Literary Aspects of the Book of Mormon


Literary Aspects of the Book of Mormon


The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication



McGavin, E. Cecil (Primary), and Reynolds, A.S. (Primary)



Date Published

19 October 1939



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Bibliographic Citation

McGavin, E. Cecil, and Reynolds, A.S. "Literary Aspects of the Book of Mormon", The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 101. no. 42 1939:667–668.


A literary study of the Bible assists in understanding its origin, purpose, and interpretation; the same is true of the Book of Mormon. In the Book of Mormon, religious truths are conveyed in a distinctive way. The Book of Mormon is mainly narration of a pedantic style with a universal appeal. It was far more important to both recorder and translator that the book be understood than to be a literary masterpiece.

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