Tag: Daymon Smith

  • Volume One: Introduction

    The first twenty-eight pages of A Cultural History of The Book of Mormon walk us through the meta-text generated about The Book of Mormon even before it was published. Daymon Smith extracts excerpts from newspapers at the time that showed how stories surrounding the unpublished book helped form/frame perceptions of it. “Gold Bible” stirred up […]

  • Cultural History

    I’ll be re-reading The Cultural History of The Book of Mormon over the next several weeks. It is five volumes and covers a lot more than meets the eye. I’ll do my best to share what stands out and what blows my mind.

  • Tale of Izilba – Thoughts on Words

    Nearly every Thursday, a group of individuals gathers in a room in downtown Salt Lake City. I heard of the group from a friend whom I met during my days in The Remnant movement and knew I was reading Daymon Smith’s books. The majority of the group has known one another for years. The group has […]

  • Reimagination: The Book of Mormon (in three volumes) – 11/01/2018

    Reimagination: The Book of Mormon (in three volumes) – 11/01/2018

    [The Jaredite] history is given near the end of the Book of Mormon. It is that people, among the Faithful exiled from Numenor, whose pre-flight story has now been told in Words of the Faithful. The tales of Izilba and of Zhera’ bring together the world brought into story by Tolkien, and that other tale […]

  • The Journey Begins

    The Journey Begins

    Recently, an anthropologist (quoted below) said to a group of individuals that it is important to take this seriously. By “this,” he meant a specific thing – Estel – but I’ve allowed myself the liberty of expanding this to mean the sum of reimagination.  This blog is my attempt to document the journey to reimagination. This blog […]