An Other Testament
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"Joseph Spencer’s book signals that we are entering a new era of Latter-day Saint scriptural studies. It takes Book of Mormon interpretation to a new level. His close reading worms its way deeper into the text’s meanings than we’ve ever gone, opening up entirely new ways of understanding how the book works."
—Richard L. Bushman, author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
"An Other Testament . . . builds insightfully upon the works of those who have gone before and takes Book of Mormon analysis to a new apex, setting the standard high for any who follow."
—Alan Goff, BYU Studies Quarterly
“As Spencer brilliantly demonstrates, the Book of Mormon's complexity and sophistication defies a simple, surface-level reading.”
—Stephen Smoot, Ploni Almoni Mormon blog, February 18, 2016
"Spencer draws generously on the work of Hugh Nibley, John Welch, Royal Skousen, Noel Reynolds, Kent Jackson, Grant Hardy, Brant Gardner, and other architects of Book of Mormon scholarship. At the same time, he brings a new set of critical ideas to bear on the text, ideas adopted from the contemporary Continental philosophy in which he is trained. These thinkers, principally Giorgio Agamben, Jean-Luc Marion, and Alain Badiou, will be unfamiliar to many of Spencer’s readers, but he weaves their insights skillfully into his argument; the result is challenging yet stimulating for the motivated nonspecialist.”
—Rosalynde Frandsen Welch, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies (2015)
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN 13: 978-0-8425-2869-6
Page Count: 194
Binding: Paperback, ePub, HTML
Series: Groundwork: Studies in Theory and Scripture
Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship