For sale: Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures. Missing a few chapters. $10.00.
High quality paper, hardcover edition. A few chapters have been removed from the book as I intend to retain such chapters for future reference. The remaining chapters are available in their entirety.
Missing are the following chapters:
- The Latter-day Saint Concept of Canon, by Elder Alexander Morrison;
- Scripture as Incarnation, by James Faulconer;
- The World and the Word: History, Literature and Scripture, by John S. Tanner; and
- The Historicity of the Book of Mormon, by Elder Dallin H. Oaks.
Chapters by Daniel Peterson, Louis Midgley and others are still found complete. For example, the case study of the Book of Abraham by John Gee and Stephen Ricks is largely untouched beyond the discussion of northern Mesopotamia as the site of Ur. The chapter by Daniel Peterson, however, has a few crinkles caused by spasms as pages were turned, beginning with the author’s arguments against scientific study of scripture as "the academic version of shooting fish in a barrel." Kent Jackson’s article on Joseph Smith and the Historicity of the Book of Mormon is still found intact. It may appear to be missing pages, but book is as-printed. Without the footnotes and cross-references, the article is supposed to be only a few pages long. Louis Midgley’s article, "No Middle Ground," is slightly marked, highlighting sections where Prof. Midgley informs Latter-day Saints of their own beliefs. Pages may appear strangely yellowed-colored as a result.
Articles by Elders Morrison and Oaks have been removed from the book, as I wish to read and re-read them for their reason and faith. John Tanner’s article has been removed so that I may study it as a form of intellgent and articulate testimony. Jim Faulconer’s article has been removed to facilitate study by a team of cryptologists, but upon initial readings it seemed provocative and faith-promoting.
Please contact me if you are interested in this slightly damaged text.