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In the last few years, the topic of how DNA research fits in with the text of the Book of Mormon has become increasingly divisive. Now, for the first time in one volume, respected DNA scientists, geneticists, and Book of Mormon scholars provide their views on DNA and the Book of Mormon.



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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

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Religion | Religious Education

The Book of Mormon and DNA Research: Essays from The Farms Review and the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies