The Literary Masterpiece Called the Book of Mormon (Google eBook)

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Cedar Fort, Nov 1, 2003 - Religion - 328 pages
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A powerful, convincing look at the literary aspects of the Book of Mormon# Sure to delight any LDS scholar with an interest in the writing styles of prophets such as Nephi and Mormon# the best analysis ever written on the Book of Mormon s use of parallelism and chiasmusThe Book of Mormon is the doctrinal centerpiece of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, along with its incomparable spiritual message, the Book of Mormon contains a wealth of literary forms and figures of speech containing dozens of literary patterns. the book s authors, particularly Nephi and and Mormon, used language that is poetic, symbolic, and beautiful.In this monumental work, Dr. James Duke shows how the Book of Mormon has many links to Hebrew literature and culture, such as the use of parallelism and chiasmus, and how it meets the standard of great literature.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Stories in the Book of Mormon
7
Sermons in the Book of Mormon
19
Themes in the Book of Mormon
31
Poetry or Prose?
47
Psalms Allegories Signs and Wonders Types
63
Metaphors
77
Similes
93
Antitheticals
183
Aphorisms and Memorableand Poetic Phrases
191
Climax
209
Doctrinal Terms
223
Allusions
245
Exergasia explanation257
257
Epanalepsis restatement
269
Anaphora like sentence beginnings
281

Chiasmus
103
Alternates
119
HalfLine Parallelism Couplets and Tricolon
129
Longer Parallels
143
Word Pairs and Distinctive Word Combinations
151
Idiomatic Expressions
175
Free Verse
293
Additional Literary Forms
299
Summary and Conclusions
311
Index
321
About the Author
327
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