|Title:||Joseph Smith and the Origins of The Book of Mormon|
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers|
|Additional Info:||Second Edition|
"In the first edition of this work, David Persuitte provided, with the support of several recently found documents, a revealing biographical profile of Joseph Smith that resolved many of the controversies concerning the character of the man and cast light on the path he took in establishing the Mormon religion. Persuitte also presented an extensive comparative analysis positing that the probable conceptual source for The Book of Mormon was a book written by an early New England minister named Ethan Smith. This comparative analysis indicated that Ethan Smith's book provided not only the basic story line for The Book of Mormon but many of its religious concepts as well.
"In this expanded and revised second edition of his book, Persuitte incorporates many new findings relating to the origin of The Book of Mormon—including a large number of additional parallels with Ethan Smith's book and other early likely sources. As a result, this book sheds much new light on the path Joseph Smith took toward founding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." (From back cover.)
Table of Contents
Part One: Angels, Peepstones, and Gold Plates
Part Two: Another Book of God?
Part Three: The Comparisons
Part Four: Turmoil in Zion
Notes and Bibliography
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