As the keystone scripture of the Latter-day Saint faith, the Book of Mormon has spiritually nourished millions. Over the past decade it has received increasing attention beyond Mormonism. Scholars and students from a variety of backgrounds have come to better appreciate its richness, complexity, and messages. On January 15, 2015 the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies sponsored a lecture by Christopher Thomas, the Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies at Pentecostal Theological Seminary. Thomas’s lecture briefly examined the book’s structure, content, theology, and reception history, focusing on insights from his forthcoming work on the Book of Mormon. The full lecture is now available on our YouTube channel:
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.