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



Book of Mormon studies, eating and drinking symbolism, Richard D. Rust, covenants


In a recent article published in the latest issue of BYU Studies, Richard D. Rust of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discusses images of eating and drinking (and the lack thereof) from the Book of Mormon and the ways in which these images are used to "define the essential nature of people, emphasize problems of survival, illustrate degradation, characterize social relationships, reinforce covenants, poetically define a hope for eternal life, and suggest a response to the book as a whole."