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

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FARMS Spotlighted



This People, "Taking the Stand", James Bell, John Welch, chiasmus


Two articles published recently in separate issues of This People magazine feature two men central to F.A.R.M.S.' success as a scholarly research foundation. The first, "Taking the Stand," by James Bel l, focuses on John W. Welch, the organization 's creator and president. The article reveals how Welch first encountered studies of chiasmus in the New Testament and then discovered the same literary form in the Book of Mormon, both while serving a mission in Germany twenty years ago. It goes on to tell how F.A.R .M.S. originated.