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Introduction: Mormon Paradigm Shifts
The Seer Stone: Acorn of the Mormon Oak
Money Digging and the Second Great Awakening
Where Did Joseph Smith Find His Seer Stones?
Seer Stones and the Translation of the Book of Mormon
Tracking Down Joseph Smith's Seer Stones Today
Seer Stones of the Book of Mormon
"The Writing Is on the Wall"
The Book of Mormon as Interpretive Key
A Theology of Seer Stones
Who Was the Other Seer, and Which of Joseph Smith's Neighbors Owned a Seer Stone?
Joseph Smith's Green and Nauvoo Stones
Hiram Page Stone and Continued Use of Seer Stone by Latter-Day Saints.
When did Joseph Smith Retrieve His Seer Stones?
The Urim and Thummim in a Old Testament Context
The "White Stone" in Revelation 2:17
Selected Annotated Bibliography for Seer Stones Sources
About the Book
This book discusses the origins of Joseph Smith’s seer stones and explores how Joseph used them throughout his life in a way that goes beyond translating the Book of Mormon. It also traces the provenance of the seer stones once they leave his possession.
The authors also examine how the Book of Mormon itself provides a storyline about the history of seer stones, which also helped Joseph Smith learn about his own prophetic gifts. Finally, this book explores how Joseph Smith took his own experiences with seer stones and created a theology of seer stones that became closely linked with his unique doctrines of exaltation.
Published in 2016
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