American apocrypha: essays on the Book of Mormon

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Dan Vogel, Brent Lee Metcalfe
Signature Books, 2002 - History - 368 pages
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According to Robert Price, a fine line divides scripture from non-scripture, especially in the area of historical accuracy. These essays -- on the cutting edge of that question as it relates to the Book of Mormon -- look at DNA research on Native Americans and document the Book of Mormon's dictation. The life stories of the three witnesses are among the most interesting disclosures in an all-around fascinating anthology.

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This book addresses various components of the B of M. I especially enjoyed the chapters on historical criticism, automaticity, anti-masonry, and pseudipigraphia. Price's chapter on pseudipigraphia was ... Read full review

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The tedious outweighs the brilliant in this collection. The slight majority of the essays are unsympathetic and calculating. Several sacrifice factual objectivity (or at the very least, credibility ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Dan Vogel is the editor of the five-volume series Early Mormon Documents, winner of Best Documentary Book Awards from both the Mormon History Association and the John Whitmer Historical Association. He is the editor of The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture: author of Indian Origins and the Book of Mormon and Religious Seekers and the Advent of Mormonism: and co-editor of American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon. He is also a contributor to Differing Visions: Dissenters in Mormon History and The Prophet Puzzle: Interpretive Essays on Joseph Smith. among other works.

Metcalfe works in the computer industry in Utah Valley.

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