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Book of Mormon (Paperback)

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With recent media attention, both favorable and unfavorable, it would be wise to understand more about a most American of belief systems by reading the golden plates that were revealed to Smith. This is the first publication of Smith's third and final revision of the text and features an able and informative introduction by Maffley-Kipp (religious studies, U. of North Carolina) that focuses on both the nineteenth-century contexts and the ways the text revealed thoughts and desires of real people as they sought purpose for their lives here and in heaven. The results are remarkably well-balanced, and scholars, Mormon or not, will likely find this revision fascinating. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With recent media attention, both favorable and unfavorable, it would be wise to understand more about a most American of belief systems by reading the golden plates that were revealed to Smith. This is the first publication of Smith's third and final revision of the text and features an able and informative introduction by Maffley-Kipp (religious studies, U. of North Carolina) that focuses on both the nineteenth-century contexts and the ways the text revealed thoughts and desires of real people as they sought purpose for their lives here and in heaven. The results are remarkably well-balanced, and scholars, Mormon or not, will likely find this revision fascinating. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Number of Pages: 598
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Language: English
Street Date: September 2, 2008
TCIN: 13236899
UPC: 9780143105534
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-6170
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