Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:

Curiously Unique: Joseph Smith as Author of the Book of Mormon

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
2/14/2019
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
44 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
Book of Mormon, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, Joseph Smith, lds, Mormonism, translation

Abstract: The advent of the computer and the internet allows Joseph Smith as the “author” of the Book of Mormon to be compared to other authors and their books in ways essentially impossible even a couple of decades ago. Six criteria can demonstrate the presence of similarity or distinctiveness among writers and their literary creations: author education and experience, the book’s size and complexity, and the composition process and timeline. By comparing these characteristics, this essay investigates potentially unique characteristics of Joseph Smith and the creation of the Book of Mormon.

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