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The Book of Mormon: Brief Theological Introductions

Seeking Christ in scripture by combining intellectual rigor and the disciple’s yearning for holiness

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Twelve volumes. Twelve scholars. New explorations of every book in the Book of Mormon through the lenses of history, theology, philosophy, literary studies, and above all, faith in Jesus Christ. Meet the Book of Mormon again for the first time in these Brief Theological Introductions.

Authors

1 Nephi (Print—February 14) |  PREORDER
Joseph M. Spencer
Brigham Young University

2 Nephi (Print—apx. February 28)
Terryl L. Givens
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Jacob
Deidre Nicole Green
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Enos/Jarom/Omni
Sharon J. Harris
Brigham Young University

Mosiah
James E. Faulconer
Brigham Young University

Alma (1-29)
Kylie Nielson Turley
Brigham Young University

Alma (30-63)
Mark Wrathall
University of Oxford

Helaman
Kimberly Berkey
Loyola University Chicago

3 Nephi/4 Nephi
Daniel Becerra
Brigham Young University

Words of Mormon/Mormon
Adam S. Miller
Collin College

Ether
Rosalynde Frandsen Welch
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Moroni
David F. Holland
Harvard Divinity School

General Editors

Spencer Fluhman
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Philip Barlow
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Series Editors

D. Morgan Davis, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
James E. Faulconer, Brigham Young University
Kristine Haglund, Independent scholar
Joseph M. Spencer, Brigham Young University
Rosalynde Welch, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Live Events

“Explorations in the Book of Mormon” was a series of live events where series authors outlined their projects and answered questions. Watch our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds for updates.

PART 1
1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, Alma 30–63
Joseph M. Spencer, Terryl L. Givens, Mark Wrathall

PART 2
Enos/Jarom/Omni, Mosiah, Alma 1–29
Sharon Harris, James E. Faulconer, Kylie Turley

PART 3
Jacob, Helaman, 3 and 4 Nephi
Deidre Green, Kimberly Berkey, Daniel Becerra

PART 4
Mormon, Ether, Moroni
Adam Miller, Rosalynde Frandsen Welch, David F. Holland

MIPodcast Interviews

Briefly First Nephi, with Joseph M. Spencer
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Briefly Second Nephi, with Terryl Givens
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