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269: The Book of Mormon Witnesses

Today Chris and Clay join me again for a round-table discussion about the eleven witnesses to the Book of Mormon.  We talk at length about our assumptions that the Three Witnesses has a spiritual event, that the Eight Witnesses had a physical event, whether their experience was consistent, and how the Institutional Church may have expressed certainty about the boundaries and constructs of their experience when in the end all these assumptions may in fact be problematic and paradoxical.

 

RESOURCES:

 

Websites

http://www.jefflindsay.com/LDSFAQ/witnesses.html

http://signaturebooks.com/book-of-mormon-witnesses-revisited/

http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/BOM-Witn.html

http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1385&context=jbms

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865644606/15-witnesses-to-the-Book-of-Mormon.html

http://www.mormonthink.com/vogelwitnesses.htm

http://www.scottwoodward.org/Talks/html/z-Scholarly%20Articles/AndersonRL_BookOfMormonWitnesses.html

http://mit.irr.org/facts-on-book-of-mormon-witnesses-part-2

https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/who-are-the-few-who-were-permitted-to-see-the-plates

https://journeyoffaithfilms.com/about-the-book-of-mormon/joseph-smith-the-three-witnesses/three-and-eight-witnesses

http://www.truthiseternal.com/bomw.html

https://www.mormoninterpreter.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/06/peterson-v20-2016-pp247-260-PDF.pdf

http://lifeafter.org/book-of-mormon-witnesses/http://www.moroni10.com/witnesses/golden_plates.html

 

Books

Marvin Hill’s book on Joseph Smith

Dan Vogel’s Early documents Vol I

Richard Anderson on the Witnesses

Grant Palmer’s book on Mormon Origins

Joseph Smith Papers

 

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