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Authority, Baptism, and Angelic Restoration

Michael Hubbard MacKay

in Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter shows how the evolving narrative about Smith receiving the power to baptize sheds light on his authoritative role in Mormonism. Analyzing Mormon baptism is a great first example of how ... More


Apostleship and the Authority of Change

Michael Hubbard MacKay

in Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In addition to baptism, a second foundational narrative that demonstrates Joseph Smith’s authority was the establishment of the Mormon apostleship. His translations and revelations called for major ... More


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