Though i cannot say i have read it from cover to cover i can say i have spent many hours bruce r mcconkie was one of the greatest lds scholars of our time and his years of notes were compiled into this book. Madsen reveals for us the logic of book of mormon claims and the relevance of empirical tests for those claims. Authoritative sources mormons should respect mormonism. Mormon doctrine is an excellent reference book for talks, personal study, research, and gaining gospel knowledge. Based on the earliest sources available, this corrected text represents the most accurate and readable edition of thebook of mormonever published first published in 1830, the book of mormon is the authoritative scripture of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints and its estimated million members. Mcconkie, a general authority of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church. Mason, provides undergraduate religious studies and history students an informative overview of the religion founded by joseph smith jr. Over the past twentyone years, editor royal skousen has pored over joseph smiths original manuscripts and identified more than 2,000 textual errors in the 1830 edition. This guide is provided to assist the reader and is not intended as an authoritative source on how these names were pronounced originally. The first chapter introduces the reader to the book of mormon and the kind of tests that might be appropriate by relating the intellectual and spiritual struggles of b. The bible, the book of mormon, and continuing revelation duration. The editors of the book state clearly in the introduction that the focus of the. The book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible.
It is a record of gods dealings with ancient inhabitants of the americas. In the old testament, male pronouns he and his are mentioned 6. The book of mormon resembles the bible in its length and complexity and in its division into books named for individual prophets. Latinautor warner chappell, amra, latinautor umpg, latinautor, walt disney. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints 218,745 views 2. Mormon doctrine originally subtitled a compendium of the gospel is an encyclopedic work written in 1958 by bruce r. Meet the book of mormon again for the first time in these brief theological introductions. First, its doctrine often agrees with traditional christian beliefs in sometimes surprising ways and at other times undermines the bible and traditional christianity. I have however, had multiple mormons question the validity of the bible when i cite a passage that conflicts with mormon teaching.
Jun 10, 2012 the book of mormon original broadway cast recording licensed to youtube by. The title of this book, mormon claims answered, sums up its message and its purpose. The book of mormon is a religious record of three groups of people who migrated from the old world to the american continents. This series focuses particularly on theologythe scholarly practice of exploring a scriptural texts implications and its lens on gods work in the world. For updates on exact release dates and preorders please subscribe to our newsletter. The dvd or two videocassettes contain presentations designed to help you teach the book of mormon.
Quarterly articles and internet articles on book of mormon history, language, culture, and geography allen, joseph l. Welcome to our project to crowd source the origins of the book of mormon, a controversial text published in 1830. This sevenpart series provides a clear overview of what the book of mormon is, its contents, how it came to be published, its likely sources and composition, what it teaches, and how mormons defend it, along with a selective bibliography of significant books about the book of mormon. Featuring a lucid introduction by historian grant hardy, the yale edition. Since its inception, mormonism has claimed that all other churches are universally apostate heretical and that the lds church alone is the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth d. We who created and who maintain this onomasticon work under the belief that the book of mormon is an ancient document whose cultural roots, except for the jaredite cultural legacy, reach back to 7th century bc judah. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints 165,852 views. Mar 17, 2004 the lds church recognizes four main texts as divinely inspired and authoritative scripture. According to smith, the book is originally written in an otherwise unknown language called reformed egyptian on golden plates and it should be of similar importance as the bible. The book of mormon is a second witness, confirming the validity of biblical doctrine and verifying the divinity of christ through the inspired words of other sheep in christs fold see john 10. The book of mormon remains a potent and disruptive force in the twentyfirst century, challenging analysis with its authoritative claims.
The american scripture that launched a new world religion and the book of mormon. It was first published in march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon. Joseph lovell allen true book of mormon geography lands. The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Cbs, book of mormon llc, the harry fox agency, warner chappell. It is a record of gods dealings with ancient inhabitants of the americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. Book of mormon greek and latin word chart life after ministry. Their mistrust of the bible should be expected at times, but dealing with those suspicions should not be a factor when citing the book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, or pearl of great price. Book any title page introduction testimony of three witnesses testimony of eight witnesses testimony of the prophet joseph smith a brief explanation about the book of mormon illustrations 1 nephi 2 nephi jacob enos jarom omni words of mormon mosiah alma helaman 3 nephi 4 nephi mormon ether moroni pronunciation guide. Book of mormon musical opening number hello youtube. These groups were led by prophets who recorded their religious and secular histories on metal plates. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates.
The theology of the book of mormon an introduction to the. Concerning this record the prophet joseph smith said. From 1828, when he began work on the book of mormon at age twentytwo. Smith said he has received these plates in 1827 from an angel named. Presenting the maxwell institute study edition of the book of.
Based on the earliest sources available, this corrected text represents the most accurate and readable edition of thebook of mormon ever published first published in 1830, the book of mormon is the authoritative scripture of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints and its estimated million members. There are rooms yet to be entered, with flaming fireplaces waiting to warm usyet we as church members sometimes behave like hurried tourists, scarcely venturing beyond the entry hall. They have been prepared by the church educational system for use in the book of mormon seminary course. The book of mormon has been criticized for its lack of significant female characters in the narrative. Jul 26, 2018 the book of mormon is a sacred text that was published in march 1830 by joseph smith, jr. The book of mormon records the visit of jesus christ to people in the americas following his resurrection. Book of mormon, work accepted as holy scripture, in addition to the bible, in the. The authoritative lds statements evenson, william e. First published in 1830, the book of mormon is the authoritative scripture of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints and its estimated million members. A very short introduction, both by noted latterday saint author terryl l. Mormonism, latter day saints church, joseph smith, book of mormon.
I told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which, according to. A recently announced change in the book of mormons introduction, however, allows for a. Faithful scholars have long explored the book of mormons historicity, literary quality, textual history, reception, and more. Masons book masterfully introduces readers to mormon history, scripture, theology, culture, institutions, and internal diversity. Joseph smith sees a vision of god and jesus christ duration. The book of mormon book the kansas city public library. Well, were letting the book speak for itself and here it is showing joseph smith lying to the people once again.
The book of mormon introduction, chapter headings, footnotes, modern year correspondences, supplementary materials, and the division into chapters and verses were added in the second half of the 19th century and in the 20th century, and those portions are not considered part of the revealed text of the book of mormon. Historical antecedents and early interpretations matthew roper introduction the book of mormon is a record prepared and written by ancient. The book of mormon video materials consist of a dvd or two videocassettes and this guide. Over the past twentyone years, editor royal skousen has pored over joseph smiths original manuscripts and identified more than 2,000 textual errors in the 1830. The objective is not to find the most correct meaning for each passage of the book of mormon, but to find the most likely sources which joseph smith remixed to create the book of mormon. Sep 22, 2009 first published in 1830, the book of mormon is the authoritative scripture of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints and its estimated million members. Mormons read the christian bible king james translation or kjv and the book of mormon. The authoritative lds statements kindle edition by evenson, william e.
Another testament of jesus christ, which is an english translation from the golden plates that was first published in 1830. It relates the history of a group of hebrews who migrated from jerusalem to america about 600 bce, led by a prophet, lehi. The book of mormon is a complex book covering a variety of historical, religious, political, and military events in a variety of ancient communities. The spiritual text that forms the basis of mormonism, in the last edition edited by its founder, joseph smith, jr. The book of mormon is one of the most influential, as well as controversial, religious documents in american history, and is regarded as sacred scripture by followers around the world, including members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Following are suggestions for pronouncing book of mormon names and terms. The authoritative cambridge history of american literature makes virtually no. An introduction to the joseph smith papers, including his origins, initiatives. It was intended primarily for a latterday saint audience and is often used as a reference book by church members because of its. Maxwell said, is like a vast mansion with gardens, towers, courtyards, and wings. In addition to the above sacred texts, the following books are considered to contain material of great historical and spiritual significance. The theological and religious teachings of the book of mormon are important in three respects. Givens, have appeared through the press, adding immeasurably to the academic discussion on the book of mormon. First published in 1830, the book of mormon is the authoritative scripture of the church.1595 1637 350 960 1537 1093 48 1590 437 695 442 1068 656 335 1103 262 151 1626 200 413 647 1312 1025 648 495 1253 980 442 1451 337 447 1351 737 670 1235 871 65 516 26