If You Read the Cult.Hist. of B.o.M.

If you’ve been reading the Cultural History of the Book of Mormon, I think you are far ahead of most who think, worry, argue and puzzle over Mormonism and Mormon history. How many questions can you now ignore, or wonder at the strangeness of their asking? I look over Facebook groups devoted to Mormon matters, and am all amazed at the foolishness they are seen daily offering, confused by the pace that so slowly they are awakening, and then smothering others back into unrestful slumber. The CH series is long, I’m afraid, but it does offer a shortcut through the vast and often wildly overgrown landscape of writings on the subject.

The problem for me, now, is to be able to explain what it is I do believe, and more importantly, why I believe so, without having to point to 10 books as my response.

Reading Project vol.2B

After a week off, we are back to the Reading Project of the Cultural History of the Book of Mormon.
April is devoted to Volume 2B: Follies Epic and Novel.  Many thanks to those who have continued with the project, I hope it is worthwhile.  The community of readers is small, of course, but quite literally global, stretching from Asia to Africa, and far down into South America.

Here is the first installment for this month:


As explained in the original post about this project, the PDFs for Volume 2A will be removed week by week.  And the price of Volume 3: Beta will drop to $17.50.  The entire cultural history is now available on Amazon, Kindle, and from the publisher Createspace.

The fifth volume, Book Fantasia, was published a week or so ago.  A video presentation derived from an essay in Vol.5, regarding the Book of the Lamb, can be viewed on YouTube.