A sign hangs in the Springville Museum of Art as part of its newest exhibition, “From the Studio of Arnold Friberg.” Alongside it are enormous illustrations — some as large as 7x14 feet — that Friberg sketched on his studio walls. The exhibition’
Without the open-mindedness (faith) to entertain a new proposal seriously enough to fairly consider another point of view, there is simply "no evidence" to be considered, no matter how much a passionate advocate rambles on about so-called "evidenc
As the internationally-acclaimed stage show premieres in Melbourne this weekend, huge banners announcing “the Mormons are here” decorate the thoroughfares and trams. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is making their presence known by
The Book of Mormon remains the primary tool for teaching investigators and helping them experience true conversion. When the Angel Moroni appeared to young Joseph Smith in 1823, he said the Book of Mormon contained “the fullness of the gospel of J
Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum (BMAF) , now a division of Book of Mormon Central, is pleased to announce the cotinuance of it's Book of Mormon Lands confereces, now in its 14th year. It will be held in Provo, Utah this year. There is no fee to attend,. Box lunches can be ordered in advance on the BMAF website (www.bmaf.org)
Twp renowned art studios are coontributing significantly to the corpus of Book of Mormon art. One is Al Young Studios who have a special section dedicated to Book of Mormono people and events, The other is Glery Becerra Art. Click on the names of the studios to go to their amply illustrated websites.
Artist Chad Wicks points out, "There may be some slight issues referencing the death mask because it looks as though, from his skull and other accounts, that after he fell out of the window from being shot, he was struck in the face. This could have broken his jaw or disfigured him in other ways. However, no accounts from those who knew him suggest it looks nothing like him, so as far as what exactly Joseph looked like, the death mask is the best thing we have."
In 2015, the Church released an essay detailing the methods and circumstances of the translation of the Book of Mormon. Some are shocked to find out that Joseph often used a seer stone in a hat (in addition to the Nephite Interpreters/Urim and Thummim) and that the gold plates were sometimes not even present (contrary to what is shown in paintings). This surprise is sometimes the catalyst that launches doubt and skepticism and some leave the church. The author gives several important explanations culminating in a discussion of "presentism."
"I think that what Latter-day Saint scholars ... have thought they were doing with the Book of Mormon…is constructing a cumulative case, no one element of which is definitive, no one element of which will simply force or compel unbelievers to suddenly cave in, surrender. I don’t believe that that’s the Lord’s intention. I don’t believe that there will be any such proofs.”
Book of Mormon Art Selections from the Church History Museum's collection are available online to enrich your study of The Book of Mormon. The Church History Museum recently launched its fifth online exhibit in 2016 titled “ ‘Behold My Beloved Son’: The Savior in the Americas.” The artwork portrays the mercy and majesty of Christ’s appearance to His people in the the Western Hemisphere. In addition to current exhibitions, the Church History Museum also maintains an online collection of fine art and historic images including past exhibits.
Abstract: "Schooling the Prophet" provides a good survey of many early Latter-day Saint doctrines. It suggests that there is a causal link between the Book of Mormon and those doctrines. Sometimes it makes the case; many times it is close but doesn’t quite support the thesis of the book. "Schooling the Prophet" proposes that early Latter-day Saint doctrine and some practices can be traced to themes in the Book of Mormon. Gerald Smith’s chapters look at specific sets of religious doctrines or practices which he describes and then ties to the Book of Mormon.
LDS Daily, in their June 9 issue reports on a book by Claude Richards written in 1934 titled J. Golden Kimball; the story of a unique personality. The book is available in libraries or you can download a PDF from the LDS Daily website. Among his humorous statements is this gem about the Book of Mormon: “We have the Book of Mormon, and if there is anything on earth that has made trouble for this people, it is that book…But I am prepared to testify that it contains the word of God.”