Criticism of Mormonism/Books

Analysis of books critical of Mormonism

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Critical books beginning with the letter 'A'

Response to claims made in American Massacre by Sally Denton

Response to claims made in An Insider's View of Mormon Origins by Grant Palmer

Response to claims made in Answering Mormon Scholars Vol. 1 by Jerald and Sandra Tanner

Response to claims made in Answering Mormon Scholars Vol. 2 by Jerald and Sandra Tanner

Response to claims made in Archaeology and the Book of Mormon by Jerald and Sandra Tanner

Critical books beginning with the letter 'B'

Response to claims made in Becoming Gods by Richard Abanes

Response to claims made in Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Will Bagley

Response to claims made in By His Own Hand upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri by Charles Larson

Critical books beginning with the letter 'C'

Response to claims made in Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon

Critical books beginning with the letter 'D'

Response to claims made in Decker's Complete Handbook on Mormonism

Response to claims made in Deconstructing Mormonism by Thomas Riskas

Response to claims made in Do Christians Believe in Three Gods?

Critical books beginning with the letter 'E'

Response to claims made in Mormonism and the Magic World View by D. Michael Quinn

Critical books beginning with the letter 'I'

Response to claims made in In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith by Todd Compton

Response to claims made in Inside Today's Mormonism by Richard Abanes

Critical books beginning with the letter 'L'

Response to claims made in Letters to a Mormon Elder by James White

Response to claims made in Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church by Simon Southerton

Critical books beginning with the letter 'M'

Response to claims made in Mormonism 101

Response to claims made in Mormonism: Shadow or Reality

Response to claims made in Mormonism Unmasked

Response to claims made in Mormonism Unvailed

Response to claims made in Mormon America: The Power and the Promise

Critical books beginning with the letter 'N'

Response to claims made in Nauvoo Polygamy by George D. Smith

Response to claims made in No Man Knows My History by Fawn Brodie

Critical books beginning with the letter 'O'

Response to claims made in One Nation Under Gods by Richard Abanes

Critical books beginning with the letter 'P'

Response to claims made in Passing the Heavenly Gift by Denver Snuffer

Critical books beginning with the letter 'S'

Response to claims made in Same-Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example by D. Michael Quinn

Response to claims made in Studies of the Book of Mormon by B. H. Roberts

Critical books beginning with the letter 'T'

Response to claims made in The Book of Lehi by Christopher Nemelka

Response to claims made in The Counterfeit Gospel of Mormonism by Norman L. Geisler

Response to claims made in The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: A Complete Edition by Robert Ritner

Response to claims made in The Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin, Hank Hanegraaff (editor)

Response to claims made in The Lion of the Lord by Stanley P. Hirshson

Response to claims made in The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power by D. Michael Quinn

Response to claims made in The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn

Critical books beginning with the letter 'U'

Response to claims made in Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

"Understanding Mormon Disbelief: Why do some Mormons lose their testimony and what happens to them when they do?" by Open Stories Foundation

Summary: Responses to a "study" which claims to illuminate the reasons for Mormon disaffection.

Critical books beginning with the letter 'V'

Response to claims made in Visions of Glory by John Pontius

Critical books beginning with the letter 'W'

Response to claims made in Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon? The Spalding Enigma by Wayne Cowdery, Howard Davis, and Donald Scales


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