BYU Studies, Coming of Christ, racism, tribalism
Each of the major narrators/compilers of the Book of Mormon evince varying degrees of understanding that their work is destined for modern readers who would face a set of modern concerns.2 This essay suggests that Mormon’s editorial hand—on display both in the redaction of the words of Samuel the Lamanite and in the narration of the events surrounding Samuel’s ministry—can be understood to address pressing issues faced by latter-day readers: specifically, the perils posed by racism, “tribalism,” and disinformation.
"Signs of the Times: Racism, Tribalism, and Disinformation before the Comings of Christ,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 60:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol60/iss1/8