Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture Volume 23 2017

Author: Daniel C. Peterson
Publisher: The Interpreter Foundation
ISBN: 1545329834
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is volume 23 of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published by The Interpreter Foundation. It contains articles on a variety of topics including: "It Took a Village to Prepare for the Restoration," "Improvisation and Extemporaneous Change in the Book of Mormon (Part 1: Evidence of an Imperfect, Authentic, Ancient Work of Scripture)," "The Council of Fifty and Its Minutes: A Review," "Improvisation and Extemporaneous Change in the Book of Mormon (Part 2: Structural Evidences of Earlier Ancient versus Later Modern Constructions)," "Opportunity Lost," "The Song I Cannot Sing," "'Their Anger Did Increase Against Me': Nephi’s Autobiographical Permutation of a Biblical Wordplay on the Name Joseph," "Scary Ghost Stories in the Light of Day," "The Great and Spacious Book of Mormon Arcade Game: More Curious Works from Book of Mormon Critics," "Experiencing Battle in the Book of Mormon," "Addressing Prickly Issues," "'This Son Shall Comfort Us': An Onomastic Tale of Two Noahs," and "The Title of Liberty and Ancient Prophecy."

Foundational Texts of Mormonism

Author: Mark Ashurst-McGee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190274395
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Joseph Smith, founding prophet and martyr of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, personally wrote, dictated, or commissioned thousands of documents. Among these are several highly significant sources that scholars have used over and over again in their attempts to reconstruct the founding era of Mormonism, usually by focusing solely on content, without a deep appreciation for how and why a document was produced. This book offers case studies of the sources most often used by historians of the early Mormon experience. Each chapter takes a particular document as its primary subject, considering the production of a document as an historical event in itself, with its own background, purpose, circumstances, and consequences. The documents are examined not merely as sources of information but as artifacts that reflect aspects of the general culture and particular circumstances in which they were created. This book will help historians working in the founding era of Mormonism gain a more solid grounding in the period's documentary record by supplying important information on major primary sources.

Saints The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publisher: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
ISBN: 1629737100
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1820, a young farm boy in search of truth has a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ. Three years later, an angel guides him to an ancient record buried in a hill near his home. With God’s help, he translates the record and organizes the Savior’s church in the latter days. Soon others join him, accepting the invitation to become Saints through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. But opposition and violence follow those who defy old traditions to embrace restored truths. The women and men who join the church must choose whether or not they will stay true to their covenants, establish Zion, and proclaim the gospel to a troubled world. The Standard of Truth is the first book in Saints, a new, four-volume narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Fast-paced, meticulously researched, Saints recounts true stories of Latter-day Saints across the globe and answers the Lord’s call to write history “for the good of the church, and for the rising generations” (Doctrine and Covenants 69:8).