Posts Tagged ‘Mormon History’

Mormon News, June 27–July 1

In the News LGBTQ SUICIDES DURING PRIDE MONTH There were online reports of at least three and as many as six LGBTQ Mormon youth suicides in the past several days. The news spread on social media as obituaries and...

Glorious in Persecution

Glorious in Persecution
In Joseph Smith’s narrative, God himself is a character with emotion, dimension, presence. We struggle to understand how deeply personal God was for the Mormon prophet. It is impossible to know for sure if Joseph would or could have...

Natural Born Seer

Natural Born Seer
Like all of God’s prophets, Joseph Smith perceived the divine word largely through the prism of his own experience. It was not necessary for him to convert followers to a new world view. He needed only to tap into...

Mormon News, September 7–11

assembly
The LDS Church provided a rare glimpse this week at an internal memo meant to address rumors and urban legends shared by members. The memo was spurred by a spike in Mormons who believe the end times are near...

Mormon News, June 1–5

Thousands are expected to attend funeral services for Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, who passed away last Friday. Perry was diagnosed with thyroid cancer just forty days before he died. Before he became ill,...

Famous Book on Mormonism Republished 175 Years Later

Mormonism-Unvailed
Now with explanatory notes and commentary June 1, 2015. Salt Lake City—The most famous early critical look at the Mormon faith was the 1834 book Mormonism Unvailed. The odd spelling of “unvailed” was considered proper at the time of...

Mormon News, May 25–29

Elder L. Tom Perry of the Twelve Apostles will receive hospice care after it was announced his thyroid cancer has spread aggressively and is terminal. The ninety-two-year-old apostle no longer attends meetings. Perry has been a member of the...

Reviews – Mormonism Unvailed

Mormonism-Unvailed
“Despite an obvious bias, Eber D. Howe provided a service to historians the way he gathered eyewitness accounts and primary documents, for which he was never properly recognized. --Jan Shipps

excerpt – History of Joseph Smith

GENERAL INTRODUCTION On 27 April 1838, shortly after his arrival at Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, Joseph Smith, with counselor Sidney Rigdon and clerk George W. Robinson, began dictating what would become the official History of the Church of...

History of Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

History of Joseph Smith V1
Published serially in Illinois from 1842 to 1846 in the church’s Times and Seasons, then in Utah in the Deseret News from 1851 to 1857, the history was subsequently revised and published as six volumes by assistant church historian B. H. Roberts from 1902 to...