For the Record

“For me it became a stimulating task, not only an opportunity to read the Book of Mormon and other Mormon writings,” has written Krister Stendahl, Harvard Divinity School, in his Meanings: The Bible as Document and as Guide (Fortress Press, 1984), commenting on his participation in the BYU Reflections on Mormonism symposium. “The laws of creative interpretation by which we analyze material from the first and second Christian centuries operate and are significantly elucidated by works like the Book of Mormon or by other writings of revelatory character: Swedenborgian, Christian Science, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or the Divine Principles of the Unification Church. All such authentic writings should not be confused with spurious gospel forgeries.” Meanings, p. 99.