Journal Retrospective: Perspective from the Editors
Book of Mormon, Ancient America, editor
I n 1992, when Stephen D. Ricks proposed a new academic journal focusing on the Book of Mormon, his goal was to encourage serious research of the Book of Mormon and to publish that research to the widest possible audience. Ricks, along with John W. Welch, Daniel C. Peterson, and others, had participated in publishing a newsletter, research updates, and important books, including John Sorenson’s seminal An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon and the first volumes of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, through the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) since 1978. The new journal, however, would be something different—in Ricks’s words, “a forum devoted to the serious and faithful study of the Book of Mormon in its historical, linguistic, cultural, and theological context.”
Original Publication Citation
Rawlins, Jacob D. “Journal Retrospective: Perspective from the Editors.” The Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 18/2 (2009): 52–57.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rawlins, Jacob D., "Journal Retrospective: Perspective from the Editors" (2009). Faculty Publications. 6339.
BYU Maxwell Institute
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