Posts Tagged ‘ Spaulding Theory ’

Manuscript Found – Part 2

December 12, 2011
Manuscript Found – Part 2

Solomon Spaulding died in 1816, never knowing that some 14 years after his death, he would be linked to the Book of Mormon.  A copy of Spaulding’s manuscript can be downloaded from Oberlin College.  I posted a summary of  chapters 1-5 last week, and gave a very brief introduction to the Spaulding Theory.  Here is a […]

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Looking at the Spaulding Manuscript – Part 1

December 5, 2011
Looking at the Spaulding Manuscript – Part 1

Soon after the publication of the Book of Mormon, critics believed that Joseph must have plagiarized it from another source.  One of the most prominent theories since the 1830’s is the Spaulding (or Spalding) Theory.  Briefly, the theory states that Joseph Smith plagiarized (or at least used as a source) an unpublished book written by […]

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Rebuttal to Jockers

February 21, 2011
Rebuttal to Jockers

Ever since the Book of Mormon was published in 1830, critics have tried to show that it came forth as the result of fraud.  One of the earliest theories was the Spaulding Theory.  As the theory goes, Solomon Spaulding wrote an unpublished novel about a group of Romans from the time of Constantine that were […]

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