A study of the demagoguery of Joseph Smith, Jr. Public Deposited

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  • This study Is a rhetorical analysis of ten documents of Joseph Smith, Jr's. early revelations spanning the period of 1829 to 1831 to determine the extent to which he used demagogic rhetoric in pursuit of his goals. A definition of demagoguery is provided and is applied in an analysis of these revelations. His statements are examined in their historical setting for truthfulness, for his motivation and for rhetorical strategies. This analysis discloses that Smith's rhetoric employed distortions of truthfulness for personal gain. He altered documents in order to mislead his followers, and he used divine persona in order to compel obedience.
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