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A Bibliography of the Published and Unpublished Works of John Leon Sorenson
TitleA Bibliography of the Published and Unpublished Works of John Leon Sorenson
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsWhittaker, David J.
EditorBitton, Davis
Book TitleMormons, Scripture, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson
Pagination479-502
PublisherFoundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
CityProvo, UT
KeywordsBibliography

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A Bibliography of the Published and Unpublished Works of John Leon Sorenson

David J. Whittaker

Abbreviations

BYU

Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah.

BYUS

Brigham Young University Studies.

DRC

Defense Research Corporation. Santa Barbara, Calif.

Dialogue

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.

FARMS

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Provo, Utah.

GRC

General Research Corporation. Santa Barbara, Calif.

NWAF

New World Archaeological Foundation. Orinda, Calif., 1952–60; Provo, Utah, 1961–present.

SEHA

Society for Early Historic Archaeology. Provo, Utah.

UAS

University Archaeological Society. Provo, Utah.

1950

Maori Study. Apia, Samoa: Samoan Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950. A Rarotongan grammar. Mimeographed.

1951

“The Challenge of the Maya Mystery.” Improvement Era 54 (October 1951): 712, 738, 740.

“Dating Archaeological Finds by Radioactive Carbon Content.” Bulletin of the University Archaeological Society, no. 2 (September 1951): 1–6.

1952

“Book of Mormon Geography in the Light of Ceramic Distributions.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 8 (25 November 1952).

“Comparison of Fundamental Traits of the Book of Mormon and Ancient American Civilizations.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 4 (20 January 1952). Abstract in Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, edited by Ross T. Christensen, 108. Provo, Utah: BYU, 1963.

“The Elephant in Ancient America.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 4 (20 January 1952).

“Evidences of Culture Contacts between Polynesia and the Americas in Precolumbian Times.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1952.

“Further on Authentication and Elucidation of the Book of Mormon.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 6 (10 May 1952). Abstract in Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, edited by Ross T. Christensen, 147–9. Provo, Utah: BYU, 1963.

1953

“Asia–North American Linguistic Tie-Up.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 14 (10 August 1953).

“Explorations in Southern Mexico: Report of Field Work, NWAF Expedition of 1953.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 13 (25 June 1953). With Gareth W. Lowe.

“Report of Archaeological Reconnaissance—in West-Central Chiapas, Mexico.” Report on behalf of the NWAF presented to the Departmento de Monumentos Prehispánicos, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de Mexico. Typescript in author’s possession.

“Teotihuacán Sequence Revised.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 14 (10 August 1953).

1954

Review of Book of Mormon Evidences in Ancient America, by Dewey Farnsworth. U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 18 (25 February 1954). Abstract in Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, edited by Ross T. Christensen, 103–6. Provo, Utah: BYU, 1963.

“Early Archaeological Sequences in Highland Guatemala.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 17 (18 January 1954).

“Indications of Early Metal in Mesoamerica.” Bulletin of the University Archaeological Society, no. 5 (October 1954): 1–15.

“New Evidence of Migration of Biblical Peoples to the New World.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 21 (2 July 1954). Abstract titled “Incense-Burning and ‘Seer’ Stones in Ancient Mesoamerica: New Evidence of Migrations of Biblical Peoples to the New World” in Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, edited by Ross T. Christensen, 118–19. Provo, Utah: BYU, 1963.

“Preclassic Metal?” American Antiquity 20 (July 1954): 64.

“True Arch.” U.A.S. Newsletter, no. 17 (18 January 1954).

1955

A Chronological Ordering of the Mesoamerican Pre-Classic. Middle American Research Records, vol. 2, no. 3. New Orleans: Tulane University, 1955.

“Some Mesoamerican Traditions of Immigration by Sea.” El México Antiguo 8 (1955): 425–39. Reprinted by FARMS, 1981.

The World of the Book of Mormon. Provo, Utah: BYU Extension Service, 1955. Mimeographed. Leadership Week lecture series: (1) “The Physical World,” 1–14; (2) “The Cultural World, Part 1,” 15–28; (3) “The Cultural World, Part 2,” 29–44; (4) “The World of Ideas,” 45–60; (5) “The Transmission of Ideas,” 61–75.

1956

“An Archaeological Reconnaissance of West-Central Chiapas, Mexico.” New World Archaeological Foundation Publication No. 1 (1956): 7–19.

“Pre-Hispanic Culture History of Central Chiapas.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Santa Monica, Calif., December 1956.

1957

“A Bibliography for Yucatán Medicinal Plant Studies, by William E. Gates.” Tlalocán 3 (1957): 334–43.

“The Current Status of Knowledge of the Origins of Agriculture in the Americas.” 1957. Typescript in author’s possession.

“The Historical and Functional Roots of Mexico’s Racial Attitudes.” 1957. Typescript in author’s possession.

“The Twig of the Cedar.” Improvement Era 60 (May 1957): 330–1, 338, 341–2. Reprinted as “Bible Prophecies of the Mulekites” in A Book of Mormon Treasury, 229–37. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1959. Also reprinted by FARMS, 1981.

1958

“Industrialization and Tradition in a Mormon Village.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., 20 November 1958.

1959

Anthropology and the Latter-day Saints. Provo, Utah: BYU Adult Education and Extension Services, 1959. Mimeographed. Leadership Week lecture series: (1) “Mankind’s Proper Study,” 1–12; (2) “Society and Culture in the Gospel Plan,” 13–24; (3) “Mirror for Mormons,” 25–36; (4) “Every Nation, Kindred, Tongue and People,” 37–49.

Review of Little Smoky Ridge, by Marion Pearsall, and Millways of Kent, by John Kenneth Morland. American Anthropologist 61 (December 1959): 1109–10.

“What Archeology Can and Cannot Do for the Book of Mormon.” Circa 1959. Copy in Special Collections and Manuscripts, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU. Typescript.

1960

Review of Being a Palauan, by H. G. Barnett; Bunyoro: An African Kingdom, by John Beattie; The Tiwi of North Australia, by C. W. M. Hart and Arnold R. Pilling; The Cheyennes: Indians of the Great Plains, by E. Adamson Hoebel; and Tepoztlán: Village in Mexico, by Oscar Lewis. Rural Sociology 25 (1960): 451–4.

1961

“Culture Capsules.” Modern Language Journal 45 (December 1961): 350–4. With H. Darrel Taylor. Reprinted in The Teaching of German, Problems and Methods: Anthology, edited by Eberhard Reichmann, 350–4 (Philadelphia: National Carl Schurz Association, 1970); A Handbook on Latin America for Teachers: Methodology and Annotated Bibliography, edited by H. Ned Seelye, 15–18 (Springfield: State of Illinois, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1968); and Teaching Cultural Concepts in Spanish Classes, edited by H. Ned Seelye, 81–5 (Springfield: State of Illinois, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1972).

“Industrialization and Social Change: A Controlled Comparison of Two Utah Communities.” Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles, 1961.

“Patterns of Mormon Funeral Behavior.” Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters: Proceedings 39 (1961–62): 202–3. Abstract based on an unpublished 1957 paper, “Mormon Funeral Behavior.” Copy in Special Collections and Manuscripts, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU. Typescript.

1962

“Anthropological Approaches [to] the Book of Mormon.” In Book of Mormon Institute, December 5, 1959, 25–36. Provo, Utah: BYU Extension Publications, 1962.

“The Development of a Model for the Society and Culture of Vietnam.” U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Calif., 1962. Duplicated. With Paul V. Hyer.

“An Outline for the Analysis of Unconventional Warfare.” U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Calif., 1962. Duplicated. With David K. Pack, Paul V. Hyer, Mark W. Cannon, Ray G. Hillam and R. Joseph Monsen.

“Plain and Precious Prophecy.” Instructor (September 1962): 309, 319.

1963

“Anthropology Applied to Unconventional Warfare.” Paper presented at the Northwest Anthropological Conference, Logan, Utah, April 1963.

“Civil Rights Problems to an Anthropologist.” Paper presented at meetings of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Logan, Utah, 9 November 1963.

“A Cultural Summary of Israelite Palestine at the End of the Middle Iron Age [seventh century BC].” Book of Mormon Working Paper, no. 1 (September 1963). Mimeographed.

“Directions in Book of Mormon Geography.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, no. 3 (September 1963). Mimeographed.

“A Possible Absolute Chronology for the Jaredites.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, no. 5 (December 1963). Mimeographed. Revised as “The Years of the Jaredites” in 1972 and issued as a FARMS Preliminary Report in 1980.

“Some Observations on the Brass Plates.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, no. 4 (September 1963). Mimeographed.

“Some Uses of Theory in Archaeology.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Boulder, Colo., spring 1963.

“A Systemic Approach to the Analysis of a Society for the Purposes of Unconventional Warfare.” U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Calif., January 1963. Duplicated. With David K. Pack.

“Where in the World? Some Views on Geography, Part 1.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, no. 2 (September 1963). Mimeographed. Revised 1963, 1971; revised and expanded with appendix and map 1973, 1974.

1964

Applied Analysis of Unconventional Warfare. Technical Publication 3458. China Lake, Calif.: U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, April 1964. With David K. Pack.

“Communicating with the Latin American.” As told to Dennis C. Regenauer. Galaxy Magazine (9 March 1964): 4 (published by the BYU Daily Universe).

Condensed Account, DRC Urban Insurgency Conference, 31 Aug.–4 Sept. 1964. Santa Barbara, Calif.: DRC, 1964.

“Is Anthropology ‘the Study of Man’? Problems in the Study of Complex Societies.” BYUS 5 (winter 1964): 115–24.

“Missionaries and the ‘Spirit.'” In Buying the Wind, edited by Richard M. Dorson, 520–2. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964.

“Nephite Social Structure.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, no. 7 (February 1964). Duplicated. Lecture to UAS, Salt Lake Chapter, February 1964.

“The Relation of Rural and Urban Insurgency in Colombia and Venezuela.” Internal Memorandum 219-Releasable. DRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1964.

“The Relation of a Scientific Picture of Man’s Appearance and Cultural History on the Earth to a Scriptural Picture.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, no. 6 (1964). Duplicated. Revised as “A Mormon Picture of Creation,” 1979.

“Some Field Notes on the Power Structure of the American Anthropological Association.” The American Behavioral Scientist 7 (February 1964): 8–9. Based on a paper presented at the sixty-second annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, Calif., 23 November 1963.

Unconventional Warfare and the Venezuelan Society. Technical Publication 3583. China Lake, Calif.: U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, November 1964.

Unconventional Warfare and the Vietnamese Society. Technical Publication 3457. China Lake, Calif.: U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, July 1964. With David K. Pack.

“Urban Disorders Research—Tentative Program Formulation.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 175. DRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1964. With Richard Holbrook.

“Use of Automated Tools in Archaeology.” American Antiquity 30 (October 1964): 205–6.

“Workbook for Participants: Urban Insurgency Conference, August 31–September 4, 1964.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 154. DRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., August 1964. With others.

1965

“Counterinsurgency Assistance for Latin America.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 291. DRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., September 1965. Secret. With T. F. Cave, C. T. Clark, and A. D. Stathacoupolos.

“Some Reports of Insurgent and Potential Insurgent Activity around the World.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 288. DRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., June 1965.

“Urban Insurgency Cases.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 176. DRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., February 1965.

“Urban Insurgency and Military Requirements.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 307. DRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., November 1965. Confidential. Summary in Proceedings: 16th Military Operations Research Symposium, 26–29 October 1965. Seattle, Wash.: Sandpoint Naval Air Station, 1996, 264–5. Secret.

1966

An Analysis of Urban Insurgency Tactics. Technical Manual 415. Santa Barbara, Calif.: DRC, August 1966. Confidential. With others.

Counterinsurgency Assistance for Guatemala. Technical Manual 341. Santa Barbara, Calif.: DRC, March 1966. Secret.

Counterinsurgency Assistance for Venezuela. Technical Manual 340. Santa Barbara, Calif.: DRC, March 1966. Secret. With T. F. Cave.

Relations between Urban and Rural Insurgents. Technical Manual 386. Santa Barbara, Calif.: DRC, May 1966. Confidential. Reprinted in Proceedings: First Counterinsurgency Research and Development Symposium, 14–16 June 1966, 1:237–45. Arlington, Va.: Infrared Physics Laboratory, Willow Run Laboratories, Institute of Science and Technology, University of Michigan, n.d. Secret.

“Some Voices from the Dust: A Review of Papers of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures.” Dialogue (spring 1966): 144–9.

Urban Case Studies II and III (classified subtitle). Technical Manual 413. Santa Barbara, Calif.: DRC, August 1966. Secret.

“Urban Insurgency Studies, Final Report.” Contract Report 124–1. DRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., August 1966. Secret.

“Venezuelan Society and the Prospects for Insurgency.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 355. DRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., March 1966. With Dean E. Mann.

1967

“A Critique of Some Assumptions.” Internal Memorandum 685. GRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., August 1967. Top secret.

“Evaluation of Indian Community Action Programs at Arizona State University, University of South Dakota, and University of Utah.” Contract Report 82–1. GRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., October 1967. With Larry Berg.

“Identification of Social Costs and Benefits in Urban Transportation Planning.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 595. GRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., May 1967. Reprinted in Network Flow Analyses, 2–38. Vol. 3 of Systems Analysis of Urban Transportation. Santa Barbara, Calif.: GRC, 1967.

“Problems of Implementation of Urban Transportation Policy.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 499. GRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., February 1967. With Murray Frost.

“Some Significance of Mormon Missionary Activity in California in the Twentieth Century: Where Have the Converts Gone?” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mormon History Association, Stanford University, 28 August 1967. Copy in Special Collections and Manuscripts, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU.

“Vietnam: Just a War, or a Just War?” Dialogue (winter 1967): 91–100. Third article in a series titled “Roundtable: Vietnam.”

1968

“Comparison of Costs and Benefits for Major Transportation Alternatives.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 770. GRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., January 1968. Reprinted in Systems Analysis of Urban Transportation, 269–324. Santa Barbara, Calif.: GRC, 1968.

“Enemy Responses in Vietnam to New Weapons and Techniques.” Internal Memorandum-Releasable 925. GRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., October 1968. Reprinted in Third Counterinsurgency Research and Development Symposium (CIRADS III): Proceedings, 2–77 to 2–92. Columbus, Ohio: Battelle Memorial Institute, 1968. Classified.

“Problems and Answers: A Review of Sidney B. Sperry, Answers to Book of Mormon Questions.” Dialogue (spring 1968): 118–20.

1969

“Ancient America and the Book of Mormon Revisited.” Dialogue (summer 1969): 80–94.

“CLOARAD—High Intensity Phenomena Program.” Final Technical Report. GRC, Santa Barbara, Calif., November 1969. With others.

“The Social Bases of Instability in Rural Southeast Asia.” Asian Survey (Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley) 9 (July 1969): 540–5. First presented as a paper at the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, San Francisco, October 1968. Also issued as Internal Memorandum-Releasable 953. Santa Barbara, Calif.: GRC, November 1968.

1970

“Mobility of Academic Anthropologists.” American Anthropological Association. Newsletter 11 (April 1970): 4–5.

“Observations on Nephite Chronology.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, no. 8 (1970). Mimeographed.

1971

“A Collection of References to Trans-Oceanic Contacts with the Americas before the Recognized Discoveries.” Part 1. New England Antiquities Research Association Newsletter 67 (1971): 78–80.

“The Significance of an Apparent Relationship between the Ancient Near East and Mesoamerica.” In Man Across the Sea: Problems of Pre-Columbian Contacts, edited by Carroll L. Riley et al., 219–40. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1971. Reprinted by FARMS, 1981. Initially presented as a paper at the annual meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Santa Fe, N. Mex., spring 1968.

1972

“Assessment of Social and Environmental Costs and Benefits.” In “Evaluation of Economic and Social Benefits and Costs of Data from ERTS–A (Phase I).” Contract Report 1–321. Santa Barbara, Calif.: GRC, 1972, 236–64.

“A Collection of References to Trans-Oceanic Contacts with the Americas before the Recognized Discoveries.” Part 2. New England Antiquities Research Association Newsletter 68 (1972): 38–40.

“Emergent Systems Analysis.” In First Annual Symposium on LDS Intercultural Communications and Language Concerns, 159–64. Provo, Utah: BYU Language Research Center, 1972.

“On Being a Graduate: Thoughts and Opinions of the Latter-day Saint High School and College Graduate.” New Era (July 1972): 38–40. With Jay M. Todd.

Review of The Quest for America, by Geoffery Ashe et al. In BYUS 12 (spring 1972): 329–31.

“The Years of the Jaredites.” Revision of Book of Mormon Working Paper, no. 5, December 1963. Issued as a FARMS Preliminary Report in 1980.

1973

“The Language of the Mormons: A Sociocultural Perspective.” In Conference on the Language of the Mormons, 1970, edited by Harold S. Madsen and John L. Sorenson, 1–6. Provo, Utah: BYU Language Research Center, 1973.

“Mormon World View and American Culture.” Dialogue (1973): 17–29.

1974

“Evaluation.” Paper presented at the Second Annual Symposium on LDS Intercultural Communications and Language Concerns, Provo, Utah, 7–10 October 1974. Sponsored by the BYU Language Research Center.

“Notes on the Margin.” Review of Religious Movements in Contemporary America, edited by Irving I. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone. Dialogue (winter 1974): 82–3.

“Social Structure and Cult among the Nephites.” Paper presented at the annual SEHA symposium, Provo, Utah, October 1974.

“The West as a Network of Cultures.” In Essays on the American West, 1972–73, edited by Thomas G. Alexander, 69–86. Charles Redd Monographs in Western History, no. 3. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1974.

“Word Frequencies in the Messages of the First Presidency, 19th vs. 20th Century.” In Conference on the Language of the Mormons, 1974. Provo, Utah: BYU Language Research Center, 1974.

1975

“Brief History of the BYU-New World Archaeological Foundation.” Typescript in author’s possession.

“Channels of Innovation in Mormon Life.” Typescript in author’s possession. Published in Mormon Culture: Four Decades of Essays on Mormon Society and Personality (1997), 97–110.

“The Gates of God.” New Era (March 1975): 18–25. Sorenson is the unattributed author of the text accompanying the photographs.

“The Land of Promise.” New Era (January 1975): 20–9. Sorenson is the unattributed author of the text accompanying the photographs.

“The Role of BYU-NWAF in Middle American Archaeology.” Address on the work of the NWAF, given at the opening of the BYU centennial exhibit Uncovering Mesoamerican Civilization, 28 October 1975. Typescript in author’s possession.

“The Second Gathering: The New Migrants to Utah.” In Social Accommodation in Utah, edited by Clark S. Knowlton, 65–70. Salt Lake City: American West Center, University of Utah, 1975.

1976

“The Book of Mormon as a Mesoamerican Codex.” Newsletter and Proceedings of the S.E.H.A., no. 139 (December 1976): 1–9. Reprinted by FARMS, 1981.

“Instant Expertise on Book of Mormon Archaeology.” BYUS 16 (spring 1976): 429–32. Review of The Americas before Columbus, by Dewey and Edith Farnsworth; The Book and the Map: New Insights into Book of Mormon Geography, by Venice Priddis; Trial of the Stick of Joseph, by Jack West; and These Early Americans: External Evidences of the Book of Mormon, by Paul Cheesman.

“A Reconsideration of Early Metal in Mesoamerica.” Katunob (Greeley, Colo.) 9 (March 1976): 1–8. Reprinted in Metallurgy in Ancient Mexico. Greeley, Colo.: University of Northern Colorado, Museum of Anthropology, 1982. Also reprinted by FARMS, 1982.

“The Third Century: An Anthropologist Looks at America’s Future.” BYU Today (August 1976): 14–15.

“Toward a Characterization of ‘Mormon Personality.'” Committee on Mormon Society and Culture Newsletter (Provo, Utah), no. 2 (1976): 2–8. Revised and reprinted in Mormon Culture (1997), 171–81.

1977

Review of America BC: Ancient Settlers in the New World, by Barry Fell. BYUS 17 (spring 1977): 373–5.

“The ‘Brass Plates’ and Biblical Scholarship.” Dialogue (autumn 1977): 31–9. Reprinted by FARMS, 1977 and 1981. Translated and reprinted as “Las ‘Planchas de Bronce’ y la erudición bíblica” in El Libro de Mormón ante la Crítica, edited by Josué Sánchez, 301–13. Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1992. Reprinted in Nephite Culture and Society: Collected Papers (1997), 25–39.

“Mesoamerican C-14 Dates Revised.” Katunob 9 (February 1977): 56–71.

“A Mesoamerican Chronology: April 1977.” Katunob 9 (February 1977): 41–55.

“Spotlight” (interview with John L. Sorenson). Century 2 (BYU student journal, fall 1977): 48–54.

Review of “A Worldwide Evolutionary Classification of Cultures by Subsistence Systems,” by Alan Lomax and Conrad M. Arensberg. Current Anthropology 18 (December 1977): 704–5.

“Writing Systems among the Book of Mormon Peoples.” New Era (November 1977): 48–50. Reprinted as “Schriftsysteme der im Buch Mormon erwahnten Volker” in Der Stern (January 1978): 26–30. Also printed in other languages.

1978

“Comments.” In Mormonism: A Faith for All Cultures, edited by F. Lamond Tullis, 28–32. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1978. Remarks on cultures as tabernacles.

1979

“Four Theories of Culture and Their Application to Communication.” In Bridges of Understanding Symposium, November 30–December 2, 1978, edited by V. Lynn Tyler and Deborah L. Coon, 22.1–22.3. Provo, Utah: BYU Language and Intercultural Research Center, 1979.

“Linguistics and Cultural Activity.” Paper presented at meetings of the Deseret Language and Linguistics Society, Provo, Utah, April 1979.

“Science and Mormonism as Traditions.” In Science and Religion: Toward a More Useful Dialogue, edited by Wilford M. Hess, Raymond T. Matheny, and Donlu D. Thayer, 1:11–14. Geneva, Ill.: Paladin House, 1979. Reprinted in Mormon Culture (1997), 69–77.

1980

“‘Being Wrong’ in Mormon Thought.” Paper presented at the Sunstone Theological Symposium, Salt Lake City, August 1980. Published in Mormon Culture (1997), 55–67.

“Consider Their Origin: Interpreting and Enriching American Family Histories through an Understanding of Cultural Differences.” In North American Family and Local History, part 2. Vol. 4 of World Conference on Records: Preserving Our Heritage, August 12–15, 1980. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980. Reprinted in Mormon Culture (1997), 39–53.

“The Hierarchy of Mormon Cultures.” Paper presented at the plenary session of the Mosaic of Mormon Culture Symposium, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, BYU, fall 1980.

1981

“Ritual as Theology.” Sunstone (May/June 1981): 10–14.

“Wheeled Figurines in the Ancient World.” FARMS Preliminary Report, 1981.

1982

“A New Evaluation of the Smithsonian Institution’s ‘Statement regarding the Book of Mormon.'” FARMS Preliminary Report, 1982. Revised 1995.

“Toward Linguistic Archaeology.” Paper presented at meetings of the Deseret Language and Linguistics Society, Provo, Utah, March 1982.

1983

Lands of the Book of Mormon. Video recording and a discussion with John L. Sorenson, Truman G. Madsen, Stephen D. Ricks, and Susan Roylance, 1983. Learning Resource Center, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU.

“Mormon Folk and Mormon Elite.” Horizons (Sydney, Australia) 1 (spring 1983): 4–18. Originally a paper presented at the Mormon History Association annual meeting, Canandaigua, New York, May 1980, under the title “Conflict between Mormon Folk and Mormon Elite.” Reprinted in Mormon Culture (1997), 17–27.

1984

“Digging into the Book of Mormon: Our Changing Understanding of Ancient America and Its Scripture.” Parts 1 and 2. Ensign (September 1984): 26–37; (October 1984): 12–23. Reprinted in other languages in LDS Church magazines and by FARMS, 1984. Also reprinted as “Excavando en el Libro de Mormón” in El Libro de Mormón ante la Crítica, edited by Josué Sánchez, 74–115. Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1992.

“External Evidences of Scripture: A Panel.” In Scriptures for the Modern World, edited by Paul R. Cheesman and C. Wilfred Griggs, 121–35. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1984. With Noel B. Reynolds, Arthur Wallace, and Paul R. Cheesman.

1985

An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1985. Softbound edition with enlarged index printed in 1996.

Changing Views of the Book of Mormon. Audiotape of lecture. Learning Resource Center, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU. Also taped and distributed by FARMS as a forum address presented at Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho, 4 March 1985, and titled “A Methodological Approach to the Book of Mormon.”

“Human Issues in the Development of the American West and Other Less Developed Areas.” In Community Development in the American West: Past and Present Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Frontiers, edited by Jessie L. Embry and Howard A. Christy, 1–22. Provo, Utah: Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, BYU, 1985. Excerpted in BYU Today (November 1981): 6.

“Study Maps of the Book of Mormon.” FARMS, 1985. Packet of maps excerpted from An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon (1985).

1986

“Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia USA: The Encyclopedia of the United States of America, Past and Present. Vol. 7. Gulf Breeze, Florida: Academic International Press, 1986.

“Five Theories in Search of ‘Mormon Personality.'” Honored alumni lecture presented to College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, BYU, 23 October 1986. Published in Mormon Culture (1997), 183–95.

“Report on Education Research in St. George, January–April 1985.” Report on a grant from BYU College of Education. Typescript in author’s possession.

1987

“Excellence: Escaping a Superficial Life.” Speech presented at a BYU graduation banquet, Provo, Utah, 13 August 1987. Typescript in author’s possession.

1988

“Transoceanic Crossings.” In The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, the Doctrinal Foundation, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., 251–70. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1988. This chapter from a volume containing papers from the Second Annual Book of Mormon Symposium is an analysis of 1 Nephi 17–18. Reprinted by FARMS, 1988. Reprinted, with postscript, in Nephite Culture and Society (1997), 41–63.

Transoceanic Culture Contacts between the Old and New Worlds in Pre-Columbian Times: A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1988. Preliminary edition, March 1988. With Martin H. Raish.

1989

“Ancient Oceanic Crossing to America—the Evidence; Newly Discovered Complexities in the Book of Mormon.” Video recording of lecture presented at FRAA (Foundation for Research in Ancient America) Book of Mormon Day, Independence, Mo., 1989. Learning Resource Center, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU.

Review of Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon, by Harold K. Nielsen. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): 119–20.

1990

“The Composition of Lehi’s Family.” In By Study and Also by Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley, edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 174–96. Vol. 2. Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990. Reprinted by FARMS, 1990. Reprinted, with postscript, in Nephite Culture and Society (1997), 1–23.

“Fortifications in the Book of Mormon Account Compared with Mesoamerican Fortifications.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 425–44. Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990.

The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1990. Revised edition, 1992.

“The Mormon Community: An Anthropologist’s View.” Keynote address prepared for the meeting of the Canadian Mormon Studies Association, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 23 June 1990. Revised and published as “The Mormon People: A View from Anthropology” in Mormon Culture (1997), 1–16.

“The ‘Mulekites.'” BYUS 30 (summer 1990): 6–22. Reprinted by FARMS, 1990.

Pre-Columbian Contact with the Americas across the Oceans: An Annotated Bibliography. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Research Press, 1990. Second edition, revised, printed in 1996. Guide to 5,600 items. With Martin H. Raish.

“Seasonality of Warfare in the Book of Mormon and in Mesoamerica.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 445–78. Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990. Reprinted, with postscript, in Nephite Culture and Society (1997), 155–93.

“The Significance of the Chronological Discrepancy between Alma 53:22 and Alma 56:9.” FARMS Preliminary Report, 1990.

1991

“Commentary.” In American Epigraphy at the Crossroads, edited by James P. Whittall Jr., 109–12. Rowley, Mass.: Early Sites Research Society, 1991.

Rediscovering the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1991. Edited by John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne.

“Seasons of War, Seasons of Peace in the Book of Mormon.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne, 249–55. Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1991.

1992

Animals in the Book of Mormon: An Annotated Bibliography. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992.

The Book of Mormon in Ancient America. FARMS Lecture Series, 1992. Learning Resource Center, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU. Video recording.

“Book of Mormon Peoples.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:191–5. New York: Macmillan, 1992. Reprinted in Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism: Scriptures, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 168–77. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995.

Review of Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory, by Stephen Williams. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): 254–7.

“I have heard that the sizes of the Nephite and Lamanite populations indicated in the Book of Mormon do not make sense. What do we know about their numbers?” I Have a Question. Ensign (September 1992): 27–8.

Metals and Metallurgy Relating to the Book of Mormon Text. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992.

“Origin of Man.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 3:1053–4. New York: Macmillan, 1992. Reprinted in Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism: Jesus Christ and His Gospel: Doctrine, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 374–6. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.

“When Lehi’s Party Arrived in the Land, Did They Find Others There?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1 (fall 1992): 1–34. Reprinted in Nephite Culture and Society (1997), 65–103.

Research for chapters in John W. Welch, ed., Reexploring the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992):

  • “Two Figurines from the Belleza and Sanchez Collection.” With Robert F. Smith.
  • “Old World Languages in the New World.” With Gordon C. Thomasson and Robert F. Smith.
  • “Winds and Currents: A Look at Nephi’s Ocean Crossing.”
  • “Parallelism, Merismus, and Difrasismo.” With Angela Crowell and Allen J. Christensen.
  • “Lost Arts.” With Paul Y. Hoskisson.
  • “Ancient Europeans in America?”
  • “‘Latest Discoveries.'”
  • “Barley in Ancient America.” With Robert F. Smith.
  • “Possible ‘Silk’ and ‘Linen’ in the Book of Mormon.”
  • “‘A Day and a Half’s Journey for a Nephite.'”
  • “Mesoamericans in Pre-Spanish South America.”
  • “Mesoamericans in Pre-Columbian North America.”
  • “Nephi’s Garden and Chief Market.”
  • “Prophecy among the Maya.”

1993

“Comments on Nephite Chronology.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2 (fall 1993): 207–11.

Review of Health and Medicine among the Latter-day Saints: Science, Sense, and Scripture, by Lester E. Bush Jr. BYUS 33 (1993): 624–9.

1994

“Viva Zapato! Hurray for the Shoe!” Review of “Does the Shoe Fit? A Critique of the Limited Tehuantepec Geography,” by Deanne G. Matheny. In New Approaches to the Book of Mormon, edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe, 269–328. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 (1994): 297–361.

“Zur Geographie des Buches Mormon.” In F.A.R.M.S. German ed. Vol. 1. Bad Reichenhall, Germany: LDS Books Schubert und Roth OHG, 1994. Chapter 1 of An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon (1985).

1996

“New Technology and Ancient Questions.” Part 1. FARMS Update. Insights (December 1996): 2.

Pre-Columbian Contact with the Americas across the Oceans: An Annotated Bibliography. 2nd ed., rev. Provo, Utah: Research Press, 1996. With Martin H. Raish.

1997

“The Book of Mormon as a Mesoamerican Record.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 391–521. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1997.

Mormon Culture: Four Decades of Essays on Mormon Society and Personality. Salt Lake City: New Sage Books, 1997. Includes:

  • “The Mormon People: A View from Anthropology.”
  • “Mormon Folk and Mormon Elite.”
  • “Ritual as Theology.”
  • “Consider Their Origin: Interpreting and Enriching American Family Histories through an Understanding of Cultural Differences.”
  • “‘Being Wrong’ in Mormon Thought.”
  • “Science and Mormonism as Traditions.”
  • “Mormon World View and American Culture.”
  • “Channels of Innovation in Mormon Life.”
  • “The Second Gathering: New Migrants to Utah.”
  • “The West as a Network of Cultures.”
  • “The Language of the Mormons: A Sociocultural Perspective.”
  • “Industrialization and Tradition in a Mormon Village.”
  • “Mormon Funeral Behavior.”
  • “Toward a Characterization of Mormon Personality.”
  • “Five Theories in Search of Mormon Personality.”

Nephite Culture and Society: Collected Papers. Salt Lake City: New Sage Books, 1997. Includes:

  • “The Composition of Lehi’s Family.”
  • “The Brass Plates and Biblical Scholarship.”
  • “Transoceanic Crossings.”
  • “When Lehi’s Party Arrived in the Land, Did They Find Others There?”
  • “The ‘Mulekites.'”
  • “The Settlements of Book of Mormon Peoples.”
  • “Seasonality of Warfare in the Book of Mormon and in Mesoamerica.”
  • “The Political Economy of the Nephites.”

“New Technology and Ancient Questions.” Part 2. FARMS Update. Insights (February 1997): 2.

1998

Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998.

In Press

“The Complex Structure of Religious Groups among the Nephites, 200–1 BC.” To appear in a Festschrift for Richard L. Anderson. Provo, Utah: FARMS.

John L. Sorenson oral history. Interview by Davis Bitton. Tape recording. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1996. Harold B. Lee Library archives, BYU.

Mindful of Every People: Anthropological Perspectives on Mormons. Edited by John L. Sorenson and Mark P. Leone. To be published as a BYUS book.

 

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