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Joseph Smith, the first Mormon

  • 527 Pages
  • 4.73 MB
  • English
Doubleday , Garden City, N.Y
Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844, Mormons -- United States -- Biog


United S

Statementby Donna Hill.
LC ClassificationsBX8695.S6 H54
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 527 p., [8] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5421798M
ISBN 10038500804X
LC Control Number73015345

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Donna Hill, author of Joseph Smith: The First Mormon, was born in Salt Lake City, earned a master's degree in Library Science at Columbia University, worked at the New York Public Library, and became an assistant professor and head of the Teachers' Central Laboratory at Hunter College Library, New York.

She died in Cited by: The coming forth of the Book of Mormon, foretold by ancient prophets, began with an angelic visitation in to year-old Joseph Smith. Seven years later, inthis scriptural canon of the Latter-day Saints was published for the world.

“The Book of Mormon [is] the most correct of any book on earth,” Joseph Smith stated, “and the keystone of our religion.” These scriptures.

Book of Mormon scholar Grant Hardy observed: “If the primary purpose of the Book of Mormon were to function as a sign — as tangible evidence that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God — that mission could have been [Page ] accomplished much more concisely A longer tome might be more impressive to some, but it would put off other.

Joseph Smith, the founder and leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (more commonly known as Mormonism), is murdered along with. How Joseph Smith and the Early Mormons Challenged American Democracy. In Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith established a theocracy, ran for President, and.

Before hiding the gold plates, Moroni, the last prophet of the Book of Mormon, wrote on the book’s title page that the book would be translated “by the gift and power of God.” This remains the best description of the translation of the Book of Mormon.

Joseph Smith dictated the words of the translation to scribes, mostly Oliver Cowdery. To participate in the bicentennial commemoration of the Restoration, to heighten appreciation for Joseph Smith’s First Vision, and to help better inform Latter-day Saints of the founding event of their history, earlier this year Book of Mormon Central (BMC) began publishing a series of short online articles offering insights into the First Vision.

To the inside front cover are affixed four clippings of descriptions of different versions of first edition copies of the Book of Mormon and of an edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, along with a clipping describing the origin of the text of the Book of Mormon and a bookplate of the “Shepard Book Company” of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Book of Mormon, first printed inis currently being published in more than 80 languages worldwide. This is the simple, direct testimony of Joseph Smith, giving some of the events that led to the Restoration of the gospel and the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Joseph Smith, American prophet and founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Smith published the Book of Mormon in and shortly thereafter organized a small church of his Joseph Smith followers.

Learn more about the life, writings, and legacy of Joseph Smith. How did Joseph Smith an uneducated farm-boy write The Book of Mormon. There have been changes since the first edition of the book, named by Joseph as ‘the most correct book on earth.

Hear Him!" Church members refer to this experience as the "First Vision." It forever changed Joseph Smith and has become a central tenet of Latter-day Saint belief. It began the work of restoring the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. Joseph Smith is perhaps best known for his translation of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

Joseph Smith, Jr. (Decem - J ) was the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, also known as Mormonism, and an important religious and political figure during the s and s/5(56).

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In earlyan unknown farmer in upstate New York burst upon the world’s book-publishing scene. The Book of Mormon rolled off the Grandin Press in Palmyra, New York, with Joseph Smith listed as “author and proprietor” on the title page.1 That same year, a few other authors produced new titles, including The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck by Mary Shelley, Letters and Journals of Lord Byron.

(BOOK OF MORMON) SMITH, Joseph. The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi Kirtland, Ohio: Printed by O. Cowdery & Co. for P.P. Pratt and J. Goodson, 12mo, contemporary full sheep gilt, brown morocco spine label.

Most scholars of the Book of Mormon believe that JS and Cowdery translated the portion from Mosiah to Moroni first, and the portion from the first book of Nephi to Words of Mormon second.

(See, for example, Welch, Opening the Heavens, –, –; and Metcalfe, “Priority of Mosiah,” –). One of four major biographies of Joseph Smith, Donna Hill's award-winning book is the most comprehensive.

Hill cautiously rejects the simplistic reductionism of either/or characterizations in favor of a broader, more humanistic view that takes Smith on his own terms as both prophet and as man/5.

Many Book of Mormon names and places are strikingly similar to many local names and places of the region where Joseph Smith lived Is this really all just a coincidence.

(CES Letter) CES Letter shows a map by Vernal Holley which cherry-picks eleven obscure names from thousands in a hugesquare-mile five-state region of the United States and Canada. Then, Vernal Holley fits these. Further Reading. Don Bradley and Mark Ashurst-McGee, “Joseph Smith and the Kinderhook Plates,” in A Reason for Faith: Navigating LDS Doctrine and Church History, ed.

Laura Harris Hales (Salt Lake City and Provo, UT: Deseret Book and BYU Religious Studies Center, ), 93– Mark Alan Wright, “Joseph Smith and Native American Artifacts,” in Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith. Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by His Mother— Chapter 32 By Lucy Mack Smith.

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Work of printing the Book of Mormon continues. Hyrum Smith is led by the Spirit to go to the press on the Sabbath. He and Oliver Cowdery discover Abner Cole pilfering the Book of Mormon, publishing it in a series in his small newspaper.

3 The resulting manuscript, the Book of Mormon, was published in March On April 6,Joseph Smith organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and became its first president. Mormon founder Joseph Smith is said to have “unsealed” the Book of Mormon document when he was given the ancient plates by the angel Moroni in order to translate and print the scripture in However, the passage in Isaiah has nothing to do with Mormonism or the Book of Mormon.

Conversely, Joseph was very clear about where he KNEW the Book of Mormon to have occurred. In the Wentworth letter (which Joseph stated was received by revelation) Joseph wrote “I was also informed concerning the aboriginal inhabitants of this country, and shown who they were, and from whence they came; a brief sketch of their origin, progress, civilization, laws, governments.

Joseph Smith had limited education. Joseph Smith was only 23 years old when he dictated the Book of Mormon, and had about 7 years of formal education, with almost all of that home-schooled. Joseph Smith was not a writer.

Joseph had never published book or story or anything that we know of. The Book of Mormon is large. The first time Joseph Smith heard about the Book of Mormon was from an angel named Moroni, who had visited him and told him that “there was a book written upon gold plates” and its whereabouts.

Moroni further disclosed to Joseph that the book contained a history of people who lived during the early generations of Americas, and that it.

Joseph Smith stated that the Book of Mormon was “the keystone of our religion,” to which the former LDS Prophet Ezra Taft Benson added, “Just as the arch crumbles if. The Book of Mormon was first published and sold at the bookstore of E.B. Grandin in Palmyra, New York in March of (Today, the building the houses the bookstore-turned-religious-landmark is known as the Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site.) First editions from the original 5,copy print run have sold for between $44, to $, The first professor of Dartmouth College, founded to bring Christianity to the American Indians, was John Smith--first cousin to Joseph Smith's father.

While at Dartmouth, Professor John Smith taught noteworthy students Solomon Spalding and Ethan Smith about how ancient indians traveled from Africa to settle the Americas. (Joseph Smith, The Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, compiled and edited by Dean C.

Jessee [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., ], – ) From the Wentworth Letter–shows that Moroni instructed Joseph on many aspects relating to Book of Mormon geography. Illustration from “From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon”, excerpted by FairMormon.

Skeptics have put forth several theories of Book. Do the earliest records surrounding Joseph Smith support an First Vision? The Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith’s revelations show how the church came into being and why a new church was needed but do not mention a First Vision.

Lucy Mack Smith’s history suggests that the Lord began speaking to Joseph innot Of three major biographies of Joseph Smith -- including those by Fawn Brodie and John Henry Evans -- Hill's is the most comprehensive and most temperate.

Skillfully navigating between secular criticism and overt devotion, she chooses to take Joseph Smith on his own terms, as both a fallible human being and as a transcendent prophet who founded a major religious movement.Book Review: Jesus’ Resurrection and Joseph’s Vision: Examining the Foundations of Christianity and Mormonism Top 10 Teachings of Mormonism Not Supported by the Book of Mormon Joseph Smith and the Seer Stone: The Art of the Book of Mormon Translation Process.