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The Imperative for a Historical Book of Mormon
TitleThe Imperative for a Historical Book of Mormon
Publication TypeBlog Post
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSmoot, Stephen O.
Date Published10/23/2013
PublisherThe Interpreter Foundation
KeywordsBook of Mormon; Early Church History; Historicity; Joseph Smith; Scripture; Scripture Study; Translation
Abstract

The Book of Mormon does not proclaim itself to be fiction. It uncompromisingly proclaims itself, and its message about Christ, to be historical fact. Although fiction about Jesus, including a hypothetically fictional Book of Mormon, may indeed be “inspiring” in a limited literary sense, such is not necessarily the same as it being inspired in a divine sense.

As Joseph Smith declared, “Take away the Book of Mormon and the revelations and where is our religion? We have none.”

URLhttp://www.mormoninterpreter.com/the-imperative-for-a-historical-book-of-mormon/
Citation Key2066

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