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Book of Mormon Geographies, 1842-present

TitleBook of Mormon Geographies, 1842-present
Publication TypeExcerpt
Year of Publication2012
Secondary AuthorsPlewe, Brandon S.
Book TitleMapping Mormonism: An Atlas of Latter-day Saint History
PublisherBYU Press
Place PublishedProvo, UT
KeywordsAncient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Book of Mormon Geography – Heartland; Cartography; Mesoamerica

The Book of Mormon was intended to be a spiritual work—to give readers a testimony of Jesus Christ—not a people’s history and geography. However, for many scholars who believe in the book’s literal truth, there is a natural curiosity to discover where the events in the book took place. Many believe that the historical and geographic context of the Book of Mormon can help readers better understand the spiritual message, as it does with the New Testament.

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