With over 150 million copies in circulation, the Book of Mormon has yet to find its niche in historical, religious or literary studies. Largely ignored by scholars and berated by Evangelicals, the text may find a more successful path to a larger audience, hopes historian Grant Hardy, if historical and religious questions are bracketed in deference to the work’s surprisingly complex and interesting literary dimensions
Copyright © 2011, Cambridge University Press. This article first appeared in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 62:3 (2011), 640.
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Givens, Terryl. "Review." Review of Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 62, no. 3 (2011): 640.