Memory and Identity in the Book of Mormon

Title

Memory and Identity in the Book of Mormon

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2013

Authors

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

40-51

Volume

22

Issue

2

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Olsen, Steven L. "Memory and Identity in the Book of Mormon" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 22. 2013:40-51.

Abstract

Remember is one of the most frequently used verbs in the Book of Mormon. It is consistently used by its authors in a covenant context—establishing or renewing an eternal relationship with God, expressing and realizing the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and preserving the distinctive identity of a covenant people. The present study examines the complex and profound ways that the complementary concepts of memory, identity, and covenants express the meaning of the sacred Nephite history through the vocabulary and narrative structures of the text and postulates how and why the Nephites preserved this official record for posterity.

Covenant
Jesus Christ
Gospel

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