But there is more.
- Nobody Told Me.
- Review: The Book of Mormon, A Reader’s Edition.
- The Book of Mormon, A Reader’s Edition ~ Edited by Grant Hardy.
- Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide - Deseret Book.
The University of Illinois Press issued Hardy's "The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition" in , and Oxford has recently published his " Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide ," in which this superbly trained scholar applies his expertise to a book that has seldom been read so carefully and intelligently. Hardy pronounces the Book of Mormon "an extraordinarily rich text," "a carefully constructed artifact," "more intricate and clever than has heretofore been acknowledged.
Although himself a believer of an admittedly skeptical sort, as shown in his entry on MormonScholarsTestify.
After all, narrative is a mode of communication employed by both historians and novelists. He seeks to enable discussion of the Book of Mormon even among those who differ over its origin and religious importance. The principal feature of his method is to treat the three main authors of the book — Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni — "as if they were real people.
Thinline Edition of the Book of Mormon
I don't labor under Grant Hardy's self-imposed neutrality. I say that his analysis powerfully supports the Book of Mormon's authenticity. None of this is foreign to fiction, but the circumstances of the book's production are awkward: the more complicated and interconnected the text, the less likely it is that Joseph Smith made it up spontaneously as he dictated the words to his scribes, one time through. It also features a hypothetical map based on internal references, an essay on Book of Mormon poetry, a full glossary of names, genealogical charts, a basic bibliography of Mormon and non-Mormon scholarship, a chronology of the translation, eyewitness accounts of the gold plates, and information regarding the lost pages and significant changes in the text.
The Book of Mormon:A Reader's Edition
The Book of Mormon claims to be the product of three historical interactions: the writings of the original ancient American authors, the editing of the fourth-century prophet Mormon, and the translation of Joseph Smith. The editorial aids and footnotes in this edition integrate all three perspectives and provide readers with a clear guide through this complicated text.
- Les Guèbres (French Edition)?
- Account Options;
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- Poison, Your Grace (Five Star Mystery Series) (A Simon & Elizabeth Mystery);
New readers will find the story accessible and intelligible; Mormons will gain fresh insights from familiar verses seen in a broader narrative context. This is the first time the Book of Mormon has been published with quotation marks, select variant readings, and the testimonies of women involved in the translation process.