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

The Expanse of Joseph Smith’s Translation Vision

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
9/16/2020
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
8 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, Joseph Smith, lds, Mormonism, review, translation

Review of Samuel Morris Brown, Joseph Smith’s Translation: The Words and Worlds of Early Mormonism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). 314 pages. $34.95 (hardback).

Abstract: Samuel M. Brown opens up a new and expansive view of Joseph Smith as a religious thinker. Written for an academic audience, Brown is intentionally dealing with what can be seen and understood about Joseph Smith’s various translations, a term that Brown uses not only for texts, but for concepts of bringing the world of the divine into contact with the human domain. This is a history of the interaction of a person and the world of his thought, from the first text (the Book of Mormon) to the last, which Brown considers to be the temple rites.

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