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KnoWhy #538 - Did a “Magic World View” Influence the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:26/Isaiah 29:14)
|Title||KnoWhy #538 - Did a “Magic World View” Influence the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:26/Isaiah 29:14)|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Early Church History; Folk Magic; Magic World View; Seer stone; Smith, Joseph, Jr.|
Did a "magic world view" influence Joseph Smith and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon? The Prophet never denied having once participated in folk practices during his youth, but, as this KnoWhy explores, claims that he was fundamentally influenced by "magical" beliefs is a misleadingly simplistic approach to a very complex topic.
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KnoWhy #538 - Did a “Magic World View” Influence the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:26/Isaiah 29:14). Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2019.
2 Nephi 27:26
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