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



BYU symposium, warfare, Book of Mormon studies, Mesoamerican fortifications, holy war, ancient Near East, military caste


On Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, F.A.R.M.S. will sponsor a symposium at Brigham Young University on Warfare in the Book of Mormon. The symposium will include papers on fortifications in Mesoamerica, holy war in the Ancient Near East and in the Book of Mormon, the laws of warfare in the Book of Mormon, the Gadianton Robbers as a subversive countercultural movement, war oaths in the Book of Mormon, and Nephite military caste and tribal affiliation. Participants in the symposium will include Phillip Flammer, William Hamblin, Matthew Hilton , Daniel C. Peterson, Stephen D. Ricks, John Sorenson, Terrence Szink , John Tvedtnes, Bruce W. Warren, and John W. Welch.