Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Book of Mormon studies, recent scholarship, anti-Mormonism, Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon authorship, Book of Mormon translation


A recently published collection of essays purports to examine the Book of Mormon using the latest scholarly tools and information. The authors of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology assert that such scholarship shows the Book of Mormon is not of ancient origin, that it was written, not translated, by Joseph Smith in the nineteenth century and reflects that time and that time alone.