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Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins (original 1982; edition 1982)

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Since 1830, millions of people have read the Book of Mormon and become convinced that Joseph Smith's account of its ancient origins is correct. Others, however, assume that the book must be a fraud. The Book of Mormon describes peoples, cultures, history, and lands largely unknown to the 19th-century world. But today we enjoy a relative wealth of information about those times and peoples, providing a background against which the Book of Mormon's claims of ancient origin can be tested. This volume brings together a collection of initial efforts to mount such tests. Although first published in 1982, these nine essays have not been outdated or refuted by subsequent studies. The evidence and conclusions they put forward are just as persuasive today as when they were first published.… (more)
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Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins by Noel B. Reynolds (Editor) (1982)

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Reynolds, Noel B.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tate, Charles D.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, Richard LloydContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bushman, Richard L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
England, EugeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griggs, C. WilfredContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Larsen, Wayne A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Madsen, Truman G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nibley, Hugh W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rencher, Alvin C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reynolds, Noel B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reynolds, Noel B.Introductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Welch, John W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Since 1830, millions of people have read the Book of Mormon and become convinced that Joseph Smith's account of its ancient origins is correct. Others, however, assume that the book must be a fraud. The Book of Mormon describes peoples, cultures, history, and lands largely unknown to the 19th-century world. But today we enjoy a relative wealth of information about those times and peoples, providing a background against which the Book of Mormon's claims of ancient origin can be tested. This volume brings together a collection of initial efforts to mount such tests. Although first published in 1982, these nine essays have not been outdated or refuted by subsequent studies. The evidence and conclusions they put forward are just as persuasive today as when they were first published.

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Introduction / Noel B. Reynolds

1. B.H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon / Truman G. Madsen
2. Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon / John W. Welch
3. Nephi's Outline / Noel B. Reynolds
4. The Book of Mormon as an Ancient Book / C. Wilfred Griggs
5. Two Shots in the Dark: Dark Days in Jerusalem ; Christ Among the Ruins / Hugh W. Nibley
6. Through the Arabian Desert to a Bountiful Land: Could Joseph Smith Have Known the Way? / Eugne England
7. Who Wrote the Book of Mormon?: An Analysis of Wordprints / Wayne A. Larsen, Alvin C. Rencher
8. The Book of Mormon and the American Revolution / Richard L. Bushman
9. The Credibility of the Book of Mormon Translators / Richard Lloyd Anderson
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