Heartland Model

I asked the Lord, which of all the Book of Mormon geography models was right, and He replied, “They are all wrong, for they teach as doctrine the theories of man”: 1 There was in the Church an unusual excitement on the subject of Book of Mormon Geography. It commenced with the Mesotheorists but soon … Read more Heartland Model

Joseph Lovell Allen

Bio Joseph L. Allen earned his Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in Ancient and Modern Scripture with an emphasis in Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon. A popular teacher and lecturer, Dr. Allen served in the Church Educational System for 18 years. Joe and Rhoda have lived in Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, Chihuahua, Mexico City, … Read more Joseph Lovell Allen

A to Z in a Nutshell

[The following extraction is typical of Mesoamerican modelers. See our notes throughout.] A to Z in a Nutshell: Mesoamerican Locale for the Book of Mormon By © Diane E. Wirth This condensed list suggests Mesoamerica as the locale where the Book of Mormon transpired. CUMORAH is referred to in the Book of Mormon several times … Read more A to Z in a Nutshell

Revelatory Stewardship and the Book of Mormon by Chris Heimerdinger

“Revelatory Stewardship and the Book of Mormon” by Chris Heimerdinger “Because I was fortunate enough to have been taught this basic and vital principle of revelatory stewardship, I felt immediately inclined to suspect the validity of everything this kindly insurance salesman was ‘selling.’ As the years went on, and I watched this gentleman earnestly fulfill … Read more Revelatory Stewardship and the Book of Mormon by Chris Heimerdinger

A Whole Bunch of Reasons Why Book of Mormon Geography Could Not Have Included North America by John Sorenson

A Whole Bunch of Reasons Why Book of Mormon Geography Could Not Have Included North America by John Sorenson. 1. The “promised land” occupied by the Nephites was characterized for many centuries as an area of “civilization.” As indicated by archaeology and related studies, no place in North America in the period of Book of … Read more A Whole Bunch of Reasons Why Book of Mormon Geography Could Not Have Included North America by John Sorenson

The Demise of One “Mormon Myth” about the Hill Cumorah by Ted Dee Stoddard, Phd

 Unfortunate to the field of Book of Mormon Geography are the likes of Ted Dee Stoddard, Phd,  who is persisting in his flagrant disregard of fulfilled Book of Mormon land prophecies, particularly the one that says the Nephite record would come forth on Book of Mormon lands – the same lands Jesus preached on. In this treatise Stoddard uses the “lack of evidence” argument by … Read more The Demise of One “Mormon Myth” about the Hill Cumorah by Ted Dee Stoddard, Phd

“A Brief History of the Limited Geographic View of the Book of Mormon” by John A. Tvedtnes

The following comes from: “A Brief History of the Limited Geographic View of the Book of Mormon” by John A. Tvedtnes Finally, we must return to the question of Cumorah. Many Book of Mormon readers automatically assume that the hill near Palmyra, New York, must be the same hill called Cumorah in the Book of … Read more “A Brief History of the Limited Geographic View of the Book of Mormon” by John A. Tvedtnes

American Nationalism or Exceptionalism and Book of Mormon Geography – Chris Heimerdinger

Another financially vested Mormon, whose earnings are at stake, has sought to defend the ever crumbling mountain of Mesoamerican geography theory – Chris Heimerdinger. With his cult following of Tennis Shoes books, and movie Passage to Zarahemla, Heimerdinger has tossed his hat in the fight over Book of Mormon geography. (Source) On several occasions, Heimerdinger has spoken out. … Read more American Nationalism or Exceptionalism and Book of Mormon Geography – Chris Heimerdinger

“Thick Darkness,” “Vapor of Darkness,” and “Mists of Darkness”: Indications of Weather and Climate in the Book of Mormon by Ted Dee Stoddard

“This article shows that such expressions also clearly refer to the territory of Mesoamerica. Further, this article presents evidences associated with massive volcanic eruptions as proof that the New World destruction recorded in the Book of Mormon at the time of Christ’s crucifixion occurred in Mesoamerica rather than in territory of the continental United States … Read more “Thick Darkness,” “Vapor of Darkness,” and “Mists of Darkness”: Indications of Weather and Climate in the Book of Mormon by Ted Dee Stoddard

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