Western Historical Quarterly, Richard Sherlock
Here for the first . . . time a Mormon [leader] and first-rate historian is wrestling with the most sensitive subject possible for his church: to what extent is the Book of Mormon a nineteenth-century product and/or an actual record of some of the peoples of ancient Mesoamerica. . . . Roberts’s work points the way that an intellectually honest faith most go, and for that we must still read these now sixty-year-old studies, as others will do in another century.
Sociological Analysis, Gordon Shepherd
The Roberts manuscripts represent a compelling case study of the age-old tension between religious faith and rational thought. The Roberts era of Mormon history is instructive of the way in which successful religious movements eventually seek . . . to consolidate, systematize, and rationalize the inconsistencies of the founding beliefs.
B.H. Roberts, Mormon General Authority and Mormon Church Historian.
I suppose that critics will continue to wave this critique under the noses of believers, but if they try it with someone who knows better, they'll draw back a nub.
This book should be a requirement for anyone studying the Book of Mormon.
Very interesting book. Re-enforced my view that Joseph Smith made it all up with some help from the "View of the Hebrews", written around 5 years before the Book Of... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jerry D.
A defender of Mormonisn takes a critical look while exploring Book of Mormon anacranisms and parallels between this book and Ethan Smith's prior book "A View of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Norman Clair Smith
B. H. Roberts "Studies of the Book of Mormon" and McKay's "No Man Knows My History" are the definitive works on early Mormon Church history. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ron Smith
Anyone who has had to go through the painful process of replacing their childhood beliefs with their adult stance on issues such as religion or politics will appreciate and stand... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert C. Kahlert
B. H. Roberts was a famous historian for the Mormon church (Roberts served as Assistant Church Historian from 1902 until his death in 1933) he points out to the General Authorities... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rita
This book can be divided int four parts: B. H Roberts's Book of Mormon Difficulties; Roberts's Book of Mormon Studies; Roberts's Parallels; and then all the commentary. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kendal B. Hunter
This book exposes the fact that B.H. Roberts, an early 20th century LDS historian and Church leader, through scholarly research and analysis, thoughtfully questioned the origins of... Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by Kay Burningham
Brigham Henry Roberts (1857-1933) was a Mormon leader, historian, and politician who published the A Comprehensive History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6... Read morePublished on February 18, 2011 by Steven H Propp
The introduction first starts by going over how B.H. Roberts is the smartest Mormon ever (pgs. xvi, xx, xxi among others), then goes into talking about B. H. Read morePublished on December 1, 2009 by K. Ferriman