"Obviously, if one of the models answered all the questions presented by the scriptural text, there would be consensus on where the Book of Mormon history actually occurred." Roger Terry, Senior Associate Editor, BYU Studies. Brother Terry would be correct if Book of Mormon scholars stuck with what the prophets have taught about Cumorah in New York, but they refuse. Here we discuss how to reach consensus that is consistent with the prophets.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
This blog covers the multi-faceted process of reaching consensus about the historicity and setting of the Book of Mormon through education. For many people it involves changing long-held beliefs. It may mean adopting different paradigms and seeing things through new lenses.
For other people, the issues discussed here may be the first time they've thought about these things. The North American setting may seem obvious.