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A universal element is a succinct concept with comprehensive spiritual appeal to humanity; the Book of Mormon is itself a universal element. Among universals found in the Book of Mormon are concepts (1) that truth is given of God to all peoples; (2) of faith, in which good and evil are clearly defined in terms of opposition; (3) of the purpose of man’s existence in mortality; and (4) of the importance of service given to men and God.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Sperry, Sidney B.
"Some Universals in the Book of Mormon,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 4
, Article 25.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol4/iss1/25