VIDEO—Grant Hardy & Brian Kershisnik, “Illuminating the Book of Mormon”

02.04.2019 | The Maxwell Institute

The 2019 Laura F. Willes Book of Mormon Lecture is now available to watch online. On January 25th Grant Hardy and Brian Kershisnik presented: “Illuminating the Book of Mormon: A New Edition for the 21st Century.”


Grant Hardy and Brian Kershisnik share insights from the Book of Mormon based on their work on the new Maxwell Institute Study Edition of the Book of Mormon.

About the Presenters

Grant Hardy is a professor of history and religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is the editor of The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition (University of Illinois Press) and author of Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Guide (Oxford University Press), in addition to several other books and articles on Chinese history, ancient historiography, and studies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brian Kershisnik is an American painter. He studied art at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and the University of Texas at Austin. He started a studio in Kanosh, Utah, in 1991 and in 2006 he established another studio in Provo, Utah, where he currently lives with his wife, Faith, their dog, and thousands of bees. His notable works include a portrait of Leslie Norris, Nativity, and She Will Find What Was Lost.