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The Book of Mormon

Terryl L. Givens

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780195369311
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199365678 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.001.0001

Series: Very Short Introductions

The Book of Mormon

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The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction examines the Book of Mormon primarily in terms of the claims that its narrators make for its historical genesis, its purpose as a sacred text, and its meaning for an audience which shifts over the course of the history it unfolds. Five governing themes — revelation, Christ, Zion, scripture, and covenant — serve as vectors for analysis of the Book's central doctrines and teachings, particularly in relation to familiar nineteenth-century religious preoccupations. This VSI samples characters and representative passages from the Book and surveys its contested origins and addresses questions of the record's historicity.

Keywords: Tower of Babel; Bible; Catholicism; Book of Chronicles; Faith; Joseph; New Testament; tree; Tree of Life; Urim and Thummim

Book.  152 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations

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