This year marks the 25th anniversary of John L. Sorenson’s An Ancient American Setting For the Book of Mormon. That’s a serious milestone for a major work of scholarship. I read this in college and, yes, I found it often dry, but Sorenson engages the reader at an objective level and never patronizes. Most importantly, his theories are not only reasonable, but hold up solidly a quarter century later.
Why isn’t there a new edition of this coming out, or at least a re-release capitalizing on the anniversary? Does the publisher assume that everybody who’s going to read this already has? Or has the market for scriptural research written for a general audience just dried up? I think this work is still very excellent, and deserves to be recognized and appreciated. Again. Still.