Affiliates


Book of Mormon Central collaborates with various organizations also interested in furthering research and study of the Book of Mormon. The following affiliates have contributed to Book of Mormon Central by providing access to articles, images, and various other resources to further the cause of Book of Mormon Research.

Meridian Magazine

Looking at the events of our tumultuous time through a Latter-day Saint lens, investigating pertinent and important stories, bringing you topics a reader could find nowhere else from a perspective you appreciate.

BYU Studies

BYU Studies is dedicated to publishing scholarly religious literature in the form of books, journals, and dissertations that is qualified, significant, and inspiring. We want to share these publications to help promote faith, continued learning, and further interest in our LDS history with those in the world who have a positive interest in this work. Throughout its history, the journal has published landmark articles in Book of Mormon research, and provides Book of Mormon resources for continued study, which can be found at http://byustudies.byu.edu/book-of-mormon-charts

BYU Religious Studies Center

The Religious Studies Center is a vital research and publications arm of Religious Education. It exists to seek out, encourage, and publish faithful gospel scholarship through sponsoring symposia and seminars; awarding research grants; and producing and disseminating high quality, peer-reviewed works. These include monographs, journals, compilations, and other publications in print and electronic formats pertaining to the content and context of Latter-day Saint scripture, the doctrines and history of the Restoration, and the restored Church including its relationship to other cultures, religions, and the behavioral sciences. The RSC's Book of Mormon publications have been invaluable to the furthering of Book of Mormon research.

Interpreter

The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, the Doctrine and Covenants, early LDS history, and related subjects. Their goal is to increase understanding of scripture through careful scholarly investigation and analysis of the insights provided by a wide range of ancillary disciplines, including language, history, archaeology, literature, culture, ethnohistory, art, geography, law, politics, philosophy, etc.

Fair Mormon

Fair Mormon is an organization dedicated to apologetics and answering different questions on faith.

More Good Foundation

The More Good Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps Mormons share their beliefs on the Internet so interested people can learn more about Mormonism. It was created in 2005 by David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue Airways, and James Engebretsen, Associate Dean of the BYU Marriott School, as a solution to the overwhelming need for increased positive and accurate information about the LDS faith on the Internet. It is operated by a small team of employees and many volunteers.

Ancient America Foundation

Ancient America Foundation is a Utah-based 501 (c) 3 public charity organized in 1983. Ancient America Foundation is dedicated to serious Book of Mormon research. During the 1990’s and 2000’s, key people in AAF included Richard K. Miner, V. Garth Norman, and Bruce W. Warren. Kirk A. Magleby joined the organization as General Manager in 2010. That same year, AAF began funding projects managed by John W. (Jack) Welch. In 2015, major donors came forward and tasked AAF with a mission to re-vitalize Book of Mormon studies. AAF’s principal initiative, Book of Mormon Central, was born with Jack Welch as chairman.

Book of Mormon Onomasticon

The Book of Mormon Onomasticon is a vast work that compiles possible etymologies and origins of all personal names mentioned in the Book of Mormon text. This initiative is dedicated to deciphering the linguistic roots of Book of Mormon names to show the anitquity of Book of Mormon personal names.

Chiasmus Resources

This website is designed to help in the research and study of chiasmus, a literary device found in texts from many cultures, most notably in ancient texts. This website offers a vast bibliography of works on chiasmus, and also a continually growing index that provides references to chiasmus in scripture. The Chiasmus Index provides a sizeable collection of references to the Book of Mormon, which can be found at http://chiasmusresources.johnwwelchresources.com/index-chiasm-book-mormon

Scripture Citation Index

The Scripture Citation Index, created by Stephen W. Liddle and Richard C. Galbraith, integrates all four standard works of the LDS Church with General Conference talks from 1942 to the present. All references to scripture in General Conference talks are linked to individual verses in the scriptures, so that as you read, you can refer to any sermon to ever refer to that scripture. The Index additionally integrates Journal of Discourses, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith,  and Scriptural Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

John A. Widtsoe Foundation

the John A. Widtsoe Foundation aspires to build on his legacy of scholarly engagement and fulfill the charge issued by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf at the Foundation's inaugural symposium at USC “to see each other not as aliens or adversaries but as fellow travelers, brothers and sisters, and children of God.”