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Fundamentalism

Steven C. Harper

in First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199329472
eISBN:
9780190063092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329472.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

J. Reuben Clark’s 1938 speech to Mormon religious educators established a litmus test of orthodoxy based on belief in the historicity of Joseph Smith’s first vision. Dale Morgan and then Fawn Brodie ... More


Consolidation

Steven C. Harper

in First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199329472
eISBN:
9780190063092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329472.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Neuroscience and some leading memory theorists agree that memories take time to develop or consolidate. Joseph Smith’s accounts of his first vision show that he was aware of his awareness during the ... More


Extract from His History

Steven C. Harper

in First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199329472
eISBN:
9780190063092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329472.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Joseph Smith grew up in a visionary family that lived in a visionary culture, but nothing in the historical record reveals that he told his family about his first vision in the 1820s. Many modern ... More


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