The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition

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Grant Hardy
University of Illinois Press, 17 juni 2003 - 736 sidor
Regarded as sacred scripture by millions, the Book of Mormon -- first published in 1830 -- is one of the most significant documents in American religious history. This new reader-friendly version reformats the complete, unchanged 1920 text in the manner of modern translations of the Bible, with paragraphs, quotations marks, poetic forms, topical headings, multichapter headings, indention of quoted documents, italicized reworkings of biblical prophecies, and minimized verse numbers. It also features a hypothetical map based on internal references, an essay on Book of Mormon poetry, a full glossary of names, genealogical charts, a basic bibliography of Mormon and non-Mormon scholarship, a chronology of the translation, eyewitness accounts of the gold plates, and information regarding the lost 116 pages and significant changes in the text. The Book of Mormon claims to be the product of three historical interactions: the writings of the original ancient American authors, the editing of the fourth-century prophet Mormon, and the translation of Joseph Smith. The editorial aids and footnotes in this edition integrate all three perspectives and provide readers with a clear guide through this complicated text. New readers will find the story accessible and intelligible; Mormons will gain fresh insights from familiar verses seen in a broader narrative context. This is the first time the Book of Mormon has been published with quotation marks, select variant readings, and the testimonies of women involved in the translation process. It is also the first return to a paragraphed format since versification was added in 1879.

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No serious historian of Jacksonian America would deny the importance of the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830, though few have probably read it. Hardy (history, Univ. of North Carolina ... Läs hela recensionen

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The Small Plates of Nephi
3
Mormon2s Explanatory Comments
169
Mormon2s Abridgment of the Large Plates of Nephi
175
Moroni2s Additions to His Fathers Record
569
Appendixes
631
Suggestions for Further Reading
707
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Grant Hardy is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and chair of the history department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is the author of Worlds of Bronze and Bamboo: Sima Qian's Conquest of History.

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