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|Title||B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||1982|
|Authors||Madsen, Truman G.|
|Editor||Reynolds, Noel B.|
|Book Title||Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins|
|Publisher||Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University|
|Keywords||Anachronism; Ancient America; Archaeology; B.H. Roberts; Conversion; Doctrine; Historicity; Joseph Smith; Literary Criticism; Missionary Work; Scripture Study; Three Witnesses; Translation|
In this article Madsen introduces B. H. Roberts and presents a synopsis of his rigorous life-time study of the Book of Mormon. Roberts approached the Book of Mormon from many different perspectives, all adding to his conviction that it was authentic scripture. The article explores these perspectives and suggests that B. H. Roberts's five- decade probing of the book was "shrewd," "ground-breaking, " and faith-promoting. Through Roberts the modern reader can come to understand the kind of challenge the Book of Mormon poses for an honest inquirer and how one can tiy to deal with that challenge.
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