The Testimony of Two Nations

How the Book of Mormon Reads, and Rereads, the Bible
Author: Michael Austin
Understanding the Book of Mormon on its own terms and through its two-way connection with the Bible
Cloth – $110
978-0-252-04535-6
Paper – $25
978-0-252-08747-9
eBook – $19.95
978-0-252-05495-2
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/02/2024
Cloth: 01/02/2024
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About the Book

Like the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Bible, the Book of Mormon uses narratives to develop ideas and present instruction. Michael Austin reveals how the Book of Mormon connects itself to narratives in the Christian Bible with many of the same tools that the New Testament used to connect itself to the Hebrew Bible to create the Christian Bible. As Austin shows, the canonical context for interpreting the Book of Mormon includes the Christian Bible, the Book of Mormon itself, and other writings and revelations that hold scriptural status in most Restoration denominations. Austin pays particular attention to how the Book of Mormon connects itself to the Christian Bible both to form a new canon and to use the canonical relationship to reframe and reinterpret biblical narratives. This canonical context provides an important and fruitful method for interpreting the Book of Mormon.

About the Author

Michael Austin is the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Evansville. His eight books include Vardis Fisher, winner of the Association for Mormon Letters Award for Best Criticism. He is also a recipient of the Association of Mormon Letters Lifetime Achievement Award.

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