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This Review is founded on the deeply held belief that the Book of Mormon has immense value to both the Church and the world. The challenges of the years ahead will not be merely, or even largely, challenges of opposition. Rather, they will include the rapid growth of the Kingdom, the widening gap between Zion and its alluring but decadent rival, Babylon, and the difficulties of planting the gospel in foreign nations and cultures which we have up until now barely touched. They will involve materialism and violence, international conflict and weakened faith, infidelity and the lust for status and power. All of these problems, and many others, are addressed in the Book of Mormon. A more profound understanding of the Book is imperative if we are to meet the tasks which lie ahead.

This is the first issue of what we hope and plan to be an annual review of books written about the Book of Mormon. It is simultaneously a response to the greater manifested interest in the Book of Mormon, and a part of that trend. We undertake this enterprise with some concern that our intentions be properly understood. As Latter-day Saints, we belong to a culture which values kindness and the accentuation of the positive. This is quite proper, and entirely Christian. Criticism in the commonly used sense of the term--and the reviewing of books written by fallible mortal authors will always entail a certain amount of such criticism-is something that our culture is wary of, and with some justification. Too often, it can be unhelpful, unfair, cruel, and self-aggrandizing. Of Babylon, and not of Zion. I hope that we have successfully avoided that tendency in our first attempt.

— Daniel C. Peterson, Review of Books on the Book of Mormon, volume 1, 1989

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, in 1988—I never really envisioned myself becoming as old as I now am—John W. Welch, the moving force in the establishment of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) roughly a decade earlier, approached me with a question. Would I be willing to launch and edit a new annual volume reviewing books about the Book of Mormon? … Still, Jack Welch’s invitation represented my first opportunity to be formally connected with FARMS. So I leaped at the chance. And, thus, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon, as it was originally called, was born. … The Mormon Studies Review will continue to be published semiannually, featuring reviews and essays dealing with a range of issues, most of which, in one way or another, will center on the scriptures. It will continue to defend the sacred writings of our tradition, as well as other aspects of Latter-day Saint thought and practice. The Review represents our commitment to scholarly excellence—we won’t hesitate to point out serious flaws, when we see them, in pro-Mormon publi-cations as well as in the works of critics—and our deep conviction of the intellectual robustness of Latter-day Saint faith claims. Indeed, it will con-tinue to commend them, to the best of our capac-ity, through vigorous and learned discourse.

— Daniel C. Peterson, Mormon Studies Review, volume 23, Number 1, 2011

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Volume 1, Number 1 (1989)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Introduction." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: 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.
Welch, John W. "Ezra Taft Benson, A Witness and a Warning: A Modern-Day Prophet Testifies of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: Review of A Witness and a Warning: A Modern-Day Prophet Testifies of the Book of Mormon (1988), by Ezra Taft Benson.
Williams, Camille. "Susan Easton Black, Finding Christ through the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Finding Christ through the Book of Mormon (1987), by Susan Easton Black.
Parry, Donald W. "Wade Brown, The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary (1988), by Wade Brown.
Wright, David P. "Wade Brown, The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of the God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary (1988), by Wade Brown.
Anderson, Lavina Fielding. "Paul R. Cheesman, ed., assisted by S. Kent Brown and Charles D. Tate, Jr., The Book of Mormon: The Keystone Scripture." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: 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.
Clark, John E. "A Key for Evaluating Nephite Geographies." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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.
Hamblin, William J. "A Stumble Forward?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon (1988), by F. Richard Hauck.
Withers, Mark V. "F. Richard Hauck, Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon (1988), by F. Richard Hauck.
Norwood, L. Ara. "Vernal Holley, Book of Mormon Authorship: A Closer Look." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Book of Mormon Authorship: A Closer Look (1983), by Vernal Holley.
Ricks, Stephen D. "Kent P. Jackson, ed., Studies in Scripture: 1 Nephi to Alma 29; and Studies in Scripture: Alma 30 to Moroni." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: 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.
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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: 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.
Sorenson, John L. "Harold K. Nielsen, Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: Review of Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon (1987), by Harold K. Nielsen.
Lambert, L. Gary. "Monte S. Nyman, An Ensign to All People: The Sacred Message and Mission of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of An Ensign to All People: The Sacred Message and Mission of the Book of Mormon (1987), by Monte S. Nyman.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation (1988), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.
Peterson, Daniel C. "William Rees Palmer, Two Pahute Indian Legends: “Why the Grand Canyon Was Made” and “The Three Days of Darkness”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of The Messiah in Ancient America (1987), by Bruce W. Warren and Thomas Stuart Ferguson.
Cooper, Glen M. "Book of Mormon Bibliography (1988)." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1989) Vol. 1 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: Bibliography of Publications on the Book of Mormon in 1988.

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Volume 2, Number 1 (1990)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: By What Measure Shall We Mete?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: 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.
Rust, Richard Dilworth. "Annual FARMS Lecture: The Book of mormon, Designed for Our Day." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
Ricks, Shirley S. "Book of Mormon Companion: Dictionary & More." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Book of Mormon Companion: Dictionary & More.
Gillum, Gary P. "A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Peter Bartley, Mormonism: The Prophet, the Book and the Cult." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: 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.
England, Eugene. "Orson Scott Card: How a Great Science Fictionist Uses the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of The Folk of the Fringe (1989); Seventh Son (1987); The Red Prophet (1988); and Prentice Alvin (1989), by Orson Scott Card.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. "Earl W. Carlsen, Christ's Answer to the Atheist, to the Jew: Who Wrote It?." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Converted to Christ through the Book of Mormon (1989), edited by Eugene England.
Gee, John. "Wilford A. Fischer and Norma J. Fischer, A Book of Mormon Guide: A Simple Way to Teach a Friend." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: Review of A Book of Mormon Guide: A Simple Way to Teach a Friend (1988), by Wilford A. Fischer and Norma J. Fischer.
McKinlay, Daniel B. "Alan Goff, “A Hermeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Positivism, and the Bible and the Book of Mormon”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of “A Hemeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Postitiveism, and the Bible and Book of Mormon” (1989), by Alan Goff.
Bell, Elouise. "Chris Heimerdinger, Tennis Shoes among the Nephites: A Novel." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Tennis Shoes among the Nephites: A Novel (1989), by Chris Heimerdinger.
Warren, Bruce W. "Donald W. Hemingway, Christianity in America before Columbus?." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: Review of Christianity in America before Columbus? (1988), by Donald W. Hemingway.
Gee, John. "Robert L. Millet, By Grace Are We Saved." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: Review of the Nephite Chronicles (1984-1989), by Robert H. Moss.
Graham, Daniel W. "David H. Mulholland, A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: Review of A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon (1989), by David H. Mulholland.
Hamblin, William J. "Time Vindicates Hugh Nibley." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of An Approach to the Book of Mormon (1988), by Hugh Nibley.
Keywords: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: Review of Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites (1988), by Hugh Nibley.
Honey, David B. "Ecological Nomadism versus Epic Heroism in Ether: Nibley's Works on the Jaredites." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 20.
Abstract: Review of Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites (1988), by Hugh Nibley.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Hugh Nibley, Prophetic Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 21.
Abstract: Review of the Prophetic Book of Mormon (1989), by Hugh Nibley.
Tvedtnes, John A. "Hugh Nibley, Since Cumorah." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 22.
Abstract: Review of Since Cumorah (1988), by Hugh Nibley.
Reynolds, Noel B. "Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 23.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure (1989), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.
Norwood, L. Ara. "David Persuitte, Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 24.
Abstract: Review of Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon (1985), by David Persuitte.
Palmer, David A. "Paul D. Proctor, “American Book of Mormon Map”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 25.
Abstract: Review of “American Book of Mormon Map” (1988), by Paul D. Proctor.
Bastian, Lewis M. "Eldin Ricks, Book of Mormon: Wide-Margin Edition." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 26.
Abstract: Review of Book of Mormon: Wide-Margin Edition (1987), by Eldin Ricks.
Wirth, Diane E. "Harry L. Ropp, Are the Mormon Scriptures Reliable?." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 27.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 28.
Abstract: Review of Origins and the Book of Mormon (1986), by Dan Vogel.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. "Brenton G. Yorgason, Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 29.
Abstract: Review of Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon (1989), by Brenton G. Yorgason.
Tvedtnes, John A. "Brenton G. Yorgason, Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 30.
Abstract: Review of Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon (1989), by Brenton G. Yorgason.
Lamoreax, Adam. "Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1990) Vol. 2 : No. 1, Article 31.
Abstract: Bibliography of publications on the Book of Mormon in 1989.

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Volume 3, Number 1 (1991)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: Introduction to the current issue.
Christenson, Allen J. "Maya Harvest Festivals and the Book of Mormon: Annual FARMS Lecture." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
Preece, Michael J. "Joseph L. Allen, Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon (1989), by Joseph L. Allen.
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. "Rodger I. Anderson, Joseph Smith's New York Reputation Reexamined." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Fun for Family Night: Book of Mormon Edition (1990), by Allan K. Burgess and Max H. Molgard.
Parry, Donald W. "Robert E. and Sandra L. Hales, How to Hiss Forth with the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of How to Hiss Forth with the Book of Mormon (1989), by Robert E. and Sandra L. Hales.
Karamesines, Patricia Gunter. "George A. Horton, Jr., Keys to Successful Scripture Study." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of A Most Convincing Witness: Reasons Why the Book of Mormon Is the True Word of God (1990), by Randall K. Mehew.
Woolley, Scott. "Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Jacob through Words of Mormon, To Learn with Joy." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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.
Honey, David B. "Paradigms and Pitfalls of Approach to Warfare in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of Warfare in the Book of Mormon (1990), edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin.
Weiland, Kurt. "Stephen D. Ricks, and William J. Hamblin, eds,. Warfare in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Warfare in the Book of Mormon (1990), edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin.
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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: 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.
Janetski, Joel C. "John L. Sorenson, The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of The Geography of the Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book (1990), by John L. Sorenson.
Norwood, L. Ara. "Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: Review of Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.
Roper, Matthew. "Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.
Tvedtnes, John A. "Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: Review of Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.
Peterson, Daniel C. "A Modern Malleus maleficarum." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 20.
Abstract: Review of The Best Kept Secrets in the Book of Mormon (1988), by Loftes Tryk.
Midgley, Louis. "More Revisionist Legerdemain and the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 21.
Abstract: Review of The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture (1990), edited by Dan Vogel.
Robinson, Stephen E. "Dan Vogel, ed., The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 22.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 23.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1991) Vol. 3 : No. 1, Article 24.
Abstract: Bibliography of publications on the Book of Mormon in 1990.

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Volume 4, Number 1 (1992)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Questions to Legal Answers." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 37.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 38.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 39.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 40.
Abstract: Review of Stories from the Early Saints: Converted by the Book of Mormon (1992), edited by Susan Easton Black
Snow, Edward. "Allan K. Burgess, Living the Book of Mormon: A Guide to Understanding and Applying Its Principles in Today's World." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 41.
Abstract: Review of Living the Book of Mormon: A Guide to Understanding and Applying Its Principles in Today's World (1991), by Allen K. Burgess.
Raish, Martin. "Paul R. Cheesman, Millie F. Cheesman, Ancient American Indians: Their Origins, Civilizations and Old World Connections." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 42.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 43.
Abstract: Review of Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon (1991), by E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark.
Johnson, Clark V. "E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark, Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 44.
Abstract: Review of Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon (1991), by E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark.
Porter, Bruce D. "Avraham Gileadi, The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 45.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon (1998), by Avraham Gileadi
Parry, Donald W. "Avraham Gileadi, The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 46.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon (1998), by Avraham Gileadi
Beck, John M. "Robert E. Hales and Sandra L. Hales, A Standard unto My People." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 47.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 48.
Abstract: Review of Southwestern American Indian Rock Art and the Book of Mormon (1991), by James R. Harris Sr.
Hall, Brent. "Chris Meimerdinger, Gadiantons and the Silver Sword: A Novel." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 49.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 50.
Abstract: Review of The Truth about Mormonism: A Former Adherent Analyzes the LDS Faith (1991), by Weldon Langfield.
Gee, John. "A Tragedy of Errors." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 51.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 52.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 53.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 54.
Abstract: Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 3, Alma through Helaman (1991), by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet.
Allen, J. Michael. "Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon. Vol. 3, Alma through Helaman." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 55.
Abstract: Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 3, Alma through Helaman (1991), by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet.
Nelson, Steven G. "Robert Marcum, Dominions of the Gadiantons." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 56.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 57.
Abstract: Review of The Most Correct Book: Why the Book of Mormon Is the Keystone Scripture (1991), by Monte S. Nyman.
Johnson, Rand H. "Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only through Christ." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 58.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only through Christ (1991), edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.
Szink, Terrence L. "David J. Ridges, Isaiah Made Easier." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 59.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 60.
Abstract: Review of Rediscovering the Book of Mormon (1991), edited by John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne.
Roper, Matthew. "Jerald Tanner and Sandra Tanner, Mormonism: Shado or Reality?." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 61.
Abstract: Review of Mormonism: Shadow or Reality? (1987), by Jerald Tanner and Sandra Tanner
Cracroft, Richard H. "Out of Darkness into Light: A Novel Approach." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 62.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 63.
Abstract: Review of The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Wesley P. Walters.
Ricks, Stephen D. "Death Knell or Tinkling Cymbals?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 64.
Abstract: Review of The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Wesley P. Walters.
Wirth, Diane E. "Stephen Williams, Fantastic Archaeology: The Wold Side of North American Prehistory." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 65.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 66.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 67.
Abstract: Review of To Mothers & Fathers from the Book of Mormon (1991), by Blaine Yorgason and Brenton Yorgason.
Teasdale, Andrew. "1991 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1992) Vol. 4 : No. 1, Article 68.

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Volume 5, Number 1 (1993)

Hamblin, William J. and Daniel C. Peterson. "Editors' Introduction." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 26.
Abstract: Introduction to the current volume.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Chattanooga Cheapshot, or the Gall of Bitterness." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 27.
Abstract: Review of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Book of Mormon (1992), by John Ankerberg and John Weldon.
Hill, Richard L. "C. Douglas Beardall and Jewel N. Beardall, About the Three Nephites.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 28.
Abstract: Review of About the Three Nephites (1992), by C. Douglas Beardall and Jewel N. Beardall.
Goff, Alan. "Reduction and Enlargement: Harold Bloom's Mormons." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 29.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 30.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 31.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 32.
Abstract: Review of “Meeting the Book of Mormon Challenge in Chile” (1990), by Dean Maurice Helland.
Gee, John. "Daniel H. Ludlow, ed., The Encyclopedia of Mormonism.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 33.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 34.
Abstract: 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
Seely, David Rolph. "Hugh W. Nibley, Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 3.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 35.
Abstract: Review of Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Sememster 3 (1992), by Hugh W. Nibley.
Hauglid, Brian M. "Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 36.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word (1992), edited by Monte S. Numan and Charles D. Tate Jr.
Seely, Jo Ann H. "Donald W. Parry, The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted according to Parallelistic Patterns.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 37.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted according to Parallelistic Patterns (1992), by Donald W. Parry
Whiting, Michael F. "Lamarck, Giraffes, and the Sermon on the Mount." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 38.
Abstract: Review of Using the Book of Mormon to Combat Falsehoods in Organic Evolution (1992), by Clark A. Peterson
Szink, Terrence L. "Josué Sánchez, trans. And ed., El Libro de Mormon ante la crítica.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 39.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 40.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 41.
Abstract: Review of Archaeology and the Book of Mormon (1972), by Jerald Tanner and Sandra Tanner
Nibley, Tom. "A Look at Jerald and Sandra Tanner's Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 42.
Abstract: Review of Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon (1990), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner
Stirling, Mack C. "Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top, eds., Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 1991 Sperry Symposium.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 43.
Abstract: Review of Doctrines of the Book of Mormon: The 1991 Sperry Symposium (1992), edited by Bruce A. Van Orden and Brent L. Top
Seely, David Rolph. "John W. Welch, ed., Reexploring the Book of Mormon: The F.A.R.M.S. Updates.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 44.
Abstract: Review of Reexploring the Book of Mormon: The F.A.R.M.S. Updates (1992), edited by John W. Welch
Norwood, L. Ara. "Ignoration Elenchi: The Dialogue That Never Was." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 45.
Abstract: Review of Letters to a Mormon Elder (1990), by James R. White
Teasdale, Andrew. "1992 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1993) Vol. 5 : No. 1, Article 46.

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Volume 6, Number 1 (1994)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.
Tvedtness, John A. "Brent Lee Metcalfe, ed., New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.
Gee, John. "La Trahison des Clercs: On the Language and Translation of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.
Skousen, Royal. "Critical Methodology and the Text of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.
Welch, John W. "Approaching New Approaches." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.
Millet, Robert L. "By What (Whose) Standards Shall We Judge the Text? A Closer Look at Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of “Book of Mormon Chrstology” (1993), by Melodie Moench Charles
Midgley, Louis. "The Current Battle over the Book of Mormon: “Is Modernity Itself Somehow Canonical?”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of “The Word of God Is Enough: The Book of Mormon as Nineteenth-Century Scripture” (1993), by Anthony A. Hutchison.
Smith, James E. "Nephi's Descendants? Historical Demography and the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of “Multiply Exceedingly: Book of Mormon Populations Sizes” (1993), by John C. Kunich
Sorenson, John L. "Vive Zapato! Hurray for the Shoe!" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: Review of “Does the Shoe Fit? A Critique of the Limited Tehuantepec Geography” (1993), by Deanne G. Matheny.
Roper, Matthew. "A More Perfect Priority?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of “The Priority of Mosiah: A Prelude to Book of Mormon Exegesis” (1993), by Brent Lee Metcalf.
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. "Mark D. Thomas, “A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language,” Pp. 53-80." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of “A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language” (1993), by Mark D. Thomas.
Tanner, Martin S. "Is There Nephite Anti-Universalist Rhetoric in the Book of Mormon?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: Review of “Anti-Universalist Rhetoric in the Book of Mormon” (1993) by Dan Vogel.
Hamblin, William J. "An Apologist for the Critics: Brent Lee Metcalfe's Assumptions and Methodologies." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of “Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity” (1993), by Brent Lee Metcalfe.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Text and Context." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: 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.

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Volume 6, Number 2 (1994)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Of Polemics." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
Skousen, Royal. "Bible II." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: This book is in actuality the Book of Mormon with some differences.
Hamblin, William J., Daniel C. Peterson, and George L. Mitton. "Mormon in the Fiery Furnace: Or, Loftes Tryk Goes to Cambridge." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: 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.
Clark, John. "The Final Battle for Cumorah." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: 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.
Carter, K. Codell and Christopher B. Isaac. "One Response to a Singularly Worthless Genre." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of Refuting the Critics: Evidences of the Book of Mormon's Authenticity (1993), by Michael T. Griffiths
Cracroft, Richard H. "Through a Glass, Brightly: Happenings in Book of Mormon Fiction." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of Daniel and Nephi (1993), by Chris Heimerdinger: and Samuel: Moroni's Young Warrior (1993), by Clair Poulson.
Bushman, Richard L. "Just the Facts Please." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: 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.
Campbell, Les. "E. L. Peay, The Lands of Zarahemla." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: 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.
Huchel, Frederick M. "Joe Sampson Written by the Finger of God." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Written by the Finger of God (1993), by Joe Sampson.
Roper, Matthew. "A Black Hole That's Not So Black." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: 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.
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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 15.
Abstract: 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.
Hauglid, Brian M. "Margaret and Paul Toscano, Strnagers in Paradox: Exploration in Mormon Theology." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 16.
Abstract: 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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 2, Article 17.
Abstract: Review of Mormon Neo-Orthodoxoy: A Crisis Theology (1987), by O. Kendal White Jr.
Parry, Donald W. "1993 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1994) Vol. 6 : No. 1, Article 18.

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Volume 7, Number 1 (1995)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Of Implications." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: 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.?
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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: 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.
Folsom, Marvin. "Lynn Matthews Anderson, The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion (1995), by Lynn Matthews Anderson.
Gee, John. "Abracadabra, Isaac and Jacob." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of ?Book of Mormon Christology? (1993), by Melodie Moench Charles.
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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: 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.
Johnson, Mark J. "H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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.
Novak, Gary F. "Examining the Environmental Explanation of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of Joseph Smith's Response to Skepticism (1992), by Robert N. Hullinger.
Jacobson, LeIsle. "Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Questions to Ask Your Moromon Friend: Effective Ways to Challenge a Mormon's Arguments without Being Offensive." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: 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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: Review of ?Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity? (1993), by Brent Lee Metcalfe.
Stirling, Mack C. "Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: 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.
Gee, John. "“Bird Island” Revisited, or the Book of Mormon through Pyramidal Kabbalistic Glasses." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: Review of Written by the Finger of God: A Testimony of Joseph Smith's Translations (1993), by Joe Sampson.
Midgley, Louis. "Atheists and Cultural Mormons Promote a Naturalistic Humanism." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of The Sanctity of Dissent (1994), by Paul Toscano.

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Volume 7, Number 2 (1995)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: Introduction to the current issue, including editor's picks.
Smith, Larry K. "Overview of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Overview of the Book of Mormon (1991), by Zarahemla Research Foundation.
Smith, Larry K. "First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon (1998), by Zarahemla Research Foundation.
Tanner, Martin S. "Melodie Moench Charles, “Book of Mormon Christology”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of ?Book of Mormon Christology? (1993), by Melodie Moench Charles.
Peterson, Daniel C. "P.T. Barnum Redivivus." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of Mormons and Jews: Early Mormon Theologies of Israel (1992), by Steven Epperson.
Porter, Larry C. "Reinventing Mormonism: To Remake or Redo." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of Interventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record (1994), by H. Michael Marquardt and Wesley P. Walters.
Christensen, Kevin. "Paradigms Crossed." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe.
Midgley, Louis. "The Shipps Odyssey in Retrospect." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition (1985), by Jan Shipps.
Coutts, Alison V. P. "Earnestly Seeking." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: Review of Recent Book of Mormon Developments: Articles from the Zarahemla Record, vol. 2 (1992), edited by Raymond C. Treat.
Smith, Larry K. "LDS Collectors Edition CD-ROM." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of LDS Collectors Edition CD-ROM (1994, 1995), by Infobases.
McKinlay, Daniel B. "1994 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1995) Vol. 7 : No. 2, Article 13.

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Volume 8, Number 1 (1996)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Triptych (Inspired by Heironymus Bosch)." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: 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.
Thomas, Bryan J. "Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr. eds., The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni: From Zion to Destruction." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: 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.
Van Orden, Bruce A. "Every City, Hill, River, Valley, and Person." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Book of Mormon Dictionary (1988), by George Reynolds.
Ball, Terry B. "Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, eds., The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of The Literary Message of Isaiah (1994), by Avraham Gileadi.
Jacobson, LeIsle. "Charles and Steven Crane, Ashamed of Joseph: Mormon Foundations Crumble." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of Mormons Answered Verse by Verse (1992), by David A. Reed and John R. Farkas.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Kurt Van Gorden, Mormonism." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Mormonism (1995) by Kurt Van Gorden.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Christ-Bearer." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: Review of Dale Morgan On Early Mormonism: Correspondence and a New History (1986), edited by John Philip Walker.
Edwards, Kay P. "Daniel H. Ludlow, How to Get the Most from the Book of Mormon (tapes)." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of How to Get the Most from the Book of Mormon (audio cassettes, 1987), by Daniel H. Ludlow.
Gillum, Gary P. "Eldin Ricks, Eldin Ricks's Thorough Concordance of the LDS Standard Works." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: 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)." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: Samuel, Moroni's Young Warrier (1993), by Clair Poulson.

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Volume 8, Number 2 (1996)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Doubting the Doubters." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of The Land of Lehi (1995), by Paul Hedengren
Karpowitz, Dennis H. "The Word Is Powerful." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of The Power of the Word: Saving Doctrines from the Book of Mormon (1994), by Robert L. Millet
Kunz, Phillip. "Glenn L. Pearson, Moroni's Promise: The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Moroni's Promise: The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon (1995), by Glenn L. Pearson
Tvedtnes, John A. "What's in a Name? A Look at the Book of Mormon Onomasticon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: 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
Welch, John W. "Richard E. DeMaris, “Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology and Anthropology”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: 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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: 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?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of Norman the Nephite's and Larry the Lamanite's Book of Mormon Time Line (1995), by Pat Bagley
Andelin, Elaine A. "Sherrie Johnson, My First Scripture Stories." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 16.
Abstract: 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)." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 17.
Abstract: 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
FARMS Review. "1995 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1996) Vol. 8 : No. 2, Article 18.

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Volume 9, Number 1 (1997)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Traditions of the Fathers." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
Davidson, Karen Lynn. "Marilyn Arnold. Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon-Its Narrative, Teachings, and People.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon? Its Narrative, Teachings, and People (1996), by Marilyn Arnold
Livingstone, Amy L. "Allan K. Burgess. Timely Truths from the Book of Mormon.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Timely Truths from the Book of Mormon (1995), by Allan K. Burgess
Gardner, Cristie B. "Heroes from the Book of Mormon.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Heroes from the Book of Mormon (1995), by Deseret Book
Aston, Warren P. "Lynn M. and Hope A. Hilton. Discovering Lehi: New Evidence of Lehi and Nephi in Arabia.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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
Walker, Marilyn Higbee. "Nurturing through the Book of Mormon.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of Nurturing Faith through the Book of Mormon (1995), by Deseret Book
Winwood, Richard I. "Glenn L. Pearson and Reid E. Bankhead. Building Faith with the Book of Mormon.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of Building Faith with the Book of Mormon (1994), by Glenn L. Pearson and Reid E. Bankhead
Tvedtnes, John A. "A Much-Needed Book that Needs Much." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of View of the Hebrews (2nd ed., 1996), by Ethan Smith
Peterson, Daniel C. "Yet More Abuse of B. H. Roberts." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: 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
Roper, Matthew. "Unanswered Mormon Scholars." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: Review of Book of Mormon Stories (CD-ROM, 1995), by Michael R. todd, Ted E. Van Horn, and Mark Van Horn
Taggart, Gregory H. "Mormonism on the Internet: Now Everybody Has a Printing Press." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: Review of The Lehi Tree: A Novel (1996), by Katherine Myers

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Volume 9, Number 2 (1997)

Peterson, Daniel C. and John Gee. "Editor's Introduction: Through a Glass, Darkly." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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.
Thompson, John S. "Hoyt W. Brewster Jr. Isaiah Plain and Simple: The Message of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Isaiah Plain and Simple: The Message of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon (1995), by Hoyt W. Brewster Jr.
Tvedtnes, John A. "Not Your Everyday Wordprint Study: Variations on a Theme." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Book of Mormon Authors: Their Words and Messages (1996), by Roger R. Keller.
Hoskisson, Paul. "Lynn F. Price. Every Person in the Book of Mormon: A Chronological Reference and Synopsis.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of Every Person in the Book of Mormon: A Chronological Reference and Synopsis (1995), by Lynn F. Price
Sowell, Madison U. "Richard Dilworth Rust. Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon (1997), by Richard Dilworth Rust.
Rytting, J. Howard. "Susan Easton Black, ed. Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: 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.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of Dead Sea Scrolls and the Mormon Connection (1996), by Keith Terry and Stephen Biddulph.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Skin Deep." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 16.
Abstract: Review of Die Mormonen: Sekte oder neue Kirche Jesu Christi? (1995), by Rudiger Hauth.
Boyce, Duane. "A Betrayal of Trust." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 17.
Abstract: Review of The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power (1997), by D. Michael Quinn.
Norwood, L. Ara. "Kurt Van Gorden. Mormonism.." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989-2011: Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of Mormonism (1995), by Kurt Van Gorden.
FARMS Review. "1996 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1997) Vol. 9 : No. 2, Article 19.

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Volume 10, Number 1 (1998)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: In the Land of the Lotus-Eaters." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of A Detailed Chronology of the Book of Mormon (1995), by Thomas O. Moore
Peterson, Daniel C. "“Shall They Not Both Fall into the Ditch?” What Certain Baptists Think they Know about the Restored Gospel." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Tmeple Worship (1994), by David John Buerger
Hansen, Klaus J. "Quinnspeak." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of Meeting the Mormon Challenge with Love (1997), by Leon Cornforth
Midgley, Louis. "Anti-Mormonism and the Newfangled Countercult Culture." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Into the Light: A Novel (1995), by Keith C. Terry; and The Remnant (1996), by Keith C. Terry and Wesley Jarvis

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Volume 10, Number 2 (1998)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introducation: Fictionary." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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.
Gee, John. "A Book of Mormon Christology at Last." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Christ and the New Covenant: The Messianic Message of the Book of Mormon (1997), by Jeffrey R. Holland
and, Kevin Christensen Shauna Christensen. "Nephite Feminism Revisited: Thoughts on Carol Lynn Pearson's View of Women in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of “Could Feminism Have Saved the Nephites?” (1996), by Carol Lynn Pearson
Snow, Edgar C. Jr. "John W. Welch and Doris R. Dant, The Book of Mormon Paintings of Minerva Teichert." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon Paintings of Minerva Teichert (1997), by John W. Welch and Doris R. Dant
Anderson, Richard Lloyd and Scott H. Faulring. "The Prophet Joseph Smith and His Plural Wives." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: Review of The Children of Noah: Jewish Seafaring in Ancient Times (1998), by Raphael Patai
Chadwick, Bruce A. "Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders History." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of The Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders History (1996), by Rodney Stark
Gee, John. "The Hagiography of Doubting Thomas." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson's Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon (1996), by Stan Larson
Tvedtnes, John A. "“The Dead Shall Hear the Voice”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 15.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 16.
Abstract: Review of Mormons on the Internet (1997), by Lauramaery Gold
FARMS Review. "1997 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1998) Vol. 10 : No. 2, Article 17.

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Volume 11, Number 1 (1999)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Perceptions and Expectations." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: 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
Novak, Gary F. "Censoring the Book of Mormon?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: 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
Wirth, Diane E. "John L. Sorenson. Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life (1998), by John L. Sorenson
Lane, Keith H. "Turning Toward the Wisdom of King Benjamin." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of The Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled (1991), by Hugh W. Nibley
Freeman, Robert C. "Mark A. Smith. The Power of God." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of The Power of God (1997), by Mark A. Smith
McGregor, Russell C. and Kerry A. Shirts. "Letters to an Anti-Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: Review of GospeLink (1998), by Deseret Book; and Collector's Library '98 (1998), by Infobases

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Volume 11, Number 2 (1999)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: The Review Crosses a Divide of Its Own." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (1999) Vol. 11 : No. 2, Article 10.

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Volume 12, Number 1 (2000)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: “The Worst Herricy Man Can Preach”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Translating the Anthon Transcript (1999), by Stan and Polly Johnson
Wirth, Diane E. "The Bearded, White God is Everywhere—or Is He?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life (1998), by John L. Sorenson
Bickmore, Barry R. "“Them Sneaky Early Christians”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: 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)." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of “Scripture” (1988), by Norman L. Geisler
Hopkins, Richard R. "Counterfeiting the Mormon Concept of God." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: Review of “God” (1998), by Francis J. Beckwith
Bickmore, Barry R. "Not Completely Worthless." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of “Christ” (1998), by Ron Rhodes
McGregor, Russell C. "Widening the Divide: The Countercult Version of Mormonism." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: Review of “Salvation” (1998), by Phil Roberts
Shirts, Kerry A. "Terminating Some Terminology Problems Between Evangelical Chrsitians and Mormon Christians." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: Review of “Terminology” (1998), by Jerald and Sandra Tanner
Barksdale, D. L. "A Word to Our Anti-Mormon Friends." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of “A Word to Our Mormon Friends” (1998)
Watson, Elden J. "Cultured Conflicts: History Served on the Half Shell." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 20.
Abstract: 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?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 21.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 1, Article 22.
Abstract: 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

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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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon: Restored Covenant Edition (1999), by Zarahemla Research Foundation
Johnson, D. Lynn. "The Restored Covenant Edition of the Book of Mormon—Text Restored to Its Purity?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon: Restored Covenant Edition (1999), by Zarahemla Research Foundation
Seely, David Rolph. "“The Old Adorns the New” Reading the Book of Mormon in Light of the Bible." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon (1998), by S. Kent Brown
Szink, Terry. "Book of Mormon Scholar's Digest." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins (1997), edited by Noel B. Reynolds
Goff, Alan. "Scratching the Surface of Book of Mormon Narratives." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of Digging in Cumorah: Reclaiming Book of Mormon Narratives (1999), by Mark D. Thomas
Hardy, Grant. "Speaking So That All May Be Edified." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of Digging in Cumorah: Relcaiming Book of Mormon Narratives (1999), by Mark D. Thomas
Elliott, T. Lynn. "Modern-Day Lessons from the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of As One Crying from the Dust: Book of Mormon Messages for Today (1999), by Brent L. Top
McDonald, Andrew J. "New Evidences for Old?: Buyer Beware." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Restoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianity (1999), by Barry R. Bickmore
Waltz, David. "A New Look at Historic Christianity." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 15.
Abstract: 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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 16.
Abstract: Review of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (1998), by D. Michael Quinn
Hamblin, William J. "That Old Black Magic." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 17.
Abstract: 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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 18.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 19.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 20.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 21.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2000) Vol. 12 : No. 2, Article 22.

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Volume 13, Number 1 (2001)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: American Apocrypha?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
Barney, Kevin L. "A Seemingly Strange Story Illuminated." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes
Midgley, Louis. "The Legend of Legacy of Fawn Brodie." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Fawn McKay Brodie: A Biographer's Life (1999), by Newell G. Bringhurst
LaFleur, Philip D. "Evidence?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: 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?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Is the Mormon My Brother? (1997), by James R. White

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Volume 13, Number 2 (2001)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Q&A." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Manifestations Mysteries Revealed: An Account of Bible Truth and the Book of Mormon Prophecies (2000), by Embaya Melekin
Gardner, Brant A. "The Other Stuff: Reading the Book of Mormon for Cultural Information." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Nephite culture and Society: Selected Papers (1997), by John L. Sorenson
Arnold, Marilyn. "Hidden Ancient Records Abound." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: “Out of the Darkness unto Light” (2000), by John A. Tvedtnes
Jenkins, Joseph A. "An Analysis from a Teacher's Perspective." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of Charting the Book of Mormon (1999), by John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch
Bitton, Davis. "Mormon Anti-Intellectualism: A Reply." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of “Anti-Intellectualism in Mormon History” (1966), by Davis Bitton
Nibley, Hugh W. "Approach to John Gee, Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of A Guide to the Joseph Smtih Papyri (2000), by John Gee
Swenson, Raymond Takashi. "Faith without Caricature?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 15.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 16.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 17.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of Following the Ark of the Covenant (2000), by Kerry Ross Boren and Lisa Lee Boren
FARMS Review. "2000 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2001) Vol. 13 : No. 2, Article 19.

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Volume 14, Number 1 (2002)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Historical Concreteness, or Speculative Abstraction?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Insights from Prophets, Church Leaders, and Scholars (1999), by K. Douglas Bassett
Clark, John E. "Evaluating the Case for a Limited Great Lakes Setting." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: 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
Tvedtnes, John A. "One-Stop Scriptures." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon (1999), by Hugh W. Pinnock
Duffin, Stephen J. "Pressing Forward: A Real Feast." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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
Paulsen, David L. "A General Response to The New Mormon Challenge." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of “Is Mormonism Christian?” (2002), by Craig L. Blomberg
Jackson, Kent P. "Am I a Christian?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of “Is Mormonism Christian?” (2002), by Craig L. Blomberg
Midgley, Louis. "Faulty Topography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of “Monotheism, Mormonism, and the New Testament Witness” (2002), by Paul Owen
Jibson, Michael D. "Korihor Speaks or the Misinterpretation of Dreams." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Inside the Mind of Joseph Smith: Psychobiography and the Book of Mormon (1999), by Robert D. Anderson
Harper, Howard K., Steven C. Harper, and David P. Harper. "Van Wagoner's Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait of Biographical Excess." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of The Lord's University: Freedom and Authority at BYU (1998), by Bryan Waterman and Brian Kagel
Tvedtnes, John A. "The Bible Code." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: Review of The Bible Code (1997), by Michael Drosnin
Ricks, Stephen D. "Latter-day Saint Doctrines and the Bible." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2002) Vol. 14 : No. 1, Article 20.
Abstract: Review of Biblical Mormonism: Responding to Evangelical Criticism of LDS Theology (1994), by Richard R. Hopkins

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Volume 15, Number 1 (2003)

Midgley, Louis. "Editor's Introduction, On Caliban Mischief." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: Editor's Introduction, On Caliban Mischief
Tvedtnes, John A. "Reconstructing the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: 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.
Reynolds, Noel B. "The Book of Mormon Today." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Terryl L Given. By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion.
Sorenson, John L. "A Rare Gem." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of John L. Sorenson. Mormon's Map.
Welch, John W. "How Much Was Known about Chiasmus in 1829 When the Book of Mormon Was Translated?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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.
Gee, John. "One Side of a Nonexistent Conversation." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of Hugh Nibley. Abraham in Egypt.
Clark, E. Douglas. "A Powerful New Resource for Studying the Book of Abraham." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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
Tvedtnes, John A. "One Small Step." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: 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.
Ostler, Blake T. "Evil: A Real Problem for Evangelicals." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of Richard Abanes. One Nation under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church.
Huff, Benjamin I. "How Polemicism Corrupted Latter-day Saint Apologetics." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: 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
Barney, Kevin L. "Isaiah Interwoven." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of Donald W. Parry. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources.
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. "Three Books on Jewish and Mormon Themes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 20.
Abstract: Review of C. Reynolds Mackay. Muhammad, Judah, and Joseph Smith.
Flinders, Rebecca M. and Anne B. Fairchild. "Scriptures for Families." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 21.
Abstract: 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.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 1, Article 22.

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Volume 15, Number 2 (2003)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: Of “Galileo Events,” Hype, and Suppression: Or, Abusing Science and Its History." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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
Cooper, Glen M. "Appendix, On Aping Aristotle: Modern-day Simplicios." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Paul Y. Hoskisson, ed. Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures.
Gardner, Brant. "Confusion of Tongues and a Map." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Robert A. Pate. Mapping the Book of Mormon: A Comprehensive Geography of Nephite America.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Prolegomena to the DNA Articles." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: 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.
McClellan, David A. "Detecting Lehi’s Genetic Signature: Possible, Probable, or Not?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: 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
Roper, Matthew. "Nephi’s Neighbors: Book of Mormon Peoples and Pre-Columbian Populations." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 8.
Roper, Matthew. "Swimming in the Gene Pool: Israelite Kinship Relations, Genes, and Genealogy." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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
Stubbs, Brian D. "Elusive Israel and the Numerical Dynamics of Population Mixing." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: 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
Tvedtnes, John A. "The Charge of ‘Racism’ in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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
Crockett, Robert D. "A Trial Lawyer Reviews Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: 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)." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.
Harper, Steven C. "Trustworthy History?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.
Mark Ashurst-McGee. "A One-sided View of Mormon Origins." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 16.
Abstract: Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.
Midgley, Louis. "Prying into Palmer." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 17.
Abstract: Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.
Norton, Don. "An Exemplary Biography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 18.
Abstract: Review of Boyd Petersen. Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life.
Paulsen, David L. and Matthew G. Fisher. "A New Evangelical Vision of God: Openness and Mormon Thought." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 19.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 20.
Abstract: Review of Robert V. Remini. Joseph Smith.
FARMS Review. "2002 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2003) Vol. 15 : No. 2, Article 22.

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Volume 16, Number 1 (2004)

Mitton, George L. "Editor's Introduction: Anti-Mormon Writings: Encountering a Topsy-Turvy Approach to Mormon Origins." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Grant Hardy, ed. The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition.
Goff, Alan. "Positivism and the Priority of Ideology in Mosiah-First Theories of Book of Mormon Production." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: 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
Hamblin, William J. "Priced to Sell." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Robert M. Price. “Prophecy and Palimpsest.” Dialogue 35/3.
Oman, Nathan. "“Secret Combinations” A Legal Analysis." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: 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.
Judkins, Benjamin N. "Recent Trends in Book of Mormon Apologetics: A Critical Assessment of Methodological Diversity and Academic Viability." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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.
Reed, Michael G. "Abanes’s “Revised” History." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of Sally Denton. American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857.
Crockett, Robert D. "The Denton Debacle." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Sally Denton. American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857.
Foster, Craig L. "Doing Violence to Journalistic Integrity." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of Stan Larson. Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson’s Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon.
Peterson, Daniel C. "On the New World Archaeological Foundation." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: 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.
Allen, James B. "Asked and Answered: A Response to Grant H. Palmer." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: 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.
Bitton, Davis. "Spotting an Anti-Mormon Book." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: 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?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 20.
Abstract: 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?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 21.
Abstract: Review of Gavin Menzies. 1421, the Year China Discovered America.

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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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
Clark, John E. "Searching for Book of Mormon Lands in Middle America." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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.
Ricks, Stephen D. "Testaments: The Literary Riches of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of David E. Bokovoy and John A. Tvedtnes. Testaments: Links between the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible.
Christensen, Kevin. "The Deuteronomist De-Christianizing of the Old Testament." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of Brent Lee Metcalfe. “Reinventing Lamanite Identity.” Sunstone
Christenson, Allen J. "Linguistic Puzzles Still Unresolved." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of Robert A. Pate. Mapping the Book of Mormon: A Comprehensive Geography of Nephite America.
Judd, Frank F. Jr. "The Most Correct Book." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of Ed J. Pinegar and Richard J. Allen. Teachings and Commentaries on the Book of Mormon.
Sorensen, A. Don. "The Problem of the Sermon on the Mount and 3 Nephi." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of William D. Russell. “A Further Inquiry into the Historicity of the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone, September–October 1982, 20–27.
Szink, Terrence L. "Jerusalem in Lehi’s Day." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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
Gardner, Brant A. "An Exploration in Critical Methodology: Critiquing a Critique." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of Earl M. Wunderli. “Critique of a Limited Geography for Book of Mormon Events.” Dialogue 35/3 (2002): 161–97.
Roper, Matthew. "Limited Geography and the Book of Mormon: Historical Antecedents and Early Interpretations." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: 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.
Johnson, Hollis R. "The Big Bang: What Does It Mean for Us?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of Douglas J. Davies. An Introduction to Mormonism.
van Beek, Walter E. A. "A Comparative Exercise in Mormon Theology." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 16.
Abstract: Review of Douglas J. Davies. An Introduction to Mormonism.
Spackman, Ben. "Swimming in Symbols." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 17.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 18.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 19.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 20.
Abstract: Review of Avraham Gileadi. Isaiah Decoded: Ascending the Ladder to Heaven.
Midgley, Louis. "Cowan on the Countercult." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 21.
Abstract: Review of Douglas E. Cowan. Bearing False Witness? An Introduction to the Christian Countercult.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 22.
FARMS Review. "2003 Book of Mormon Bibliography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2004) Vol. 16 : No. 2, Article 23.

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Volume 17, Number 1 (2005)

Midgley, Louis. "Editor's Introduction: The First Steps." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Clyde R. Forsberg Jr. Equal Rites: The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender, and American Culture.
Morris, Larry E. "“I Should Have an Eye Single to the Glory of God” Joseph Smith’s Account of the Angel and the Plates." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: 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?)." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: 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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: 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)." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: 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.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 1, Article 15.

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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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
Huntington, Ray L. "Reading between the Lines: Book of Mormon Insights from S. Kent Brown." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of S. Kent Brown. Voices from the Dust: Book of Mormon Insights.
Roper, Matthew. "The Mythical “Manuscript Found”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Wayne L. Cowdrey, Howard A. Davis, and Arthur Vanick. Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon? The Spalding Enigma.
Rust, Richard Dilworth. "The Book of Mormon as Literature." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of James T. Duke. The Literary Masterpiece Called the Book of Mormon.
Gardner, Brant A. "Behind the Mask, Behind the Curtain: Uncovering the Illusion." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of Joel P. Kramer and Scott R. Johnson. The Bible vs. the Book of Mormon.
Chadwick, Jeffrey R. "The Wrong Place for Lehi's Trail and the Valley of Lemuel." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of George Potter and Richard Wellington. Lehi in the Wilderness.
Petersen, Boyd Jay. "Response to Leaving the Saints." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.
Jospe, Raphael. "Jews and Mormons: Similarities and Differences." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: Review of Michael D. Rhodes. The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2005) Vol. 17 : No. 2, Article 15.

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Volume 18, Number 1 (2006)

Midgley, Louis. "Editor's Introduction, Knowing Brother Joseph Again." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Geri Brinley. The Book of Mormon: A Pattern for Parenting.
Bokovoy, David E. "The Bible vs. the Book of Mormon: Still Losing the Battle." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Joel P. Kramer and Scott R. Johnson. The Bible vs. the Book of Mormon.
Ricks, Shirley S. "The Book of Mormon Abridged Anew." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Jana Riess, annotator. The Book of Mormon: Selections Annotated and Explained.
Mark Ashurst-McGee. "Moroni as Angel and as Treasure Guardian." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 6.
Butler, John M. "Addressing Questions Surrounding the Book of Mormon and DNA Research." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: Butler discusses the premises of the DNA argument between supporters and critics of the Book of Mormon.
Stewart, David G. Jr. "DNA and the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Stewart examines the DNA research applicable to Native Americans and how it relates to Book of Mormon peoples.
Welch, John S. "Keep the Old Wine in Old Wineskins: The Pleasing (Not Pleading) Bar of God." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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.
Peterson, Daniel C. "Authority in the Book of Mosiah." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: 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.
Skousen, Royal. "Conjectural Emendation in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: Royal Skousen explains what a critical text is and discusses his own critical text of the Book of Mormon.
Jibson, Michael D. "Imagine." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of Sam Harris. The Ends of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason.
Vaggalis, Ted. "The Gospel and the Captive Woman." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Sterling M. McMurrin. The Theological Foundations of the Mormon Religion.
Sherlock, Richard. "Blake Ostler's Mormon Theology." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of William E. Evenson and Duane E. Jeffery. Mormonism and Evolution: The Authoritative LDS Statements.
Salisbury, Frank B. "Creation by Evolution?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: 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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.
Hoskisson, Paul Y. "Aaron's Golden Calf." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: 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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 20.
Abstract: Review of E. Douglas Clark. The Blessing of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People.
Gee, John. "The Old Testament as Reliable History." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 21.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 22.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 1, Article 23.

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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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 2, Article.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of Duwayne R. Anderson. Farewell to Eden: Coming to Terms with Mormonism and Science.
Sherlock, Richard. "Mormonism and Intelligent Design." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Response to Douglas J. Davies. Mormon Culture of Salvation: Force, Grace and Glory.
Barney, Kevin L. "The Foundation of Our Religion." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of John W. Welch and Erick B. Carlson, eds. Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820-1844.
Midgley, Louis. "Orders of Submission." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of essays on Mormonism. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.
Muhlestein, Kerry. "Approaching Understandings in the Book of Abraham." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2006) Vol. 18 : No. 2, Article 9.

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Volume 19, Number 1 (2007)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction, Reflections on the Reactions to Rough Stone Rolling and Related Matters." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of Scott C. Dunn. “Automaticity and the Dictation of the Book of Mormon.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon.
Hamblin, William J. "Reformed Egyptian." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: 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.
Hamblin, William J. "Sacred Writing on Metal Plates in the Ancient Mediterranean." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: 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.
Midgley, Louis. "Two Stories—One Faith." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 16.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 17.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 18.
Abstract: 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?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 19.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 20.
Abstract: Review of Allen J. Fletcher. A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham.
Hancock, Ralph C. "A Sinking Ship?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 21.
Abstract: Review of C. John Sommerville. The Decline of the Secular Unversity.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 1, Article 22.

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Volume 19, Number 2 (2007)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction, God and Mr. Hitchens." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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.
Poulsen, Larry. "The Light Is Better Over Here." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of V. Garth Norman. Book of Mormon Geography—Mesoamerican Historic Geography.
Midgley, Louis. "Preserving and Enlarging the Memory of the Saints." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Midgley applies Yosef Yerushalmi’s discussion of the ways of remembrance as illustrated in Jewish history to the Book of Mormon.
Olsen, Steven L. "The Theology of Memory: Mormon Historical Consciousness." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: 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.
Murphy, John. "Acquiring and Preserving Written Records: A Sacred Commission." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: This article discusses the importance of recording sacred experiences and preserving other written records.
Faulconer, James E. "Remembrance." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Philip Jenkins. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity.
Jospe, Raphael. "“The Glory of God Is Intelligence”A Note on Maimonides." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of B. Carmon Hard. Doing the Works of Abraham: Mormon Polygamy, Its Origin, Practice, and Demise.
Foster, Craig L. "Massacring the Truth." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 14.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 15.
Abstract: 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!" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 16.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 17.
Abstract: Review of Robert M. Price. The Pre-Nicene New Testament: Fifty-four Formative Texts.
Tvedtnes, John A. "The Quick and the Dead." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 18.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 19.
Abstract: Review of Richard Dawkins. The God Delusion.
Gee, John. "New Light on the Joseph Smith Papyri." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 20.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2007) Vol. 19 : No. 2, Article 21.

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Volume 20, Number 1 (2008)

Mitton, George L. "Editor's Introduction, Concern for the Things of Eternity." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: Review of Christopher Kimball Bigelow. The Timechart History of Mormonism: FromPremortality to the Present.
Gardner, Brant A. "Where Much Is Promised, Less is Given." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: Review of Diane E. Wirth. Decoding Ancient America: A Guide to the Archaeology of the Book of Mormon.
Givens, Terryl L. "“Common-Sense” Meets the Book of Mormon: Source, Substance, and Prophetic Disruption." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: 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.
Head, Ronan James. "A Brief Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Beekeeping." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: 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.
Morris, Larry E. "Elder Ezra Taft Benson's Incredible Experiences in Postwar Europe." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: Review of Frederick Babbel. On Wings of Faith: My Daily Walk with a Prophet.
Silver, Cherry B. "Mormon Culture: A Worldview." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: Review of Terryl L. Givens. People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture.
Thorne, Sandra A. "The Armor of God: Understanding the Metaphor." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: Review of Kim B. Clark. Armor: Divine Protection in a Darkening World.
Williams, Richard N. "Faith, Reason, Knowledge, and Truth." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: 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.
Gee, John. "Some Puzzles from the Joseph Smith Papyri." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: Review of Sam Harris. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason.
Norwood, L. Ara. "Still Losing the Battle . . . Still Not Knowing It: An Open Letter to Hank Hanegraaff." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: Review of Hank Hanegraaff. The Mormon Mirage: Seeing Through the Illusion of Mainstream Mormonism.
Rosson, Tom. "Deification: Fulness and Remnant." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: Review of Deification and Grace. (2007), by Daniel A. Keating.
Faulconer, James E. "The Myth of the Modern; the Anti-myth of the Postmodern." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 1.
Abstract: 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.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 1, Article 17.

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Volume 20, Number 2 (2008)

Midgley, Louis. "Editor's Introduction, Debating Evangelicals." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of George D. Smith. Nauvoo Polygamy: &ldquo. . . But we called it celestial marriage.”
White, Robert B. "A Review of the Dust Jacket and the First Two Pages." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 1=6.
Abstract: Review of George D. Smith. Nauvoo Polygamy: “. . . But we called it celestial marriage.”
Tvedtnes, John A. "Ark of the Covenant . . . Again." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: 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.
Boyce, Duane. "Of Science, Scripture, and Surprise." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 12.
Abstract: Review of Ronald V. Huggins. “Hugh Nibley's Footnotes.” In Salt Lake City Messanger 110 (May 2008): 9-21.
Midgley, Louis. "The Nibley Legacy." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Hugh Nibley. Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, CWHN 17.
Review, FARMS. "Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster. The Mormon Quest for the Presidency." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 14.
Review, FARMS. "Craig L. Foster. A Different God? Mitt Romney, the Religious Right, and the Mormon Question." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2008) Vol. 20 : No. 2, Article 15.

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Volume 21, Number 1 (2009)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction, Where Ideas Won't Face Serious Challenge." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
Mitton, George L. "Margaret Barker on the Importance of the Ancient Table in the Establishment of Early Christian Worship and Liturgy." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Reviews of Margaret Barker. Temple Themes in Chrstian Worship.
Welch, John W. "A Latter-day Saint Reception of Temple Themes in Christian Worship." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Margaret Barker. Temple Themes in Christian Worship.
Huchel, Frederick M. "Antecedents of the Restoration in the Ancient Temple." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: The historical influences of the past on modern religion are important for the future of religion.
Midgley, Louis. "The Book of Mormon as Record." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: This article discusses the meaning of the term recordand explains how it applies to the Book of Mormon.
Barney, Kevin L. "A Book of Mormon Casebook." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of John W. Welch. The Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon.
Enders, Donald L. and Jennifer L. Lund. "Myths on Palmyra's Main Street." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: 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.
Faulconer, James E. "Setting a New Standard." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Brant A. Gardner, Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, etc.
Gardner, Brant A. "Mormon's Editorial Method and Meta-Message." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: 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.
Givens, Terryl L. "Themes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: 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.
Goff, Alan. "How Should We Then Read? Reading Mormon Scripture after the Fall." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.
Olsen, Steven L. "The Death of Laban: A Literary Interpretation." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: 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 Consecreation?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 15.
Abstract: Review of Hugh Nibley. Approaching Zion.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 1, Article 16.

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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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: 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.
Anderson, Richard Lloyd. "Probing the Lives of Christ and Joseph Smith." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: 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.
Welch, John W. "Christmas Stories." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Margaret Barker. Christmas: The Original Story.
Hamblin, William J. "The Most Misunderstood Book: christopher hitchens on the Bible." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Christopher Hitchens. God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.
Hodges, Blair Dee. "Stillborn: A Parody of Latter-day Saint Faith." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of Shawn McCraney. I Was a Born-Again Mormon: Moving Toward Christian Authenticity.
Hardy, Grant. "Two More Waves." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: 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.
Gardner, Brant A. "“With What Measure”?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of John L. Lunds. Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon: Is This the Place?
Ricks, Stephen D. "Lehi and Local Color." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: 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”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 10.
Abstract: 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.”
Smoot, Stephen O. "The Faith and Reason of Michael R. Ash." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 11.
Abstract: Review of Michael R. Ash. Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2009) Vol. 21 : No. 2, Article 12.

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Volume 22, Number 1 (2010)

Midgley, Louis C. "Editor's Introduction, A Tiny Garden." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: 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." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Review of John W. Welch. The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple.
Welch, John W. "From the Preface to The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: This brief essay on temple themes in the Sermon on the Mount introduces Welch’s book The Sermon on the Mount in Light of the Temple.
Strathearn, Gaye. "A Unique Approach to the Sermon on the Mount." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple (2009), by John W. Welch.
Smith, Gregory L. "Often in Error, Seldom in Doubt: Rod Meldrum and Book of Mormon DNA." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of Rod L. Meldrum. Rediscovering the Book of Mormon Remnant through DNA.
McGuire, Ben. "Understanding the Book of Mormon? He “Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: Review of Ross Anderson. Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Quick Christian Guide to the Mormon Holy Book.
Boylan, Robert. "On Not Understanding the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of Ross Anderson. Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Quick Christian Guide to the Mormon Holy Book.
Perego, Ugo. A. "The Book of Mormon and the Origin of Native Americans from a Maternally Inherited DNA Standpoint." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: The church advocates no official position on the origins of Amerindian populations. Critics and sup-porters of the Book of Mormon both attempt to bolster their own arguments with DNA evidence. This study reviews the properties of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), particularly pertaining to the origins of Native American populations. DNA studies are subject to numerous limitations.
Olsen, Steven L. "Prospering in the Land of Promise." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Nephi and Mormon both treat the covenant of the promised land, expounding on characteristics of prospering in the land: obeying God’s law, practicing domesticated economies, preserving sacred records, bearing and raising children, securing adequate defense, constructively using natural materials, wor-shipping at temples, requiring industriousness, and providing righteous leadership.
Gee, John. "The Grace of Christ." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 11.
Abstract: The role of grace in salvation has been a recurring discussion. A few basics about grace tend to be overlooked in such discussions. The first of these is what is meant by “grace.” The second is what Jesus said about the topic.
Tvedtnes, John A. "Was Joseph Smith Guilty of Plagiarism?" Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: Joseph Smith has been charged with plagiarism in the Book of Mormon and his own revelations, largely because of lengthy biblical quotations (which, in each instance, have been credited to the Old Testament prophet whose words are being cited). Numerous examples in the Old Testament show that prophets freely borrowed verbiage from another. In the nine-teenth century, newspapers reprinted material, often without attribution.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 1, Article 13.

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Volume 22, Number 2 (2010)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction: An Unapologetic Apology for Apologetics." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 2, Article 2.
Abstract: This essay expands upon remarks first delivered in the closing session of the twelfth annual conference of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR), which was held 5–6 August 2010, in Sandy, Utah. That accounts for the hortatory tone of the last portion of the essay, which is atypical of the FARMS Review. In this expanded form, it responds to some of the comments, mostly online, that followed my August presentation.
Willes, Mark H. "To All the World: Reinventing the Church's Media Business." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 2, Article 3.
Abstract: This annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture was given on 11 March 2010. Willes discusses his work of leading an LDS Church–owned media company as it sought to blend old media with new while reflecting the values of its parent organization and seeking to have a world-wide reach and impact. Innovative steps to avoid gratuitous negative journalism, elevate civic dialogue, and emotionally engage readers and viewers in relevant, compelling issues are highlighted.
Roper, Matthew. "Joseph Smith, Revelation, and Book of Mormon Geography." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 2, Article 4.
Abstract: Review of Bruce H. Porter and Rod L. Meldrum. Prophecies and Promises: The Book of Mormon and the United States of America.
Roper, Matthew. "Losing the Remnant: The New Exclusivist “Movement” and the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 2, Article 5.
Abstract: Review of Bruce H. Porter and Rod L. Meldrum. Prophecies and Promises: The Book of Mormon and the United States of America.
Smith, Robert F. "Epistolary Form in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 2, Article 6.
Abstract: The claim that a personal letter in the Book of Mormon mimics a form indicative of modern rather than ancient composition is critiqued. The majority of letters in the Book of Mormon follow the ancient Hittite-Syrian, Neo-Assyrian, Amarna, and Hebrew epistolary format in which the correspondent of superior rank is always listed first. Other clues to ancient composition are noted.
Olsen, Steven L. "The Covenant of the Promised Land: Territorial Symbolism in the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 2, Article 7.
Abstract: The symbolism of land and its covenantal associations are viewed as guiding structural elements in the Book of Mormon narrative. Involving “existential space” more than “geometric space,” the concept of land is central to an understanding of the book as a sacred, covenant-based record.
Christensen, Kevin. "Hindsight on a Book of Mormon Historicity Critique." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 2, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of William D. Russell. “A Further Inquiriy into the Historicity of the Book of Mormon.” Sunstone, September-October 1982, 20-27.
Gee, John. "On Corrupting the Youth." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 2, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of Chrsitian Smith. Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults. and Review of Mark D. Regenerus. Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers.
FARMS Review. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2010) Vol. 22 : No. 2, Article 10.

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Volume 23, Number 1 (2011)

Peterson, Daniel C. "Editor's Introduction, “To Cheer, to Raise, to Guide” 22 Years of the FARMS Review." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 2.
Abstract: A history of the Review, including editorial philosophy, range of content, title changes, important contributions, and commitment to vigorous and learned discourse on aspects of Latter-day Saint thought and practice.
Arnold, Marilyn. "The Book of Mormon: Passport to Discipleship." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 3.
Abstract: Arnold gives personal reflections on the compatibility of scholarship and discipleship, the latter deepened by earnest study of the Book of Mormon. Neal A. Maxwell’s gift for words is illustrated. As an inex-haustible source of insight and delight, the Book of Mormon rewards close reading, as is apparent by a look at even the minor characters in the narrative. This Annual Neal A. Maxwell Institute Lecture was originally given on 10 March 2011 at Brigham Young University.
Clark, John E. "Revisiting “A Key for Evaluating Book of Mormon Geographies”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 4.
Abstract: The author updates his 1989 key for judging the merits of theories that attempt to locate Book of Mormon events in the real world. His “internal” geography of the book is based exclusively on what the book itself says about locations, distances, and directions. Six components (“transects”) of this geography are treated in detail, and ten crucial tests of geographical relatedness are proposed.
Gardner, Brant A. "Nephi as Scribe." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 5.
Abstract: Nephi was a younger son of a wealthy family. As one who might not inherit his father's business, it is possible that he was trained for another profession. One of the high-status professions open to him would have been a scribe. Beyond the fact that Nephi produced at least three written works (1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, and the nonextant large-plate book of Lehi), there are other evidences in his writing that betray the kind of traning scribes received. His early professional training may have been an important preparation for his later role in establishing his people as a true people of the book.
Hauglid, Brian M. "A New Resource on the Book of Moses." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 6.
Abstract: Review of Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. In God's Image and Likeness: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Moses.
Smith, Gregory L. "Shattered Glass: The Traditions of Mormon Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Encounter Boyd K. Packer." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 7.
Abstract: President Boyd K. Packer's October 2010 general conference address met with criticism from people opposed to the stance of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on same-sex marriage and homosexual acts. Critics portrayed President Packer's printed clarification of his words as backing down under pressure. Six of his past addresses are reviewed here demonstrating that the clarification matches his past teachings. Critics' claims about President Packer's views are also shown to be inconsistent with his published views over many years. The reaction of Mormons for Marriage (M4M), a group of Latter-day Saints dedicated to opposing the church's stance on California Proposition 8, is examined. Despite promising to avoid any criticism of the church and its leaders, M4M is shown to indulge in both. M4M also recommends materials hostile to the church, its leaders, and its standards of morality. Examples of M4M's scriptural and doctronal justifications of its stance are also examined. The critics' arguments in favor of altering Latter-day Saint teaching regarding homosexual acts are critiqued.
Fields, Paul J., G. Bruce Schaalje, and Matthew Roper. "Examining a Misapplication of Nearest Shruncken Centroid Classification to Investigate Book of Mormon Authorship." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 8.
Abstract: Review of Matthew L. Jockers, Daniela M. Witten, and Craig S. Criddle. “Reassessing authorship of the Book of Mormon using delta and nearest shrunken centroid classification.”
Roper, Matthew and Paul J. Fields. "The Historical Case against Sidney Rigdon's Authorship of the Book of Mormon." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 9.
Abstract: Review of Matthew L. Jockers, Daniela M. Witten, and Craig S. Criddle. “Reassessing authorship of the Book of Mormon using delta and nearest shrunken centroid classification.”
Bennett, Richard E. "Raising Kane." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 10.
Abstract: Review of Matthew J. Grow. “Liberty to the Downtrodden”: Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer.
Midgley, Louis and Shirley S. Ricks. "Out of Obscurity: The Story of Nibley's “Beyond Politics”." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 11.
Nibley, Hugh. "Beyond Politics." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 12.
Abstract: This talk was given on 26 October 1973 to the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society in the Political Science Department at Brigham Young University. It first appeared in BYU Studies 15/1 (1974) and was reprinted in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1978) and in the second edition of that volume in 2004. It is reprinted here with minor technical editing.
Reynolds, Noel B. "In the Mouths of Two or More Witnesses." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 13.
Abstract: Review of Richard Bauckham. Jesus and the Eyewitensses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony.
Midgley, Louis. "Telling the Larger “Church History” Story." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 14.
Abstract: Review of Christopher Catherwood. Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious.
Review, Mormon Studies. "Book Notes." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: (2011) Vol. 23 : No. 1, Article 15.

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