In The Vision of All, Joseph Spencer draws on the best of biblical and Latter-day Saint scholarship to make sense of the so-called "Isaiah chapters" in the first two books of the Book of Mormon. Arguing that Isaiah lies at the very heart of Nephi's project, Spencer insists on demystifying the writings of Isaiah while nonetheless refusing to pretend that Isaiah is in any way easy to grasp. Presented as a series of down-to-earth lectures, The Vision of All outlines a comprehensive answer to the question of why Nephi was interested in Isaiah in the first place. Along the way, the book presents both a general approach to reading Isaiah in the Book of Mormon and a set of specific tactics for making sense of Isaiah's writings. For anyone interested in understanding what Isaiah is doing in the Book of Mormon, this is the place to start.
About the Author
Joseph M. Spencer is visiting assistant professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He's the author of An Other Testament (Maxwell Institute Press, 2016) and For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope (Greg Kofford Books, 2014). He currently serves as the associate director of the Mormon Theology Seminar and as an associate editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. He and Karen, his wife, live with their five children in Provo, Utah.