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Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins

TitleBook of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsReynolds, Noel B.
Number of Pages244
PublisherReligious Studies Center
CityProvo, UT
ISBN Number0-8849-4469-7
KeywordsAncient Near East; Arabia; Book of Mormon Authorship; Book of Mormon Translation; Early Church History; Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Smith, Joseph, Jr.

In this volume, nine Latter-day Saint scholars each address the question of Book of Mormon authorship from a different approach. The tests of authenticity they employ rely on analytical techniques borrowed from such diverse disciplines as history, literature, statistics, and ancient Near Eastern studies. For both layman and scholar, this book makes exciting reading. While ultimate acceptance of the Book of Mormon as the word of God is and will remain a spiritual matter, the reasoned analyses, comparisons, and examinations contained in these pages add to the swelling volume of evidence that supports Joseph Smith’s account of the authorship of that book.


Table of Contents

9 Chapters

Truman G. Madsen | pp. 7-31
John W. Welch | pp. 33-52
Noel B. Reynolds | pp. 53-74
C. Wilfred Griggs | pp. 75-101
Hugh W. Nibley | pp. 103-141
Wayne A. Larsen, Alvin C. Rencher, Tim Layton | pp. 157-188
Richard L. Bushman | pp. 189-211
Richard Lloyd Anderson | pp. 213-237
Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins