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


Grolier Codex, name-calling, John Sorenson, ancient studies, Mesoamerica, 1971


T he story of the authenticating of the Grolier Codex twenty-five years ago still teaches some valuable lessons about the dangers of jumping to conclusions and the problems of name-calling, even though the scholars involved no longer hold to their original positions. As, discussed recently by John L. Sorenson, the discovery of ancient manuscripts is a touchy issue that, for some people, can be unsettling.