No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith - The Prophet of Palmyra Summary & Analysis

Fawn M. Brodie
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The Prophet of Palmyra Summary and Analysis

The Book of Mormon launched the prophet, Joseph Smith, and the book exists today only because of the prophet, according to Ms. Brodie. She saw in the book a moneymaking venture, which it never was, except to pay for its original printing. Rather, it became a document that could be proved as proof of his genuine calling as a prophet. Shortly after the publication of the Book of Mormon, Joseph accepted, or proclaimed according to Ms. Brodie, the title of "Seer, a Translator, a Prophet, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, and Elder of the Church through the will of God the Father, and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ" (p.84). The steps by which he reached this title are difficult to trace. However, within two years of losing the first pages of the manuscript...

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