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How a Mormon scholar turned doubter, then believer

September 03, 2012
source: Salt Lake Tribune

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MR says: For LDS historian Don Bradley, the search for truth about Joseph Smith led to disaffection and, finally, devotion to the Church’s founder.

As an 11-year-old boy, Don Bradley went looking for gold plates.

After all, Mormon founder Joseph Smith said he was directed to a set of such plates, buried in a hill near his house in upstate New York.

On a childhood visit to that hill, Bradley turned over lots of rocks, feeling certain he might find some sacred record overlooked by others.

He never did.

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