Ben and Shiloh continue their discussion on the first half of the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon. There is a lot to say about the the Nephite narratives and identities in how they view themselves and the Lamanites that frame and contextualize the discussion and that are sometimes taken for granted in analyzing the text. Were there missed opportunities for the Nephites to end war through other non-military means? Were the Nephites always truly expressing the seeming justness of their cause? Did the Nephites always live up to their standards of belief concerning war? Just how much like the Nephites are we today, and can we gain any insight into our own individual and national characters so that we do not have to meet the same fate as the Nephites of old? These and many other ideas are discussed in the podcast. We hope you enjoy!
If you missed your chance to listen to the first podcast, you can listen or download it here: https://latterdaypeacestudies.org/podcast/episode-11-alma-43-52/