This issue of BYU Studies covers a variety of topics. Noel Reynolds sees Nephi’s Book of Mormon text through a political lens. Two sociologists, Genevieve DeHoyos and Arturo DeHoyos, discuss methods for humankind’s eternal search for truth. Edward Kimball compares the story of Mormon forger Mark Hofmann to Han van Meegeren, an artist who passed his own work off as Vermeer’s. Scott Duvall compiles the Mormon bibliography, which lists works published in 1986 relating to Mormonism.