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The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 4 of 4)

October 25, 2011
The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 4 of 4)

Foreword This is the final post of a 4 part series.  Context for this post is provided in part 1, part 2 and part 3. Concluding Observations The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has wisely taken no official position on Book of Mormon geography,89 despite the clear presence of americentric sentiment throughout the Church as […]

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The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 3 of 4)

October 18, 2011
The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 3 of 4)

Foreword This is part 3 of a 4 part series.  Context for this post is provided in part 1 and part 2. Moroni and Cumorah Often the first protest directed at the Malay Hypothesis is the issue of Cumorah, New York, and the irreconcilable distances and settings it would require to get the plates from Asia […]

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The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 2 of 4)

October 11, 2011
The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 2 of 4)

Foreword This is part 2 of a 4 part series.  Context for this post is provided in part 1. Geographic Correspondence At first glance the Malay Hypothesis’ most striking strong point is the peninsula’s correspondence to geographic features mentioned in the Book of Mormon text. The size and relative distances between various points are commensurable […]

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The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 1 of 4)

October 4, 2011
The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 1 of 4)

Prologue In 1827, Christian missionaries travelled into the jungles of Burma to bring the gospel to an indigenous group known as the Karen people. As the missionaries began teaching the Karens from the Bible, they were astounded to discover that the Karens already worshipped a deity they called “Y’wa”, had a detailed creation story with […]

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