A slightly different version of this essay was first presented at the 2002 conference of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR; see www.fair-lds.org), in Provo, Utah. It represents a sketch for what I hope will eventually become a more detailed study of the varying counterexplanations that have been offered for the Book of Mormon.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Peterson, Daniel C.
"Editor's Introduction: “In the Hope That Something Will Stick”: Changing Explanations for the Book of Mormon,"
Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1989–2011: Vol. 16
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/msr/vol16/iss2/2