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Reprint of article in American Journal of Psychology 30 (1919): 66-72, wherein Schroeder replies to Walter F. Prince, who conducted rigorous psychological tests of the Book of Mormon and the Spaulding manuscript and concluded that it is doubtful that the two works had any connection. Schroeder disagrees with the conclusions of Prince, and reaffirms his position that the Book of Mormon was produced in collaboration with Sidney Rigdon, Parley P. Pratt, Oliver Cowdery, and perhaps Emma Smith, Hyrum Smith, and Joseph Smith.
An evangelical pamphlet opposing Mormon beliefs in respect to the Bible. The Bible is changeless, inerrant, and sufficient. God would not allow it to be corrupted as Mormons believe. Ezekiel 37:15-20 refers to the gathering of Israel, not the Book of Mormon. The Three Witnesses denied their testimonies and cannot be trusted.
An apologetic tract wherein the author produces two conversion stories and reasons why the Book of Mormon should be made a matter of prayer.
A book containing text and pictures that illustrate archaeological claims about the Book of Mormon.
At about the time Lehi left Jerusalem, Jeremiah propheised that a new covenant would be given to Israel. Discusses the “new covenant” between Lehi and the Lord and the restoration of that covenant in the latter days.
Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1960
A ready reference that lists the custodians of the Nephite records and when they lived.
Relates the story of the coming forth of the Book of the Mormon as part of an introduction to the RLDS church.
This paper includes many quotations from Brigham Young and the scriptures.
An article about being in the world but not of the world.
A talk in which ancient and modern ordinances are compared, and the notes therein.
A pamphlet designed for the non-Mormon audience. Provides interesting facts about the Book of Mormon and a brief description of its contents.
Pamphlet that explains that Jesus Christ is the central message of the Book of Mormon. Doctrinal topics such as the resurrection, infant baptism, and others are discussed in the Book of Mormon.
Quotes Mosheim to show that apostasy made it necessary for a restoration; for this reason the Book of Mormon was brought forth. David Whitmer tells of the translation of the book by means of a seer-stone in a hat. Points out the failure of the Latter-day Saints to follow the Lord’s commandments and their neglect of the Book of Mormon.
An illustrated brochure claiming that the American Indians are a chosen people. Depicts Book of Mormon history and the beginnings of missionary work among the Indian people.
Questions and answers given at an unknown time and place.
Answers the following questions: “What is the Prophet’s attraction to Egypt?”; “Why have the vast majority of people never known the Gospel?”; “What is the relationship between the Osiris myth and the Abraham story?”; “What is the pattern we must follow to become sons of God, to gain eternal life?”; “How do the three Facsimiles relate to that pattern?”; “What specifically is the Hypocephalus?”; and “What is the appeal of Light to the Egyptians? What does the Sun represent?” —from Gary Gillum
An account of Joseph Smith’s history, written in 1838. A further history is added by an unknown author and includes a description of the organization of the Church, the Kirtland Temple dedication, the Saints’ persecution in Missouri, the trek to Illinois, the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum, and the move westward.
Chapters 2 through 7 pertain to the Book of Mormon. Sets forth the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, including angel Moroni’s visit, its translation and publication. Contains a description of the gold plates and testimonies of Church leaders. Rejects the Spaulding story. Writes concerning the room inside of the Hill Cumorah that was illed with plates and writings.
The moral precepts of the Book of Mormon are faultless and the book presents its own evidence of its divine origin. The purpose of the Book is to teach of Christ and it supports the claims of the Bible.
Later published through FARMS, Brigham Young University.
The views of Aristophanes are set forth on corruption in the commercial world of the time. This is then linked to certain themes in the Platonic dialogues (Phaedrus, Gorgius, Sophist, Meno, Apology) in which language can be found in which Socrates quarrels with the Sophists over such matters.
An excellent description of what the priesthood is.
The materials were collected after 1965.
A class handout which consists of a medley of quotations from various people, for example, Karl Popper, arranged under headings.
Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple.
This short autobiography seems to be an introduction to a series in the Improvement Era or elsewhere.
A multiple choice exam on the Book of Mormon for seminary students.
This is a manuscript dealing with authority and the councils, possibly related to the 155-page manuscript that became the volume Apostles and Bishops in Early Christianity, which focuses more on the office of Bishop.
A polemical pamphlet that offers evidence that Joseph Smith did not translate the Book of Mormon from an ancient text by arguing that Mayan hieroglyphics are not similar to the characters of the Anthon transcript.
A pamphlet containing photographs of Book of Mormon exhibits shown at the World’s Fair and a short message stating that the Book of Mormon is “a recipe book for joy”
A treatment of the role and symbolic power of Jerusalem for Christians. This was also circulated in pamphlet form by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Cf. the various versions of Nibley’s talk on the Lachish letters.
Central to the Book of Mormon are the prophets Mormon and Moroni. Moroni abridged the Book of Ether and authored Mormon 8-9 and the book of Moroni. Washburn presents a fictitious narrative of Moroni’s story told in first person as though Moroni had recorded it.
Published by FARMS in 1984, indexed as N-LES, as part of the Nibley Archive, 13 pp.
Discusses the Book of Mormon and Lehi to give a better view of how the future might view our day.
Gary Gillum 16 May 2006.“
Seems to be a combination of Nibley’s G-2 reports or the outline for a lecture or book. Thirty separate points are outlined.
Leaflet refuting Orson Pratt’s statement that the Book of Mormon stands the test of time with no contradictions, absurdities, or unreasonableness. This author points out areas where he feels the Book of Mormon contradicts science, the Bible, archaeology, and reason. Joseph Smith contradicts his own words.
Caywood, a Baptist minister, was offered a Book of Mormon to read while visiting the home of his brother. Doubt was replaced with intense interest and conversion came through reading the book.
Sets forth the beliefs of the RLDS church, including belief in the Book of Mormon. It is not an evil book, but a book to bring Jews and Gentiles to Christ. The Book of Mormon condemns polygamy.
A seminary teacher’s manual on the Book of Mormon.
An outline of the different records either contained in or referred to in the Book of Mormon with an accompanying diagram.
A full list of scripture references used in works written by Hugh Nibley.
A typewritten, unpublished, initial research for Seven Claims of the Book of Mormon This bibliography deals with the origin of the Book of Mormon, harmony with biblical prophecies, witnesses, Joseph’s lack of training, and other topics.
Israel’s transition from prophets to kings; the history of Saul, David, and Solomon
Indexes of volumes 1–13 of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, printed as a half page booklet. Contains an alphabetical article listing at end.
Compares several editions of the Doctrine and Covenants and the Book of Mormon with the intent of showing that several additions, deletions, and changes in these texts make them the works of man and therefore invalid.
A pamphlet that holds that the claim of Moroni 10:4-5 regarding how to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon is a denominationalistic approach and is not a conclusive method.
Indexes of vol 1–13 of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley containing an alphabetical article listing at end.
A polemic that claims that the Doctrine and Covenants contradicts the Book of Mormon because the former says that no one on earth could translate the Book of Mormon characters, yet the Book of Mormon says that the three Nephite disciples were still alive.
A summary of the contents of the Book of Mormon, with some explanatory notes. The work explains the structure and historical background of the Book of Mormon to the unfamiliar reader.
The whole title of the pamphlet is as follows: “A Chronological Data of the Book of Mormon Based on the Cycles, Eclipses, Earthquakes, and Comets, Including the Principal Events, Together with the Kings of the Old World, and the Whereabouts of the Lost Tribes and Their Tribes and Their Kings Who Reigned Contemporaneously”
A polemical work against the Book of Mormon, which discusses internal anachronisms in the Book of Mormon and contradictions with the Bible.
An index sorted by subject.
A four-page pamphlet inviting the reader to consider the Book of Mormon.
An RLDS author takes issue with the traditional LDS interpretation of the sticks of Judah and Ephraim being the Bible and the Book of Mormon.
This collection contains nine articles. Topics include: the appearance of Christ in America, revelations of Book of Mormon prophets that relate to Christ, the Book of Mormon in the early history of the Church, evidence that the Book of Mormon is divine, and the book’s infiuence on converts.
An 8-page tract that claims that the Mormon Church is false because it does not follow the teachings of the Book of Mormon. Encourages readers to pray and find out the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon for themselves.
A polemical defense of the Book of Mormon by a member of the Church of Christ.
A mimeographed sheet containing a collection of prophecies delivered throughout the Book of Mormon.
Using a compilation of biblical passages supported by Book of Mormon passages, this booklet presents a narrative concerning Christ’s role and doctrine, interspersed with commentary by the compiler.
Many external evidences of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon are presented—the horse, cement, paved streets, pyramids. The pamphlet seems to accompany a slide presentation presented by Rey L. Pratt. There are 47 items of archaeological evidence described.
26 pages, alphabetical ignoring the FARMS ID in left column where available.
Excerpts from an address on 18 August 1978 at BYU, and an October 1983 General Conference address. The 8th Article of Faith verifies LDS value of the Bible. Book of Mormon passages concerning the Jesus Christ’s doctrine surpass their counterparts in the Bible. The Book of Mormon’s destiny is to be a witness of Christ, to bring men to Christ, to aid in the gathering of Israel, and to offer salvation to people.
A collection of excerpts from Gillum’s journal that mention Hugh Nibley.
Reprint from Utah Academy of Science 8 (July 1, 1931): 1-32. Discusses theories of the origin of the American Indian: the Atlantis Theory and the Israelitish or Lost Ten Tribe and Hebrew Theory. The most challenging is the Book of Mormon theory.
Follows Eduard Meyer’s Ursprung und Geschichte der Mormonen to compare Mohammad with Joseph Smith.
This is in a campus newspaper.
Written at least lifteen years after the death of Joseph Smith, but in the lirst person to express Joseph Smith’s views as understood by the author. Quotes Jacob 2 to condemn polygamy and repudiates the idea of celestial marriage.
Independence, MO: Herald House, 1950
An apologetic work replying to Dr. Rumble’s criticisms of Mormonism in The Mormons or Latter-Day Saints.
A missionary tract that challenges non- believers to duplicate the text of the Book of Mormon. There are 30 speciic challenges: one challenge reads, for instance, “over 80,000 competent salesmen must be so sold on your book that they gladly give up two or more years of their lives to take it to all parts of the world”
This pamphlet purports that Spaulding was the original author of the Book of Mormon.
Lists the Book of Mormon and its group of Israelites as one explanation for the beginnings of early American civilizations. Names archaeological aspects that fit the Book of Mormon (the Popol Vuh, cement, and metal plates), but points out certain animals do not fit the scheme of the book.
A collection of papers from letters and journals kept by Talmage. Two letters report Talmage’s work on revision of the Book of Mormon, suggesting to the First Presidency a list of minor revisions.
A “Book of Mormon reader for youth,” dealing with the history and events of the Book of Mormon. The work has illustrations and a vocabulary of dificult words.
A compilation of scriptural passages from the Bible with supporting Book of Mormon passages and commentary to help believers of the Book of Mormon see they have been led to believe in false doctrine. Subjects include: the gathering of Israel, Adam and Eve, the doctrine of Christ, apostasy from the primitive Church of Christ, a book to come forth, and others. Maintains that God is a spirit and that Joseph Smith and others misinterpreted their experiences. Plurality of wives is forbidden of God and the Book of Mormon. Dislikes baptism for the dead.
This polemic contains photomechanical reprints of rare documents of selected materials written by Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, and David Whitmer, the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon. Suggests that there is a conspiracy by the Church to cover up the poor character of Joseph Smith.
A 31-page doctrinal tract arguing that Satan fell from heaven and that Satan “hates the Book of Mormon” Author claims that Joseph Smith was a false prophet and that the LDS church is false.
A poem that captures the spirit of the Book of Abraham.
Lists many prophecies given in the Book of Mormon and gives historical and statistical facts to show how these prophecies have been realized.
A polemical tract against the Book of Mormon. The writer attempts to portray the Book of Mormon as “another gospel” (Galations 1:8) that is opposed to the gospel of Christ.
Color diagram of the records that became the Book of Mormon, beginning with the brass plates to the inished product.
A tract that emphasizes that America is a choice land and that those who possess it will be free from bondage if they serve Christ; otherwise they will be swept off the land. Quotes Isaiah 29 and John 10:16 to show that the Book of Mormon fulfills biblical prophecy.
Polemically oriented tract dealing with Book of Mormon archaeology. Features correspondence between the Smithsonian Institute and an individual who is opposed to the Book of Mormon.
Polemical pamphlet by a career Mormon critic, pointing out perceived contradictions between the Book of Mormon and LDS doctrines. The subjects deal largely with the nature of God.
Hoffman forgery. A transcript of the letter was printed in Church News 52 (28 August 1982): 3.
A tract that compares a dream experienced by Joseph Smith, Sr., with Lehi’s vision of the tree of life.
The Book of Mormon is a pure book given in answer to prophecy. However, it is not being used properly and thus condemnation has come upon those who have failed in its proper use. The “revelations” in the Doctrine and Covenants do not agree with the Book of Mormon. Many beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are contrary to the Book of Mormon.
Examines the claim that Joseph Smith used Ethan Smith’s book View of the Hebrews to write the Book of Mormon. After comparing the two books the author concludes that “for any person to suggest that the Book of Mormon thesis was adopted from ideas found in the View of the Hebrews suggests that a proper comparison was not attempted”
Internal evidence testifies that the Book of Mormon fulfills both Old Testament prophecies as well as prophecies that are found within the pages of the Book of Mormon itself.
This pamphlet makes a plea to read the Book of Mormon, with a brief overview of the book and the testimonies of the witnesses.
A pamphlet that encourages Book of Mormon reading by providing interesting facts and an overview of its contents and the testimonies of the eleven witnesses.
A missionary manual that presents seven Book of Mormon claims and gives supporting evidence. The claims include: the Book of Mormon is of divine origin, it consists of writings by successive historians, it was written in reformed Egyptian on metal plates, the native Americans are partly of Hebrew descent, and there were great civilizations in ancient America that Christ visited.
The three standard books of the RLDS church give a complete account of the life and accomplishments of Jesus Christ. Those who accept Christ and are valiant will receive greater glory than those who do not.
Written for investigators of the LDS church. The Book of Mormon compliments the Bible and the two make the Lord’s sacred record complete. A short synopsis of the book is presented as well as historical facts concerning its coming forth. A promise is made to all who sincerely desire to know of its truthfulness.
An aerial photograph of a defensive wall in Peru that “extends roughly due east from the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Santa River” It is compared with Alma 50:9- 11.
One of the most “objectionable features” of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Book of Mormon. The book is not a substitute for the scriptures.
Explores the Great Apostasy and the possible ways of recovering of the Church of Jesus Christ—reform or restoration. The gospel restoration began when Moroni visited Joseph Smith, bringing the original Christian teachings—the Book of Mormon.
Shows the organization of the Church, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon as the stick of Joseph, the plan of salvation, and the first principles of the gospel. Contains charts of the chronology of the Book of Mormon.
Pamphlet attempting to prove the validity of the Book of Mormon. Includes the testimony of the Three and Eight Witnesses, an account of the finding of the Spaulding manuscript, a reprint of a letter from the president of Oberlin College where the Spaulding manuscript is kept.
A 27-page tract arguing for the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon but against the Mormon church, polygamy, and baptism for the dead. Claims Satan inspired the term “Mormon church” to link the LDS church with the Book of Mormon.
Contends that the Book of Mormon has greater authority than the living oracles of the Church. “Other things, which were added to the Church after the translation of that book may be proven not true and still the Church stand, but not so with the Book of Mormon”
The author encourages people to accept the Book of Mormon yet reject the LDS church because the devil has used the uninspired Pearl of Great Price and Doctrine and Covenants to dilute the message of the Book of Mormon.
Booklet seeking to prove that the Book of Mormon is true but the LDS church is false. Discusses the translation and witnesses of the Book of Mormon and the ways in which the Book of Mormon conirms the Bible. The Book of Mormon teaches doctrines different from those taught in the LDS church concerning God, the afterlife, and the Atonement.
A tract written to non-LDS presenting an overview of the coming forth and the contents of the Book of Mormon.
This collection includes a script for a pageant entitled The Book of Mormon. It explains the meaning and purpose of the Book of Mormon.
An evangelical pamphlet that asserts that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are contradictory to the Book of Mormon.
An evangelical pamphlet outlining several points of doctrine taught in the Book of Mormon.
An informative tract that presents doctrines taught in the Book of Mormon, written by a member of the Church of Christ.
Pamphlet of statements resembling the Articles of Faith (written by Joseph Smith in the Wentworth Letter). Includes a statement condemning plural marriage; states that the Book of Mormon declares that a man should have but one wife.
A brief polemical pamphlet attempting to discredit the Book of Mormon. The critic enumerates various anachronisms in the Book of Mormon such as poor grammar, repetitive expressions such as “and it came to pass,” the method of translating, and plagiarisms from the Bible.
Passages from the Book of Mormon are juxtaposed with those found in various sources including the Journal of Discourses and the Doctrine and Covenants with the intent of showing that the doctrines of the Book of Mormon contradict other Church teachings on the same subject.
Believes that the Doctrine and Covenants wrongly became the substitute for the Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith became a fallen prophet who changed the doctrine taught in the Book of Mormon, which contains the true doctrine.
A dialogue between two friends wherein one discusses the reasons he has joined the RLDS church. His main reason is the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. As proof of this, he discusses the restoration of the Jews to Israel and the power of the United States of America, both as prophesied in the Book of Mormon. He also uses historical evidence from South American Indian traditions.
A thorough analysis of the history and authenticity of the Kinderhook plates is presented. The author concludes that the evidence is inconclusive as to whether or not they are authentic. Includes extensive appendix of known data on the problem.
This work contains statements by prophets from Joseph Smith to Spencer W. Kimball concerning the Lamanites. Topics treated include: “Nephites Found in New Mexico,” “Lamanites a Shield to Us,” “Blessings Promised to Lamanites,” and “Zelph—White Lamanite”
A polemical work against Mormonism containing similar material as the author’s other work, Is the Book of Mormon From God?
This pamphlet recounts the first vision and then gives a reprint of the Church History account of Moroni’s visit to Joseph Smith. Contains historical data concerning the organization of the Church and Church history.
A missionary tract that provides a brief overview of the contents of the Book of Mormon.
A pamphlet describing the advent and contents of the Book of Mormon, explaining the existence of inhabitants in America before Columbus.
A brochure that summarizes the contents of the Book of Mormon.
A fictionalized play (based on Ether 8-9) characterizing Omer, Akish, Jared, Zalmonah (Jared’s daughter), and the struggle for the Jaredite throne. Comprises a prologue and four acts.
A radio program made into a booklet, in which Merrill interviews Sperry about the Book of Mormon. Sperry speaks about the population problem, the horse, metals, and the Hebrew language.
An overview of the Book of Mormon. Suggests three ways of reading the book: read from start to finish, follow the historical sequence, or search specific doctrines.
A tract attempting to prove the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon through a discussion of the marred servant (Isaiah 52:13-15).
A polemical attack on Mormon scriptures, including the Book of Mormon. There is no archaeological evidence for the Book of Mormon. Various anachronisms found in the Book of Mormon, such as the use of steel and Nephi’s temple in America, are discussed.
A pamphlet that discusses the testimony of the Book of Mormon witnesses and argues that the book carries its own evidence or authenticity.
Three pamphlets provide helpful study aids for the Book of Mormon teacher. Includes an overview of the lessons and suggestions for audiovisual presentations.
A series of one-page pamphlets that presents Book of Mormon passages concerning such topics as: “Reality of God,” “Deity of Jesus,” “Salvation Through Christ,” “Agency of Man,” “Immortality of Man,” “Baptism,” “Miracles and the Gifts of the Spirit,” and the “Kingdom of God” Each pamphlet contains three or four passages of scripture from the Book of Mormon that exemplify the doctrine expressed in the title.
Examines the structure of the Book of Mormon—the first section of the Book of Mormon represents a verbatim translation of the “smaller plates” of Nephi and the remainder is an abridgment with comments, warnings, prophecies, and admonitions mixed with narrative by Mormon and his son Moroni. Compares biblical passages with similar verses quoted in the Book of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon conflicts with itself and with the Bible and contains internal proof of its fallacy. One hundred such fallacies are listed, i.e., the Book of Mormon date of the death of Christ disagrees with the Bible, the date of the birth of Christ does not coincide with world history.
Maintains that it is possible to identify geographical locations of the Book of Mormon. Asserts that the “Land of Nephi was . . . in the southern half of Costa Rica, between the 9th and 10th north degree parallel, south of the great wilderness. Bountiful . . . was very close to [the] 11° north parallel”
Former members of the “Mormon” Church give reasons for denouncing the LDS church and joining the RLDS church. The Book of Mormon is a second witness for Christ, it states that all are the children of God regardless of race or color. The authors condemn the practice of discrimination against people of color as well as the practice of polygamy, which is also condemned by the Book of Mormon.
Small brochure claiming that the LDS church opposes the Bible. Notes that Joseph Smith declared the Book of Mormon to be the most correct book.
Quotes David Whitmer and John Hyde Jr. to show that Joseph Smith used a “peep stone” to receive revelation and to translate the Book of Mormon. Finds that those closest to Joseph, particularly David Whitmer, state that some revelations were of God and others were not.
Presents the first section of 1 Nephi as the “book of Lehi” Says nothing about the name Book of Mormon, its origins, or Joseph Smith, but entitles his series the American Indian Bible. Has no commentary or notes.
A pamphlet that warns Mormons against believing in the Book of Mormon and the Angel Moroni, for the Book of Mormon is not even good fiction.
The founder of the True Church of Jesus Christ Restored claims to have had visitations of Nephi and Elijah.