Book of Mormon/Early reactions to/No intelligent person/CriticalSources

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The following sources all expressed the view that no intelligent person could or should be convinced by the Book of Mormon.

Source(s) of the criticism

  • “The Book of Mormon and the Mormonites,” Athenaeum, Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art 42 (July 1841): 370–74. off-site
  • “The Mormons,” Auburn Journal and Advertiser (22 December 1841). off-site
  • [Letter on Mormonism, 26 July 1841,] Christian Advocate and Journal (New York) 15, no. 52 (11 August 1841). off-site
  • “Prevalence of Mormonism,” Christian Advocate and Journal (New York) 16, no. 17 (8 December 1841). off-site
  • “Mormonism (from the Scotsman),” The Christian Reformer; or, Unitarian Magazine and Review 8 (June 1841): 386. off-site
  • “Mormons and Mormonism,” Christian Register and Boston Observer (Boston) 20, no. 52 (25 December 1841). off-site
  • “Mormonism,” Christian Watchman (Boston) 21, no. 39 (25 September 1840). off-site
  • “The Rise and Ruin of the Sect of Mormon,” The Congregational Magazine (September 1844): 641–649. off-site
  • “The Book of Mormon,” The New-Yorker (New York) (12 December 1840): ??. off-site
  • “The Mormons,” Religious Herald (Richmond, Virginia) (9 April 1840). off-site
  • “History of Mormonism,” Southern Quarterly Review (New Orleans) 1, no. 2 (April 1842): 398–413. off-site
  • Anon., "From the Upper Mississippian. Letters About the West. Number Three. Nauvoo—Mormon Religion," Times and Seasons 2 no. 8 (15 February 1841), 322–24. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.) off-site
  • Anon., "Great Discussion on Mormonism Between Dr. West and Elder Adams, at the Marlboro’ Chapel," Times and Seasons 3 no. 19 (1 August 1842), 863–64. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.) Reprinted from The Bostonian (25 June 1842). off-site
  • Anon., "Mormons, or Latter Day Saints," Times and Seasons 4 no. 2 (1 December 1842), 27–28. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.) Reprinted from the Baltimore Clipper. off-site
  • Anon., "[Reply to New York Evangelist]," Times and Seasons 3 no. 21 (1 September 1842), 905–6.. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.) off-site
  • “Mormonism, or Knavery Exposed,” Western Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio) (28 April 1841). off-site
  • Robert Baird, Religion in the United States of America (Glasgow: Blackie and Son, 1844), 647–49. off-site Full title
  • Henry Brown, The History of Illinois (New York: J. Winchester, New World Press, 1844), 394. off-site Full title
  • Henry Caswall, The City of the Mormons; or, Three Days at Nauvoo, in 1842, 2nd ed. revised and enlarged, (London: J. G. F. & J. Rivington, 1843), 1. off-site
  • John A. Clark, “Gleanings by the way. No. VI,” Episcopal Recorder (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (5 September 1840): 94. off-site
  • A Disciple, ["Concluding Remarks,"] Morning Chronicle (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) (22 July 1842). off-site
  • James H. Hunt, Mormonism: Embracing the Origin, Rise and Progress of the Sect (St. Louis: Ustick and Davies, 1844), 1, 86. off-site
  • T. C. Johnson to Alexander Campbell, “Methodistic Candor And Consistency,” Millennial Harbinger 7, no. 12 (December 1843): 553–57. off-site
  • Daniel P. Kidder, Mormonism and the Mormons (New York:Lane and Sandford, 1842), 6-7, 11-13. off-site Full title
  • George Peck, “Mormonism and the Mormons,” Methodist Quarterly Review (January 1843): 111, 113, 115. off-site
  • R.T.M., “The Mormons,” Religious Monitor and Evangelical Repository (18 January 1842): 345–46. off-site
  • Walter Scott, “Mormon Bible–No. V,” The Evangelist (Carthage, Ohio) 9, no. 6 (1 June 1841): 132–36.. off-site