Thursday, August 14, 2008

Harold Bloom on Joseph Smith

Harold Bloom, a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University, once said this about Joseph Smith:

"I can only attribute to his genius or daemons his uncanny recovery of elements in ancient Jewish theurgy that had ceased to be available either to Judaism or to Christianity, and that had survived only in esoteric traditions unlikely to have touched Smith directly." (Harold Bloom, The American Religion. Page number?)

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