The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure


The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure

Series Title

The Book of Mormon Symposium Series

Publication Type


Year of Publication



Nyman, Monte S. (Secondary), and Tate, Charles D., Jr. (Secondary)

Number of Pages



Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University


Provo, UT

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Bibliographic Citation

"The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure" In The Book of Mormon Symposium Series, Edited by Nyman, Monte S., and Tate, Charles D., Jr. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.


In this volume, twenty-two scholars comment knowledgeably on a variety of themes evoked by the prophetic words of Isaiah, Lehi, Nephi, and Jacob as given in 2 Nephi. Contributors discuss doctrines of Christ such as repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, the Fall, the Atonement, hope, endurance, the name of Jesus Christ as revealed to the Nephites, and the Nephite diligence in teaching and transmitting the gospel. Comments on the early Nephite period deepen our appreciation for Nephi’s spiritual strength. Although many perspectives are offered here, its underlying purpose is to illumine, clarify, and reinforce the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Table of Contents

22 Chapters

Free Agency and Freedom
Oaks, Dallin H. | pp. 1-17
Come to Understanding and Learn Doctrine
Nyman, Monte S. | pp. 19-37
Lehi and the Covenant of the Promised Land: A Modern Appraisal
Parrish, Alan K. | pp. 39-59
Lehi's Last Will and Testament: A Legal Approach
Welch, John W. | pp. 61-82
The Fall of Man and His Redemption
Lund, Gerald N. | pp. 83-106
Lehi on God's Law and an Opposition in All Things
Sorenson, A.D. | pp. 107-132
The Influence of the Brass Plates on the Teachings of Nephi
Millet, Robert L. | pp. 207-225
Nephi, Isaiah, and the Latter-Day Restoration
Farley, S. Brent | pp. 227-239
The Message to the Jews with Special Emphasis on 2 Nephi 25
Ludlow, Daniel H. | pp. 241-257
God Will Fulfill His Covenants with the House of Israel
Gentry, Leland | pp. 159-176
The Lamanite Mark
Turner, Rodney | pp. 133-157
The Atonement of Jesus Christ: 2 Nephi 9
Matthews, Robert J. | pp. 177-199
The Name Jesus Christ Revealed to the Nephites
Brandt, Edward J. | pp. 201-206
We Labor Dilligently to Persuade Our Children to Believe in Christ: 2 Nephi 25:21 to 26:11
Reeve, Rex C., Jr. | pp. 259-267
Nephi's Message to the "Gentiles"
Wilcox, S. Michael | pp. 269-286
The Enemies of Christ: 2 Nephi 28
Largey, Dennis L. | pp. 287-305
The Law of Witnesses in 2 Nephi
Van Orden, Bruce A. | pp. 307-321
Insights from the Early Years: 2 Nephi 28-30
Underwood, Grant | pp. 323-339
Some Key Ingredients for Finding and Understanding the Truth in Science and Religion
Benson, Alvin K. | pp. 341-353
The Doctrine of Christ: 2 Nephi 31-32
Dahl, Larry E. | pp. 355-375
Nephi's Farewell
Garrett, H. Dean | pp. 377-390
The "Expanded" Book of Mormon?
Robinson, Stephen E. | pp. 391-414

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