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



Book of Mormon lectures, Robert L. Millet, pride, humility, Ezra Taft Benson, Rex C. Reeve Jr., modern day book


Robert L. Millet, professor of ancient scripture and Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, has given another lecture in the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series. "Fools before God: The Evils of Pride and the Power of Humility" echoes President Ezra Taft Benson's warning that "pride is the universal sin ... the great stumbling block of Zion." Millet examines patterns of pride in the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, showing how pride can follow prosperity, how it manifests itself in beliefs and practices, and how it caused the downfall of many Book of Mormon peoples.