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



H. Donl Peterson, book of Abraham translation, Pearl of Great Price questions, The Story of the Book of Abraham, mummies, manuscripts, Mormonism


For nearly thirty years, H. Donl Peterson, a member of the Religious Education faculty at BYU, pursued solutions to the puzzles surrounding the papyri from which the book of Abraham was translated. His final book, The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism, completed just before his death in March 1994, aims to answer some of the questions surrounding the second and perhaps most controversial book of the Pearl of Great Price.