“Third Nephi: An Incomparable Scripture”

I don’t think that I’ve announced this book yet, which compiles remarks presented during a two-day symposium on the book of 3 Nephi sponsored by the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies (part of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship) and held at Brigham Young University in 2008.

Here’s the Table of Contents:

1.  John W. Welch.  “Seeing 3 Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon.”

2.  Dana M. Pike.  “3 Nephi 9:19-20:  The Offering of a Broken Heart.”

3.  Jane Allis-Pike.  “‘How Oft Would I Have Gathered You as a Hen Gathereth Her Chickens’: The Power of the Hen Metaphor in 3 Nephi 10:4-7.”

4.  Daniel Belnap.  “‘There Arose a Mist of Darkness’: The Narrative of Lehi’s Dream in Christ’s Theophany.”

5.  Matthew L. Bowen.  “‘They Came Forth and Fell Down and Partook of the Fruit of the Tree’: Proskynesis in 3 Nephi 11:12-19 and 17:9-10 and Its Significance.”

6.  Robert L. Millet.  “The Praying Savior: Insights from the Gospel of 3 Nephi.”

7.  Victor L. Ludlow.  “The Father’s Covenant People Sermon: 3 Nephi 10-23:5.”

8.  Gaye Strathearn and Jacob Moody.  “Christ’s Interpretation of Isaiah 52′s ‘My Servant’ in 3 Nephi.”

9.  David L. Paulsen and Ari D. Bruening.  “The Social Model of the Trinity in 3 Nephi.”

10. Charles Swift.  “‘So Great and Marvelous Things’: The Literary Portrait of Jesus as Divine Lord in 3 Nephi.”

11. Aaron P. Schade and David R. Seely.  “The Writings of Malachi in 3 Nephi: A Foundation for Zion in the Past and Present.”

12. Andrew C. Skinner.  “”Jesus’s Gospel-Defining Discourse in 3 Nephi 27:13-21.”

13. Robert A. Rees.  “Children of Light: How the Nephites Sustained Two Centuries of Peace.”

14. Ron Bartholomew.  “Manifestations of the Power of Godliness and the Establishment of Zion”

15. Jerry L. Jacard.  “The End from the Beginning in 3 Nephi and Beyond: The Words of Christ as Musical Architecture.”

16. 3 Nephi Conference Panel Discussion: Daniel C. Peterson (BYU), chair; S. Kent Brown (BYU), Grant Hardy (North Carolina), Robert L. Millet (BYU), Richard Dilworth Rust (North Carolina), and John W. Welch (BYU)

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