclesiology and System of Relatedness.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Douglas J. Davies. An Introduction to Mormonism.

van Beek, Walter E. A. “A Comparative Exercise in Mormon Theology.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Douglas J. Davies. An Introduction to Mormonism.

Spackman, Ben. “Swimming in Symbols.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Alonzo L. Gaskill. The Lost Language of Symbolism: An Essential Guide for Recognizing and Interpreting Symbols of the Gospel.

Bitton, Davis. “I Don’t Have a Testimony of the History of the Church.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR), Sandy, Utah, 5 August 2004 (see www.fair-lds.org). Used by permission. Also published in Meridian Magazine Online (see www.ldsmag.com). Used by permission. Copyright 2004 Davis Bitton.

Morris, Larry E. “The Book of Abraham: Ask the Right Questions and Keep On Looking.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Robert K. Ritner. “The ‘Breathing Permit of Hôr’ Thirtyfour Years Later.” Dialogue 33/4 (2000): 97–119. Review of Robert K. Ritner. “ ‘The Breathing Permit of Hôr’ among the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 62/3 (2003): 161–77.

Seely, David Rolph. “Exploring the Isaiah Code: Ascending the Seven Steps on the Stairway to Heaven.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Avraham Gileadi. Isaiah Decoded: Ascending the Ladder to Heaven.

Midgley, Louis. “Cowan on the Countercult.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).

Review of Douglas E. Cowan. Bearing False Witness? An Introduction to the Christian Countercult.

FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).
FARMS Review. “2003 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” The FARMS Review 16 no. 2 (2004).
Keywords: Book of Mormon
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 16 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 16 no. 2 (2004).

Volume 17, Number 1 (2005)

Midgley, Louis. “Editor's Introduction: The First Steps.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. A Protestant historian’s ideas about the durabil-ity of Mormonism—if it can survive the critical scru-tiny of its foundational events—invite discussion of how secularism, cultural Mormonism, atheism, sci-entism, countercult anti-Mormonism, and other forms of intellectualism seek to disparage the faith of Latter-day Saints.

Literski, Nicholas S. “Mormonism, Masonry, and Mischief: Clyde Forsberg’s Equal Rites.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Review of Clyde R. Forsberg Jr. Equal Rites: The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender, and American Culture.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Morris, Larry E. ““I Should Have an Eye Single to the Glory of God” Joseph Smith’s Account of the Angel and the Plates.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Review of Ronald V. Huggins. “From Captain Kidd’s Treasure Ghost to the Angel Moroni: Changing Dramatis Personae in Early Mormonism.” Dialogue 36/4 (2003): 17–42.

Parr, Ryan. “Missing the Boat to Ancient America . . . Just Plain Missing the Boat.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Review of Simon G. Southerton. Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church.

Jackson, Kent P. “Leaving the Facts and the Faith.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Review of Martha Beck. Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith.

Taggart, Gregory. “How Martha Wrote an Anti-Mormon Book (Using Her Father’s Handbook as Her Guide?).” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Review of Martha Beck. Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith.

Paulsen, David L. and Brent Alvord. “Joseph Smith and the Problem of the Unevangelized.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Review of John Sanders. No Other Name: An Investigation into the Destiny of the Unevangelized. and Review of Gabriel Fackre, Ronald H. Nash, and John Sanders. What about Those Who Have Never Heard? Three Views on the Destiny of the Unevangelized.

Hedges, Andrew H. and Dawson W. Hedges. “No, Dan, That’s Still Not History.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.

Benz, Ernst and Alan F. Keele.Imago dei: Man as the Image of God.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Ernst Benz originally presented this paper at the Eranos conference held in Ascona, Switzerland, in 1969. (See the publisher’s Web site at www.daimon.ch for more information about these annual Eranos conferences and for listings of Eranos yearbooks.) Ernst Benz’s collected Eranos lectures are found in his book Urbild und Abbild: Der Mensch und die mythische Welt (Leiden: Brill, 1974). This essay is on pages 475–508. The astute reader will pick up some of Benz’s misconceptions about Latter-day Saint beliefs.

Parkinson, Dilworth B. ““We Have Received, and We Need No More”.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Dilworth B. Parkinson presented this devotional address at Brigham Young University, 2 March 2004. Advancing in gospel knowledge is compared to the slow and frustrating process of learning a foreign language. Obstacles include acquiring facts without applying them in one’s life and being satisfied with one’s present state of knowledge. Several constructive principles of active and effective learning are reviewed.

Buskirk, Allen R. “Science, Pseudoscience, and Religious Belief.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Review of Carl Sagan. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark.

Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel and David M. Whitchurch. “Assessing the Countercult.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

Review of Douglas E. Cowan. Bearing False Witness? An Introduction to the Christian Countercult.

Midgley, Louis. “A Mighty Kauri Has Fallen: Hugh Winder Nibley (1910–2005).” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).

The author reflects on the lasting influence of the eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, whose far-reaching scholarship, unmatched erudition, and vigorous defense of the Mormon faith established Mormon studies on a solid foundation and pointed the way for others to follow.

Keywords: review;Apologetics;Hugh Nibley;Scholarship
FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 1 (2005).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 17 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 17 no. 1 (2005).

Volume 17, Number 2 (2005)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction, Not So Easily Dismissed: Some Facts for Which Counterexplanations of the Book of Mormon Will Need to Account.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Recent research supporting the authenticity of the Book of Mormon includes evidence that the book was, as witnesses claimed, orally dictated; that its opening chapters accurately depict the ancient Near East in details unknown in Joseph Smith’s day; and that many of its expressions and word meanings had disappeared from English before 1700. Such evi-dence argues against claims that the Book of Mormon was memorized or otherwise cribbed from another document.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Huntington, Ray L. “Reading between the Lines: Book of Mormon Insights from S. Kent Brown.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of S. Kent Brown. Voices from the Dust: Book of Mormon Insights.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Roper, Matthew. “The Mythical “Manuscript Found”.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of Wayne L. Cowdrey, Howard A. Davis, and Arthur Vanick. Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon? The Spalding Enigma.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Rust, Richard Dilworth. “The Book of Mormon as Literature.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of James T. Duke. The Literary Masterpiece Called the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gardner, Brant A. “Behind the Mask, Behind the Curtain: Uncovering the Illusion.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of Joel P. Kramer and Scott R. Johnson. The Bible vs. the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. “The Wrong Place for Lehi's Trail and the Valley of Lemuel.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of George Potter and Richard Wellington. Lehi in the Wilderness.

Petersen, Boyd Jay. “Response to Leaving the Saints.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of Marth Beck. Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith.

Ostler, Blake T. “Out of Nothing: A History of Creation ex Nihilo in Early Christian Thought.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of Paul Copan and William Lane Craig. “Craftsman or Creator? An Examination of the Mormon Doctrine of Cration and a Defense of Creatio ex nihilo.” and Review of Paul Copan and William Lane Craig. Creation out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration.

Goff, Alan. “Dan Vogel's Family Romance and the Book of Mormon as Smith Family Allegory.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Jospe, Raphael. “Jews and Mormons: Similarities and Differences.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Israeli scholar Raphael Jospe encourages greater understanding and dialogue between Jews and Latter-day Saints. He points out issues that divide the two groups and issues for which there may be common ground. He specifically addresses the often fruitful tension that exists between universalism and particularism in the two faiths, both historically and today.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Reflections on Secular Anti-Mormonism.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

The author discusses secular anti-Mormonism in terms of the broader phenomenon of atheistic or agnostic assumptions that have come to dominate western Europe and the elite American media in recent decades and that have made inroads among some Latter-day Saints as well.

Skousen, Royal. “The Earliest Textual Sources for Joseph Smith's “New Translation” of the King James Bible.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of Scott H. Faulring, Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds. Joseph Smith's New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts.

Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Book of Breathings in Its Place.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).

Review of Michael D. Rhodes. The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary.

FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 17 no. 2 (2005).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 17 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 17 no. 2 (2005).

Volume 18, Number 1 (2006)

Midgley, Louis. “Editor's Introduction, Knowing Brother Joseph Again.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Midgley explains the need for people to learn about and come to know Joseph Smith as the man who restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth.

Draper, Thomas W. and Lindsey Kenny. “Book of Mormon Parenting.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of Geri Brinley. The Book of Mormon: A Pattern for Parenting.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Bokovoy, David E.The Bible vs. the Book of Mormon: Still Losing the Battle.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of Joel P. Kramer and Scott R. Johnson. The Bible vs. the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Ricks, Shirley S. “The Book of Mormon Abridged Anew.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of Jana Riess, annotator. The Book of Mormon: Selections Annotated and Explained.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Mark Ashurst-McGee. “Moroni as Angel and as Treasure Guardian.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).
Butler, John M. “Addressing Questions Surrounding the Book of Mormon and DNA Research.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Butler discusses the premises of the DNA argument between supporters and critics of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Stewart, David G. Jr. “DNA and the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Stewart examines the DNA research applicable to Native Americans and how it relates to Book of Mormon peoples.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Welch, John S. “Keep the Old Wine in Old Wineskins: The Pleasing (Not Pleading) Bar of God.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Welch discusses the use of the phrase pleasing bar in the Book of Mormon. Whereas scholar Royal Skousen argues that the word pleasing should actually be plead-ing, Welch claims that it should remain as it is.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Peterson, Daniel C. “Authority in the Book of Mosiah.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

This article examines the book of Mosiah in the Book of Mormon in order to study the doctrine and pres-ence of the priesthood in Book of Mormon times.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Skousen, Royal. “Conjectural Emendation in the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Royal Skousen explains what a critical text is and discusses his own critical text of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Jibson, Michael D. “Imagine.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of Sam Harris. The Ends of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason.

Vaggalis, Ted. “The Gospel and the Captive Woman.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of Sterling M. McMurrin. The Theological Foundations of the Mormon Religion.

Sherlock, Richard. “Blake Ostler's Mormon Theology.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of Blake T. Ostler. Exploring Mormon Thought: The Attributes of God. and Blake T. Ostler. Exploring Mormon Thought: The Problems of Theism and the Love of God.

Salisbury, Frank B. “The Church and Evolution: A Brief History of Official Statements.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of William E. Evenson and Duane E. Jeffery. Mormonism and Evolution: The Authoritative LDS Statements.

Salisbury, Frank B. “Creation by Evolution?” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of Trent D. Stephens, D. Jeffrey Meldrum, with Forrest B. Peterson. Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding.

Morris, Larry E. “Joseph Smith and “Interpretive Biography”.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.

Hoskisson, Paul Y. “Aaron's Golden Calf.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

This article provides insights on the story of Aaron and the golden calf in the Bible, explaining why Aaron may have decided to make it and why his punishment for doing so was minor in comparison to other biblical reprimands.

Peterson, Daniel C. “Mormonism as a Restoration.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

This article portrays the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a restoration of ancient Christianity and explains why Mormonism is not simply a generic sect.

Hauglid, Brian M. ““Look unto Abraham Your Father”.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of E. Douglas Clark. The Blessing of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People.

Gee, John. “The Old Testament as Reliable History.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

Review of Kenneth A. Kitchen. On the Reliability of the Old Testament.

Ricks, Stephen D.Dexiosis and Dextrarum Iunctio: The Sacred Handclasp in the Classical and Early Christian World.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).

This article discusses the significance of the handclasp as depicted in Roman and early Christian artwork. The historical use of the sacred handclasp demon-strates the importance of the marriage covenant.

FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 1 (2006).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 18 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 18 no. 1 (2006).

Volume 18, Number 2 (2006)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction, The Witchcraft Paradigm: On Claims to “Second Sight” by People Who Say It Doesn't Exist.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 2 (2006).

Peterson argues that despite what some critics claim, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) is not confined to publishing only apologetic texts and is able to claim academic legiti-macy for itself.

Bennett, Robert R. “Science vs. Mormonism: The Dangers of Dogmatism and Sloppy Reading.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 2 (2006).

Review of Duwayne R. Anderson. Farewell to Eden: Coming to Terms with Mormonism and Science.

Sherlock, Richard. “Mormonism and Intelligent Design.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 2 (2006).

The theory of intelligent design is an explanation for the origin and evolution of life on earth. Latter-day Saints should be sympathetic toward intelligent design.

Paulsen, David L. and Cory G. Walker. “Work, Worship, and Grace.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 2 (2006).

Response to Douglas J. Davies. Mormon Culture of Salvation: Force, Grace and Glory.

Barney, Kevin L. “The Foundation of Our Religion.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 2 (2006).

Review of John W. Welch and Erick B. Carlson, eds. Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820-1844.

Midgley, Louis. “Orders of Submission.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 2 (2006).

Review of essays on Mormonism. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.

Muhlestein, Kerry. “Approaching Understandings in the Book of Abraham.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 2 (2006).

Review of John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant.

FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 18 no. 2 (2006).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 18 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 18 no. 2 (2006).

Volume 19, Number 1 (2007)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction, Reflections on the Reactions to Rough Stone Rolling and Related Matters.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Peterson mourns the death of his friend and colleague R. Davis Bitton. Peterson then uses Richard Bushman’s Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling to examine the validity of Joseph Smith’s claim to be a prophet.

Allen, James B. “Davis Bitton: His Scholarship and Faith.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Assistant Church Historian James B. Allen shares his remarks that he made at Davis Bitton’s funeral on Bitton’s scholarly work.

Sorenson, John L. “Valuing Davis Bitton.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Sorenson reminisces about his experiences with Davis Bitton, telling of Bitton’s love for truth, God, family, and friends.

Gardner, Brant A. “A New Chronicler in the Old Style.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Review of David G. Calderwood. Voices from the Dust: New Insights into Ancient America.

Williams, Richard N. “The Book of Mormon as Automatic Writing: Beware the Virtus Dormitiva.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Review of Scott C. Dunn. “Automaticity and the Dictation of the Book of Mormon.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hamblin, William J. “Reformed Egyptian.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

This article discusses the term reformed Egyptian as used in the Book of Mormon. Many critics claim that reformed Egyptian does not exist; however, languages and writing systems inevitably change over time, making the Nephites’ language a reformed version of Egyptian.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Hamblin, William J. “Sacred Writing on Metal Plates in the Ancient Mediterranean.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Significant evidence reveals that bronze and other metals were historically used for writing sacred texts. This article uses that information to demonstrate the plausibility that the Book of Mormon prophet Lehi would have followed the same practice.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Midgley, Louis. “Two Stories—One Faith.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Response to Richard Lyman Bushman, with the assistance of Jed Woodworth. Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling.

Von Feldt, Alyson Skabelund. “Does God Have a Wife?” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Review of William G. Deve. Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel.

Bradford, M. Gerald. “The Study of Mormonism: A Growing Interest in Academia.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Study of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has become a topic of increasing interest to universities and scholars around the country. Bradford addresses this new attention and discusses topics that scholars should research in more depth in order to achieve an accurate academic view of Mormonism.

Faulconer, James E. “Rethinking Theology: The Shadow of the Apocalypse.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

The New Testament repeatedly refers to the Apocalypse, insinuating that the end of the world is forthcoming. However, Faulconer suggests that the Apocalypse must begin with a restoration of gospel truths, and such a restoration can occur on an individual level. When Christ taught about an Apocalypse, he may have been referring to the conversion that each person experiences as he or she accepts these truths.

Givens, Terryl L. “New Religious Movements and Orthodoxy: The Challenge to the Religious Mainstream.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Because of the religious diversity in the United States, the different religions have struggled to be tolerant of each other, especially at the time when Joseph Smith founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Givens examines this situation and suggests five factors that contribute to the success of new religious movements such as Mormonism.

Heiser, Michael S. “You've Seen One Elohim, You've Seen Them All? A Critique of Mormonism's Use of Psalm 82.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Heiser discusses Psalm 82 and the interpretations of Elohim that Latter-day Saints and evangelicals derive from that scriptural passage. Heiser then offers alternative interpretations from his own study.

Bokovoy, David E. “Ye Really Are Gods': A Response to Michael Heiser concerning the LDS Use of Psalm 82 and the Gospel of John.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Review of Michael S. Helser. “You've Seen One Elohim, You've Seen Them All? A Critique of Mormonism's Apologetic Use of Psalm 82.”

Heiser, Michael S. “Israel's Divine Council, Mormonism, and Evangelicalism: Clarifying the Issues and Directions for Future Study.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Heiser responds to Bokovoy’s critique of his argument against the traditional interpretation of Elohim as developed from Psalm 82.

Rawlins, Jacob D. “Turning Away.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Review of Tad R. Callister. The Inevitable Apostasy and the Promised Restoration. and Review of Alexander B. Morrison. Turning from Truth: A New Look at the Great Apostasy.

Coutts, Alison V. P. “Disarray Revisited.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Review of Noel B. Reynolds, ed. Early Christians in Disarray: Contemporary LDS Perspectives on the Christian Apostasy. and Review of Scott R. Petersen. Where Have All the Prophets Gone?

Ricks, Stephen D. “Forward or Drawrof?” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Review of Gustav Mahler, ed. The Sealed Book of Daniel Opened and Translated: The Linear Bible Code—Reading the Book Backward.

Gee, John. “A Method for Studying the Facsimiles.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Review of Allen J. Fletcher. A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham.

Hancock, Ralph C. “A Sinking Ship?” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).

Review of C. John Sommerville. The Decline of the Secular Unversity.

FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 1 (2007).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 19 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 19 no. 1 (2007).

Volume 19, Number 2 (2007)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction, God and Mr. Hitchens.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Peterson refutes the views of atheist Christopher Hitchens, who takes a stance against religion and various well-known religious icons.

Hicken, Paula W. “Mormon's Spiritual Treasure, “Dazzling” or Otherwise.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of Keith Bailey Schofield. How to Increase Your Enjoyment of the Book of Mormon: Striking New Insights Into the Life of Mormon and His Work.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Poulsen, Larry. “The Light Is Better Over Here.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of V. Garth Norman. Book of Mormon Geography—Mesoamerican Historic Geography.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Midgley, Louis. “Preserving and Enlarging the Memory of the Saints.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Midgley applies Yosef Yerushalmi’s discussion of the ways of remembrance as illustrated in Jewish history to the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Olsen, Steven L. “The Theology of Memory: Mormon Historical Consciousness.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Olsen explains why historical documentation is essential to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Novak, Gary and Louis Midgley. “Remembrance and the Past.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

This article references Yosef Yerushalmi’s study of the role of remembrance in the Jewish religion. Novak and Midgley claim that Latter-day Saints have a similar need for remembrance in their religion, as is dem-onstrated in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Murphy, John. “Acquiring and Preserving Written Records: A Sacred Commission.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

This article discusses the importance of recording sacred experiences and preserving other written records.

Faulconer, James E. “Remembrance.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

This article studies human memory and discusses why remembering is integral aspect of making cov-enants with God.

Lyon, Ted. “In the Forecast: Global Christianity Alive and Well.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of Philip Jenkins. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity.

Jospe, Raphael. ““The Glory of God Is Intelligence” A Note on Maimonides.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

This article compares statements by the Jewish philosopher Maimonides and the Latter-day Saint prophet Joseph Smith concerning the corporeality of God.

Morris, Larry E. “Sister Brodie and Sister Brooks.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of Gary Topping. Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History.

Wyatt, Allen L. “Plural Marriage and the Half-Empty-Glass School of Historiography.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of B. Carmon Hard. Doing the Works of Abraham: Mormon Polygamy, Its Origin, Practice, and Demise.

Foster, Craig L. “Massacring the Truth.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of Christopher Cain (producer). September Dawn and Review of Carole Whang Schutter. September Dawn.

Barney, Kevin L. “The Sperry Symposium and the New Testament.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn, eds. Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament. and Review of Kent P. Jackson and Frank F. Judd Jr., eds. How the New Testament Came to Be: The 35th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium.

Barney, Kevin L. “Finally!” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Eric D. Huntsman, and Thomas A. Wayment. Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament; An Illustrated Reference for Latter-day Saints.

Wayment, Thomas A. “Maverick Scholarship and the Apocrypha.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of Robert M. Price. The Pre-Nicene New Testament: Fifty-four Formative Texts.

Tvedtnes, John A. “The Quick and the Dead.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of Michael F. Hull. Baptism on Account of the Dead (1 Cor 15:29): An Act of Faith in the Resurrection.

Grandy, David. “Ideology in the Guise of Science.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Review of Richard Dawkins. The God Delusion.

Gee, John. “New Light on the Joseph Smith Papyri.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).

Gee shares the results of his twenty-year studies of the Joseph Smith Papyri, discussing matters that are not widely known.

FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 19 no. 2 (2007).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 19 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 19 no. 2 (2007).

Volume 20, Number 1 (2008)

Mitton, George L. “Editor's Introduction, Concern for the Things of Eternity.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Mitton highlights a few seventeenth-century prophecies concerning the last days and uses that background infor-mation to explain the outlook that many people today have on modern revelation.

Brugger, Don L. “Toward the Ultimate Book of Mormon Time Line.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Review of Christopher Kimball Bigelow. The Timechart History of Mormonism: FromPremortality to the Present.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gardner, Brant A. “Where Much Is Promised, Less is Given.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Review of Diane E. Wirth. Decoding Ancient America: A Guide to the Archaeology of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Givens, Terryl L. ““Common-Sense” Meets the Book of Mormon: Source, Substance, and Prophetic Disruption.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

This essay challenges criticism of the alleged origins of the Book of Mormon and argues a common-sense approach to support the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Head, Ronan James. “A Brief Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Beekeeping.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

The Book of Mormon includes a narration of the Jaredites and records that this people brought honey-bees with them from the Old World to the New World. A study of the history of beekeeping in the ancient Near East supports the plausibility of the Jaredites’ story.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Morris, Larry E. “Elder Ezra Taft Benson's Incredible Experiences in Postwar Europe.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Review of Frederick Babbel. On Wings of Faith: My Daily Walk with a Prophet.

Silver, Cherry B. “Mormon Culture: A Worldview.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Review of Terryl L. Givens. People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture.

Thorne, Sandra A. “The Armor of God: Understanding the Metaphor.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Review of Kim B. Clark. Armor: Divine Protection in a Darkening World.

Williams, Richard N. “Faith, Reason, Knowledge, and Truth.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Williams reviews the apostasy and the loss of three key components of the gospel: an understanding of the nature of God, apostolic authority, and the fulness of the gifts of the Spirit. He argues that these three aspects of the gospel largely influence our understand-ing of faith, reason, knowledge, and truth.

Norwood, L. Ara. “Still Losing the Battle . . . Still Not Knowing It: An Open Letter to Hank Hanegraaff.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Review of Hank Hanegraaff. The Mormon Mirage: Seeing Through the Illusion of Mainstream Mormonism.

Rosson, Tom. “Deification: Fulness and Remnant.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Review of Deification and Grace. (2007), by Daniel A. Keating.

Faulconer, James E. “The Myth of the Modern; the Anti-myth of the Postmodern.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Faulconer, though not a postmodernist himself, argues that postmodernism is misunderstood and should be evaluated more thoroughly. Accordingly, he com-pares postmodernism with modernism in an effort to provide a more complete view of the two schools of thought.

Gee, John. “Some Puzzles from the Joseph Smith Papyri.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

This article explores what we know about the Joseph Smith Papyri, whether they are connected to the Book of Abraham, and the approaches that Latter-day Saints and non-LDS scholars take when trying to understand such a connection.

Farmer, James L. “The Clockmaker Returns.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Review of Frank B. Salisbury. The Case for Divine Design: Cells, Complexity, and Creation.

Smith, Gregory L. ““Days of Miracle and Wonder” The Faith of Sam Harris and the End of Religion.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).

Review of Sam Harris. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason.

FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 1 (2008).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 20 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 20 no. 1 (2008).

Volume 20, Number 2 (2008)

Midgley, Louis. “Editor's Introduction, Debating Evangelicals.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Midgley shares a missionary experience in New Zealand in which he was confronted about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He then discusses the evolution of the evangelical movement and the problematic nature of engaging in heated debates about religion. While he encourages Latter-day Saints to defend their faith, he insists that they can do so with civility toward and respect for other beliefs.

Samuelson, Cecil O. “On Becoming a Disciple-Scholar.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

President Samuelson’s Neal A. Maxwell Lecture, delivered 23 March 2007, highlights the life and scholarship of Elder Neal A. Maxwell, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the man for whom the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship was named.

Hafen, Bruce C. “Reason, Faith, and the Things of Eternity.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Using the life of Neal A. Maxwell as a standard, Bruce C. Hafen, in his Neal A. Maxwell Lecture, delivered 21 March 2008, discusses the relationship between intellect and spirituality. While many people struggle to understand how reason and faith can coexist, Elder Maxwell exemplified how the two notions are, in fact, complementary to each other.

Smith, Gregory L. “George D. Smith's Nauvoo Polygamy.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Review of George D. Smith. Nauvoo Polygamy: &ldquo. . . But we called it celestial marriage.”

Tvedtnes, John A. “Ark of the Covenant . . . Again.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Review of Tudor Parfitt. The Lost Ark of the Covenant: The Remarkable Quest for the Legendary Ark.

Gardner, Brant A. “This Idea: The “This Land?” Series and the U.S.-Centric Reading of the Book of Mormon.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Review of Edwin G. Goble and Wayne N. May. This Land: Zarahemla and the Nephite Nation. and Review of Wayne N. May. This Land: Only One Cumorah! and Review of Wayne N. May. This Land: They Came from the East.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Boyce, Duane. “Of Science, Scripture, and Surprise.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Review of Trent D. Stephens and D. Jeffrey Meldrum. Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding.

Briggs, Robert H. “A Scholarly Look at the Disastrous Mountain Meadows Massacre.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Review of Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr., and Glen M. Leonard. Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Tragedy.

MacKinnon, William P. “The Utah War and Its Mountain Meadows Massacre: Lessons Learned, Surprises Encountered.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

This article recounts the background and consequences of the Utah War of 1857–58 and comments on the power struggle that existed between Governor Brigham Young and President James Buchanan during that time.

Ricks, Shirley S. “A Sure Foundation.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Review of Ronald V. Huggins. “Hugh Nibley's Footnotes.” In Salt Lake City Messanger 110 (May 2008): 9-21.

Keywords: review
Midgley, Louis. “The Nibley Legacy.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Review of Hugh Nibley. Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, CWHN 17.

Keywords: review;Hugh Nibley;Temple Worship
Review, FARMS. “Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster. The Mormon Quest for the Presidency.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).
Review, FARMS. “Craig L. Foster. A Different God? Mitt Romney, the Religious Right, and the Mormon Question.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).
White, Robert B. “A Review of the Dust Jacket and the First Two Pages.” The FARMS Review 20 no. 2 (2008).

Review of George D. Smith. Nauvoo Polygamy: “. . . But we called it celestial marriage.”

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 20 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 20 no. 2 (2008).

Volume 21, Number 1 (2009)

Peterson, Daniel C. “Editor's Introduction, Where Ideas Won't Face Serious Challenge.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Peterson explains that disbelief in the religious does not leave a person who believes in nothing; it leaves a person who is willing to believe in anything except God. Peterson also mentions that from an academic standpoint he cannot explain the coming forth of the Book of Mormon in any way other than that which is presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Mitton, George L. “Margaret Barker on the Importance of the Ancient Table in the Establishment of Early Christian Worship and Liturgy.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Reviews of Margaret Barker. Temple Themes in Chrstian Worship.

Welch, John W. “A Latter-day Saint Reception of Temple Themes in Christian Worship.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Review of Margaret Barker. Temple Themes in Christian Worship.

Huchel, Frederick M. “Antecedents of the Restoration in the Ancient Temple.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Review of Temple Themes in Christian Worship (2008), by Margaret Barker.

Marty, Martin E. “We Might Know What to Do and How to Do It: On the Usefulness of the Religious Past.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

The historical influences of the past on modern religion are important for the future of religion.

Midgley, Louis. “The Book of Mormon as Record.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

This article discusses the meaning of the term recordand explains how it applies to the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Barney, Kevin L. “A Book of Mormon Casebook.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Review of John W. Welch. The Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Enders, Donald L. and Jennifer L. Lund. “Myths on Palmyra's Main Street.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Review of Gordon L. Weight. Miracle on Palmyra's Main Street: An “Old-Time” Printer's Perspective on Printing the Original Copies of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Faulconer, James E. “Setting a New Standard.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Brant A. Gardner, Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, etc.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gardner, Brant A. “Mormon's Editorial Method and Meta-Message.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Gardner examines the timeline and process that Mormon plausibly underwent when he compiled and added to the Book of Mormon. Mormon’s message is the cycle of history—the Messiah will come again.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Givens, Terryl L. “Themes.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Givens first recounts the six visions that Nephi records in the Book of Mormon. He then suggests five themes from these visions: personal revelation, focus on Jesus Christ, wilderness and varieties of Zion, new configurations of scripture, and the centrality of family. Finally, he expands on each of these themes individually, explaining how they are illustrated through-out the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Goff, Alan. “How Should We Then Read? Reading Mormon Scripture after the Fall.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.

Olsen, Steven L. “The Death of Laban: A Literary Interpretation.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

This article approaches the narrative of Laban’s death using literary criticism and studies how Nephi’s use of specific words and phrases offers additional insight to this story.

Boyce, Duane. “Do Liberal Economic Policies Approximate the Law of Consecration?” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).

Review of Hugh Nibley. Approaching Zion.

Keywords: review
FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 1 (2009).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 21 Issue 1. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 21 no. 1 (2009).

Volume 21, Number 2 (2009)

Midgley, Louis C. “Editor's Introduction, The Wedding of Athens and Jerusalem: An Evangelical Perplexity and a Latter-day Saint Answer.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Midgley explores such topics as Tertullian’s dis-tinction between human wisdom and the “wisdom of God”; Augustinian traditions; evangelical and Roman Catholic views of God; Calvinism; freedom; and Book of Mormon teachings on redemption.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “Probing the Lives of Christ and Joseph Smith.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

This Annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture was given at Brigham Young University on 20 March 2009. Anderson respects both the Savior, Jesus Christ, and Joseph Smith, seer and revelator. He lays a foundation for the four Gospels and their historical authenticity. He notes the abundance of materials available about Joseph Smith and details his First Vision, the accounts of the Book of Mormon witnesses, sacred influences in Joseph’s life, and the significance of the events at Carthage.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Welch, John W. “Christmas Stories.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

Review of Margaret Barker. Christmas: The Original Story.

Hamblin, William J. “The Most Misunderstood Book: christopher hitchens on the Bible.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

Review of Christopher Hitchens. God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

Hodges, Blair Dee. “Stillborn: A Parody of Latter-day Saint Faith.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

Review of Shawn McCraney. I Was a Born-Again Mormon: Moving Toward Christian Authenticity.

Hardy, Grant. “Two More Waves.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

Review of Robert A. Rees and Eugene England, eds. The Reader's Book of Mormon. and Review of The Book of Mormon. Translated by Joseph Smith. Introduction by Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp.

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Gardner, Brant A. ““With What Measure?”.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

Review of John L. Lunds. Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon: Is This the Place?

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Ricks, Stephen D. “Lehi and Local Color.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

Review of S. Kent Brown and Peter Johnson, eds. Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land.

Roper, Matthew. “Myth, Memory, and “Manuscript Found”.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

Roper discusses the regularly recurring Spaulding-Rigdon theory of the origins of the Book of Mormon and disputes, once again, the claims that Joseph Smith based the Book of Mormon text on a manuscript by Solomon Spaulding. Roper refutes the existence of two Spaulding manuscripts and shows possible influences of Jedediah Morse’s Geography on Spaulding’s existing “Manuscript Story.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon
Smoot, Stephen O. “The Faith and Reason of Michael R. Ash.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).

Review of Michael R. Ash. Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith.

FARMS Review. “Book Notes.” The FARMS Review 21 no. 2 (2009).
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. The FARMS Review Volume 21 Issue 2. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 21 no. 2 (2009).

Volume 22, Number 1 (2010)

Midgley, Louis C. “Editor's Introduction, A Tiny Garden.” The FARMS Review 22 no. 1 (2010).

Building on the metaphor of a garden, Midgley introduces the reviews and articles of this issue; he deals specifically with geographical issues, in particular the Heartland model.

Mitton, George L. “Basic New Perspectives on the Sermon on the Mount.” The FARMS Review 22 no. 1 (2010).

Review of John W. Welch. The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple.