Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
FAIR (The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research) announced today that as a new part of the FAIR Study Aids project, it has created a verse-by-verse resource for study of the Book of Mormon. For over thirty years, scholarly organizations such as the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (“FARMS”), the Maxwell Institute, and now the Interpreter Foundation have published a vast quantity of useful research on the Book of Mormon. Much of this research is now available for free online, however, students of the Book of Mormon have at times been limited by not knowing that such articles exist or in not knowing where to look for them. “FAIR is seeking to make access to the scholarly literature on the Book of Mormon more accessible to the non-specialist by creating an index of articles organized by what chapters and verses of the scripture the articles relate to,” said Neal Rappleye, one of the editors of the index. “This is a work in progress in terms of scope and depending on how this is used it may eventually be expanded to include more of the Standard Works,” said Hales Swift, another of the editors of the index. FAIR also noted that the index will grow since readers can contribute to the index by contacting FAIR when they find articles that should be added. The index can be accessed online at fairmormon.org.
FAIR is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of LDS doctrine, belief and practice. Along with the FAIR Wiki, where the above index exists, FAIR also sponsors a website that includes answers to difficult questions. FAIR has an “Ask the Apologist” option where people can pose questions to apologists and FAIR also sponsors MormonVoices which responds to public discussions and comments from public figures that misrepresent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.