Pentecostalism is one of the fastest-growing Christian faiths in the world today. How might the Book of Mormon be viewed within that context? Professor John Christopher Thomas returned to Brigham Young University in October to talk about the Book of Mormon’s reception among—and relevance to—Pentecostals past and present. An audio recording of the lecture including Thomas’s slides is now available on our YouTube channel:
Thomas examines Pentecostal forerunners (leaders and laity) who had personal or theological contact with the Book of Mormon and Mormonism in general. He surveys attitudes and assessments of the scripture in early Pentecostal periodical literature. In conclusion he briefly compares aspects of Pentecostal and Book of Mormon theology.
The Maxwell Institute’s Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies examines the Book of Mormon in each of its contexts—from the ancient through the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It continues to benefit from the insights of interested readers within and beyond the LDS tradition.