Index to the FARMS Review of Books, 1999

By Author

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

Blomberg, Craig L., How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation (Paul L. Owen and Carl A. Mosser), 11/2:1; (Blake T. Ostler), 11/2:103; (William J. Hamblin and Daniel C. Peterson), 11/2:178.

Brown, Matthew B., Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration (Daniel B. McKinlay), 11/1:23.

Deseret Book, GospeLink (William Raventos), 11/1:299.

Gorton, H. Clay, A New Witness for Christ: Chiastic Structures in the Book of Mormon (Richard Dilworth Rust), 11/1:1.

Infobases, Collector’s Library ’98 (William Raventos), 11/1:299.

Krajewski, Walter, “Voice from the Dust: A Literary Analysis of the Book of Mormon” (Richard Dilworth Rust), 11/1:1.

Moss, Robert H., A Reader’s Book of Mormon Digest: Condensed from the Book of Mormon: A New Witness for Christ. A Monthly Reading Program and Study Guide of the Doctrines of the Book of Mormon (Gary F. Novak), 11/1:6.

Nibley, Hugh W., The Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled (Louis Midgley), 11/1:27.

Ricks, Stephen D., ed., King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom” (Keith H. Lane), 11/1:18.

Robinson, Stephen E., How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation (Paul L. Owen and Carl A. Mosser), 11/2:1; (Blake T. Ostler), 11/2:103; (William J. Hamblin and Daniel C. Peterson), 11/2:178.

Smith, Mark A., The Power of God (Robert C. Freeman), 11/1:88.

Smith, Paul T., Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration (Daniel B. McKinlay), 11/1:23.

Sorenson, John L., Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life (Diane E. Wirth), 11/1:10.

Welch, John W., ed., King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom” (Keith H. Lane), 11/1:18.

White, James R., Letters to a Mormon Elder: Eye-Opening Information for Mormons and the Christians Who Talk with Them (Russell C. McGregor with Kerry A. Shirts), 11/1:90.

By Title

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

The Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled, by Hugh W. Nibley (Louis Midgley), 11/1:27.

Collector’s Library ’98 , by Infobases (William Raventos), 11/1:299.

GospeLink, by Deseret Book (William Raventos), 11/1:299.

“How Deep the Chasm? A Reply to Owen and Mosser’s Review” (David L. Paulsen and R. Dennis Potter), 11/2:221.

“How Deep the Platonism? A Review of Owen and Mosser’s Appendix: Hellenism, Greek Philosophy, and the Creedal ‘Straightjacket’ of Christian Orthodoxy” (Roger D. Cook), 11/2:265.

How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, by Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson (Paul L. Owen and Carl A. Mosser) 11/2:1; (Blake T. Ostler) 11/2:103; (William J. Hamblin and Daniel C. Peterson) 11/2:178.

Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life, by John L. Sorenson (Diane E. Wirth), 11/1:10.

King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom,” edited by John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks (Keith H. Lane), 11/1:18.

Letters to a Mormon Elder: Eye-Opening Information for Mormons and the Christians Who Talk with Them, by James R. White (Russell C. McGregor with Kerry A. Shirts), 11/1:90.

A New Witness for Christ: Chiastic Structures in the Book of Mormon, by H. Clay Gorton (Richard Dilworth Rust), 11/1:1.

“Philosophy and Early Christianity” (Daniel W. Graham and James L. Siebach), 11/2:210.

The Power of God, by Mark A. Smith (Robert C. Freeman), 11/1:88.

A Reader’s Book of Mormon Digest: Condensed from the Book of Mormon: A New Witness for Christ. A Monthly Reading Program and Study Guide of the Doctrines of the Book of Mormon, by Robert H. Moss (Gary F. Novak), 11/1:6.

Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration, by Matthew B. Brown and Paul T. Smith (Daniel B. McKinlay), 11/1:23.

“Voice from the Dust: A Literary Analysis of the Book of Mormon,” by Walter Krajewski (Richard Dilworth Rust), 11/1:1.

By Reviewer

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

Cook, Roger D., review of Paul L. Owen and Carl A. Mosser, “Appendix: Hellenism, Greek Philosophy, and the Creedal ‘Straightjacket’ of Christian Orthodoxy,” 11/2:265.

Freeman, Robert C., review of Mark A. Smith, The Power of God, 11/1:88.

Graham, Daniel W., review of Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, 11/2:210.

Hamblin, William J., review of Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, 11/2:178.

Lane, Keith H., review of John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks, eds., King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom,” 11/1:18.

McGregor, Russell C., review of James R. White, Letters to a Mormon Elder: Eye-Opening Information for Mormons and the Christians Who Talk with Them, 11/1:90.

McKinlay, Daniel B., review of Matthew B. Brown and Paul T. Smith, Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration, 11/1:23.

Midgley, Louis, review of Hugh W. Nibley, The Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled, 11/1:27.

Mosser, Carl A., review of Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, 11/2:1.

Novak, Gary F., review of Robert H. Moss, A Reader’s Book of Mormon Digest: Condensed from the Book of Mormon: A New Witness for Christ. A Monthly Reading Program and Study Guide of the Doctrines of the Book of Mormon, 11/1:6.

Ostler, Blake T., review of Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, 11/2:103.

Owen, Paul L., review of Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, 11/2:1.

Paulsen, David L., review based on ideas from Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, 11/2:221.

Peterson, Daniel C., review of Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, 11/2:178.

Potter, R. Dennis, review based on ideas from Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, 11/2:221.

Raventos, William, review of Deseret Book, GospeLink, and Infobases, Collector’s Library ’98 , 11/1:299.

Rust, Richard Dilworth, review of H. Clay Gorton, A New Witness for Christ: Chiastic Structures in the Book of Mormon, 11/1:1.

Rust, Richard Dilworth, review of Walter Krajewski, “Voice from the Dust: A Literary Analysis of the Book of Mormon,” 11/1:1.

Siebach, James L., review based on ideas from Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, 11/2:210.

Shirts, Kerry A., review of James R. White, Letters to a Mormon Elder: Eye-Opening Information for Mormons and the Christians Who Talk with Them, 11/1:90.

Wirth, Diane E., review of John L. Sorenson, Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life, 11/1:10.

By Subject

1 Corinthians 13:12, 11/1:93

1 Enoch on the corporeal nature of God, 11/2:291

1 Nephi 1:1, 11/1:3

1 Nephi 13, “plain and precious things,” 11/2:20

2 Baruch on deification, 11/2:295

2 Enoch

on the corporeal nature of God, 11/2:293

on deification, 11/2:296

2 Timothy

2:25, 11/2:1

3:15–16, 11/1:100

Abinadi

on the role of Jesus Christ, 11/2:55 n. 122

teachings of, on the Godhead, 11/1:189–90

abortion, 11/2:97 n. 222

Adam-ondi-Ahman, 11/1:24

Adam’s sin, 11/2:68–73

advent argument, 11/2:14–16, 228

agency, 11/1:89, 11/2:237, 257

Alma 36, 11/1:4–5, 7

animals, in the Book of Mormon, 11/1:188

anti-Mormonism, 11/1:48 n. 42

anti-Mormons, 11/1:90–298

Concerned Christians, 11/2:vii

criticism of Joseph Smith, 11/1:151–71

Reachout Trust, 11/2:vii

apocrypha, 11/2:200

apostasy, early Christian, 11/2:188, 206, 211–12, 265–69

apostles, early Christian, 11/2:211

apostolicity, 11/2:10, 227

archaeology, Book of Mormon, 11/1:187

Arianism, 11/2:253

Aristotelianism, 11/2:135, 219

Aristotle, 11/1:30, 54–56, 76, 78

on the nature of God, 11/1:61

Metaphysics, 11/1:28 n. 4

Arius, 11/2:58

Arminianism, 11/2:64, 68, 114

in Mormon scriptures, 11/2:124

Articles of Faith, 11/2:4

third, 11/2:10, 225, 304–6

fourth, 11/2:10, 225, 304–6

eighth, 11/2:17

Ascension of Isaiah on the corporeal nature God, 11/2:287

Athanasius, 11/2:59

atonement, 11/1:22, 11/2:153, 254, 315

at-one-ment, 11/1:19

Augustine, 11/1:37, 64, 11/2:97, 214–16, 269

Bainbridge Trial, 11/1:177–80

baptism, 11/2:65 n. 146

Benjamin, King

on atonement, 11/1:19

speech of, 11/1:18–22

Berean Saints, 11/1:95

Bible, 11/2:9

accuracy of, 11/1:99

as a proof text for Mormonism, 11/2:104

correct translation of, 11/1:110–14

errors in, 11/2:117

inerrancy of, 11/2:16–20, 107–25, 186–87, 191–200, 231–35, 308

King James Version, 11/2:184

Latter-day Saint use of, 11/1, 109

original language of, 11/1:106

variants in ancient manuscripts, 11/2:21 n. 41, 191–200

Biblical Inerrancy, Chicago Statement on, 11/2:17, 107, 109, 114, 119

Bidamon, Charles, 11/1:182

Blomberg, Craig L., 11/2:2, 2 n. 4; 103, 106, 181

Book of Abraham, 11/1:197–236, 11/2:121, 187, 309

Book of Mormon

1879 edition, 11/1:3

accepted as scripture, 11/2:201

anachronisms in, 11/2:123

archaeology, 11/1:187

chiasm in, 11/1:5

changes to, 11/2:120

claims of errors in, 11/1:188–95

criticism of, 11/2:24–25

errors in, 11/2:120, n. 18

literary analysis of, 11/1:1–5

modernized language in, 11/1:7

reading guide, 11/1:6

on salvation of the dead, 11/2:261–62

scholarship, 11/2:202–3

study guide, 11/1:22

book of Moses, 11/2:23

“by his own hand,” 11/1:204

Calvinism, 11/2:63, 117

on grace, 11/2:174

canon

and the JST, 11/2:23

discussed by Joseph Smith, 11/2:223 n. 6

scriptural, open or closed, 11/2:9, 221–31, 303–4

chiasm, 11/1:2

spoken by God the Father 11/1:2

chiasmus in Alma 36, 11/1:8

Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, 11/2:17, 107, 109, 114, 119

Christianity, early, 11/2:83, 192, 210

Churchill, Winston, anecdote about, 11/1:vi

Clement of Alexandria

on the nature of God, 11/2:278–82

on wisdom from secular sources, 11/2:213, 269

computer software, 11/1:299–310

conflict between religious communities, 11/2:1, 183, 208–9, 302–3

conversion, 11/1:viii

creation ex nihilo, 11/2:239, 326

cultural Mormons, 11/1:38

deification, 11/2:37–43, 90, 128–33, 151, 244–50, 290, 295–98, 314–15

in early Christianity, 11/2:170

of God the Father, 11/2:105

determinism, 11/2:117

disclaimer, 11/2:v

divorce, 11/2:112

D&C 84:22 on the first vision, 11/1:158

doctrine of Jesus Christ, 11/1:68–69

dust, imagery of, 11/1:20

Egyptian, Reformed, 11/2:202

Egyptology and the Book of Abraham, 11/1:198–201

Elias same name as Elijah, 11/2:15 n. 26

Elijah the prophet, 11/2:15

Elohim, 11/1:140

eternal progression, 11/2:310

evangelical response to How Wide the Divide? 11/2:6–8, 103, 178

evangelical view of Mormonism, 11/2:5, 7

evangelicals

as Calvinists, 11/2:106

on the foreknowledge of God, 11/2:106 n. 2

on the notion of free will, 11/2:115

evil, 11/1:135

exaltation, 11/2:225

Exodus 3:14, 11/2:61

faith, 11/1:27, 43, 88

with works and grace, 11/2:168

FARMS, 11/2:v, 25

Faulconer, James, 11/1:22

feathered serpent associated with Jesus Christ, 11/1:16

first vision, 11/1:118, 154

flame as a symbol on temples, 11/1:25

foreknowledge of God, 11/1:120

free agency, 111:89, 11/2:237, 257

gnosticism, 11/2:89 n. 206; 323

God

embodied, 11/2:241–44

“finite” nature of, 11/2:135–40, 186, 235–36, 310–11

nature of, 11/1:115–37, 11/2:4, 105, 115–37, 129–33, 235–41

self-revealed in Christ, 11/2:14

God the Father, divine embodiment of, 11/2:32

Godhead, 11/2:128

LDS concept of, 11/2:46, 57, 134, 250

nature of, 11/2:134

oneness and threeness, 11/2:45, 56

separate and embodied, 11/2:287–94

gonfalon, symbol on temples, 11/1:25

grace, 11/1:66, 11/2:38–42, 63, 70, 128, 165–76, 247

and works, 11/1:22

Greek philosophy, 11/1:57

adopted by early Christians, 11/2:210–20

and the apostasy, 11/2:57, 325

Arianism, 11/2:58

harmonized with the Bible, 11/1:53, 73

held in contempt by Paul, 11/2:273–74

guilt, 11/1:79

heavens, multiple, in LDS theology, 11/2:187

Hellenism. See also Greek philosophy

and the early Christian church, 11/2:82–102, 265–99, 319–21

Holy Ghost

in Godhead, 11/2:128

witness from, 11/1:94

hope, 11/1:81

Hopkins, Richard R., 11/2:16 n. 28

“I AM,” 11/2:61

image of God, 11/1:122

incompetence, 11/1:28

inerrancy. See Bible, inerrancy of

intellectual history, 11/1:28

Jehovah, 11/1:140

Jerusalem as birthplace of Christ, 11/2:202

Jesus Christ

birth of, 11/2:114 n. 13

divinity of, 11/2:154

doctrine of, 11/1:68–69

embodied after resurrection, 11/2:313

as Father and Son, 11/2:55 n. 122

in Godhead, 11/2:128

as incarnation of God, 11/2:143–51, 241

infinite nature of atonement of, 11/2:255

as Jehovah, 11/1:141

in LDS theology, 11/2:81

as mediator, 11/1:145

as a member of the Godhead, 11/2:45–55

Mormon view of, defended, 11/1:138–46

offers salvation through grace, 11/2:166

one with the Father, 11/2:159–63, 251

without sin, 11/2:153

as son of God, 11/1:138, 145

John on grace, 11/2:166

John the Baptist, 11/2:15

Joseph Smith Translation, 11/2:20–24, 190–91, 231–35

Jupiter Talisman, 11/1:182

justification, 11/2:69, 167, 172, 249

Justin Martyr, 11/2:92, 269, 283

King Follett Discourse on the nature of God, 11/2:129

kingship, 11/1:20

Kirtland Temple, 11/1:24

Lazarus, 11/2:76

Lectures on Faith, 11/1:70, 11/2:240

Liahona 11/1:1, 190–91

lion couch, 11/1:206–9

Malachi, 11/2:14

mantic, 11/1:39, 41

as described by Nibley, 11/1:29

Måori understanding of the Book of Mormon, 11/1:9

marriage, plural, 11/2:vii

Maxwell, Neal A., on King Benjamin’s speech, 11/1:18–22

Maya

dancers, 11/1:14

gods, 11/1:11, 13

scribe, 11/1:13–14

Mayan language 11/1:10–11

McConkie, Bruce R., 11/1:116

McMurrin, Sterling, 11/1:70–72

Mesoamerican culture,11/1:10–17

rule by foreigners, 11/1:16

Snake Mountain, 11/1:13

monotheism, 11/1:116–17, 122–23, 11/2:43, 81, 251

morality, 11/1:75–76

Mormon history, revisionist, 11/1:49

Mormonism and Christianity, 11/2:81

Mosiah

1–6, 11/1:20

4:5–11, 11/1:4

Mosser, Carl, 11/2:vi, viii

mysteries of God in King Benjamin’s speech, 11/1:20

natural theology (theologia naturalis), 11/1:63

Near Eastern studies, 11/1:20

Neoplatonism, 11/2:219, 274

Nibley, Hugh W., 11/1:28–86

rejects sophic approach, 11/1:52

Nicene Creed, 11/2:217

on nature of Godhead, 11/2:49–52, 56–62

obedience in Bible and Greek philosophy, 11/1:76

omnipotence, 11/2:237

ontology, 11/1:56, 11/2:4, 4 n. 7, 47, 152

oratory, King Benjamin’s speech as, 11/1:19

Origen

on embodiment of God, 11/2:243

on the Platonists, 11/2:214

Osiris, 11/1:206–9

Ostler, Blake, 11/2:18, 20

on Hellenistic philosophy, 11/2:83

Owen, Paul, 11/2:vi, viii

Palenque, second ruler of, 11/1:15

pantheism of Stoic thought, 11/1:83

Papyri, Joseph Smith, 11/2:187

Paraclete, 11/2:230

Paul

on grace, 11/2:167

and Greek philosophy, 11/2:273–74

and Hellenism in early Christianity, 11/2:270

on nature of God, 11/1:133–34

on philosophy, 11/1:30

philosophy. See also Greek philosophy and Hellenism

early Christian borrowed from Greek, 11/1:65, 11/2:210–20

Greek, 11/2:101

synthesis of Bible and Greek, 11/1:63, 74–75

“plain and precious things,” 11/2:20

Plantinga, Alvin, on the omnipotence of God, 11/2:237

Plantinga, Cornelius, on the Trinity, 11/2:252

Plato

on the role of poets, 11/1:59

on theology, 11/1:60

Platonism. See also Greek philosophy, 11/2:96, 135, 214–16, 274, 267–86, 321–23

Plutarch on the nature of God, 11/2:275–76

polemics against Mormonism, 11/2:5

polytheism, 11/1:116–17, 123

Popol Vuh, 11/1:14

power of God as faith, 11/1:88

Pratt, Orson

on accuracy of Bible, 11/1:99

as editor of The Seer, 11/1:116

on Godhead, 11/2:47, n. 103

Pratt, Parley P., Key to the Science of Theology, 11/1:69

prayer, 11/1:195

to know truth of Book of Mormon, 11/1:185–87

as taught in the New Testament, 11/1:97

pride, 11/1:44, 79

prophet, living, 11/2:105

Protestantisim, evangelical. See also Evangelicals, 11/1:94

in conflict with Mormonism, 11/2:vi

Psalm 139, 11/2:30 n. 29, 310

pseudepigrapha, 11/2:200

Quetzalcoatl, temple of, at Teotihuacan, 11/1:16

reason, human, 11/1:27–87

repentance, 11/1:44, 11/2:78

revelation, 11/2:231

communication from God, 11/2:222

compared with human reason, 11/1:70

continuing, 11/2:12, 16, 190, 204–7, 221–31, 306–7, 317

latter-day, 11/1:151

line upon line, 11/1:119

nature of, 11/2:19–20

nature of, in Bible, 11/1:101–4

revisionist Mormon history, 11/1:49–50

revivals in New York in the 1820s, 11/1:154, 162

Ricks, Stephen D., 11/2:16 n. 28

Roberts, B. H., 11/2:3

Robinson, Stephen E., 11/2:2, 66, 103, 179

Salt Lake Temple, 11/1:24

salvation, 11/2:10, 63, 65, 173, 225–27, 257–62

information necessary for, 11/2:9, 13, 222, 304

of the dead, 11/2:73–78, 259–62, 307, 317–19

sanctification, 11/2:172, 249

science and religion in conflict, 11/1:42

scripture records of revelation, 11/2:222

Sermon on the Mount, 11/2:85, 167

Shirts, Kerry A., 11/1:92

Smith, Joseph

accused of false prophecies, 11/1:174

and the Book of Abraham, 11/1:197–236

chronology of his family’s moves, 11/1:162–67

defense of, 11/1:151–71

on deification, 11/2:245–46

on errors in the Bible, 11/2:19

on Godhead, 11/2:46

Joseph Smith Translation, 11/2:22, 233

as martyr, 11/1:152

on the open canon, 11/2:223 n. 6

Papyri of, 11/2:187

on the second coming of Christ, 11/1:173

Socrates, 11/1:57

sophic, 11/1:37, 41

as described by Nibley, 11/1:29

steam baths, 11/1:11

Stela 25 at Izapa, 11/1:14

Stoicism, 11/2:270–71, 283

Strauss, Leo, 11/1:33–41

symbols

intrepretations given in scripture, 11/1:23

on temples, 11/1:23–26

Talmage, Elder James E., 11/1:107

tau, Greek letter on temples, 11/1:24

temple at Independence, Missouri, 11/1:23

temple(s), 11/1:23–26

temple symbolism, 11/1:23

of Quetzalcoatl, 11/1:16

Tertullian, 11/1:33

on embodiment of God, 11/2:243

on secular learning, 11/2:212

theology

seen as sophic by Nibley, 11/1:44

as understood by Latter-day Saints, 11/1:68

word introduced by Plato, 11/1:58

theosis. See deification

transfiguration, 11/1:123

translation of scripture, 11/2:123

Trinitarianism, 11/2:44, 47 n. 105, 184, 251, 315

Trinity, 11/1:66, 11/2:43–45, 155–65, 185, 250–57

typology, 11/1:1

Varro, Marcus Teretius, 11/1:63

View of the Hebrews, 11/1:187

virtue in Plato’s philosophy, 11/1:58

Walters, Wesley P., 11/1:167–68, 177–80

Wilson, John, Egyptologist, 11/1:198

wisdom

symbolized by Jerusalem and Athens, 11/1:30–41, 73, 84, 87, 11/2:212

worldly and godly, 11/1:30

works, 11/2:168

Yahweh, 11/2:155

Young, Brigham

on accuracy of Bible, 11/1:99

on biblical inerrancy, 11/2:308