Download and read online The Book of Mormon in PDF and EPUB Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites--Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile--Written by way of commandment, and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation--Written and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed.
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Download and read online Understanding the Book of Mormon in PDF and EPUB 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 For believers, it is an actual historical document, transmitted from ancient America.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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Download and read online A Plain English Reference to the Book of Mormon in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online The Book of Mormon in PDF and EPUB "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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Download and read online The Literary Masterpiece Called the Book of Mormon in PDF and EPUB 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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Download and read online The Book of Mormon for Latter Day Saint Families in PDF and EPUB This volume contains the full text of the Book of Mormon in large type, footnotes, definitions, explanations of important concepts, questions for young readers to ponder, and beautiful, full-color illustrations and paintings by Clark Kelley Price, Robert Barrett, Scott Snow, Del Parson, Garry Kapp, Ted Henninger, and Tom Lovell.
Download and read online The Book of Mormon Script Book in PDF and EPUB The only official companion book to the Tony Award winner for Best Musical from the creators of South Park and the co-creator of Avenue Q. Features the complete script and song lyrics, with 4-color spot illustrations throughout, an original introduction by the creators, and a foreword by Mark Harris. The Book of Mormon, which follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get, features book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award–winning creators of Comedy Central's landmark animated series South Park. Tony Award–winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy Avenue Q. The Book of Mormon is choreographed by three-time Tony Award–nominee Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. The book includes • an original foreword by journalist Mark Harris (author of Pictures at a Revolution) • an original introduction by the authors on the genesis of the show • a production history • the complete book and lyrics, with four-color spot illustrations throughout.
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