Among LDS scholars there are at least two main theories regarding the transmission of the Book of Mormon text into English. Some believe in a “tight control” theory and others in a “loose control” theory. Still others believe in a combination of the two. In this article, Michael R. Ash describes these theories.

The full text of this article can be found at Deseret News online.

Brother Ash is author of the book Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony in the Face of Criticism and Doubt, as well as the book, of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith. Both books are available for purchase online through the FAIR Bookstore.

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