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The Joseph Smith Papers and the Book of Abraham: A Response to Recent Reviews
TitleThe Joseph Smith Papers and the Book of Abraham: A Response to Recent Reviews
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsGrow, Matthew J., and Matthew C. Godfrey
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
Volume34
Pagination97-104
KeywordsBook of Abraham
Abstract

The Joseph Smith Papers welcomes engagement with its work and gratefully acknowledges the important work of various scholars on the Book of Abraham. Recent reviews in the Interpreter of Revelations and Translations, Volume 4, however, significantly misunderstand the purposes and conventions of the project. This response corrects some of those misconceptions, including the idea that the transcript is riddled with errors and the idea that personal agendas drive the analysis in the volume. The complex history of the Book of Abraham can be understood through multiple faithful perspectives, and the Joseph Smith Papers Project affirms the value of robust, respectful, and professional dialogue about our shared history.

URLhttps://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/the-joseph-smith-papers-and-the-book-of-abraham-a-response-to-recent-reviews/

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