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Excursus: The Nephite Understanding of God

TitleExcursus: The Nephite Understanding of God
Publication TypeExcerpt
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsGardner, Brant A.
Book TitleSecond Witness, Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Volume 1, First Nephi
PublisherGreg Kofford Books
Place PublishedSalt Lake City
KeywordsGodhead; Heavenly Father; Jesus Christ; Nature of God; Nephite

Before we worry about how to explain how the Book of Mormon to make it fit our current descriptions of God, we really should understand how the Nephites described and understood God. To do this, we must approach the question not only critically, but historically.