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Experiencing Battle in the Book of Mormon

TitleExperiencing Battle in the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDeane, Morgan
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture
KeywordsCulture; Lamanite; Methodology; Military; Nephite; War Chapters; Warfare

Historical chronicles of military conflict normally focus on the decisions and perspectives of leaders. But new methodologies, pioneered by John Keegan’s Face of Battle, have focused attention on the battle experience of the common soldier. Applying this methodology to a careful reading of details within the Book of Mormon shows an experience in battle that is just as horrific as it is authentic.