Front Matter

Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992).

The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word

Papers from the Sixth Annual Book of Mormon Symposium

Edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr.

Published by the Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

http://rsc.byu.edu

© 1992 by Brigham Young University

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Contents

Chapter 1: Likening the Scriptures unto Us

Elder Dean L. Larsen

Dealing with Opposition to the Church

Rex C. Reeve Jr.

“A Mighty Change”

C.Max Caldwell

The Probationary Nature of Mortality

Robert J. Matthews

The Holy Order of God

Robert L. Millet

Instruments in the Hands of God: The Message of Alma 17–27

Clyde J. Williams

An Anti-Christ in the Book of Mormon—The Face May Be Strange, but the Voice Is Familiar

Gerald N. Lund

Seeds of Faith: A Follower’s View of Alma 32

Elaine Shaw Sorensen

Alma’s Conversion: Reminiscences in His Sermons

S. Kent Brown

The Three Most Abominable Sins

H. Dean Garrett

The State of the Soul between Death and the Resurrection

Monte S. Nyman

A New Meaning of “Restoration”: The Book of Mormon on Life After Death

Richard O. Cowan

The Law of Justice and the Law of Mercy

H. Donl Peterson

The Captain and the Covenant

Thomas R. Valletta

Hagoth and the Polynesians

Robert E. Parsons

The Book of Alma as a Prototype for Teaching the Word of God

Gerald Hansen Jr.

Teaching in Black and White: Antithetic Parallel Structure in the Book of Alma, Its Form and Function

Donald W. Parry

Nephi’s Freedom Thesis 18 and the Sons of Helaman

K. Douglas Bassett

The Record of Alma: A Prophetic Pattern of the Principles Governing Testimony

Fred E. Woods