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Mormon's codex : an ancient American book

Author: John L Sorenson
Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Deseret Book, [2013]
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The author demonstrates that the Book of Mormon is a native Mesoamerican book (or codex) that exhibits what one would expect of a historical document produced in the context of ancient Mesoamerican civilization. He also shows that scholars' discoveries about Mesoamerica and the contents of the Nephite record are clearly related, listing more than 400 points where the Book of Mormon text corresponds to characteristic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Sorenson
ISBN: 9781609073992 1609073991
OCLC Number: 828334040
Description: xviii, 826 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Orientation. Introduction --
Getting ready for the comparisons --
The Book of Mormon in culture history terms --
The early culture history of Mesoamerica --
The nature of history in the Book of Mormon --
About correspondences --
Part 2. Correspondences by topics. Geographical correspondences --
Two traditions of civilization --
Transoceanic voyages --
Language --
Records and writing systems --
Human biology --
Political economy --
Society --
Population and its distribution --
Material culture --
Government and political processes --
Warfare --
Knowledge systems --
Ideology and religion --
Part 3. Correspondences from archaeology and history. Archaeology and history before 600 BC --
Archaeology and history between 600 and 1 BC, part 1 --
Archaeology and history between 600 and 1 BC, part 2 --
Archaeology and history between AD 1 and 200 --
Archaeology and history between AD 200 and 400 --
Conclusions --
Appendix : a new view of Jaredite geography.
Responsibility: John L. Sorenson.

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The author demonstrates that the Book of Mormon is a native Mesoamerican book (or codex) that exhibits what one would expect of a historical document produced in the context of ancient Mesoamerican civilization. He also shows that scholars' discoveries about Mesoamerica and the contents of the Nephite record are clearly related, listing more than 400 points where the Book of Mormon text corresponds to characteristic Mesoamerican situations, statements, allusions, and history.

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