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“A Seer Shall the Lord My God Raise Up”: The Prophet and the Plates

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Joseph Smith was a young seeker in an age of religious awakening. He claimed he was visited by God and Christ in response to his spiritual quest for truth as a 14 year old, but his religious career ... More


“I Cannot Read a Sealed Book”: Martin Harris’s Venture to Eastern Scholars: February 1828

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/9780190699093.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

In February 1828, Martin Harris obtained a transcript of Book of Mormon characters Joseph Smith had copied from the gold plates. He took them to two prominent scholars in New York City: Samuel ... 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 Have Lost My Soul”: Martin Harris and the Missing Manuscript: Summer 1828

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/9780190699093.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

In June of 1828, after Joseph Smith and Martin Harris had translated 116 pages of the Book of Mormon, Harris convinced Joseph to let him take the manuscript for family members to read. Harris agreed ... More


“The Same Heavenly Messenger Delivered Them Up To Me”: Joseph and the Plates: September–December 1827

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/9780190699093.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

Joseph Knight and Josiah Stowell visited the Smith family on September 20, 1827. Two days later, Joseph and his wife, Emma Smith, rode in a wagon to the Hill Cumorah, and Joseph obtained the gold ... More


“I Stood Alone, an Unlearned Youth”: The Translation Begins: April–June 1828

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/9780190699093.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

The documents in this chapter cover events during the spring of 1828, when Joseph Smith and Martin Harris began the translation in Harmony, Pennsylvania. In the years following, Joseph stressed the ... More


Epilogue

Brian Pullan and Michele Abendstern

in A History of the University of Manchester, 1973–90

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062421
eISBN:
9781781700624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062421.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In October 1989 Senate and Council heard that Sir Mark Richmond had resigned his office with effect from 30 September 1990. He had presided with stoicism and courage over the most critical years in ... More


A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190699093
eISBN:
9780190699123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699093.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

This book includes key documents, along with annotation, related to the origin of the Book of Mormon, from Joseph Smith’s first mention of the gold plates to the book’s publication in 1830. Smith ... More


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