An Important Addition to the Library

Title

An Important Addition to the Library

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2024

Authors

Pagination

197–210

Volume

60

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Bibliographic Citation

Christensen, Kevin. "An Important Addition to the Library", Vol. 60. 2024:197–210.

Abstract

Oxford University Press has published an annotated edition of the Book of Mormon. This represents a significant event and provides a useful study resource. At the same time, the author’s determination to follow the conclusions of mainstream biblical scholars inevitably generates tensions on issues where the Book of Mormon conflicts with those conclusions. The author also assures readers that the commentary follows “the plain meaning of the text,” which ought to acknowledge Joseph Smith’s foundational observation that different teachers of religion may understand the same passages very differently, depending on their framing context. In this review, I introduce the content and contributions of the volume, and in a future review I’ll address the possibilities for resolving conflicts.

Review of Grant Hardy, The Annotated Book of Mormon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2023). 912 pages; $37.95 (hardcover).

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