The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), part of BYU's Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Texts, sponsors research about the Book of Mormon and other ancient scriptures. Below are some of their most recent offerings: When the Lights Went Out, by Hugh W. Nibley, '38 (2001, 149 pp., $9.95) Three of Nibley's classic essays on the early Christian Church"The Passing of the Primitive Church," "The Forty-Day Mission of Christ," and "Christian Envy of the Temple,"are brought together in a reprinting of When the Lights Went Out, first published in 1970. Traditions About the Early Life of Abraham, comp. and ed. John A. Tvedtnes, '68, Brian M. Hauglid, '84, and John L. Gee, '88 (2001, 608 pp., $49.95) Traditions About the Early Life of Abraham, the first book in the Book of Abraham series, assembles more than 100 ancient and medieval stories about Abraham's early life. Visualizing Isaiah, by Donald W. Parry, '84 (2001, 176 pp., $39.95) Visualizing Isaiah uses photographs, charts, illustrations, and commentary to explain Isaiah's vivid imagery and symbolism.
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