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The Book of Mormon and the Charge "The Product of One Man of Mediocre Ability" - Part 2
TitleThe Book of Mormon and the Charge "The Product of One Man of Mediocre Ability" - Part 2
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsBurgon, Glade L.
MagazineImprovement Era
Volume65
Issue Number2
Pagination108-109, 134-135
Date PublishedFebruary 1962
KeywordsApologetics; Book of Mormon Authorship; Grammar; Joseph Smith; Stylometry
Abstract

An apologetic work responding to claims that the Book of Mormon is the product of one man of mediocre ability. The author reports the finds of an analysis comparing the styles of different Book of Mormon writers and concludes that the different writers each have different styles. This supports Joseph Smith’s claim that he translated the work.