For an overview of Mormon Apologetics and its impact, see Defending the Kingdom, Rethinkng the Faith: How Apologetics is Reshaping Mormon Orthodoxy By John-Charles Duffy, Sunstone Magazine. Excerpts of 'Mormon Studies Review' is a scholarly feast, By Dan Peterson, Deseret News.
The FARMS Review of Books on the Book of Mormon was launched nearly a quarter of a century ago, in 1988. Since then, it has shed that original name (and the acronym ROBOTBOM by which its editors affectionately knew it) to become first the FARMS Review of Books and then, simply, the FARMS Review.
Over the years, the Review has entered controversies with gusto and has garnered a following of readers who appreciate — and a chorus of critics who loathe — its energetic, straightforward and often humorously ironic style.
The Review has again been renamed — for the last time, one hopes! — emerging now with both a new physical design and the title "Mormon Studies Review."