A Marvelous Work and a Possession : Book of Mormon Historicity as Postcolonialism
Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought
Williams discusses Book of Mormon historiography and the "Galileo Event" which occurred when traditional historical and cultural views were questioned by scientific evidence. Specifically, Williams discusses the Lamanite identity and its resulting special status claimed by Latin American converts. He discusses the parallelomania in Book of Mormon scholarship and its consequences, concluding that Book of Mormon historicity is currently facing a redefinition wherein its traditional views are becoming less authoritative.