Examining the claims of Jonathan Neville and the Heartland movement

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Claiming victory without engaging in battle

In a brief blog post published on June 18, 2019, Jonathan Neville tells us:
In April [2019] I did a series of posts on the M2C* hoax and the Illusion of Scholarship – Mormon’s Codex.
I feel compelled to mention that, in that series of posts, he also completely failed to address a single claim made by John L. Sorenson in his book. Instead, Neville’s five posts covered a single (misinterpreted) quote from the foreword, a blurb from the book jacket, an attack on Sorenson’s work in general, an attack on Book of Mormon Central, and an attack on an article published in Interpreter.

Neville was literally zero-for-five in his “review” of Mormon’s Codex, yet he seems to think that he actually accomplished something.

Disappointing, yet hardly unexpected.

—Peter Pan

* “M2C” is Jonathan Neville’s acronym for the theory that the Book of Mormon took place in Mesoamerica and that the hill Cumorah in the Book of Mormon is not the same hill in New York where Joseph Smith received the plates of Mormon.


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