That is why it i… In fact, there’s basic radio silence on Mormonism from the major evangelical presses, excepting the LeBaron memoir I mentioned above (Tyndale). Howe collaborated with apostate Philastus Hurlbut, twice excommunicated from the Church for immorality. Anti-Mormon writers were most prolific during the post-Brodie era. Kimball, Edward L. Review of Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case, by Richard E. Turley, Jr. BYU Studies 32 (Fall 1992):171-177. Surveys the anti-Mormon writers during the Joseph Smith period. However, he acknowledged that his insinuations were not “sustained by judicial investigation.”, Of fifty-six anti-Mormon novels published during the nineteenth century, four established a pattern for all of the others. Review of Religious Seekers and the Advent of Mormonism, by Dan Vogel. Mormonism Unvailed attempted to discredit Joseph Smith and his family by assembling these affidavits and nine letters written by Ezra Booth, also an apostate from the Church. A Full Exposure of its Secret Practices and Hidden Crimes, by Alfred Trumble It includes illustrations, photographs, and a comprehensive interactive table of contents. And Mike Norton enters LDS Temples and then posts videos to YouTube. Introvigne, Massimo. Vardis Fisher, a popular novelist with Mormon roots in Idaho, published Children of God: An American Epic (1939). Even Vardis Fisher criticized her book, writing that it was “almost more a novel than a biography because she rarely hesitates to give the content of a mind or to explain motives which at best can only be surmised” (p. 57). Professing love for the Saints, Decker has waged an attack on their beliefs. : From the Encyclopedia of Mormonism’s section on “Anti-Mormon Publications:”. The most notable anti-Mormon work of this period, Mormonism Unvailed (sic), was published by Eber D. Howe in 1834. If you want to spiritually grow and progress, please read daily in the book of mormon, as our prophet has adviced. Jeremy Runnells spread his aggregation of criticisms in his “CES Letter”. “The Reverend Dr. Peter Christian Kierkegaard’s ‘About and Against Mormonism’ (1855).” BYU Studies 46:3 (2007):101-156. Here’s why that’s great news. It’s alright to be friends with people that disagree with you. Um, yay again! Kimball, Edward L. Review of Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case, by Richard E. Turley, Jr. Larson, Jennifer. The work is somewhat sympathetic to the Mormon heritage, while offering a naturalistic origin for the Mormon practice of polygamy, and describes Joseph Smith in terms of “neurotic impulses.”. On the other hand, when there was pronounced opposition, Mormons always found a way to interpret that opposition as a sign of the Lord’s favor too: if Satan was inspiring this much hostility in non-Mormons, our religion had to be true. After listening to the podcast, I thought how some of the stuff that gets lumped together as “anti-Mormon literature” can be broken up into four general categories: (1) scholarly work and original documents that bring up difficult topics in Church history (2) material meant to defame the Church or convince Church members to leave THE SEARCH FOR A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATION (1897-1945). Alfreda Eva Bell’s Boadicea, the Mormon Wife (1855) depicted Church members as “murderers, forgers, swindlers, gamblers, thieves, and adulterers!”. This MLK Day, white evangelicals again have a choice to make on racial justice, Ahead of inauguration, faith leaders urge devotees in state capitols to take precautions, Photos of the Week: Black Nazarene procession cancelled, Makar Sankranti kite flying, What Andrew Young taught me about keeping King’s movement going, Black churchgoers report powerlessness in politics, agency in Black congregations. 19 (1876) sensationalized the polygamy theme. Examines the early newspaper articles and anti-Mormon explanations for the origin of the Book of Mormon. Hurlbut was hired by an anti-Mormon committee to find those who would attest to Smith’s dishonesty. I. Woodbridge Riley claimed in The Founder of Mormonism (New York, 1903) that “Joseph Smith, Junior was an epileptic.” He was the first to suggest that Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews (1823) and Josiah Priest’s The Wonders of Nature and Providence, Displayed (1825) were the sources for the Book of Mormon. This volume includes classics of anti-Mormon literature: - Mormonism Unvailed, by E. D. Howe - The Book of Mormon Contradictory to Common Sense, Reason, and Revelation, by J. M. Burgess - Mormonism Exposed, by G. B. Hancock It includes illustrations, photographs, and a comprehensive interactive table of contents. March 1, 2015. A current example of ridicule and distortion of Latter-day Saint beliefs comes from Edward Decker, an excommunicated Mormon and cofounder of Ex-Mormons for Jesus, now known as Saints Alive in Jesus. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. I am a life-long member of the Church. Two prolific anti-Mormon researchers are Jerald and Sandra Tanner. none has anything recent. MORMON STEREOTYPING AND THE CRUSADE AGAINST POLYGAMY (1847-1896). My husband is a convert to the Church and he was handed a lot of anti-mormon literature by his greek orthodox relatives. BYU Studies 30 (Winter 1990):120-126. Howe advanced the theory that Sidney Rigdon obtained a manuscript written by Solomon Spaulding, rewrote it into the Book of Mormon, and then convinced Joseph Smith to tell the public that he had translated the book from plates received from an angel. What the heck is going on with the disappearance of anti-Mormon literature? Maria Ward (a pseudonym) depicted Mormon torture of women in Female Life Among the Mormons (1855). An American Fraud. (The Encyclopedia of Mormonism was published in the 90s and doesn’t provide information on current debates.). https://thirdhour.org/blog/faith/big-list-anti-mormon-literature Nor train scholars in apologetics. Yay! Nibley, Hugh W. The Prophetic Book of Mormon, CWHN 8 chaps. Modern Mormons who equate questions and disagreement with persecution need to do some serious rethinking. Orvilla S. Belisle’s Mormonism Unveiled (1855) had the heroine hopelessly trapped in a Mormon harem. Baker has a 2015 title, Mormonism 101, but it’s only an expanded version of an older backlist book, not a new work. A sample of LDS sources on anti-Mormonism follows: Allen, James B., and Leonard J. Arrington. Nibley, Hugh W. The Mythmakers. Oh, the sensationalist tales of those books! To get an inside track you have simply to latch on to one of these, and they are not hard to find. Its the same process with anti mormon literature. Faith and Reason: one believing member's perspectives. I appreciate the thoughtfulness with which you responded to the anti-Mormon literature in question. I’ve even become friends with the people that bring it up for discussion. History. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Early Anti Mormon Literature, Volume I (Fully Illustrated). A concise summary of life as a Mormon. The real warning about anti-Mormon literature that the LDS Church teaches is that members are minimally preparing themselves spiritually for discernment. They only read the negative stuff printed by people who weren’t LDS instead of finding out what we say we believe. Most of these writers drew routinely from the same body of anti-Mormon lore (see H. Nibley, “How to Write an Anti-Mormon Book,” Brigham Young University Extension Publications, Feb. 17, 1962, p. 30). Alas, it’s time to do a postmortem on the genre of anti-Mormon books, because the genre is just a pale shadow of its former self. “Mormon Origins in New York: An Introductory Analysis.” BYU Studies 9 (1969):241-74. The four were sensational, erotic novels focusing on the supposed plight of women in the Church. Jim Bennett, son of late US Senator from Utah, wrote a reply to the CES Letter in 2016. Serialized articles examining how fifty anti-Mormon works treat the Joseph Smith story. This volume includes classics of anti-Mormon literature: - Boadicea, The Mormon Wife, by Alfreda Eva Bell - Mormonism Exposed and Refused, or True and False Religion, by William Kirby - The Mysteries of Mormonism. Salt Lake City, 1983. Why, then, are we going to all the effort to annotate and republish it as part of a new book series? Evangelicals and some apostate Mormons assert that Latter-day Saints are not Christians. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading An American Fraud. Networks of anti-Mormon organizations operate in the United States. Smith was not convicted of a “con” game before his First Vision. This and the upcoming volumes are not meant to criticize the LDS … One Lawyer's Case against Mormonism. From the Tanners. My husband’s friend asked him if he ever said anything negative about his greek orthodox beliefs. Mormonism slows to its lowest growth levels since 2016. Mormon558. The result of this was that I was told to 'stop reading anti-mormon literature.' Though sometimes well intended, anti-Mormon publications have often taken the form of invective, falsehood, I just read these gems on the church website: When Anti-Mormon Material Shook My Faith (churchofjesuschrist.org) and What Would You Do? So true. Things I can remember were: The different "First Vision" stories The "One Unchangeable God" The early translation of the Book of Mormon compared to todays There were also many other things too. The above link discusses the major periods of Church history and the major critics within each period. The Hurlbut-Howe collection and Campbell’s Delusions were the major sources for nearly all other nineteenth- and some twentieth-century anti-Mormon writings, notably the works of Henry Caswall, John C. Bennett, Pomeroy Tucker, Thomas Gregg, William Linn, and George Arbaugh. These networks distribute anti-Mormon literature, provide lectures that attack the Church publicly, and proselytize Mormons. . Mormon533. Third, she began with a predetermined conclusion that shaped her work: “I was convinced,” she wrote, “before I ever began writing that Joseph Smith was not a true prophet,” and felt compelled to supply an alternative explanation for his works (quoted in Newell G. Bringhurst, “Applause, Attack, and Ambivalence-Varied Responses to Fawn M. Brodie’s No Man Knows My History,” Utah Historical Quarterly 57 [Winter 1989]:47-48). Early Anti Mormon Literature, Volume I (Fully Illustrated) - Kindle edition by Hancock, G. B., Howe, E. D., Burgess, J. M. . He supported the Hurlbut-Howe charge that the Smiths were dishonest and alleged that they stole from their neighbors. “From its beginnings, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members have been targets of anti-Mormon publications. (1964, revised 1972, 1987), contains the essence of their claims against the Church. Bushman, Richard L. Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism. No definitive history of anti-Mormon activities has been written. She portrayed him as a “prodigious mythmaker” who absorbed his theological ideas from his New York environment. Kregel, Moody, B&H, WaterBrook, Multnomah, Thomas Nelson . Salt Lake City, 1963. Pacific Publishing House in California lists more than a hundred anti-Mormon publications. In their book The Changing World of Mormonism, the Tanners use the term fourteen times. Quite interesting. Latent anti-Mormon bias may seem harmless enough—after all, Mormons are reluctant to call others out on it. All too often Saints use the label ‘anti-Mormon’ as a tactic to forestall serious discussion” (p. 376). There is no reason we can’t respect people’s opinions and still be friends. In 1945 Fawn Brodie published No Man Knows My History, a psychobiographical account of Joseph Smith. This theory served as an alternative to Joseph Smith’s account until the Spaulding Manuscript was discovered in 1884 and was found to be unrelated to the Book of Mormon. Kirkham, Francis W. A New Witness for Christ in America, 2 vols. Mormon505. Though anti-Mormon criticisms, misrepresentations, and falsehoods are offensive to Church members, the First Presidency has counseled members not to react to or debate those who sponsor them and has urged them to keep their responses “in the form of a positive explanation of the doctrines and practices of the Church” (Church News, Dec. 18, 1983, p. 2). When Christian Science was at the top of the world just over a century ago, anti-Science books and tracts proliferated (including a fanciful “biography” of Mary Baker Eddy by none other than Mark Twain). At the Capitol, we saw the best and the worst of US Mormonism, ‘Lo, a virgin shall conceive’ … or not, depending on the translation, © Copyright 2020, Religion News Service. Rachel Jeffs, daughter of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs, has. Walter F. Prince and Theodore Schroeder offered explanations for Book of Mormon names by way of imaginative but remote psychological associations. Oh, the lurid accounts of hearts corrupted, families wrecked, and brains washed by the false religion of the Latter-day Saints! ***  The Encyclopedia of Mormonism article stops there, as it was published in the 90s. One way anti-Mormons (people are active, open, and unambiguous enemies/critics of the Church, not just who don’t accept its teachings) poison the well is to deny that they are anti-Mormon (anti-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), a kind of reverse well-poisoning that seeks to pee in the pool before the opposition. Salt Lake City, 1961. Now that there is less opposition to the restored gospel, Mormons can say that the Lord has cleared the way for his church to move forward. Is Faith a Delusion? The book repudiated the Rigdon-Spaulding theory, revived the Alexander Campbell thesis that Joseph Smith alone was the author of the book, and postulated that View of the Hebrews (following Riley, 1903) provided the basic source material for the Book of Mormon. I’m sure even more will become apparent over time. Bunker, Gary L., and Davis Bitton. Church scholars have criticized Brodie’s methods for several reasons. At the time the Church commemorated its centennial in 1930, American historian Bernard De Voto asserted in the American Mercury, “Unquestionably, Joseph Smith was a paranoid.” He later admitted that the Mercuryarticle was a “dishonest attack” (IE 49 [Mar. Christian History, a Latter-day Saint Perspective, Biblical Manuscripts and Changes Made to the Bible, Evolution, Science, Creation, Genesis, and the Temple. They contend that Latter-day Saints worship a “different Jesus” and that their scriptures are contrary to the Bible. Hurlbut was hired by an anti-Mormon committee to find those who would attest to Smith’s dishonesty. Larson, Jennifer. Independence, Mo., 1942, and Salt Lake City, 1952. Will the LDS Church condemn the right wing’s Capitol violence? Close • Posted by 4 minutes ago. This statement I found highly offensive, as it assumed that because I disagreed with the… Jim Bennett Responds (again) to the CES Letter. For me, much of the anti-Mormon literature that comes up is in fact more evidence of the Church being true. Treats the film The Godmakers. From Brodie. Surveys the anti-Mormon writers during the Brigham Young period. John Dehlin runs a podcast in Cache Valley. For example, Juanita Brook's book on the Mountain Meadows Massacre , once called anti-Mormon literature, is now carried and recommended by Deseret Book employees for … Posted on November 16, 2018 December 6, 2018. Underwood, Grant. Brodie’s interpretations have been followed by several other writers. What Shocks Mormons and non-Mormons as they learn about Mormonism. But what you have to realize is that no anti-Mormon literature is unbiased. Anti-Mormon authors use the term "anti-Mormon" themselves Jerald and Sandra Tanner, some of the most well known anti-Mormon writers, use the term "anti-Mormon" to refer to others who oppose the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is no proof, outside of anti-Mormon literature Emma Smith burned anything. I have been grateful for much of it because it has caused me to reflect on issues that I did not previously consider. Why would anti-Mormon literature seek out the unlearned, infants in the gospel? Probably the most influential anti-Mormon work in this period was Pomeroy Tucker’s Origin, Rise, and Progress of Mormonism (1867). Urbana, Ill., 1984. It depends on your goals. The fact that you get an uneasy feeling when you read anti-Mormon literature should be proof enough. This last reason is, I think, the most critical. Anti-Mormon literature is of the devil. Discusses the early anti-Mormonism writings of Campbell, Howe, and Hurlbut. Here’s what’s coming in 2017: But those exit memoirs aren’t being released by evangelical houses as in days of yore. First, she ignored valuable manuscript material in the Church archives that was accessible to her. The main basis for this judgment is that the Mormon belief in the Christian Godhead is different from the traditional Christian doctrine of the Trinity. The book influenced future anti-Mormon literature. The history of American religion is littered with cases of new religious movements attracting deep censure when they are successful—and very little attention when they are not. A broad spectrum of anti-Mormon authors has produced the invective literature of this period. Analyzes the Hurlbut-Howe affidavits published in Mormonism Unvailed. Zondervan doesn’t seem to have published anything in this line since Unveiling Grace back in 2013, which I reviewed here on the blog. The whole corpus of anti-Mormon literature rests foursquare on the testimony of people who claim they were once good Mormons. My current favorite book is not religious, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari. One Lawyer's Case against Mormonism - Kindle edition by Burningham, Kay. Review of Religious Seekers and the Advent of Mormonism, by Dan Vogel. Anti-Mormon literature is meant for the unstudied and those who are currently struggling with their faith. So, the LDS Church doesn’t sponsor seminars to refute these critics. Most “anti-Mormon literature” as we like to call it, is in my opinion ridiculous and pulled from obscure quotes by various prophets and not at all what we teach today. Dear President Monson, President Eyring, and President Uchtdorf, My name is Brett Wilcox. Apart from collecting them for historical purposes and in response to divine direction, the Church has largely ignored these materials, for they strike most members as irresponsible misrepresentations.”. 1 year ago. They commenced writing in 1959 and now offer more than 200 publications. Analyzes pro-Mormon and anti-Mormon approaches. William Hickman sold his story to John H. Beadle, who exaggerated the danite myth in Brigham’s Destroying Angel (1872) to caricature Mormons as a violent people. Time Vindicates the Prophet (Joseph Smith), Joseph Smith’s ‘New Translation’ of the Bible, His Use of Adam Clarke’s Bible Commentary, and the Question of Plagiarism. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Fanny Stenhouse’s Tell It All (1874) and Ann Eliza Young’s Wife No. Whew! Jim is an incredibly witty, entertaining, and talented writer. When you actually go and read the View of the Hebrews, you realize what a stretch the author is making. The final thoughts come from the June 2013 Ensign with an article by Elder Steven E. Snow, who wrote about the intersection of Church history and testimony (emphasis added): A printer employed by E. B. Grandin, publisher of the Wayne Sentinel and printer of the first edition of the Book of Mormon, Tucker claimed to have been associated closely with Joseph Smith. “Joseph Smith’s New York Reputation Reappraised.” BYU Studies 10 (1970):283-314. Some friends of mine have been reading anti-Mormon literature and want me to read it too. All too often religious literature and political positions are labeled anti-Mormon prematurely. . 4-8, 10-12, examines anti-Mormon arguments. A representative anti-Mormon title from the glory days of the 1990s, when Mormons still scared the bejesus out of evangelicals. polemic opposition to Mormonism or to the Latter-day Saints, such as maligning the founding prophet, his successors, or the doctrines or practices of the Church. Of course, there is a bright side to the disappearance of anti-Mormon literature. Allen, Julie K. and David L. Paulsen. In 1841, it was revealed that an Anti-Mormon Almanac would be published. Latter-day Saints see his film and book, both entitled The Godmakers, as a gross misrepresentation of their beliefs, especially the temple ordinances. Fourth, by using a psychobiographical approach, she imputed thoughts and motives to Joseph Smith. A search for anti-Mormon literature at Thomas Nelson, the world’s largest evangelical publisher (now part of Harper), revealed no hits. Authors wrote lurid passages designed to sell the publications. It seems reasonable to me to encourage people -- as you did -- to focus on modern, 20th-century Mormon doctrines, definitions, and emphases, and to disregard the abandoned, troubling doctrines of the past. Traces the history of anti-Mormon caricature. Polygamy is also a very complex issue, yet you read Joseph Smith’s mind and claim to know his motivations. Their main approach is to demonstrate discrepancies, many of which Latter-day Saints consider contrived or trivial, between current and past Church teachings. Foster, Craig L. “Henry Caswall: Anti-Mormon Extraordinaire.” BYU Studies 35:4 (1995-96):144-159. The 1987 Directory of Cult Research Organizations contains more than a hundred anti-Mormon listings. I discuss this in more detail, here. Anderson, Richard Lloyd. Another common tactic is to attempt to show how statements by past Church leaders contradict those by current leaders on such points as Adam as God, blood Atonement, and plural marriage. Despite a generally favorable press toward the Church during many of these years, of all anti-Mormon books, novels, pamphlets, tracts, and flyers published in English before 1990, more than half were published between 1960 and 1990 and a third of them between 1970 and 1990. “The Reverend Dr. Peter Christian Kierkegaard’s ‘About and Against Mormonism’ (1855).”, Foster, Craig L. “Henry Caswall: Anti-Mormon Extraordinaire.”, Introvigne, Massimo. A regional director of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith and the Arizona Regional Board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews are among those who have condemned the film. 1946]:154). All rights reserved. How Much Should Pastors and Church Employees Get Paid? Again, outside of anti-Mormon literature, this is nonsense. anti-Mormon literature at Thomas Nelson, the world’s largest evangelical publisher (now part of Harper), revealed no hits. Historian Gerrit J. Dirkmaat explains the origin of one of Joseph Smith’s most prominent early antagonists, Doctor Philastus Hurlbut. (by La Roy Sunderland, John Bennett, and John A. Clark). Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our, a book coming out in January from Prometheus, a memoir coming in November from HarperCollins, Cult Shock: The Book Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons Don’t Want You to Read, Mormonism was adding to its membership at rates between three and nearly nine (!) “Old Wine in New Bottles: The Story behind Fundamentalist Anti-Mormonism.”. REVIVAL OF OLD THEORIES AND ALLEGATIONS (1946-1990). They claim that if the Church is really true, no harm can come from looking into the opposite point of view, that the truth will stand no matter how fiercely it may be attacked, and that my beliefs will actually be strengthened by accepting and overcoming such challenges. Origen Bacheler examined the Book of Mormon itself in Mormonism Exposed Internally and Externally, arguing that the book was inconsistent with the … As I once read from an anti-Mormon book there was one who counseled his followers to seek out new members who have not yet studied the gospel for themselves. percent a year, a fanciful “biography” of Mary Baker Eddy by none other than Mark Twain. “Old Wine in New Bottles: The Story behind Fundamentalist Anti-Mormonism.” BYU Studies 35:3 (1995):45-73. Harry M. Beardsley, in Joseph Smith and His Mormon Empire (1931), advanced the theory that Joseph Smith’s visions, revelations, and the Book of Mormon were by-products of his subconscious mind. Metta Victoria Fuller Victor’s Mormon Wives (1856) characterized Mormons as a “horrid” and deluded people. Analysis of Anti-Masonic, Anti-Catholic, and Anti-Mormon Literature BY DAVID BRION DAVIS During the second quarter of the nineteenth century, when dan-ger of foreign invasion appeared increasingly remote, Americans were told by various respected leaders that Freemasons had infil-trated the government and had seized control of the courts, that It’s the equivalent of taking some quote from one of the Christian crusaders and using it against all Christians. I am writing to you on behalf of the Latter-day Saints from around the world who share concerns related to vaccinations and … Situation #5. Excommunicated members tried to capitalize on their former membership in the Church to sell their stories. Here are four possible explanations. The most notable anti-Mormon work of this period, Mormonism Unvailed (sic), was published by Eber D. Howe in 1834. (churchofjesuschrist.org) Salt Lake City, 1986. These documents allege that the Smiths were money diggers and irresponsible people. Nibley, Hugh W. “Censoring the Joseph Smith Story,” IE 64 (July, Aug., Oct., Nov. 1961). We’d be hard pressed to find that now, with Christian Science struggling and its membership in decline. From Decker. Scharff, Gilbert W. The Truth About the Godmakers. "The anti-Mormon document we are discussing lists 36 parallels between Ethan Smith’s book and the Book of Mormon. We are doing all of this because Boadicea, though wildly inaccurate, was extremely influential. When the Spaulding theory of Book of Mormon origins was discredited, anti-Mormon proponents turned to psychology to explain Joseph Smith’s visions and revelations. The Mormon Graphic Image 1834 –1914. The other day we were having a discussion at dinner about the atonement I criticised part of what I thought was a erroneous interpretation of scripture. Second, her sources were mainly biased anti-Mormon documents collected primarily in the New York Public Library, Yale Library, and Chicago Historical Library. 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