Index to FARMS Review of Books 1996

By Author
The entries in this section are listed by author, title, reviewer (in parentheses), volume number, and beginning page number.

Ankerberg, John, Behind the Mask of Mormonism (Daniel C. Peterson), 8/2:60.

Bagley, Pat, Norman the Nephite's and Larry the Lamanite's Book of Mormon Time Line (Ted L. Gibbons), 8/2:373.

Beckwith, Francis J., The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis (Blake T. Ostler), 8/2:99.

Brodie, Fawn McKay, No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet (Louis Midgley), 8/2:147.

Crane, Charles, Ashamed of Joseph: Mormon Foundations Crumble (LeIsle Jacobson), 8/1:80.

Crane, Steven, Ashamed of Joseph: Mormon Foundations Crumble (LeIsle Jacobson), 8/1:80.

DeMaris, Richard E., "Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology and Anthropology" (John W. Welch), 8/2:43.

Farkas, John R., Mormons Answered Verse by Verse (Keith J. Wilson), 8/1:92.

Garr, Arnold K., Christopher Columbus: A Latter-day Saint Perspective (Daniel C. Peterson), 8/1:104.

Gileadi, Avraham, The Literary Message of Isaiah (David Rolph Seely), 8/1:69.

Harris, James R., The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham: A Study of the Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri (John Gee), 8/2:46.

Hedengren, Paul, The Land of Lehi (John E. Clark), 8/2:1.

Heimerdinger, Chris, Tennis Shoes and the Feathered Serpent (Chris Crowe), 8/1:176.

Hobby, June M., Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (V. Garth Norman), 8/1:112.

Hobby, June M., Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (Bruce W. Warren), 8/1:118.

Hobby, Michael M., Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (V. Garth Norman), 8/1:112.

Hobby, Michael M., Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (Bruce W. Warren), 8/1:118.

Johnson, Eric, Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Challenging the Claims of Latter-day Saints in a Constructive Manner (D. Charles Pyle), 8/2:231.

Johnson, Sherrie, My First Scripture Stories (Elaine A. Andelin), 8/2:375.

Ludlow, Daniel H., How to Get the Most from the Book of Mormon (cassette tapes) (Kay P. Edwards), 8/1:168.

McKeever, Bill, Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Challenging the Claims of Latter-day Saints in a Constructive Manner (D. Charles Pyle), 8/2:231.

Metcalfe, Brent Lee, ed., New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (John Wm. Maddox), 8/1:1.

Millet, Robert L., The Power of the Word: Saving Doctrines from the Book of Mormon (Dennis H. Karpowitz), 8/2:25.

Nyman, Monte S., ed., The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni: From Zion to Destruction (Bryan J. Thomas), 8/1:27.

Owens, Lance S., "Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection" (William J. Hamblin), 8/2:251.

Parrish, Stephen E., The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis (Blake T. Ostler), 8/2:99.

Pearson, Glenn L., Moroni's Promise: The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon (Phillip R. Kunz), 8/2:32.

Peterson, H. Donl, The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism (John Gee), 8/2:46.

Poulson, Clair, Samuel, Gadianton's Foe (cassette tapes) (Deborah Farmer), 8/1:178.

Poulson, Clair, Samuel, Moroni's Young Warrior (cassette tapes) (Deborah Farmer), 8/1:178.

Reed, David A., Mormons Answered Verse by Verse (Keith J. Wilson), 8/1:92.

Reynolds, George, Book of Mormon Dictionary (Bruce A. Van Orden), 8/1:51.

Ricks, Eldin, Eldin Ricks's Thorough Concordance of the LDS Standard Works (Gary P. Gillum), 8/1:172.

Ricks, Stephen D., ed., The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5 (Terry B. Ball), 8/1:61.

Salonimer, Joseph R., and Norrene V. Salonimer, I Know Thee by Name: Hebrew Roots of Lehi-ite Non-Biblical Names in the Book of Mormon (John A. Tvedtnes), 8/2:34.

Silverman, David P., ed., For His Ka: Essays Offered in Memory of Klaus Baer (John Gee), 8/2:46.

Smith, Troy J., Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (V. Garth Norman), 8/1:112.

Smith, Troy J., Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America (Bruce W. Warren), 8/1:118.

Tanner, Jerald, "Joseph Smith's Use of the Apocrypha" (John A. Tvedtnes and Matthew Roper), 8/2:326.

Tanner, Sandra, "Joseph Smith's Use of the Apocrypha" (John A. Tvedtnes and Matthew Roper), 8/2:326.

Tate, Charles D., Jr., ed., The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni: From Zion to Destruction (Bryan J. Thomas), 8/1:27.

Van Gorden, Kurt, Mormonism (Daniel C. Peterson), 8/1:95.

Walker, John Phillip, ed., Dale Morgan on Early Mormonism: Correspondence and a New History (Gary F. Novak), 8/1:122.

Welch, John W., ed., The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5 (Terry B. Ball), 8/1:61.

Weldon, John, Behind the Mask of Mormonism (Daniel C. Peterson), 8/2:60.

By Title
The entries in this section are listed by title, author, reviewer (in parentheses), volume number, and beginning page number.

The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch (Terry B. Ball), 8/1:61.

Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America, by Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith (V. Garth Norman), 8/1:112.

Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America, by Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith (Bruce W. Warren), 8/1:118.

Ashamed of Joseph: Mormon Foundations Crumble, by Charles and Steven Crane (LeIsle Jacobson), 8/1:80.

Behind the Mask of Mormonism, by John Ankerberg and John Weldon (Daniel C. Peterson), 8/2:60.

Book of Mormon Dictionary, by George Reynolds (Bruce A. Van Orden), 8/1:51.

The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni: From Zion to Destruction, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. (Bryan J. Thomas), 8/1:27.

Book of Mormon Reference Library (Alan C. Ashton), 8/2:377.

Book of Mormon Studybase (Alan C. Ashton), 8/2:377.

Christopher Columbus: A Latter-day Saint Perspective, by Arnold K. Garr (Daniel C. Peterson), 8/1:104.

"Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology and Anthropology," by Richard E. DeMaris (John W. Welch), 8/2:43.

Dale Morgan on Early Mormonism: Correspondence and a New History, edited by John Phillip Walker (Gary F. Novak), 8/1:122.

Eldin Ricks's Thorough Concordance of the LDS Standard Works, by Eldin Ricks (Gary P. Gillum), 8/1:172.

The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham: A Study of the Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri, by James R. Harris(John Gee), 8/2:46.

For His Ka: Essays Offered in Memory of Klaus Baer, edited by David P. Silverman (John Gee), 8/2:46.

How to Get the Most from the Book of Mormon (cassette tapes), by Daniel H. Ludlow (Kay P. Edwards), 8/1:168.

I Know Thee by Name: Hebrew Roots of Lehi-ite Non-Biblical Names in the Book of Mormon, by Joseph R. and Norrene V. Salonimer(John A. Tvedtnes), 8/2:34.

"Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection," by Lance S. Owens (William J. Hamblin), 8/2:251.

"Joseph Smith's Use of the Apocrypha," by Jerald and Sandra Tanner (John A. Tvedtnes and Matthew Roper), 8/2:326.

The Land of Lehi, by Paul Hedengren (John E. Clark), 8/2:1.

LDS Collectors Library 1995 Edition (Alan C. Ashton), 8/2:377.

The Literary Message of Isaiah, by Avraham Gileadi (David Rolph Seely), 8/1:69.

The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis, by Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish (Blake T. Ostler), 8/2:99.

Mormonism, by Kurt Van Gorden (Daniel C. Peterson), 8/1:95.

Mormons Answered Verse by Verse, by David A. Reed and John R. Farkas (Keith J. Wilson), 8/1:92.

Moroni's Promise: The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon, by Glenn L. Pearson (Phillip R. Kunz), 8/2:32.

My First Scripture Stories, by Sherrie Johnson (Elaine A. Andelin), 8/2:375.

New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe (John Wm. Maddox), 8/1:1.

No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, by Fawn McKay Brodie(Louis Midgley), 8/2:147.

Norman the Nephite's and Larry the Lamanite's Book of Mormon Time Line, by Pat Bagley (Ted L. Gibbons), 8/2:373.

The Power of the Word: Saving Doctrines from the Book of Mormon, by Robert L. Millet (Dennis H. Karpowitz), 8/2:25.

Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Challenging the Claims of Latter-day Saints in a Constructive Manner, by Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson(D. Charles Pyle), 8/2:231.

Samuel, Gadianton's Foe (cassette tapes), by Clair Poulson (Deborah Farmer), 8/1:178.

Samuel, Moroni's Young Warrior (cassette tapes), by Clair Poulson (Deborah Farmer), 8/1:178.

The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism, by H. Donl Peterson(John Gee), 8/2:46.

Tennis Shoes and the Feathered Serpent, by Chris Heimerdinger (Chris Crowe), 8/1:176.

By Reviewer
The entries in this section are listed by reviewer, author, title, volume number, and beginning page number.

Andelin, Elaine A., review of Sherrie Johnson, My First Scripture Stories, 8/2:375.

Ashton, Alan C., review of Book of Mormon Reference Library, 8/2:377.

Ashton, Alan C., review of Book of Mormon Studybase, 8/2:377.

Ashton, Alan C., review of LDS Collectors Library 1995 Edition, 8/2:377.

Ball, Terry B., review of Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, eds., The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, 8/1:61.

Clark, John E., review of Paul Hedengren, The Land of Lehi, 8/2:1.

Crowe, Chris, review of Chris Heimerdinger, Tennis Shoes and the Feathered Serpent, 8/1:176.

Edwards, Kay P., review of Daniel H. Ludlow, How to Get the Most from the Book of Mormon (cassette tapes), 8/1:168.

Farmer, Deborah, review of Clair Poulson, Samuel, Gadianton's Foe (cassette tapes), 8/1:178.

Farmer, Deborah, review of Clair Poulson, Samuel, Moroni's Young Warrior (cassette tapes), 8/1:178.

Gee, John, review of James R. Harris, The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham: A Study of the Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri, 8/2:46.

Gee, John, review of H. Donl Peterson, The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism, 8/2:46.

Gee, John, review of David P. Silverman, ed., For His Ka: Essays Offered in Memory of Klaus Baer, 8/2:46.

Gibbons, Ted L., review of Pat Bagley, Norman the Nephite's and Larry the Lamanite's Book of Mormon Time Line, 8/2:373.

Gillum, Gary P., review of Eldin Ricks, Eldin Ricks's Thorough Concordance of the LDS Standard Works, 8/1:172.

Hamblin, William J., review of Lance S. Owens, "Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection," 8/2:251.

Jacobson, LeIsle, review of Charles and Steven Crane, Ashamed of Joseph: Mormon Foundations Crumble, 8/1:80.

Karpowitz, Dennis H., review of Robert L. Millet, The Power of the Word: Saving Doctrines from the Book of Mormon, 8/2:25.

Kunz, Phillip R., review of Glenn L. Pearson, Moroni's Promise: The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon, 8/2:32.

Maddox, John Wm., review of Brent Lee Metcalfe, ed., New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, 8/1:1.

Midgley, Louis, review of Fawn McKay Brodie, No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, 8/2:147.

Norman, V. Garth, review of Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith, Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America, 8/1:112.

Novak, Gary F., review of John Phillip Walker, ed., Dale Morgan on Early Mormonism: Correspondence and a New History, 8/1:122.

Ostler, Blake T., review of Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish, The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis, 8/2:99.

Peterson, Daniel C., review of John Ankerberg and John Weldon, Behind the Mask of Mormonism, 8/2:60.

Peterson, Daniel C., review of Arnold K. Garr, Christopher Columbus: A Latter-day Saint Perspective, 8/1:104.

Peterson, Daniel C., review of Kurt Van Gorden, Mormonism, 8/1:95.

Pyle, D. Charles, review of Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Challenging the Claims of Latter-day Saints in a Constructive Manner, 8/2:231.

Roper, Matthew, review of Jerald and Sandra Tanner, "Joseph Smith's Use of the Apocrypha," 8/2:326.

Seely, David Rolph, review of Avraham Gileadi, The Literary Message of Isaiah, 8/1:69.

Thomas, Bryan J., review of Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi through Moroni: From Zion to Destruction, 8/1:27.

Tvedtnes, John A., review of Joseph R. and Norrene V. Salonimer, I Know Thee by Name: Hebrew Roots of Lehi-ite Non-Biblical Names in the Book of Mormon, 8/2:34.

Tvedtnes, John A., review of Jerald and Sandra Tanner, "Joseph Smith's Use of the Apocrypha," 8/2:326.

Van Orden, Bruce A., review of George Reynolds, Book of Mormon Dictionary, 8/1:51.

Warren, Bruce W., review of Michael M. Hobby, June M. Hobby, and Troy J. Smith, Angular Chronology: The Precolumbian Dating of Ancient America, 8/1:118.

Welch, John W., review of Richard E. DeMaris, "Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology and Anthropology," 8/2:43.

Wilson, Keith J., review of David A. Reed and John R. Farkas, Mormons Answered Verse by Verse, 8/1:92.

By Subject
1 Corinthians 15:29

attempts to explain, 8/2:43

discussion of, 8/2:245-7

struggle of anti-Mormons with, 8/2:75 n. 37

1 Nephi 13:12, referring to Columbus, 8/1:105

2 Esdras, parallels with Book of Mormon, 8/2:337, 343-6

2 Maccabees, parallels with Book of Mormon, 8/2:346-8

4 Baruch, parallels with Book of Mormon, 8/2:353-6

Abraham, book of

James Harris's contributions to discussion on, 8/2:47

publication of, 8/2:57

Adam, transgression or sin of, 8/2:28

Adam-God as Adam Kadmon, 8/2:317

Allah as an evil, pagan deity, 8/2:71

Alma, book of, and the Epistle to the Hebrews, 8/1:14-6

anachronism in the Book of Mormon

claims of, refuted, 8/1:2-3

reference to faith, hope, and charity, not an, 8/1:41-2, 42 n. 36

angular chronology and pre-Columbian dating, 8/1:112

Ankerberg, John, academic degrees of, 8/2:90-2

Anthon, Charles, and accounts of meeting with Martin Harris, 8/1:98-9

anthropomorphism, 8/2:311

anti-Christs in the Book of Mormon, 8/2:28

anti-Mormon publications, 8/1:xlii

ignorance of LDS scholarship in, 8/2:78

and recycling of claims and arguments, 8/2:80-4

use of old, discredited materials in, 8/2:61

anti-Mormons

phony degrees of some, 8/2:97, 97 n. 80

united by disbelief, 8/1:xlii

use of writers whose arguments would logically destroy own beliefs, 8/2:62 n. 6

Apocrypha, King James, comparison with Book of Mormon, 8/2:326

apostasy

in first centuries of our era, 8/1:xxxiii n. 80

in the primitive church, 8/1:33 n. 13

archaeological evidence for house of David, 8/1:xxii

archaeology and the Book of Mormon, 8/1:20-1

assumptions as ideological base of science, 8/1:xxvi

atonement as taught in the allegory of the olive tree, 8/1:62

Baer, Klaus, memorial volume for, 8/2:48

baptism by immersion and washing rituals, 8/1:34 n. 15

baptism for the dead, 8/2:244-7

as a necessary link between ancestors and posterity, 8/2:45

scholarly attention to, 8/2:43

baptism, infant

doctrine of, 8/1:32-5

evolution of, 8/1:33, 33 nn. 13-4

Behind the Mask of Mormonism, by John Ankerberg and John Weldon

errors in current edition of, 8/2:63 n. 8

remaining problems and falsehoods of, 8/2:68-79

reprint of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Mormonism, 8/2:60

silent corrections in, 8/2:63-8

beliefs, LDS, logical attack on, 8/2:231

Bible

attacks on Mormon use of, 8/1:92-3

contradictions and textual problems in, 8/2:238

biblical scholarship, procedures and premises in, 8/1:xxv

bifid structure of book of Isaiah, 8/1:71

blessing and cursing, cycles of, 8/1:36

Book of Mormon

alleged anti-Masonic sentiment of, 8/1:162

alleged biblical plagiarism of, 8/1:93

and alleged contradictions with the Bible, 8/1:18

Book of Mormon (cont.)

as alleged nineteenth-century fiction, 8/1:2-10, 8/2:179

as an alleged scheme to make money, 8/1:157

another testament of Christ, 8/2:25

archaeological anachronisms alleged in, 8/1:93

archaeology as means of authenticating, 8/1:96

commentary, standards for, 8/1:28-30

dates in, 8/1:53

emphasis on, by Ezra Taft Benson, 8/2:32

evidences of, 8/1:20-5

fictionalization of, 8/1:176, 177, 180

flora and fauna in, 8/1:22-3

historicity of, 8/1:9-10

individuals, groups, and events in, 8/2:373

intended audience of, 8/1:4

invites to come unto Christ, 8/2:26

and King James Bible, 8/1:13-4

language claims of, 8/1:10-2

language of, 8/1:10-7

major sermons of, 8/2:25

as myth, 8/1:10

naturalistic assumptions of, according to Dale Morgan, 8/1:151-2

naturalistic explanation of, 8/1:165-6, 8/2:149, 180, 183, 185-6

and possible internal errors, 8/1:18-20

preface, 8/2:15-7

as a recent composition, 8/2:214 n. 244, 215

saving principles and doctrines of, 8/2:25

scholarship, pioneering efforts of George Reynolds in, 8/1:57

study helps for, 8/1:168-71

supposed nineteenth-century sources of, 8/2:183

terms, dictionary of, 8/1:53-4

testimony of Witnesses of, 8/1:159-60

testimony of, leads to testimony of Christ, 8/2:32

Three Witnesses to, 8/1:99

text, alleged sources of, 8/1:83 n. 2

time line, 8/2:373

as a tool for conversion, 8/2:32

Bringhurst, Newell, preparing biography of Fawn Brodie, 8/2:189

Brodie, Fawn

assisted by Dale Morgan, 8/1:124, 138-9

literary style of, 8/2:158

Brooks, Juanita, and critique of Hugh Nibley, 8/1:140 n. 43

brother of Jared and knowledge of the Godhead, 8/1:38, 38 n. 26

Brownlee, William (biblical scholar), 8/1:71

calling and election process, 8/1:35, 35 n. 18

cardinal-shift hypothesis, 8/1:114

CD-ROM libraries

advantages of, 8/2:377-8

Book of Mormon Reference Library, 8/2:390-2

Book of Mormon Studybase, 8/2:387-90

content of, 8/2:381-4

creation and use of multiple copies of, 8/2:385

cross-reference links of, 8/2:386

Folio Bound VIEWS technology, 8/2:378-9

LDS Collectors Library, 8/2:392-4

Lesson Planner/Talk Writer program, 8/2:388-90

Macintosh versions of, 8/2:379 nn. 8-9

searching capabilities of, 8/2:384-5

use of, in word processing, 8/2:380, 386-7

Cenez, compared with Zenos and Zenock, 8/1:63

Chandler, Michael, relationship to Antonio Lebolo, 8/2:58

charity as a fruit of the Spirit, 8/2:29

Christian God, efforts to identify with the god of sophisticated paganism, 8/2:71-2 n. 31

Christian themes in Book of Mormon and Qumran documents, 8/1:163

civilizations, annihilation of, 8/1:37-8 n. 24

coins, not mentioned in Book of Mormon, 8/1:97, 8/2:61

Cologne Mani Codex, parallels with Book of Mormon, 8/2:360-3

Columbus, Christopher

first transoceanic voyage of, 8/1:107

life of, 8/1:104

referred to in 1 Nephi 13:12, 8/1:105

role of, predicted by ancient prophets, 8/1:108

seven themes relating to, 8/1:105-6

Columbus, Christopher (cont.)

vicarious baptism for, 8/1:110

commentary, Book of Mormon, 8/1:53

compass and the square, 8/2:261, 261-2 n. 31

computers as substitutes for books, 8/2:395

concordance

Book of Mormon, 8/1:53

of three LDS standard works, by Eldin Ricks, 8/1:172-5

covenant law and conflict with law of agency, 8/1:37

covenant making, patterns of, 8/1:36-8, 36 n. 21

covenant people, obliteration of, 8/1:37 n. 22

covenantor versus uncovenanted, 8/1:37 n. 23

covenants in the Book of Mormon as a reflection of modern theology, 8/1:3

Cowdery, Oliver

and connection to supposed forgery, 8/1:159 n. 75

and first meeting with Joseph Smith, 8/1:158

Crane, Charles, contradictions and sensationalism of, 8/1:89-91

creation

ex nihilo, 8/2:101, 8/2:134-6, 304

Mormon concept of, 8/2:101

credentials in scholarly methodology, 8/1:xxiv

Cumorah, location of, 8/2:2

Cyrus (Persian king), 8/1:70

database for scriptures, 8/1:172

Davidic king, latter-day, to bring temporal salvation, 8/1:75

Decker, Ed, and refusal to debate publicly, 8/1:xi

deification, human, 8/2:141-2, 8/2:247-8, 262-4

demographics in the Book of Mormon, 8/1:23-5

DeVoto, Bernard, 8/2:156, 199-200

dissimilarity, criterion of, rejects statements attributed to Christ, 8/1:xvi

divine nature, respect for, 8/2:29

Editor's picks, 8/1:xliv-xlv, 8/2:vi-vii

Egyptian script, Jewish writings in, 8/2:329

Emerald Tablet, 8/2:259, 259 n. 25

end of time, sequence of events leading up to, 8/1:76

Enlightenment, an intellectual movement, 8/2:268

Enlightenment, Jewish, 8/2:269

eternal life, 8/2:247

faith, historical foundations of, 8/2:188-9, 229

faith, hope, and charity, essays on, 8/1:41-3

false doctrines and principles, 8/2:236-8

Father and the Son, 8/1:39 n. 28

Ferguson, Thomas Stuart ( student of archaeology), 8/1:96

fictionalization of Book of Mormon, 8/1:176, 177, 180

fifth Gospel (3 Nephi), 8/2:29

first vision, 8/1:vi

accounts of, 8/1:86, 8/2:177-8, 232, 232 n. 2

dating of, 8/1:154 n. 66

Fawn Brodie's explanation of, as a "half-remembered dream," 8/1:151

first vision of Paul, accounts of, 8/2:233-4

foreknowledge, and free will, compatibility of, 8/2:107-10, 108-9 nn. 13-4

freedom

counterfactuals of, 8/2:105, 105 n. 6

intellectual, in the LDS Church, 8/1:xxxv

Freemasonry, 8/2:256, 257 n. 19, 286-9

fundamentalism among religious believers, 8/1:xxxix

future events, predictions of, 8/2:118

Genesis 1:1, interpretation of, from Zohar, 8/2:299

geography, Book of Mormon, 8/1:23

beginnings of, 8/1:52-3

bibliography of LDS works on, 8/1:96 n. 3

construction of internal map of, 8/2:21, 23

extended view of, 8/1:56

Hedengren's key for evaluating, 8/2:18

limited Great Lakes geography, 8/2:1, 22 n. 13

and location of Cumorah, 8/2:5

problems with Hedengren's view of, 8/2:13-8

scale of Book of Mormon lands in, 8/2:5

variations of, based on initial assumptions, 8/2:5

glass looking, Joseph Smith accused of, 8/1:84

God

anthropomorphism of, 8/2:143-6, 144 n. 62

becoming like, 8/2:141-2

biblical portrait of, 8/2:132-4

existence of only one, 8/2:142-3

the Father, 8/2:139-40

immutability and timelessness of, 8/2:120-5

infallible foreknowledge of, 8/2:110-4

knowledge of, hidden, 8/1:38

LDS concept of, 8/2:262-4

middle knowledge of, 8/2:104-5

nature of, 8/2:249

omniscience of, 8/2:106

open view of, 8/2:115-20

perfect goodness of, 8/2:125-6

power of, 8/2:103-6

power of, limits on, 8/2:105

self-sufficiency (aseity) of, 8/2:101-3

Thomist view of, 8/2:102-3

unique Mormon concept of, 8/2:99

Godhead, understanding of, 8/1:38, 38 n. 26, 39 n. 27, 8/2:101 n. 3, 138-42

gods, plurality of, 8/2:305

golden plates

possible composition of, 8/1:84 n. 4

weight of, 8/1:83

Gospel of Thomas, reliance on, by Jesus Seminar, 8/1:xv

grace, emphasis on, 8/2:28

great and spacious building, 8/2:367-9

Great Divide, separating accounts of Mormon past, 8/2:157, 223

Harrison, R. K. (biblical scholar), 8/1:71

Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment), 8/2:294

Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon, 8/1:17

Hebrew phonology, 8/2:36

Hedengren, Paul, fallacious argument of, for Book of Mormon geography, 8/2:13

Hermetica, citing of, 8/2:255

hermeticism

decline of, 8/2:268

in the early nineteenth-century United States, 8/2:267

Hill, Marvin, and his "middle ground" (between prophet and faker), 8/1:144, 8/2:218, 224

history, manipulation of, 8/2:171, 221-3

Hobby, Michael (director of Zarahemla Foundation), 8/1:112

holistic approach, tools of, 8/1:72

Hurlbut affidavits, conflicting tales of, 8/1:153

Hyde, Orson, and the Tree of the Sefirot, 8/2:319

hypocephalus collection, 8/2:47

Indians, American, and the priesthood, 8/1:102-3

infinite, possibility of actual, 8/2:126-30

interpretive keys to a sealed book, 8/1:72

Isaiah as favorite author of Columbus, 8/1:109

Isaiah, book of

authorship of, 8/1:69-70

commentaries on, 8/1:77-8

concordance of, 8/1:71

holistic approach to, 8/1:78

index of literary analysis of, 8/1:71

interpretation of and commentary on, by Avraham Gileadi, 8/1:74

literary analysis of, 8/1:73

literary unity of, 8/1:69-70

methodology of interpretation of, by Avraham Gileadi, 8/1:70-1

reference works on, 8/1:71

rhetorical analysis of, 8/1:73

seven themes of, 8/1:72-3

translation of, by Avraham Gileadi, 8/1:71, 76

typology in, 8/1:73

Isaiah, prophecies of, relevant to a latter-day audience, 8/1:74

Izapa, site of, 8/1:113

Jaredite record, types and patterns in, 8/1:45

Jeremiah, book of, different versions of, 8/2:238

Jesus Christ

false stories about, 8/1:87 n. 12

Jerusalem as birthplace of, 8/1:98

mission of, in Ether 3-4, 8/1:35

resurrection of, 8/2:xii

Jesus Seminar

and its lack of true critical scholarship, 8/1:xviii-xix

and quest for historical Jesus, 8/1:xii-xxxv

Jew, use of the term, 8/2:86, 88-9

Jewish writings in Egyptian script, 8/2:329

Jews and Nephites, 8/2:84-9

Joseph Smith Papyri

journal entries on, 8/2:52

journey of, from Thebes to Kirtland to Salt Lake City, 8/2:56-7

studies on, 8/2:46 n. 1

judgment

apostolic, of the twelve tribes of Israel, 8/1:40

four angels of, 8/1:40, 40 n. 32

Judith, apocryphal book of, parallels with Book of Mormon, 8/2:338-42

Kabbalah, Christian, 8/2:258-9

kabbalism

and hermeticism, Lance Owens's blurring of distinctions between, 8/2:277

origin of, 8/2:260

kabbalistic ideas and LDS thought, 8/2:313

kabbalistic materials, compilation of, 8/2:297

King Follett discourse, unique LDS doctrines of, 8/2:299

Laban, Nephi's encounter with, parallels later parts of Book of Mormon, 8/2:349-52

Larson, John, and information on Joseph Smith Papyri, 8/2:50-5

law of consecration as a precursor to a Zion society, 8/1:44

Lebolo, Antonio, background of, 8/2:58-9

logic

argument from silence, 8/2:14

problems of causality, 8/2:278-81

semantic equivocation, 8/2:270-1

straw man fallacy, 8/1:vi-x

Luther Rice Seminary, 8/2:90-1, 91 n. 71

magical artifacts, 8/2:281-4

Magnus, Albertus (medieval author), 8/2:261

Masoretic Text clarified by Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint, 8/1:76

McQuown, Madeline Reeder, relationship of, with Dale Morgan, 8/1:128-33

media manipulation by the Jesus Seminar, 8/1:xvii-xviii

Meeks, Priddy, journal of, 8/1:153

metallurgy and the Book of Mormon, 8/1:21-2

methodology, relationship between parallelism and causality, 8/2:320

"middle ground" (between prophet and faker) of Marvin Hill, 8/1:144, 8/2:218, 224

missionary opportunity with anti-Mormon literature, 8/2:250

Mixtec people, royal genealogies of, 8/1:118-21

monotheism versus plurality of gods, 8/2:136-43

Morgan, Dale

assistance of, to Fawn Brodie, 8/1:137-44, 8/2:184

biographical sketch of, 8/1:127-33

plans of, to write history of LDS, 8/1:133-37

unfinished history of, 8/1:164-5

Mormon texts, allegations of secret changes in, 8/2:68

Mormon (Book of Mormon prophet) and correlations with Joseph Smith, 8/1:41

Mormonism, cultural, 8/1:166-7

Mormonism Research Ministry, anti-Mormon activities of, 8/1:viii

names, Book of Mormon, 8/1:13, 53

Egyptian etymologies for, 8/2:34, 37-8, 40, 42

gentilic or nisbeh, 8/2:40

Hebrew etymologies for, 8/2:38

nonbiblical, 8/2:34

narrow neck of land, Panama as, 8/1:112

Neibaur, Alexander

and knowledge of Aramaic, 8/2:293

Neibaur, Alexander (cont.)

Lance Owens's candidate for Joseph Smith's kabbalistic mentor, 8/2:269

supposed owner of kabbalistic texts, 8/2:289, 296

Nephi, name of, in the Apocrypha, 8/2:327 n. 4

Nephites and Jews, 8/2:84-9

New Testament expressions in Book of Mormon, 8/2:326

Nibley, Hugh

Book of Mormon essays of, 8/2:210-1

and critique of Fawn Brodie's No Man Knows My History, 8/1:141-44, 8/2:155

versus Dale Morgan on Fawn Brodie, 8/1:140-4

No Man Knows My History, by Fawn Brodie

as "definitive" biography of Joseph Smith, 8/2:148, 213

celebratory reviews of, 8/2:150

criticisms of, 8/2:151-2, 151 n. 11, 217

errors and mistakes in, 8/2:176-7

Hugh Nibley's response to, in No Ma'am, That's Not History, 8/1:141-44, 8/2:155

reviews of,

by historians, 8/2:190-7

by literary gentlemen, 8/2:197-210

RLDS reaction to, 8/2:186-8

objective history, Dale Morgan's position on, 8/1:149-51

objectivity

in analyzing Book of Mormon, 8/1:19

in scholarship, 8/1: xviii, xxi, xxvi-xxxii

in writing history, 8/2:223

occult sciences, Lance Owens's introduction to, 8/2:253

Old Testament passages, LDS interpretation of, 8/1:92

olive, origin, significance, use, and cultivation of, in the ancient Near East, 8/1:65-6

olive oil, use and symbolism of, 8/1:66-7

olive tree, allegory of

botanical metaphors in, 8/1:65

botanical studies of, 8/1:67-8

cognates in Old Testament texts, 8/1:63

comparative studies of, 8/1:63-5

historical studies of, 8/1:65-7

interpretive studies of, 8/1:61-3

similarities in

ancient Near Eastern texts, 8/1:64

the Bible and extracanonical books, 8/1:64

Romans 11, 8/1:64

textual studies of, 8/1:67

understanding of, in the early period of the restored Church, 8/1:62

organic evolution, 8/2:vii-xii, vii, 33

Owens, Lance

Mormon History Association's Best Article Award for 1995, 8/2:251

unsupported assertions of, 8/2:265-6

Pacific College of Graduate Studies, 8/2:92-6, 93 n. 76

Palmyra Reflector and story of Walters the magician, 8/1:153

Palmyra, possible revival in, 8/1:155

perfection, 8/2:249-50

of God, 8/2:100-3

Mormon view of, in contrast to classical view, 8/2:100

philosopher's stone, 8/2:259-60, 260 n. 27

Pistis Sophia, parallels with the Book of Mormon, 8/2:356-60

plagiarism by Joseph Smith alleged, 8/2:326

plurality of gods versus monotheism, 8/2:136-43

Preclassic Mesoamerican sites, widespread cardinal shift in, 8/1:113

Priesthood

Aaronic, 8/2:239-41

Melchizedek, 8/2:239-41

Seal of the, 8/2:317

principles

of Mormonism, according to Joseph Smith, 8/2:30

of the gospel, 8/2:26-7

process theology, views of, 8/2:100 n. 2

prophecy

before-the-fact, 8/1:70

types of, 8/2:111-4

prophet and revelation, Lance Owens's use of words, 8/2:272-7

prophet-fraud dichotomy, 8/1:145-7

prophetic truth claims, rejection of, by Fawn Brodie, 8/2:188

Pseudo-Philo writes of Cenez, 8/1:63

quest for the historical Jesus, 8/1:xiii-xv, xiii

questions asked by non-Mormons, 8/2:232

Quetzalcoatl, Pyramid of, dating of, 8/1:118

Quinn, D. Michael, 8/2:225-9

reformed Egyptian in the Book of Mormon, 8/1:97

resurrection of Christ, reality of, 8/1:xiii

revelation, continuing, 8/1:29 n. 5

Reynolds, George

biographical sketch of, 8/1:52

Book of Mormon scholar, 8/1:51

concordance of, for Book of Mormon, 8/1:173

Reynolds-Sjodahl Commentary on the Book of Mormon as a fraud, 8/1:58-60

rivers of water, 8/2:366-7

Romans 11:17-24, bibliography of commentaries to, 8/1:64

Rosicrucian movement, 8/2:256, 256 n. 17

Sabbatean movement, messianic and mystical excesses of, 8/2:268

sacrament ordinance in the Book of Mormon, 8/1:4-6

sacrifice, human, in Egyptian practice, 8/2:49, 49 n. 10

satanism, claim that Mormonism is a form of, 8/2:72

scholarship

books critical of radical biblical, 8/1:xxv n. 56

radical revisionist, 8/1:xx-xxxvii

seer stone, 8/2:259

Sefer Nishmat Hayyim of Manasseh ben Israel, compilation of kabbalistic materials, 8/2:297

Septuagint helps clarify Masoretic Text, 8/1:76

Sermon on the Mount compared with 3 Nephi, 8/1:16-7

Shipps, Jan, and Mormonism as a new religious tradition, 8/2:182

skepticism in contemporary biblical studies, 8/1:xii

Smith, Joseph

and access to the Bible, 8/2:330-2

and comparison of his theology with Book of Mormon theology, 8/1:7-9

and correlations with the prophet Mormon, 8/1:41

and first meeting with Oliver Cowdery, 8/1:158

and folk magic, 8/2:281

humanizing of, 8/2:215

influenced by Kabbalah, 8/2:289

and knowledge of Aramaic, 8/2:293

and knowledge of Hebrew, 8/2:292

and links to kabbalism, 8/2:252

money digging, alleged involvement in, 8/1:84, 8/2:174

naturalistic biography of, by Marvin Hill, 8/2:216

naturalistic explanation of, 8/2:152, 154, 221

negative reports of, 8/1:87

prophet or conscious fraud in Brodie's approach, 8/2:153, 176, 218, 220

prophetic truth claims of, 8/2:214

and references to South American civilizations, 8/1:28 n. 3

Rosicrucian influences on, 8/2:269

Smith, Lucy Mack

biography by, about Joseph Smith, 8/1:88

personal revelations of, 8/1:88

Spaulding manuscript, 8/1:82-3

Spaulding theory, 8/2:176 n. 90

spiritual gifts, importance of seeking, 8/1:43-4, 44 n. 42

stories, scripture, 8/2:375-6

symbols of sun, moon, stars on Nauvoo Temple, 8/2:260

Tanner, Jerald and Sandra

investigative techniques of, 8/2:xii-xiv

response to criticisms of, 8/2:76-9

temple recommends, 8/2:242-3

Temple Square tours, 8/1:80-1

temples

and temple worthiness, 8/2:241-2

Greco-Roman, near Corinth, 8/2:43

Teotihuacan, site of, 8/1:113

Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, translations of, 8/2:334-7

theologians, "absolute sovereignty" and "limited sovereignty" of, 8/2:100

Thomas Jefferson, by Fawn Brodie

advertising blurbs for, 8/2:168-71

criticisms of, 8/2:160-4

quality of reviews of, 8/2:166-8

success of, 8/2:159

Titt, William, reputed analogue of Joseph Smith, 8/1:153

Topical Guide to the Scriptures, 8/1:172

tree of life in Jeremiah, 8/2:369-72

tree of life visions, parallels with, 8/2:363-6

truths of restored gospel to be presented in scholarly way, 8/1:29 n. 3

Universalism and the Book of Mormon, 8/1:6

utopian society and spiritual conversion, 8/1:46

View of the Hebrews, by Ethan Smith

and the Book of Mormon, 8/2:211-2

as discussed by B. H. Roberts, 8/1:161 n. 81

as possible influence on Joseph Smith, 8/1:161

volcanic eruption in 3 Nephi, 8/2:22

Walgren, Kent, and view of Dale Morgan, 8/1:123-4 n. 5

Walter, Luman

as occult mentor, 8/2:284-6

supposedly influenced by Rosicrucian ideas, 8/2:269

Walters the magician, attempts to identify, 8/1:153

wandering or journey motif, 8/1:45, 45 n. 44

Weldon, John, academic degrees of, 8/2:92-8

Whitmer, David, statements of, 8/1:100-2

wilderness, notion of, 8/2:20-1, 20 n. 12

Witnesses, Book of Mormon, credibility of, 8/1:26, 99

world, intelligent design of, 8/2:131-2

Xochicalco, monuments at, 8/1:118

Zarahemla Foundation, 8/1:112

Zenos, allegory or parable of, 8/1:62-3

Zion, analysis of, 8/1:43

Zohar

kabbalistic text in Aramaic, 8/2:291

unique ideas from, 8/2:314-5