July 13-16, 2006
San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Accounting for One Enoch in Religious Literature: Beowulf, the Book of Moses and LDS Apologetics
by Daniel HADLEY
Perhaps the most well known and well respected Mormon scholar is the late Hugh Nibley. Nibley's erudition and faith have inspired a new generation of Mormon apologists. In turn, their work has buttressed faithful Latter Day Saints against the research of Nibley's detractors. This paper outlines a debate between scholars over the historicity of the Book of Moses, a volume in the LDS cannon. That debate is compared to similar debates that took place in the field of literary criticism. The point is to provide a case study of LDS
apologetic scholarship by contrasting it to non-biblical literary criticism.
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