Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

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The Latest Straw Man


Book of Mormon, Criticism, Authenticity as a Historical Record, Modern Church, Scholarship, Publications


The failure of those who reject the historicity of the Book of Mormon to respond cogently to the increasing body of evidence and argument supporting historicity is becoming painfully apparent. Stephen E. Thompson's recent review of Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6/1 (1994) is one of the most recent examples of this "straw man" approach.