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Volume 38:4 (1999)

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Volume 38:4 (1999)

In this issue, BYU Professor of Anthropology Stephen D. Houston discusses the classic elements of the Maya Religion, such as covenants, community, and belief in individualized gods. Also, BYU statisticians and professors come together to quantitatively prove that the burden of tobacco-related cancers are significantly lower in Utah because of adherence to the teaching that "tobacco is not for the body" (D&C 89:8). John Durham Peters's article entitled "Bowels of Mercy" talks about that bodily expression and its meaning in the scriptures, which points to the ultimate symbol of compassion, the Atonement. Other articles talk about Moses Thatcher as the first mission president in Mexico and Parley P. Pratt as the first missionary to Chile.

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Gina Clark
PoetryPg. 26
John D. Peters
ArticlePg. 27
Norma S. Bowkett
PoetryPg. 42
C. Wilfred Griggs
ArticlePg. 73
Nancy H. Baird
PoetryPg. 106
Janet Garrard-Willis
Personal EssayPg. 107
Donnell Hunter
PoetryPg. 114
Mark L. Grover
A. Delbert Palmer
ArticlePg. 115
Kenneth W. Godfrey
DocumentPg. 139
Dixie L. Partridge
PoetryPg. 156
Kent P. Jackson
Book ReviewPg. 177
Ronald O. Barney
Book ReviewPg. 189
Terry Dahlin
Brief NoticePg. 199
Marvin E. Wiggins
Brief NoticePg. 199
Larry W. Draper
Brief NoticePg. 200
BYU Studies Staff
IndexPg. 202