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Title Volume 26, Number 3, Fall 1993
Subject Periodicals; Mormons; Religious thought; Philosophy and religion
Description Independent national quarterly established to express Mormon culture and examine the relevance of religion to secular life. It is edited by Mormons who wish to bring their faith into dialogue with human experience as a whole and to foster artistic and scholarly achievement based on their cultural heritage. The journal encourages a variety of viewpoints; although every effort is made to insure accurate scholarship and responsible judgment, the views expressed are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of the Mormon Church or of the editors.
Publisher Dialogue Foundation, P.O. Box 658, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110-0658
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Contributors Bradley, Martha Sonntag ; Roberts, Allen Dale
Date 1993
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Source Dialogue: Vol 26 No 3
Article Title Apologetic and Critical Assumptions About Book of Mormon Historicity
Description SCRIPTURAL STUDIES Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity Brent Lee Metcalfe The thesis of inspiration may not be invoked to guarantee historicity, for a divinely inspired story is not necessarily history. —Raymond E. Brown [T]he laws of creative interpretation by which we analyze material from the first and second Christian centuries operate and are significantly elucidated by works like the Book of Mormon ... —Krister Stendahl2 For tradition-minded members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the Book of Mormon's historicity is a given: Book of Mormon events actually occurred and its ancient participants existed in ancient history. Apologetics for this stance, such as those espoused by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), the Department of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, and the LDS Church Educational System, occasionally employ limited critical perspectives but only to promote traditionalist assumptions of historicity. 1. The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in Matthew and Luke (Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1977), 33-34. 2. Meanings: The Bible as Document and as Guide (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984), 99. 3. Former BYU dean of religious education Robert J. Matthews articulated this position
Creator Metcalfe, Brent Lee
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