A Conjectural Reading of the Book of Mormon

St. John Stott, G.
October 2006
Forum for Modern Language Studies;Oct2006, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p447
Academic Journal
This article presents a study of the "Book of Mormon" in relation to conjectural history. It acknowledges the difficulty of tracing direct intellectual influences from the Scottish conjectural historians upon Joseph Smith. It also explores the peculiar position of the work of Smith, situated between the tendency of conjectural history to influence people of other cultures. The article concludes with a consideration of the importance of conjectural writings about the past to utopian traditions.


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