Joseph Smith and the Origins of The Book of Mormon
Place Published: Jefferson, North Carolina, and
Publisher: MacFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
Date Published: 1985
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 44052
295pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the backstrip and front board. Very good condition.
From the Foreword- "Unlike most religions... Mormonism began at a time when written records were available, and these can be examined to check claims and counterclaims about the historical record of the church relating to its origins. Obviously, none of these records can prove or disprove that Joseph Smith received revelations from God; that is a matter ultimately of faith. But they can demonstrate that Smith was very much a person of his time, influenced by conditions and events of his environment."