The Book Of Mormon

Author : Joseph Smith
ISBN : 1537696777
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This is an unabridged edition of the holy text of Mormonism, as transcribed by the founder of the Mormon church - Joseph Smith. Divided into specific books in much the same manner as the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon is believed by followers of The Church of Latter-Day Saints to contain the writings of various prophets who resided in North America. This collection of texts is also known by its full name: The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Joseph Smith claimed to receive religious guidance from an angel of God named Moroni, who first appeared to him when he was aged seventeen. Announcing that a variety of writings upon plates of dazzling gold were present - buried on a hilltop in rural New York state. It was with Moroni's divine instruction that Smith said he made the discovery. The Book of Mormon begins with two sets of witness testimonies - people who claimed to have seen and, in some instances, felt the gold tablets excavated by Joseph Smith. After the testimonies, the individual books which comprise the compilation of the Book of Mormon begin with the Books of Nephi. The final book is by Moroni, the same angel who introduced Smith to the buried plates. Given its length of some 291,000 words, the effort to transcribe the texts to English for printing took several years. The first accounts are said to have taken place in Jerusalem circa 600 BC, while later texts claim the arrival of various observant families to America from the Middle East. The texts delve into and discuss deeply the various theological and philosophical principles of Mormonism, establishing a lengthy canon which the Church of Latter-Day Saints holds as important and holy to this day. This edition of the Mormon scriptures is published in an attractive, tri-columned format for ease of comprehension and reading. The chapters and passages receive their original numbering, and a table of contents present at the beginning of the edition allows for ease of navigation and ready reference of specific areas of the text.

The Book Of Mormon

Author : Trey Parker
ISBN : 0062234943
Genre : Performing Arts
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Hello. I would like to share with you the most amazing book. In celebration of the making of The Book of Mormon, the authors, production team, and entire original cast recount their experiences as they grew their show from the initial idea to opening night on Broadway. With the complete book and lyrics annotated by the full creative team and cast, along with more than 700 photographs and illustrations, they share the journey that began one night in a Manhattan bar and culminated seven years later in the achievement that is The Book of Mormon.
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The Book Of Mormon

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ISBN : NYPL:33433082137070
Genre : Mormon Church
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Understanding The Book Of Mormon

Author : Grant Hardy
ISBN : 9780199745449
Genre : Religion
File Size : 44.3 MB
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Mark Twain once derided the Book of Mormon as "chloroform in print." Long and complicated, written in the language of the King James version of the Bible, it boggles the minds of many. Yet it is unquestionably one of the most influential books ever written. With over 140 million copies in print, it is a central text of one of the largest and fastest-growing faiths in the world. And, Grant Hardy shows, it's far from the coma-inducing doorstop caricatured by Twain. In Understanding the Book of Mormon, Hardy offers the first comprehensive analysis of the work's narrative structure in its 180 year history. Unlike virtually all other recent world scriptures, the Book of Mormon presents itself as an integrated narrative rather than a series of doctrinal expositions, moral injunctions, or devotional hymns. Hardy takes readers through its characters, events, and ideas, as he explores the story and its messages. He identifies the book's literary techniques, such as characterization, embedded documents, allusions, and parallel narratives. Whether Joseph Smith is regarded as author or translator, it's noteworthy that he never speaks in his own voice; rather, he mediates nearly everything through the narrators Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni. Hardy shows how each has a distinctive voice, and all are woven into an integral whole. As with any scripture, the contending views of the Book of Mormon can seem irreconcilable. For believers, it is an actual historical document, transmitted from ancient America. For nonbelievers, it is the work of a nineteenth-century farmer from upstate New York. Hardy transcends this intractable conflict by offering a literary approach, one appropriate to both history and fiction. Regardless of whether readers are interested in American history, literature, comparative religion, or even salvation, he writes, the book can best be read if we examine the text on its own terms.
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A Plain English Reference To The Book Of Mormon

Author : Timothy B. Wilson
ISBN : 1555174019
Genre : Religion
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With notes that expound on ideas or share insights, and key concepts before each chapter, this book is a useful tool for students of all ages. Quickly and easily gain a better grasp on the stories, timelines, and relationships within "the keystone of our religion" with this book that's perfect for the whole family.
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The Lost Book Of Mormon

Author : Avi Steinberg
ISBN : 9780385535700
Genre : Religion
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Is the Book of Mormon the Great American Novel? Decades before Melville and Twain composed their great works, a farmhand and child seer named Joseph Smith unearthed a long-buried book from a haunted hill in western New York State that told of an epic history of ancient America, a story about a family that fled biblical Jerusalem and took a boat to the New World. Using his prophetic gift, Joseph translated the mysterious book into English and published it under the title The Book of Mormon. The book caused an immediate sensation, sparking anger and violence, boycotts and jealousy, curiosity and wonder, and launched Joseph on a wild, decades-long adventure across the American West. Today The Book of Mormon, one of the most widely circulating works of American literature, continues to cause controversy—which is why most of us know very little about the story it tells. Avi Steinberg wants to change that. A fascinated nonbeliever, Steinberg spent a year and a half on a personal quest, traveling the path laid out by Joseph’s epic. Starting in Jerusalem, where The Book of Mormon opens with a bloody murder, Steinberg continued to the ruined Maya cities of Central America—the setting for most of the The Book of Mormon’s ancient story—where he gallivanted with a boisterous bus tour of believers exploring Maya archaeological sites for evidence. From there the journey took him to upstate New York, where he participated in the true Book of Mormon musical, the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant. And finally Steinberg arrived at the center of the American continent, Jackson County, Missouri, the spot Smith identified as none other than the site of the Garden of Eden. Threaded through this quirky travelogue is an argument for taking The Book of Mormon seriously as a work of American imagination. Literate and funny, personal and provocative, the genre-bending The Lost Book of Mormon boldly explores our deeply human impulse to write bibles and discovers the abiding power of story. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Religion

The Book Of Mormon

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Genre : Book of Mormon
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The Book Of Mormon

Author : Paul C. Gutjahr
ISBN : 9780691144801
Genre : Religion
File Size : 52.49 MB
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"Paul Gutjahr has written the perfect book on the "Book of Mormon" fascinating, forthright, empathetic, critical, and discerning. Gutjahr employs his sheer intellectual curiosity to produce a lively, enlightening history that deftly circles among Joseph Smith, Mormons, and critics as though they were themselves engaged in an intelligent civil conversation. The result is an ideal guide to the life of a now-iconic American religious text."--Jon Butler, Yale University "There can be no doubt that the "Book of Mormon" is among the most influential books in American history. Gutjahr's clear, compelling narrative traces this influence from the book's American beginnings through translations, migrations, and cultural adaptations into its global twenty-first century. Gutjahr treats his subject with respect, thoughtfulness, appreciation, scholarly rigor, and intellectual curiosity. Mormons and non-Mormons alike will find his book fascinating, freshly informative, and a pleasure to read."--Joanna Brooks, author of "The Book of Mormon Girl" "With impressive command of detail rendered in lucid, accessible prose, Paul Gutjahr has produced a marvelously informative account of the "Book of Mormon" from its origins to the present. This is a very useful book for understanding American religious history."--Randall Balmer, author of "The Making of Evangelicalism: From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond" "This probing and engaging study surveys the history, use, translation, and adaptation into other media of the "Book of Mormon." I know of nothing else quite like it. Religious traditions change over time, and controlling a sacred text plays an important role in the self-identity of the community. Gutjahr explains not simply how changes in the text took place, but why."--Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, editor of "American Scriptures: An Anthology of Sacred Writings" "Paul Gutjahr's book offers a well-written, balanced summary of much of the scholarship on the "Book of Mormon," and presents new insights and lesser-known information as well."--Richard Lyman Bushman, author of "Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling"
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Challenged By The Book Of Mormon

Author : E. Keith Howick
ISBN : 1886249288
Genre : Games
File Size : 44.71 MB
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Test your knowledge of the Book of Mormon with this book of questions, crossword puzzles, word searches, games, and more. Great for personal or family study. More than 2,400 questions range in difficulty from very easy to very challenging and include scripture references when that extra bit of help is needed.
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By The Hand Of Mormon

Author : Terryl Givens
ISBN : 9780195168884
Genre : Religion
File Size : 23.1 MB
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Finally, in exploring what Martin Marty refers to as the Book of Mormon's "revelatory appeal," Givens highlights the Book's role as the engine behind what may become the next world religion."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Religion