The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Sourcebook


John L. Sorenson’s useful study aid for those interested in Book of Mormon geography issues. Click “VIEW PDF” below to read this book. A high-resolution copy is also available.


About the Author

John L. Sorenson

John L. Sorenson (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • A History of Ideas: The Geography of Book of Mormon Events in Latter-day Saint Thought
  • Summary of Models
  • The Resulting Problem, and How to Proceed
  • The Text Verse by Verse: Geographical Relationships, Extents and Characteristics, with Commentary
  • Index to the Analysis, by Feature
  • Summary of the Criteria for an Acceptable Model from the Text, by Feature
  • A "Report Card" for Evaluating Models
  • A Trial Map Incorporating the Criteria from the Text
  • Appendix A. Statements, by Date, Relevant to the Geography of Book of Mormon Events, by LDS Leaders or Others Reflecting Views Current in the Church
  • Appendix B. The Problem of Establishing Distances
  • Appendix C. The Problem of Directions
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Publication Information

  • Subject: Book of Mormon
  • Publication Year: 1990
  • Language: English,
  • Imprint: FARMS

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