Here, one of the charter members of the Council of Springville offers his review of Moroni's America. I normally refrain from naming names, but it's impossible to post his article and my peer-review comments without including his name, which is Joe. Joe's a great guy. I like him a lot. We just agree to disagree, and I enjoy his comments in a friendly matter, which I trust he does the same.
Overall, I found the paper a reiteration of everything I've seen in the past from the Mesoamerican proponents; namely, an insistence on a particular interpretation of the text supported by such adverbs as clearly, obviously, etc., combined with a straw man argument against positions I haven't taken.
Here it is, with my "peer-review" comments:
- That the east sea is also the Mississippi River/Sidon (see pp. 164–65) and that “Moroni had fortified the land of Jershon, and presumably the sea, or mighty river, it bordered” (p. 169. Thus, according to Neville, Jershon is located on the east side of Sidon/Mississippi (p. 169) and not near the east sea as required by the Book of Mormon.