John L. Sorenson

John Sorenson's 'Mormon's Codex' examines Book of Mormon geography

One of the most significant scholars of the Book of Mormon in the history of Mormonism has recently published a massive book summarizing his lifetime of thinking and... Read more »

June 5, 2014


Scholar details 'striking' parallels between Book of Mormon and ancient civilization

Since 1955, John L. Sorenson has been exploring the relationship between the Book of Mormon and the anthropology of Mesoamerica (southern Mexico and northern Central... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2012


Mormon's work was a 'daunting feat,' scholar says

Sorenson spoke of the sources the prophet Mormon used to abridge the large plates of Nephi and the challenges Mormon faced Read more »

Sept. 10, 2011


Book of Mormon scholar will speak on 'Mormon sources' at BYU

PROVO — John L. Sorenson will speak on "Mormon's Sources" at the second biennial Book of Mormon Lecture, sponsored by Brigham Young University's Laura F. Willes... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2011


Defending the Faith: Advancing Book of Mormon research

I still remember vividly my first reading of John L. Sorenson's now-classic 1985 book, "An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon." I wrote in my journal that... Read more »

May 19, 2011


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