The Book of Mormon
A Reader's Edition
Edited by Grant R. Hardy
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Book of Mormon by Grant R. Hardy
Book DescriptionRegarded as sacred scripture by millions, the Book of Mormon -- first published in 1830 -- is one of the most significant documents in American religious history. This new reader-friendly version reformats the complete, unchanged 1920 text in the manner of modern translations of the Bible, with paragraphs, quotations marks, poetic forms, topical headings, multichapter headings, indention of quoted documents, italicized reworkings of biblical prophecies, and minimized verse numbers. It also features a hypothetical map based on internal references, an essay on Book of Mormon poetry, a full glossary of names, genealogical charts, a basic bibliography of Mormon and non-Mormon scholarship, a chronology of the translation, eyewitness accounts of the gold plates, and information regarding the lost 116 pages and significant changes in the text. The Book of Mormon claims to be the product of three historical interactions: the writings of the original ancient American authors, the editing of the fourth-century prophet Mormon, and the translation of Joseph Smith. The editorial aids and footnotes in this edition integrate all three perspectives and provide readers with a clear guide through this complicated text. New readers will find the story accessible and intelligible; Mormons will gain fresh insights from familiar verses seen in a broader narrative context. This is the first time the Book of Mormon has been published with quotation marks, select variant readings, and the testimonies of women involved in the translation process. It is also the first return to a paragraphed format since versification was added in 1879.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252073410
(5983mm x 3895mm x 39mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Grant R. Hardy
Oxford History of Historical Writing, Paperback (August 2015)
Offers essays by leading scholars on the development and history of the major traditions of historical writing, including the ancient Near East, Classical Greece and Rome, and East and South Asia from their origins until ca. AD 600.
Worlds of Bronze and Bamboo, Hardback (June 1999)» View all books by Grant R. Hardy
Sima Qian was China's first historian, and his Shiji has been an enormously influential resource to historians, literary scholars, and philosophers. Hardy juxtaposes Qian with the Greek historians, raising important questions about historical "objectivity" and the role of the historian in influencing the present and future.
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Author Biography - Grant R. Hardy
Grant Hardy is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and chair of the history department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is the author of Worlds of Bronze and Bamboo: Sima Qian's Conquest of History.
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