Thursday, May 30, 2019
A number of years ago I discussed some of the concerns I had over the rise of what has come to be known as the Heartland Movement.
"Losing the Remnant: The New Exclusivist `Movement' and the Book of Mormon," FARMS Review 22/2 (2010): 87-124.
"Joseph Smith, Revelation, and Book of Mormon Geography," FARMS Review 22/2 (2010): 15-85.
In 2015 I also addressed some of the writings and claims of Jonathan Neville who is currently one of the leaders of this movement.
"The Treason of the Geographers: Mythical `Mesoamerican' Conspiracy and the Book of Mormon," Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-Day Saint Faith and Scholarship 16 (2015): 161-205.
"John Bernhisel's Gift to a Prophet: Incidents of Travel in Central America and the Book of Mormon," Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-Day Saint Faith and Scholarship 16 (2015):207-253.
"Zarahemla Revisited: Neville's Newest Novel," Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-Day Saint Faith and Scholarship 17 (2015):17-61.
"Setting the Record Straight"
It appears that I have not been the only target such attacks. These now include CES, including the Seminary and Institute program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University, the Church History Department, editors of the Joseph Smith Papers, Interpreter Foundation, FAIRMormon, Book of Mormon Central, and some of the art which may be hanging on our chapel walls.
I was recently surprised to note the appearance of Neville-Neville Land: Refuting the Errors of Jonathan Neville and Heartland Hoax. It seems that Peter Pan and Captain Hook have taken up the gauntlet and have been addressing the poor logic, misrepresentation, and escapades of the Neville-One.
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