“To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch

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“To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch
“To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch
Author Paul Y. Hoskisson Author Daniel C. Peterson
Orem, Utah: The Interpreter Foundation, 2017

“To Seek the Law of the Lord”: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch

Reviewer Alec J. Harding

To Seek the Law of the Lord is a collection of twenty essays, composing over five hundred pages of Latter-day Saint scholarship. The collection is a tribute to John W. Welch, who established the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies in 1989 and served as editor-in-chief of BYU Studies from 1991 to 2018. Welch has published extensively (521), making significant contributions with his studies on, for example, chiasmus in the Book of Mormon and law in the Bible. This collection was organized and edited by Paul Y. Hoskisson and Daniel C. Peterson, who are both associates of Welch. All contributing authors to To Seek the Law of the Lord have worked with and been influenced by Welch and his work.

To Seek the Law of the Lord will appeal to those who have appreciated Welch’s work over the years and wish to see how his scholarship has been applied by other academics. It will also be of value to those seeking higher levels of understanding on the topics found therein. The writing and information presented are quite intricate, so one should not expect light reading from the compilation. With the collection’s range of topics, however, it will have something of interest for most readers.

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