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Credible history vs. revisionist hearsay - Answering faith crisis with real history. A story of magic, murder and betrayal.
Seer Stone v. Urim and Thummim places the Book of Mormon translation on trial, presenting the latest research in one of the most comprehensive treatments of the translation process to date providing encouragement for Latter-day Saints who fear they have been "betrayed" by the translation history taught by the Church for over 190 years.
L. Hannah Stoddard
Joseph Smith Foundation director, author, film producer, speaker L. Hannah Stoddard is the co-author of Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation on Trial. She is the founder of Joseph Smith's Legacy and the producer or director of six documentary films. Hidden Bloodlines: The Grail & the Lost Tribes in the Lands of the North (2017) Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets: Revelation 11 Part 1 (2017) For Our Day: Covenant on the Land (2013) For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments (2013) The Prophet Joseph: More than we know (2015) In addition to directing Joseph Smith Foundation projects for over a decade, she is often invited to speak on various radio and video programs. Hannah helped direct her first documentary film, beginning at age 16. She has worked as a history and literature teacher, graphic design artist, software developer, videographer, project manager, agriculturist and research assistant. Her work focuses on Church history and doctrine, answers to Latter-day Saint faith crisis questions, educational philosophy, culture and defending the Prophet Joseph Smith.
James F. Stoddard III
James F. Stoddard III is the father of 10 children. He is a direct descendant of Asael and Mary Duty Smith, the Prophet Joseph Smith's grandparents, and other LDS Church history figures. He is the president of the Joseph Smith Foundation, including Latter-day Answers, ZionTube, FAQs, Papers, InspiraWiki and Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He is the co-author of Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation on Trial and the producer or executive producer of seven documentary films. Hidden Bloodlines: The Grail & the Lost Tribes in the Lands of the North (2017) Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets: Revelation 11 Part 1 (2017) For Our Day: Covenant on the Land (2013) For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments (2013) The Prophet Joseph: More than we know (2015) Creation and Evolution: A Witness of Prophets (2007) James has worked in private, public, religious, corporate and home education as well as Web development, software engineering, videography and natural health. He is the owner of IntegriVizion, a family business specializing in film production, Web development and graphic design. James spends any free moments working on Highland Cathedral Estate, a planned family retreat and learning facility with perennial gardens and walking trails specializing in experimental farming techniques and four-season food production. He currently serves on the Firm Foundation Executive Advisory and Strategic Planning Board. He also authors many papers and articles on the Web. James has worked as a release time Seminary teacher and as an instructor at the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC).