The work of the forger Mark Hofmann frames many key problems and changes in Mormon historiography. More specifically, it reveals a tension between versions of Mormon history that are propagated in the religion. On one hand, there is a documented and literal history. On the other, a sacred and engaging myth. However, these two cannot coexist harmoniously.
"Forging the Mormon Myth,"
Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/ojur/vol6/iss1/4