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Shon D. Hopkin
"A Messenger of Good and Evil Tidings": A Narrative Study of Abinadi
Jared W. Ludlow
The Abinadi Narrative, Redemption, and the Struggle of Nephite Identity
Daniel L. Belnap
Conflicting Interpretations of Isaiah in Abinadi’s Trial
Frank F. Judd Jr.
Abinadi’s Legacy: Tracing His Influence through the Book of Mormon
John Hilton III
“If Christ Had Not Come into the World”
Nicholas J. Frederick
Isaiah 52–53 and Mosiah 13–14
A Textual Comparison
Shon D. Hopkin
An “East Wind”: Old and New World Perspectives
Ethnohistorical Sources and the Death of Abinadi
Kerry Hull and Mark Alan Wright
Infant Salvation: Book of Mormon Theology in a Nineteenth-Century Context
As Though, As Though Not: Time, Being, and Negation
Joseph M. Spencer
The Abinadi Narrative
About the Book
Under the guidance of some of the best thinkers on the Book of Mormon, the Abinadi narrative springs to life as each chapter approaches Abinadi’s story and words from a different perspective. Whether viewed through a sociopolitical, literary, theological, philosophical, or historical lens, new insights and a new appreciation for the richness of Abinadi’s discourse will help readers reignite their passion for the beauty and depth of the Book of Mormon.
This volume is written for an informed, Latter-day Saint audience and seeks to make a contribution with other high-quality research and writing being done on the Book of Mormon. It is produced by members of Brigham Young University’s Book of Mormon Academy, a group of scholars dedicated to research on the Book of Mormon. Each of the members brings a different area of expertise to bear on the Abinadi narrative. As that narrative is viewed from a variety of angles, its richness, beauty, and profound meaning come more clearly into focus.
Published in 2018
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