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Joseph Smith and the origins of the Book of Mormon

by David Persuitte

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Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844,
  • Smith, Ethan, 1762-1849,
  • Book of Mormon -- Authorship

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-316) and index.

    Statementby David Persuitte.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX8627 .P43 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 325 p. :
    Number of Pages325
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6792193M
    ISBN 10078640826X
    LC Control Number00056870

      Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, and a provocative, even controversial figure in history, declared that he had been given the authority to restore the true church in the latter days. The primary source of Smith's latter-day revelation is The Book of Mormon, 1/5(3). Persuitte also demonstrates that Joseph Smith's plan for the Book of Mormon evolved from a non-religious "history" of the pre-Columbians to a sacred text. Going beyond the Book of Mormon, Persuitte does a very thorough job of summarizing the evidence against the other famous Smith "translation" - the Book of Abraham from the Chandler papyri/5(31).

      Joseph Smith, Jr., is the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is regarded as a divine prophet and the translator of The Book of Mormon, having been given the divine gift of interpretation after he was led to the golden plates on which the book was translated the book in Laurie Maffly-Kipp, PhD, is the Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor at the /5(). The primary source of Smith's latter-day revelation is The Book of Mormon, and to fully understand his role as the founder of the Mormon faith, one must also understand The Book of Mormon and how it came to be. Unfortunately, the literature about Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon is permeated with contradiction and controversy.

    Compre Joseph Smith and the Origins of The Book of Mormon, 2d ed. (English Edition) de Persuitte, David na Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos, lançamentos e Reviews: 9. First, the Joseph Smith Papers. While some of the documents included in Morris’s Documentary History of the Book of Mormon are found in the Joseph Smith Papers—either in print or online at —many are not.


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Persuitte also demonstrates that Joseph Smith's plan for the Book of Mormon evolved from a non-religious "history" of the pre-Columbians to a sacred text.

Going beyond the Book of Mormon, Persuitte does a very thorough job of summarizing the evidence against the other famous Smith "translation" - the Book of Abraham from the Chandler by: 4. Joseph Smith and the origins of the Book of Mormon [David Persuitte] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Persuitte also demonstrates that Joseph Smith's plan for the Book of Mormon evolved from a non-religious "history" of the pre-Columbians to a sacred text. Going beyond the Book of Mormon, Persuitte does a very thorough job of summarizing the evidence against the other famous Smith "translation" - the Book of Abraham from the Chandler papyri/5(32).

Persuitte also demonstrates that Joseph Smith's plan for the Book of Mormon evolved from a non-religious "history" of the pre-Columbians to a sacred text.

Going beyond the Book of Mormon, Persuitte does a very thorough job of summarizing the evidence against the other famous Smith "translation" - the Book of Abraham from the Chandler s: To order this book directly from Amazon, click here: Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon (2nd Edition)  and also in Kindle David Persuitte, a technical writer from Virginia, wrote the first edition of this book in Now, a decade and a half later, Persuitte has added many more facts in this, the page second edition.

Joseph Smith stated that the Book of Mormon was “the keystone of our religion,” to which the former LDS Prophet Ezra Taft Benson added, “Just. SALT LAKE CITY-- To most Mormons, the volume of scripture that defines the faith is "a marvelous work and a wonder" of ancient origin that was revealed to church founder Joseph Smith by an angel.

Completing the work in less than 90 days, he published it in March as a page volume called the Book of Mormon. Smith, Joseph; Moroni Moroni delivering the Book of Mormon to Joseph Smith. In the unfolding Book of Mormon text, Joseph Smith found answers to some of the questions that had brought him to the Sacred Grove as a year-old boy.

Many people close to the process were moved by the book’s message and eagerly waited for a renewing. popular critical stances towards Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, see John C.

Bennett, The History of the Saints, Or, An Exposé of Joe Smith and Mormonism (Boston: Leland and Whiting, ); Fawn M. Brodie, No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet (New York: Knopf, ); Eber D. Howe, Mormonism Unvailed: or, A Faithful Account of That Singular.

Book of Mormon. Three early critics set the agenda for the first sustained criticisms of the book. Abner Cole, Alexander Campbell, and Eber D. Howe each alleged Joseph Smith used the Book of Mormon as part of an elaborate scheme to defraud the public.

Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon, 2D Ed. Just as a growing interest in millennialism at the turn of this century has rejuvenated religious debate and questions concerning the fate of the world, so did Mormonism develop from millennial enthusiasm early in the nineteenth century/5.

Mormon Origins is created to make available historical information and/or documents relating to the beginnings of Mormonism in America.

The Mormon religion is based upon the story and religious teachings of Joseph Smith. Smith was the founding prophet and first president of the church. This is a non-proselyting Web Site. The coming forth of the Book of Mormon, foretold by ancient prophets, began with an angelic visitation in to year-old Joseph Smith.

Seven years later, inthis scriptural canon of the Latter-day Saints was published for the world. “The Book of Mormon [is] the most correct of any book on earth,” Joseph Smith stated, “and the keystone of our religion.” These scriptures.

Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, and a provocative, even controversial figure in history, declared that he had been given the authority to restore the true church in the latter : McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers. The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which adherents believe contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately BC to AD It was first published in March by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi, who claimed that it had.

The Book of Mormon was translated and published in Smith also asserted that John the Baptist appeared to him while he was translating the. Joseph Smith Jr. (Decem – J ) was an American religious leader and founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint he Smith published the Book of the time of his death, 14 years later, he had attracted tens of thousands of followers and founded a religion that continues to the present with millions of global en: Julia Murdock Smith, Joseph Smith.

In a Times and Seasons editorial, October 1,the Prophet Joseph Smith, after progressive study, announced a discovery that the Book of Mormon Land Southward is located in Central America" (Middle America), which would be from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec as the narrow neck of land, south to Panama or at least Costa Rica, which as the Prophet pointed out, fits the description in Alma 32 as the land.

Joseph Smith and the Origins of The Book of Mormon: Author: Persuitte incorporates many new findings relating to the origin of The Book of Mormon—including a large number of additional parallels with Ethan Smith's book and other early likely sources. As a result, this book sheds much new light on the path Joseph Smith took toward founding.

David Persuitte, Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, vii + pp., subject index and bibliography.

$ Reviewed by L. Ara Norwood This is an anti-Mormon book. However, it is not "just another" anti-Mormon book. David Persuitte's debut work is aAuthor: L. Ara Norwood. Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, and a provocative, even controversial figure in history, declared that he had been given the authority to restore the true church in the latter days.

The primary source of Smith's latter-day revelation is The Book of Mormon, and to fully understand his role as the founder of the Mormon faith, one must also understand The Book of Mormon and how it came to : McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers.Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon are at the very heart of the Lord’s latter-day work.

The process of translating the Book of Mormon was an education for Joseph Smith, and the book was central to the Prophet’s understanding of the doctrines of the gospel and of his role in the Restoration.