The Book of Mormon As Literature: New University Course

For Latter-day Saints, the Book of Mormon is scripture.

To University of Utah associate instructor David Bokovoy, it is also a story.

Bokovoy, who has spent most of his academic career on the Old Testament, is teaching a first-of-its-kind course: The Book of Mormon as literature.

"We have a need to understand Mormonism and its history as a sub-field of religious studies," he said. A course like this "has not been done before in an academic context. ... We’re allowing the text to speak for itself."

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