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Perhaps Close can Count in More than Horseshoes

TitlePerhaps Close can Count in More than Horseshoes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGardner, Brant A.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Type of ArticleBook Review
KeywordsBook of Mormon; Doctrine; Early Church History; Prophet; Smith, Joseph, Jr.

Review of Gerald E. Smith, Schooling the Prophet: How the Book of Mormon Influenced Joseph Smith and the Early Restoration (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2015). pp 305. $19.95. Schooling the Prophet provides a good survey of many early Latter-day Saint doctrines. It suggests that there is a causal link between the Book of Mormon and those doctrines. Sometimes it makes the case; many times it is close but doesn’t quite support the thesis of the book.