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TitleText and Context
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsPeterson, Daniel C.
JournalReview of Books on the Book of Mormon
Type of ArticleReview Essay
KeywordsBook of Mormon; Criticism; Historicity

Brent Lee Metcalfe’s New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology was well received by those not favorable to the traditional truth claims of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. No articles indicating an ancient origin for the Book of Mormon were included. The book basically supports the assumption that the Book of Mormon isn’t historical. Historians always bring their own perspective (including biases and agendas) into their histories.