Sunday, June 10, 2018

Early Mormon history: an important paradigm shift - a compilation of 21st century sources which promote it


It has been almost an entire year since I began my explorations into the paradigm shift concerning the translation method of the Book of Mormon. (Link to first post HERE; links to subsequent posts via THIS LINK.)

A recent conversation with an LDS friend has prompted me to compile a list of 21st century sources which endorse/promote the aforementioned paradigm shift. All but the first three sources are available online for reading and/or downloading at no cost:

Joseph Smith's Seer Stones

From Darkness unto Light

Seer Stones, Salamanders, and Early Mormon "Folk Magic" in the Light of Folklore Studies and Bible Scholarship

lds.org - Gospel Topics: Book of Mormon Translation

lds.org - Church History Topics: Seer Stones

Ensign - October 2015: Joseph the Seer

Joseph Smith Papers - GLOSSARY: Seer stone

The Interpreter - The Spectacles, the Stone, the Hat, and the Book: A Twenty-first Century Believer's View of the of the Book of Mormon Translation

The Interpreter - Seers and Stones: The Translation of the Book of Mormon as Divine Visions of an Old-Time Seer

Utah State Univ. Thesis - A Pathway to Prophethood: Joseph Smith Junior as Rodsman, Village Seer, and Judeo-Christian Prophet

The above compilation is limited to sources by contributors who embrace the belief the Book of Mormon is divinely inspired Scripture, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is: "the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth" (D&C 1:30).

I would like to encourage those who are aware of other 21st century sources which discuss the translation method of the Book of Mormon—whilst embracing the two above presuppositions—to post such references in the combox of this thread.


Grace and peace,

David

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