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The Book of Mormon : a biography

Author: Paul C Gutjahr
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2012], ©2012.
Series: Lives of great religious books.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Late one night in 1823 Joseph Smith, Jr., was reportedly visited in his family's farmhouse in upstate New York by an angel named Moroni. According to Smith, Moroni told him of a buried stack of gold plates that were inscribed with a history of the Americas' ancient peoples, and which would restore the pure Gospel message as Jesus had delivered it to them. Thus began the unlikely career of the Book of Mormon, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul C Gutjahr
ISBN: 9780691144801 069114480X
OCLC Number: 758973671
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: xix, 255 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Joseph's gold bible --
Holy writ or humbug? --
Multiplying prophets --
Great Basin saints and the book --
Missionary work and the book --
Scholars and the book --
Illustrating the book --
The book on screen and stage --
Appendix 1. Notable Book of Mormon editions in English --
Appendix 2. Book of Mormon translations.
Series Title: Lives of great religious books.
Responsibility: Paul C. Gutjahr.

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Late one night in 1823 Joseph Smith, Jr was reportedly visited in his family's farmhouse in upstate New York by an angel named Moroni. Thus began the unlikely career of the "Book of Mormon". This  Read more...

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