Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Dr. Allen J. Christenson, "The Mayan Festival of Resurrection and the Book of Mormon", Book of Mormon studies, Book of Mormon lectures


The fourth annual F.A.R.M.S. Book of Mormon lecture will be presented by Dr. Allen J. Christenson on February 27. The title of his lecture is "The Mayan Festival of Resurrection and the Book of Mormon." This presentation will be based on years of research into contemporary and ancient Highland Mayan religious festivals. Dr. Christenson will trace these festivals through time, examine their symbolic treatments of the tree of life and of the conflict between death and the underworld, and note Book of Mormon parallels. He will illustrate his presentation with numerous slides.