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Book of Mormon (Paperback)

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The spiritual text that forms the basis of Mormonism?in the last edition edited by its founder, Joseph Smith, Jr.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is one of the most influential? as well as controversial?religious documents in American history, and is regarded as sacred scripture by followers around the world, including members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the fourth-largest religious body in the United States. According to Mormon belief, The Book of Mormon was inscribed on golden plates by ancient prophets. I t contains stories of ancient peoples migrating from the Near East to the Americas, and also explains that Jesus Christ appeared to the New World after his resurrection. The golden plates were discovered in upstate New York and translated by Joseph Smith, Jr., under the guidance of an angel, Moroni. From this divine revelation, Smith founded the Mormon sect, which is now comprised of more than 12.5 million members worldwide.

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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