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Book of Mormon Studies: Toward a Conversation, Oct 13-14, 2017, at Utah State University, Logan, Utah

This is a very heavy, scholarly conference in which both Mormon and non-Mormon scholars from various universities across the country will assemble and share their research.

Program available online at http://bomstudies.com/conference-details/ .

It is free and available to all.

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35 minutes ago, Robert F. Smith said:

Book of Mormon Studies: Toward a Conversation, Oct 13-14, 2017, at Utah State University, Logan, Utah

This is a very heavy, scholarly conference in which both Mormon and non-Mormon scholars from various universities across the country will assemble and share their research.

Program available online at http://bomstudies.com/conference-details/ .

It is free and available to all.

Wish I could make it. But I would probably nod off anyway. Will there be transcripts of the presentations published? I am interested in what non-LDS scholars are saying about the Book of Mormon? Do you know how they are approaching it? 

Thanks,

Glenn

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20 minutes ago, Glenn101 said:

Wish I could make it. But I would probably nod off anyway. Will there be transcripts of the presentations published? I am interested in what non-LDS scholars are saying about the Book of Mormon? Do you know how they are approaching it? 

Thanks,

Glenn

As you can see from the program, the approaches are often secular -- dealing with the Book of Mormon as a fascinating literary work.  Others are believing Mormons who are not hesitant to bring secular literary and theological analysis to the book.  There will likely be a book resulting from this.

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5 hours ago, Robert F. Smith said:

Book of Mormon Studies: Toward a Conversation, Oct 13-14, 2017, at Utah State University, Logan, Utah

This is a very heavy, scholarly conference in which both Mormon and non-Mormon scholars from various universities across the country will assemble and share their research.

Program available online at http://bomstudies.com/conference-details/ .

It is free and available to all.

Your thread title reminded me of Joseph running through the woods with his 200lbs of golden plates, now that's a heavy Book of Mormon

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51 minutes ago, Button Gwinnett said:

Your thread title reminded me of Joseph running through the woods with his 200lbs of golden plates, now that's a heavy Book of Mormon

Actually, as those who hefted them have told us, the weight of the plates was around 50 -60 lbs.  Plates are thin, have space between them, and gold for engraving has to be an alloy -- thus weighing far less than a solid block of 24 karat gold.  I explained all that long ago with documentation in my “The ‘Golden’ Plates,” FARMS Update, October 1984, reprinted in John W. Welch, ed., Reexploring the Book of Mormon: The F.A.R.M.S. Updates (Provo: FARMS/SLC: Deseret Book, 1992), 275-278.  Online at http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/books/?bookid=71&chapid=847 .

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3 hours ago, Robert F. Smith said:

Actually, as those who hefted them have told us, the weight of the plates was around 50 -60 lbs.  Plates are thin, have space between them, and gold for engraving has to be an alloy -- thus weighing far less than a solid block of 24 karat gold.  I explained all that long ago with documentation in my “The ‘Golden’ Plates,” FARMS Update, October 1984, reprinted in John W. Welch, ed., Reexploring the Book of Mormon: The F.A.R.M.S. Updates (Provo: FARMS/SLC: Deseret Book, 1992), 275-278.  Online at http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/books/?bookid=71&chapid=847 .

I know that, I was trying to be funny

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