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A Textual and Archival Reexamination of Lucy Mack Smith’s History

Sharalyn D. Howcroft

in Foundational Texts of Mormonism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190274375
eISBN:
9780190274405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274375.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Previous scholarly treatment of the history of Lucy Mack Smith has explained the work of Martha and Howard Coray in editing and compiling it. In “A Textual and Archival Reexamination of Lucy Mack ... More


“He Appeared unto Me Three Times in One Night”: Joseph and the Angel: September 1823–September 1826

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/9780190699093.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses Joseph Smith’s First Vision and his vision of the angel and the gold plates. Some historians have argued that he transformed his tale of treasure guarded by a ghost or spirit ... More


Epilogue: Separating the Ewes from the Rams; or, Seeing through a New Lens

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Gedge asks scholars to reject the “feminization” paradigm for understanding women’s role in the nineteenth-century American Protestant church. In its stead, she proposes a “great” or masculine ... 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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