Book of Mormon/Authorship theories/Clumsy or amateurish/CriticalSources

Source(s) of the criticism

  • “Mormonism,” Boston Recorder (Boston, Massachusetts) 17, no. 41 (10 October 1832). Reprinted from Lockport Balance (New York), circa September 1832. off-site
  • Cincinnati Advertiser and Ohio Phoenix (2 June 1830). Reprinted from Wayne County Inquirer, Pennsylvania, circa May 1830. off-site
  • “The Golden Bible,” The Cleveland Herald (Ohio) (25 November 1830): 3. off-site
  • “Imposition and Blasphemy!!—Moneydiggers, Etc.” The Gem (Rochester, New York) (15 May 1830): 15. off-site
  • “Mormonism,” New York Weekly Messenger and Young Men’s Advocate (29 April 1835). Reprinted from The Pioneer (Rock Springs, Illinois), March 1835. off-site
  • “We have received the following letter,” Painesville Telegraph (Painesville, Ohio) (22 March 1831), ??. off-site
  • The Book of Mormon,” Painesville Telegraph (Ohio) (30 November 1830).
  • “A hungry lean-faced villain,” The Reflector (Palmyra, New York) 3d series, no. 7 (30 June 1830): 53-54. off-site
  • “The Marion Monk,” The Reflector (Palmyra, New York) 3d series, no. 16 (13 September 1830): 124-125. off-site
  • “Blasphemy–‘Book of Mormon,’ alias The Golden Bible,” Rochester Daily Advertiser (New York) (2 April 1830). off-site
  • “Golden Bible,” Rochester Advertiser and Daily Telegraph (New York) (31 August 1829). Reprinted from Palmyra Freeman, 11 August 1829. off-site
    "The subject was almost invariably treated as it should have been—with contempt."
  • “Book of Mormon,” Rochester Republican (New York) (28 December 1830). off-site
  • S. Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate (Utica, New York) new series 2, no. 6 (5 February 1831): 47. off-site
  • The Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, New York) (26 June 1829). off-site [the earliest mention of this concept which FAIR has identified]
    "Most people entertain an idea that the whole matter is the result of a gross imposition and a grosser superstition.
  • “The Mormon Mystery Developed,” Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, New York) (20 December 1833). off-site
  • A, “‘When ignorance is bliss tis folly to be wise.’” The Reflector (Palmyra, New York) 3d series, no. 1 (1 May 1830): 6. off-site
  • A.H.M., “Ancient and Modern Mormonism,” Western Examiner (St. Louis, Missouri) 2, no. 46 (10 December 1835): 366-67. off-site
  • C. C. Blatchley, “Caution Against the Golden Bible,” New-York Telescope 6, no. 38 (20 February 1830): 150. off-site
  • J. Newton Brown, “Mormonites,” Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (Boston: Shattuck & Company, 1835), 844. Reprinted from Cross and Baptist Journal, Fall 1834. off-site
  • Alexander Campbell, “Signs of the Times,” Millennial Harbinger 5, no. 4 (April 1834): 148, note. off-site
  • Thomas Campbell, “The Mormon Challenge,” Painesville Telegraph (Painesville, Ohio) 2, no. 35 (15 February 1831): 2. off-site
  • James H. Eells to Joshua Leavitt, 1 April 1836, New York Evangelist (New York) 7, no. 15 (9 April 1836): 59. off-site
  • Ephraim Ensley to Brother Badger, 1835, Reading, New York Christian Palladium (Union Mills, New York) 4, no. 18 (15 January 1836): {{{pages}}}. off-site
  • Gimel, “Book of Mormon,” The Christian Watchman (Boston) 12, no. 40 (7 October 1831). off-site
  • D. Griffiths, Jun., Two Years’ Residence in the New Settlements of Ohio, North America: With Directions to Emigrants (London: Westley and Davis, 1835), 132. off-site
  • H., Letter to the Editor, Observer and Telegraph (Hudson, Ohio) (30 December 1830). off-site
  • Eber D. Howe, Mormonism Unvailed (Painesville, OH, 1834), 18, 35. (Affidavits examined)
  • David Marks, The Life of David Marks (Limerick, ME: Printed at the Office of the Morning Star, 1831), 340-342. off-site Full title
  • David Marks, [Untitled Remarks on Mormonism], Morning Star (Limerick, Maine) 7, no. 45 (7 March 1833): 177.
  • Plain Truth, “Mr Editor,” The Reflector (Palmyra, New York) 2, no. 10 (6 January 1831): 77. off-site
  • Josiah Priest, American Antiquities (Albany: Hoffman and White, 1833), ??. off-site
  • La Roy Sunderland, “Mormonism,” Zion’s Watchman (New York) 3, no. 2 (13 January 1838): 6. off-site
  • Western Traveller, “Mormonism,” Christian Advocate and Journal (New York) 7, no. 30 (22 March 1833): 1. off-site
  • Alphonoso Wetmore, Gazetteer of the State of Missouri (St. Louis: C. Keemle, 1837), 93-96. off-site