Index

Abrahamic covenant in Christ’s Law and Covenant Discourse, 155 promises of, 153–55 Against Praxeas, 194 Alter, Robert, on Bible, 237–38, 250 Anderson, Richard Lloyd, on baptism and sacrament, 350–51 Antioch, Theophilos of, 194 Apology to Autolycus, 194 apostasy, meaning of term, 68 Aristotle, on tragedy, 322–23 Athanasian Creed, 196

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 368 B Minor Mass, 368 Benson, Ezra Taft, on Book of Mormon, 383, 388 Book of Mormon, the as “great and marvelous work,” 186 as marred servant in 3 Nephi and Isaiah, 184, 186–90 as sign of final gathering, 187–89 converting power of, 380–81, 388 fasting and prayer in, 281–82 incomparability of, 373–91 Joseph Smith on, 32–33 Mark Twain on, 187 modalism in, 199–233 Neal A. Maxwell on, 33 New Testament compared to, 236–58, 346–51, 375–76 patterns of peace in, 309–28 reference to seasons in, 311 M. T. Lamb on, 187 Zion in, 277–78 book of remembrance, 268–69, 273, 279 “broken heart and contrite spirit” Bruce D. Porter on, 56 Bruce R. McConkie on, 52 compared to law of sacrifice, 41–43 early appearances in scripture of phrase, 43–48 idolatry as obstacle to gaining, 53–54 (see also idolatry) Jeffrey R. Holland on, 48 linguistic analysis of phrase, 49–51 meaning of, in 3 Nephi, 48–49 questions on meaning of, 37–40 significance of flesh and, 55 Brown, S. Kent, on sacrament in 3 Nephi, 341–42

Charles, Melodie Moench, on modalism in the Book of Mormon, 201–3 chiasmus as musical version of 3 Nephi, 368 Father’s Covenant People Sermon organized as, 148, 157, 166, 185 Christ, Jesus. See Jesus Christ Council of Nicaea, 194 covenants importance of, in Father’s Covenant People Sermon, 150 Jesus Christ’s teachings about, 152–56 Nephi1‘s teachings about, 151–52 of Abraham (see Abrahamic covenant) Cowdery, Oliver, on diligence, 390 creation narrative concepts outlined in, 76–77 influence of, in exodus narrative, 77–78 role of, in culture, 75–77 cross and sacrament, 295–96 significance of, 291–96 cultural narratives. See narratives

darkness as archetype of world, 310 as part of Alma’s conversion, 91 as part of Lehi’s dream, 82, 92–95 at time of creation, 76 at time of Jesus Christ’s appearance in Bountiful, 23, 97, 101, 313–16 Mormon lived in time of spiritual, 128–29 Nephi1 foresees, and destruction, 312–13 second coming of Jesus Christ likened to, 265 voice of Jesus Christ heard through, 5, 36, 60, 153, 316 wickedness likened to, 4–6, 322 Day of Atonement, 28, 119 debir, 4 Dobszay, László, on music and order, 354 Dome of the Rock, 5 Draper, Richard, on Malachi in 3 Nephi, 272 dream narrative, 79, 89–96

Elohim, 160 Estés, Clarissa Pinkola, on psyche, 360 exodus narrative compared to Nephite narrative, 79–80, 93 influence of creation narrative in, 77–78 restoration theme in, 79

Father’s Covenant People Sermon as chiasmus, 157, 172 important questions about, 148–49 key words in, 149–50 teachings of, 157–72 See also covenants Forsberg, Clyde, on modalism in Book of Mormon, 203–4 Four Gospels, Book of Mormon compared to, 236–58 Friedman, Richard Elliott, on meaning of creation, 366–67

God battle between, and chaos, 76–77, 84 Church of, 2 Elohim, 160 Holy of Holies as dwelling place of, 10, 17, 22, 29, 277 importance of, in Sermon on the Mount, 15–16 meaning of phrase love of, 114 nature of, according to Book of Mormon, 204–33 nature of, according to Joseph Smith, 192 nature of, according to modalism, 194–98, 199–203 nature of, according to trinitarianism, 198–99 our potential to become like, 67 word of, 94–96, 102, 301, 347 Godhead in 3 Nephi, 207–12 Jeffrey R. Holland on, 132–33 Joseph Smith on, 191–92 nature of, 134 nature of, according to modalism, 194–98, 199–200 nature of, according to trinitarianism, 198–99 Parley P. Pratt on, 145 See also modalism; trinitarianism gospel analysis of phrase my, 281, 283–86, 306 and God’s will, 288–92 and significance of the cross, 291–96 Bruce R. McConkie on, 290, 306–7 linguistic considerations of the term, 283–88 guarantor, meaning of, 125

Harnack, Adolf von, on modalism, 194–95 Havel, Václav, on music and plays, 355 Hedges, Chris, on war, 324–25 hekal, 3, 10, 17 hen metaphor accountability as theme in, 70–73 agency as theme in, 69–70 analysis of components and symbolism in, 62–66 appearances in scripture of, 61–62 covenants as theme in, 68–69 inclusion of house of Israel in, 67–68 reasons for Christ’s use of, in New World, 59–61 Herodotus, on proskynesis, 107–8 high priest and Holy of Holies, 16–17, 19, 21, 28–30, 271–72 calling of new, in Temple of Jerusalem, 8 Jesus Christ as eternal, 4, 33 Nephi3 as, 2–6 High Priestly Prayer, 22, 146, 282 Hinckley, Gordon B. members asked by, to read the Book of Mormon, 388 on atonement, 292 on war, 317 prayer in general conference by, 138–39 Holland, Jeffrey R. on baptism, 334 on “broken heart and contrite spirit,” 48 on Godhead, 132–33 on obedience, 296 Holy of Holies and stone of cosmos, 6 as day one of creation, 22 as dwelling place of God, 10, 17, 22, 29, 277 in 3 Nephi, 16–31 Isaiah’s vision inside, 19 symbolic aspects of, 17–31

iʿjāz, 374 idolatry as obstacle to gaining “broken heart and contrite spirit,” 53–54 Edward Meadors on, 53 Spencer W. Kimball on, 54

Jackson, Kent P., on higher law in Malachi and 3 Nephi, 274 Jesus Christ accounts of, in New Testament vs. Book of Mormon, 236–58 and the cross, 291–96 and fulness of the Spirit, 131 appearance of, at Bountiful, 6–8 as eternal High Priest, 4, 33 as Giver of the Law, 25 as God-who-is-now-Man, 235 as Jehovah, 2, 21, 25, 43, 64, 160, 223 as Man-who-is-now-God, 235–36 as marred servant, 180, 183 as messenger of the covenant, 263–64 as “motherly father,” 65 as prototype of salvation, 140 as source of peace, 327 as Sun/Son of righteousness, 266 A. W. Tozer on cross of, 294 B. H. Roberts on suffering of, 292 kissing the feet of, 127 Krister Stendahl on role of, in 3 Nephi, 236–37 light and darkness at coming of, 313–16 Martin S. Tanner on role of, in 3 Nephi, 236 Neal A. Maxwell on suffering of, 304 Richard Mouw on suffering of, 296 role of, in Godhead, 144–46, 191–232 role of, in hen metaphor, 62–67 use of metaphor by, in teaching, 58–59 justification and sanctification, 300–304

Kimball, Spencer W., on idolatry, 54 Kodály, Zoltán, 367

Law and Covenant Discourse, the, 155 law of Moses fulfillment of, 36–38, 40, 153–54, 369 in Nephite era, 3–4, 37, 153–54, 274, 332 law of sacrifice compared to “broken heart and contrite spirit,” 41–43 Lehi’s dream as narrative, 80, 88 compared to exodus narrative, 89 correlation of sequences in, 81 influence of, throughout Book of Mormon, 89–96 scenes from Christ’s theophany compared to, 97–106 symbolism of scenes in, 82–88 proskynesis in, 112–16

MacArthur, John, on justification and sanctification, 302–3 Malachi and 3 Nephi, 262 and Zion, 262–63, 276 background and prophecies of, 261–62 book of remembrance in, 27–28, 263, 268–70 interpretations of teachings in, 263–76 Kent P. Jackson on higher law in, 274 Richard Draper on, in 3 Nephi, 272 Maxwell, Neal A. on Book of Mormon, 33 on Christ’s suffering, 304 McConkie, Bruce R. on baptism, 333 on “broken heart and contrite spirit,” 52 on Christ as symbol of the Father, 141 on Christ’s second coming, 264 on gathering of Israel, 277–78 on gospel and atonement, 306–7 on judgment, 299 on salvation, 290 McConkie, Joseph Fielding, on sacrament in 3 Nephi, 342 McKay, David O., on spirituality, 144 Meadors, Edward, on idolatry, 53 Mendelsohn, Daniel, on Genesis, 365–66 metaphor Christ’s use of, in teaching, 58–59 definition of, 58 of broken heart, 56 of hen (see hen metaphor) Richard D. Rust on use of, in Book of Mormon, 59 Millard, David, on trinity, 196 Missa Brevis, 367 Mitchell, Stephen, on messianic dream of peace, 327 modalism Adolf von Harnack on, 194–95 and controversy at Council of Nicaea, 194–95 chronological, 194 concept of, 194 David Millard and, 196 functional, 197 in Book of Mormon, 199–233 in early Christianity, 194–98 Joseph Smith and, 196, 198–97 Kurt Widmer on Mormon, 193, 200 Mormonism and the Nature of God: A Theological Evolution, 1830–1915, 192–93 Mormonism, Seymour Young on, 309 mountain/mount meaning of, in Sermon on the Mount, 9 significance of, in temple, 9–11 Mouw, Richard, on Christ’s suffering, 296 music and psyche, 365–67 form of, and 3 Nephi, 367–71 form of, and scripture, 359–65 László Dobszay on, and order, 354 principal components of, 357–59

narratives Israel’s exodus, 77–79 Lehi’s dream, 79–106 the creation, 75–77 Nephite experience, the as narrative, 80 compared to exodus narrative, 79 Neuhaus, Richard John, on salvation, 136 New Testament, Book of Mormon compared to, 236–58, 346–51, 375–76 Nibley, Hugh on Nephite warfare, 312 on proskynesis in Book of Mormon, 108–9, 117–18 on term renounce, 324 Nicaea, Council of, 194

Pascal, Blaise, on state of man, 297 peace Joseph F. Smith on, 324 Lorenzo Snow on, in Book of Mormon, 325 Orson F. Whitney on, in Americas, 321 Stephen Mitchell on messianic dream of, 327 Porter, Bruce D., on metaphor of “broken heart,” 56 Pratt, Parley P., on Godhead, 145 prayer exemplified by Jesus Christ, 135–46 Intercessory, of Jesus Christ, 146, 239, 245–46, 283 in the Spirit, 142 lessons on, in 3 Nephi, 133–35, 239–43 words of Jesus Christ’s, not written, 29, 240–43, 344–45 proskynesis and King Benjamin’s speech, 117–20 and King Lamoni’s father, 120–23 definition of, 107 Herodotus on, 107–8 Hugh Nibley on, in Book of Mormon, 108–9, 117–18 in 3 Nephi, 107, 124–25, 128–29 in Lehi’s dream, 112–16 linguistic considerations of the term, 109–12 of Nephi3, 127 psyche Clarissa Pinkola Estés on, 360 music and, 365–67 psychopomp, 83

Roberts, B. H., on Christ’s suffering, 292 Rust, Richard D., on use of metaphor in Book of Mormon, 59

Sabellius, 194–95 sacrament, importance of, 295–96, 340–43, 350–51 salvation Bruce R. McConkie on, 290 complete, or exaltation, 302 Richard John Neuhaus on, 136 ordinances of, in 3 Nephi, 261, 281, 300, 332–43 process of, 318 Richard G. Scott on ordinances of, 333 sanctification, justification and, 300–304 Satan appearences of the name, in 3 Nephi, 4 cast out from Bountiful, 6 power in temple to overcome, 33 role of, in hen metaphor, 65 Scott, Richard G., on ordinances, 333 Sermon on the Mount correlation between the temple and, 8–16 linguistic analysis of, 12–16 significance of mount in, 9–11 servant songs in Book of Mormon, 177–81 Shema, 114 Shetiyyah stone, 6 Skousen, Royal, on Joseph Smith’s editing of Book of Mormon, 230–31 Smith, Joseph as marred servant in 3 Nephi and Isaiah, 160–61, 165, 167, 179–80, 183 as modalist, 196, 198–97, 228 criticized for quoting Bible in Book of Mormon, 175 on Book of Mormon, 32–33 on book of rememberance, 279 on Christ’s visit to Americas, 273 on fulness of the Spirit, 132 on Godhead, 191–92 on Malachi, 271, 278 on Zion, 276 Smith, Joseph F., on peace, 324 Snow, Lorenzo, on peace in Book of Mormon, 325 Stendahl, Krister, on role of Christ in 3 Nephi, 236–37 Swedenborg, Emanuel, as influence on Joseph Smith, 197, 202

Tanner, Martin S., on role of Christ in 3 Nephi, 236 Taylor, John, on purity in Zion, 276 Theophilos of Antioch, 194 Thomasson, Gordon C., on seasons in Book of Mormon, 311 Tozer, A. W., on cross of Christ, 294 tree of life. See Lehi’s dream trinity and Greek literature, 194 and Latin literature, 194 Book of Mormon teachings of, 204–6 David Millard on, 196 See also Godhead trinitarianism, 198–99 Turner, Frederick, on theme of universe, 353–54 Twain, Mark, on Book of Mormon, 175, 187

Vogel, Dan, on modalism in Book of Mormon, 200–201

war Chris Hedges on, 324–25 Gordon B. Hinckley on, 317 Whitney, Orson F., on peace in Americas, 321 Widmer, Kurt, on Mormon modalism, 193, 200, 228, 231 Woodruff, Paul, on drama, 310 worship definition of, 109 linguistic considerations of term, in scripture, 109–12

Young, Seymour B., on Mormonism, 309

Zion and the temple, 8, 32, 343–46 concept of, in Book of Mormon, 277–78 concept of, in Malachi, 262–63, 276 importance of purity in, 336–39 in Book of Mormon vs. New Testament, 346–51 John Taylor on purity in, 276 Joseph Smith on, 276 Lord’s promise of, in America, 158–59 pattern for establishment of, 330–31