Joseph Smith and the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon II, a Cultural Systems View

This paper continues the exploration of familial and cultural elements in the life of Joseph Smith as he translated the Book of Mormon. It examines surprising connections with family parchments and their creative symbolic expression. Using archetypal patterns and principles of cultural systems, it reveals a never-before-presented picture of how the Book of Mormon came forth.

C. Jess Groesbeck