Wayment, the JST and AOF8

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https://uofupress.lib.utah.edu/producin ... scripture/

Has anyone ordered the book yet? I tried to get the electronic version, which is listed for $40, but seems not an option at checkout.

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Looks like a must-have book, but unfortunately I don't . . . yet.
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Joseph Smith no doubt had a high degree of charisma, enough for which a cult of personalty was spun around. It was an interesting time, a vagabond religion in his day, on the run from each new locale to the next. He was even pulling up stakes on the 'long' stay in Nauvoo at the time it finally all caught up with him personally.

His theology too was home spun, putting a very relatable twist on the mysteries, like rendering the trinity into two physical beings plus a third with only a spiritual existence. His magnum opus, the Book of Mormon, did not so much show new enlightenment on acknowledged ideas, but leaned so heavy on the Late War as to tip the scales more toward plagiarism. It relied on the fact that the readers into whose hands the Book of Mormon almost always fell had never heard of the Late War.

When coupled with how many scrapes with neighbors he got into, wherever he went, and all the chicanery and legal proceedings as backdrop, I don't quite reach the bricolage conclusion that some do.
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For those interested, Producing Ancient Scripture is now available to order with an estimated ship date of July 27, 2020. I'm not sure why it was delayed from the expected Feb. 2020 publication date, but anticipate it will be worth the wait.
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I believe it is available for pre-order from a number of booksellers.

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I'm kinda late to the party but here's an inspired translation of a verse to make it a bit more prophetic:

Helaman 13:31 And behold, the time cometh that he curseth your scriptures, that they become slippery, that ye cannot hold them; and in the days of your apologetics ye cannot retain them.
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Hi Hagoth,

Are you implying that this will be an apologetic work?
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I wasn't responding directly to the previous comment; just a general observation about how LDS apologists and members are becoming much more elastic in their understanding of how they must define scripture in light of things like the Clarke commentary, the contents of the Joseph Smith papyri, the seer stone, the redefining of "translation," etc. It's a fascinating evolutionary period for church-of-Jesus-Christ-of-latter-day-saints-ism.
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My order of Producing Ancient Scripture shipped today. I was issued a tracking number and should have the book by this weekend.

Should be interesting. As far as I am aware, this weekend will be the first time full text of Wayment’s article connecting Clarke’s commentary with the JST will be in the public for review and analysis.

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Dr. Moore,

Where did you order it from? Amazon still shows it as unreleased.

By the way, I think the chapter by Matt Grey will actually cause the most controversy since he is directly contradicting Gee et al's timeline for the Book of Abraham production.

I do not think Wayment's article will have much more beyond we already know.

Joseph Smith plagiarized Clarkes to produce his Bible translation, Wayment will show that.
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Use the link above and order it through UofU press. That is how I did it, anyway. It shipped from Chicago.

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