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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Are You Using the Maxwell Institute?

The Neal A. Maxwell Institute, formerly FARMS (the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies) has a wealth of valuable information relevant to LDS studies. Are you using it? Better yet, are you a subscribing member receiving their newsletter and other publications?

If you go to Publications, you'll find the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, the FARMS Review (mostly reviews of books, including many hostile ones), Occasional Papers, Insights (a newlsetter), Transcripts, Book Excerpts (many outstanding books are there, including the complete book in many cases), Translations (of FARMS articles in several languages), Multimedia (videos and recordings of some great lectures), Bookstore (you can buy stuff), and BYU Studies, where you can even find some great free copies of some publications such as the classic 1969 articles by John Welch, Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon (a PDF file).

I especially love the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. No fair denouncing the Book of Mormon as a pile of embarrassing rubbish if you haven't spent some time there.

5 comments:

Clean Cut said...

Thanks for the recommendation! Can't wait to start using them...

Andrew I. Miller said...

Everybody knows that the "scholars" over at FARMS are just a bunch of hacks who are paid by the MORG to defend mormanism.

[ /sarcasm ]

Mose said...

Is it apologist stuff, or about the LDS church in general?

Maybe this is a dumb question... :)

Zera Pulsipher said...

I know it's off topic but just thought I'd give you a head's up that fair finally published their full review of "DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography" by Rod Meldrum. I think a follow up by you would be of great help as it's your post that originally called my attention to the brief review of it.

I haven't read it fully yet, I'm about half way done. But so far it's been a very good read, and I think is done with the proper spirit and tone as well.

Kevin said...

Thanks for the link Jeff! Since the website redeisgn we are always looking for feedback on the look and the usability of our site, especially new features that you would like to be seen implemented. Leave your feedback here

http://mi.byu.edu/contact/?feedback

Kevin