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Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

William L. Davis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655666
eISBN:
9781469655680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655666.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this interdisciplinary work, William L. Davis examines Joseph Smith's 1829 creation of the Book of Mormon, the foundational text of the Latter Day Saint movement. Positioning the text within the ... More


Introduction

William L. Davis

in Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655666
eISBN:
9781469655680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655666.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The introduction situates Joseph Smith's oral composition of the Book of Mormon within the religious and rhetorical culture of early nineteenth-century America. In an extended oral performance, Smith ... More


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