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Review of Marilyn Arnold, Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon—It’s Narrative, Teachings, and People
TitleReview of Marilyn Arnold, Sweet is the Word: Reflections on the Book of Mormon—It’s Narrative, Teachings, and People
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsPeterson, Daniel C.
JournalBYU Studies Quarterly
Volume37
Issue2
Pagination41-44
Abstract

Sweet Is the Word is designed, Arnold tells us, for at least two audiences. It is written partially for her colleagues who are not Latter-day Saints—people who, as she herself says, may be perplexed that a person with such training and literary experience could take Joseph Smith and Mormonism seriously. The author continues, "I also write it for my Mormon friends, . . . those who have not yet been swept away by the miracle of the [Book of Mormon], and those who have. May the latter find new reason to celebrate it."

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