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



Book of Mormon lectures, Daniel C. Peterson, German, Spanish, translation, Book of Mormon studies, Joseph Smith


Thanks to the generous efforts of some student volunteers, the transcript of one of the more popular videos in the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series has been translated into both German and Spanish. Daniel C. Peterson's "A Scholar Looks at Evidences for the Book of Mormon" discusses recent research that supports the spiritual witness for the Book of Mormon, including such things as the translation process, studies of chiasmus, possible locations for events, ancient manuscripts that document practices and beliefs of past civilizations that are consistent with Book of Mormon accounts, Joseph's supposed misnaming of Jesus' birthplace, Joseph's lack of formal schooling, and other items.