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Empirical Witnesses of the Gold Plates

TitleEmpirical Witnesses of the Gold Plates
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMorris, Larry E.
JournalDialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
Date PublishedSummer 2019
KeywordsCowdery, Oliver; Eight Witnesses; Gold Plates; Harris, Martin; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Page, Hiram; Smith, Emma Hale; Smith, Hyrum; Smith, Joseph, Sr.; Smith, Katharine; Smith, Lucy Mack; Smith, William; Stowell, Josiah; Three Witnesses; Whitmer, John

Due to the fact that visiting with angels isn’t part of the normal human experience, it makes it hard for historians to prove that it happened through an academic investigation. The best way, as discussed by the author, to determine what really happened is by studying other individual’s first-hand accounts about the Gold Plates.