Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon

Title

Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon

Magazine

Improvement Era

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1911

Authors

Roberts, B.H. (Primary)

Pagination

665–677

Date Published

June 1911

Volume

14

Issue Number

8

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Bibliographic Citation

Roberts, B.H. "Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon", Improvement Era, Vol. 14. no. 8 1911:665–677.

Abstract

This article produces a Mormon view of the historical-critical method of biblical source analysis. “The methods . . . of higher criticism we recognize as proper; but we must disagree as to the correctness of many of the conclusions arrived at by that method.” The author deals with the literary critics by delivering logic against logic, but also establishes the spiritual nature of the Book of Mormon. The first part covers chronology and 1 Nephi.

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