Raamattu mormonien pyhänä kirjana

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List of Authors: Kim Östman
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Teologinen Aikakauskirja
Volume number: 123
Issue number: 1
Start page: 2
End page: 17


The Bible as Mormon Scripture — The Bible is one of the four books
accepted as scripture by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, the Mormon mainstream. This article analyses how these Mormons
view and use the Bible, its texts and related scholarship. The
English-speaking church accepts the King James Version as its official
Bible, whereas in non-English contexts, the church uses the common Bible
translations available in each language or nation. Although not
officially canonised, Mormons also use their founder’s commentary on and
changes to the biblical text, known as the ‘Joseph Smith Translation’.
Biblical exploration within Mormonism contains elements of explicit
eisegesis, as scriptural texts are viewed through the lens of modern-day
church teachings and traditions. Mormons generally emphasise
conservative viewpoints when engaging in scriptural exegesis, but some
openness to the results of historical-critical scholarship can also be


Bible, Mormonism, Religious studies, Theology

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