Anderson, Robert D.
Toward the Naturalistic Roots of The Book of Mormon : The Solomon Spalding Manuscript, William H. Whitsitt, The Book of Ether, and Psychological Considerations
John Whitmer Historical Association Journal
Robert D. Anderson reviews events concerning Solomon Spaulding and his manuscript writings, which some have claimed is the basis for the Book of Mormon. He discusses the writings of William Whitsitt, who thought Sydney Rigdon was the real author of the Book of Mormon. Anderson spotlights similarities between the Book of Ether and the Book of Mormon. Anderson lists reasons for and against supporting the Spaulding theory of Book of Mormon authorship. The final sections of this article concern Joseph Smith's psychological state relative to Book of Mormon authorship. Anderson concludes that "to believe that one is "special" in receiving knowledge that trumps historical documentation or scientific discoveries requires more than a slight elevation of self-importance and self-deception, and throughout past and present history has created mischief beyond comprehension."
A Further Inquiry Into the Historicity of the Book of Mormon
Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity
B. H. Roberts : Studies of the Book of Mormon
Early Mormon Documents : Volume V
Fawn McKay Brodie : A Biographer's Life
Fawn Mckay Brodie and Joseph Smith : A Psychoanalytic Comparison
Imagining Lamanites : Native Americans and the Book of Mormon
Inside the Mind of Joseph Smith : Psychobiography and the Book of Mormon
James Gordon Bennett's 1831 Report on 'The Mormonites'
Joseph Smith : Rough Stone Rolling
Joseph Smith : The Making of a Prophet
Joseph Smith and the Manchester (New York) Library
Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon
Losing a Lost Tribe : Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church
Manuscript Found : The Complete Original 'Spaulding Manuscript' by Solomon Spaulding
Mormonism Unvailed : Or, a Faithful Account of That Singular Imposition and Delusion From Its Rise to the Present Time
No Man Knows My History : The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet
Religious Seekers and the Advent of Mormonism
Sidney Rigdon The Real Founder of Mormonism
Take Heed That Ye Be Not Deceived
The Early Accounts of Joseph Smith's First Vision
The Enigma of Solomon Spalding
The First Vision Story Revisited
The Founder of Mormonism : A Psychological Study of Joseph Smith, Jr.
The Spalding Theory Then and Now
The Sword of Laban : Joseph Smith, Jr. and the Dissociated Mind