Meridian Magazine (an online Mormon web site) has just posted an interview with Richard Bushman. His latest tome is a biography on Joseph Smith titled Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling. Because I am currently reading this book, I found the interview fascinating. Here are some of the questions that Bushman answered:
- When you are considering the life of someone like Joseph Smith, who millions revere as a prophet and others take as a fraud, what is the historian’s role?
- As a believer, how can you avoid writing about Joseph Smith with a bias?
- How do you evaluate material and sources about Joseph Smith from critics whose goal was to destroy him?
- What makes Joseph Smith’s story so compelling?
You may be intrigued by his responses as well. Check it out!
(Originally posted at the A-Team Blog: http://ateam.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2005/12/15/1451163.html )
posted at 12:39 PM