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Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon
|Title||Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Bokovoy, David E.|
|Book Title||Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy|
|Publisher||Greg Kofford Books|
|Place Published||Salt Lake City|
|Keywords||Authorship; Higher Criticism; Textual Criticism|
The tenets of Higher Criticism certainly create some challenges for the Book of Mormon. However, rather than being simply dismissed or ig-nored, these issues should receive careful consideration. The following chapter provides a basic introduction to the Book of Mormon in light of the insights scholars have gained into the Pentateuch through Historical Criticism. Even though Historical Criticism (and by extension, Higher/Source Criticism) presents some difficulties for the Book of Mormon’s claims, a careful reading of the text and a consideration of the work as revelatory literature can resolve some of these issues.
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