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Church: Materializing Authority and Ordaining the Prophet

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/9780252043017.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The third foundational narrative that secured Joseph Smith’s religious authority surrounds the founding of his church, the Church of Christ. It marked Smith’s prophetic voice extending beyond his ... 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


“An Angel of God Came Down from Heaven”: The Three Witnesses: Late June 1829

Larry E. Morris

in A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190699093
eISBN:
9780190699123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699093.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

The documents in this chapter deal with the experience reported by Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris in June 1829. Both first-and secondhand accounts are included. The statement of ... More


“I Often Sat By and Saw and Heard Them Translate and Write for Hours Together”: The Translation: June 1829

Larry E. Morris

in A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190699093
eISBN:
9780190699123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699093.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

Around June 1, 1829, David Whitmer arrived in Harmony, Pennsylvania, to move Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to Fayette Township, New York, a journey of more than one hundred miles. With the help of ... More


“It Is Marvelous to Me”: Interlude: Autumn 1828–March 1829

Larry E. Morris

in A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190699093
eISBN:
9780190699123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699093.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

The period from the autumn of 1828 to March 1829 was an interregnum of sorts because Joseph Smith was in Harmony, Pennsylvania, providing for his family, as shown by David Hale’s store ledger. Joseph ... More


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