Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Literary Masterpiece Called the Book of Mormon

Author: James T. Duke

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555177119

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 4167

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.

Understanding the Book of Mormon

A Reader's Guide

Author: Grant Hardy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199745447

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 1294

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.

The Book of Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429018003

Category: Religion

Page: 580

View: 7738

""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""

Doctrinal Insights to the Book of Mormon

Author: Douglas K. Bassett

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1599550563

Category: Religion

Page: 231

View: 2785

Doctrinal Insights to The Book of Mormon, Volume Two is a magnificent compilation of the best quotes given by General Authorities and LDS scholars that will add valuable insight to your personal study.

The Book of Mormon

The Only Book That Matters

Author: Trey Parker,Robert Lopez,Matt Stone

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062234957

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 3378

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.

Nibley's Commentary on the Book of Mormon

Commentary on the Book of Mormon

Author: Hugh W. Nibley

Publisher: Sharman B Hummel

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 1954

The Purpose of this two volume series is to make easily available selections from lectures transcribed and published in four volumes as Teachings of the Book of Mormon by Hugh W. Nibley, Professor at Brigham Young University. The Editor text scanned all four volumes of the series to about half the original by eliminating those portions the Editor felt not necessary to the verses under discussion. No other changes were made to the original Nibley four volumes. Readers of the Book of Mormon will benefit from Hugh Nibley's extensive historical and linguistic background from a lifetime of study of ancient documents. The Editor has made an effort to provide full scripture references at the beginning of each paragraph which were not available in the original editions by Hugh Nibley. These references will be helpful to students and teachers of the Book of Mormon. The numbers at the beginning of each paragraph refer to the page number of the First Edition of each of the four volumes and will alert the reader to where omissions may be found in the original four volumes. The Editor has expanded most chapter topic summaries as shown in brackets. Proceeds from this book will be donated to Project Sprouts (www.project-sprouts.com) which is operated by Mondoro Company Ltd a company designs and manufactures furniture and home accessories in Asia.

NIbley Commentary of the Book of Mormon Volume 1

Commentary of the Book of Mormon

Author: Hugh W. Nibley

Publisher: Sharman B Hummel

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Purpose of this two volume series is to make easily available selections from lectures transcribed and published in four volumes as Teachings of the Book of Mormon by Hugh W. Nibley, Professor at Brigham Young University. The Editor text scanned all four volumes of the series to about half the original by eliminating those portions the Editor felt not necessary to the verses under discussion. No other changes were made to the original Nibley four volumes. Readers of the Book of Mormon will benefit from Hugh Nibley's extensive historical and linguistic background from a lifetime of study of ancient documents. The Editor has made an effort to provide full scripture references at the beginning of each paragraph which were not available in the original editions by Hugh Nibley. These references will be helpful to students and teachers of the Book of Mormon. The numbers at the beginning of each paragraph refer to the page number of the First Edition of each of the four volumes and will alert the reader to where omissions may be found in the original four volumes. The Editor has expanded most chapter topic summaries as shown in brackets. Proceeds from this book will be donated to Project Sprouts (www.project-sprouts.com) which is operated by Mondoro Company Ltd which designs and manufactures furniture and accessories in Asia

The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Terryl L. Givens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199745692

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 5479

With over 140 million copies in print, and serving as the principal proselytizing tool of one of the world's fastest growing faiths, the Book of Mormon is undoubtedly one of the most influential religious texts produced in the western world. Written by Terryl Givens, a leading authority on Mormonism, this compact volume offers the only concise, accessible introduction to this extraordinary work. Givens examines the Book of Mormon first and foremost in terms of the claims that its narrators make for its historical genesis, its purpose as a sacred text, and its meaning for an audience which shifts over the course of the history it unfolds. The author traces five governing themes in particular--revelation, Christ, Zion, scripture, and covenant--and analyzes the Book's central doctrines and teachings. Some of these resonate with familiar nineteenth-century religious preoccupations; others consist of radical and unexpected takes on topics from the fall of Man to Christ's mortal ministries and the meaning of atonement. Givens also provides samples of a cast of characters that number in the hundreds, and analyzes representative passages from a work that encompasses tragedy, poetry, sermons, visions, family histories and military chronicles. Finally, this introduction surveys the contested origins and production of a work held by millions to be scripture, and reviews the scholarly debates that address questions of the record's historicity. Here then is an accessible guide to what is, by any measure, an indispensable key to understanding Mormonism. But it is also an introduction to a compelling and complex text that is too often overshadowed by the controversies that surround it. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Joseph Smith and the Origins of The Book of Mormon, 2d ed.

Author: David Persuitte

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484034

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 2200

Just as a growing interest in millennialism at the turn of this century has rejuvenated religious debate and questions concerning the fate of the world, so did Mormonism develop from millennial enthusiasm early in the nineteenth century. Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, and a provocative, even controversial figure in history, declared that he had been given the authority to restore the true church in the latter days. The primary source of Smith's latter-day revelation is The Book of Mormon, and to fully understand his role as the founder of the Mormon faith, one must also understand The Book of Mormon and how it came to be. Unfortunately, the literature about Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon is permeated with contradiction and controversy. In the first edition of this impressive work, David Persuitte provided a significant amount of revealing biographical information about Smith that resolved many of the controversies concerning his character. He also presented an extensive comparative analysis positing that the probable conceptual source for The Book of Mormon was a book entitled View of the Hebrews; or the Tribes of Israel in America, which was written by an early New England minister named Ethan Smith. Now in an expanded and revised second edition incorporating many new findings relating to the origin of The Book of Mormon, Mr. Persuitte’s book continues to shed much new light on the path Joseph Smith took toward founding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Having Visions

The Book of Mormon Translated and Exposed in Plain English

Author: Susan Wolverton

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875863108

Category: Religion

Page: 323

View: 4143

"In Having Visions, the author presents an objective, respectful, and faithful translation of its content, accompanied with an historical and scientific context for understanding its insertion into the body of human affairs"--Cover p.[4].

A Plain English Reference to the Book of Mormon

Author: Timothy B. Wilson

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555174019

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 7413

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.

An Apology For The Book Of Mormon

Author: E. Cecil McGavin

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417968763

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 2619

1930. McGavin writes in the Introduction: For every apology that is offered for this modern book of Scripture, a similar one must be offered for the Bible itself; and this is exactly what is done in the following pages. Not a solitary correction has been made in the Nephite record which hasn't a duplicate in the Holy Bible. Hence, as we offer excuses for one, we are obligated to include the other in the same category. If the Book of Mormon is crushed by the weight of literary criticism and falls to the ground, it carries the Bible with it.

An Approach to the Study of the Book of Mormon Geography

Author: J. A. Washburn

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417968480

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 1315

1939. The authors acknowledge that...while the present volume does not deal with all the phases of geography, it is in a sense more than geography. Some attention is given here to practically all aspects of the Book of Mormon except doctrine. They do know the starting points of all three colonies in the old world. The Jaredites began their journey at Babel; the Mulekites and Nephites came from Jerusalem. Of the Mulekites nothing more is told. Of the other two some facts are given, and other details can be determined with a fair degree of certainty. Other matters are left altogether to conjecture. Contents are divided into the following three parts: The Jaredites; The Mulekites; and The Nephites.