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Warfare in the Book of Mormon (1990)

by Stephen D. Ricks (Editor), William J. Hamblin (Editor)

Other authors: Neil J. Flinders (Contributor), William J. Hamblin (Contributor), Matthew M. F. Hilton (Contributor), Paul Y. Hoskisson (Contributor), A. Brent Merrill (Contributor)11 more, Hugh Nibley (Contributor), Daniel C. Peterson (Contributor), R. Douglas Phillips (Contributor), Stephen D. Ricks (Contributor), Stephen D. Ricks (Preface), Richard Dilworth Rust (Contributor), John L. Sorenson (Contributor), Terrence L. Szink (Contributor), John A. Tvedtnes (Contributor), Bruce W. Warren (Contributor), John W. Welch (Contributor)

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Ricks, Stephen D.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamblin, William J.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Flinders, Neil J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamblin, William J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hilton, Matthew M. F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoskisson, Paul Y.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Merrill, A. BrentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nibley, HughContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Peterson, Daniel C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phillips, R. DouglasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ricks, Stephen D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ricks, Stephen D.Prefacesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rust, Richard DilworthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sorenson, John L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Szink, Terrence L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tvedtnes, John A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Warren, Bruce W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Welch, John W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Preface / Stephen D. Ricks

Introduction
Why Study Warfare in the Book of Mormon? / John W. Welch
Why Is So Much of the Book of Mormon Given Over to Military Accounts? / R. Douglas Phillips
Purpose of the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon / Richard Dilworth Rust

Legal and Sacred Aspects of War
An Oath of Allegiance in the Book of Mormon / Terrence L. Szink
Law and War in the Book of Mormon / John W. Welch
"Holy War": The Sacral Ideology of War in the Book of Mormon and in the Ancient Near East - The Basic Pattern / Stephen D. Ricks
The Sons of Mosiah: Emissaries of Peace / John A. Tvedtnes

Military Policies and Leaders
Warfare and the Book of Mormon / Hugh Nibley
The Gadianton Robbers as Guerrilla Warriors / Daniel C. Peterson
Notes on "Gadianton Masonry" / Daniel C. Peterson
Secret Combinations, Warfare, and Captive Sacrifice in Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon / Bruce W. Warren
The Impact of Shifting Cultural Assumptions on the Military Policies Directing Armed Conflict Reported in the Book of Alma / Matthew M. F. Hilton, Neil J. Flinders
Nephite Captains and Armies / A. Brent Merrill
Book of Mormon Tribal Affiliation and Military Castes / John A. Tvedtnes

War and Its Preparations: Warfare, Armor, and Fortifications
Swords in the Book of Mormon / William J. Hamblin, A. Brent Merrill
Scimitars, Cimeters! We Have Scimitars! Do We Need Another Cimeter? / Paul Y. Hoskisson
Notes on the Cimeter (Scimitar) in the Book of Mormon / William J. Hamblin, A. Brent Merrill
The Bow and Arrow in the Book of Mormon / William J. Hamblin
Armor in the Book of Mormon / William J. Hamblin
Fortifications in the Book of Mormon Account Compared with Mesoamerican Fortifications / John L. Sorenson
Seasonality of Warfare in the Book of Mormon and in Mesoamerica / John L. Sorenson

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The Importance of Warfare in Book of Mormon Studies / William J. Hamblin

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