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|Title||Reading A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Smoot, Stephen O.|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Type of Article||Book Review|
|Keywords||Book of Mormon; Doctrine; Early Church History; Non-Mormon; Reception History; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Structure; Translation|
A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon is a good faith attempt to open an ecumenical conversation on the religious traditions of Pentecostals and Latter-day Saints. It is free from the acrimony, spitefulness, and dishonesty that can often be seen in the shabby literature of the Christian counter-cult. For this Thomas is to be immediately commended. Unlike many of his predecessors who have provided commentary on Mormonism, Thomas performs actual scholarship, including a close and fair reading of the Book of Mormon. It is refreshing to have a non-Mormon engage the Book of Mormon is such a manner and an encouraging sign that the academic discourse surrounding the Nephite record is improving.
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