Monday, August 29, 2011

Laura F. Willes Book of Mormon Lecture

Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon LifeLaura F. Willes Book of Mormon Lecture, 8 September

The second biennial Book of Mormon Lecture, sponsored by Brigham Young University's Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies, will be given by John L. Sorenson on Thursday, September 8, 2011, in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Center on the BYU campus. The lecture is free and begins at 7:00 pm.

John L. Sorenson is one of the most prolific contributors to Book of Mormon publications. The title of his lecture is "Mormon's Sources." Sorenson is an emeritus professor of Anthropology at Brigham Young University and was closely involved with the Foundation of Ancient Research and Mormon Studies for 28 years, including five years as editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. He has published more than 200 books and articles including Mormon's Map and Images of Ancient America, both published by FARMS at BYU. But perhaps his most widely known book, An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon, set forth for the first time the criteria that cannot be ignored when searching for the geographic setting of the Book of Mormon.

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