Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism

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University of Illinois Press, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
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The core of Mormon belief was a conviction about actual events. The test of faith was not adherence to a certain confession of faith but belief that Christ was resurrected, that Joseph Smith saw God, that the Book of Mormon was true history and not philosophy, and that Peter, James, and John restored the apostleships.
 

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The focus of this book is on the founding of the Mormon religion. Although the first chapter is about the Smith family, the focus is on the spiritual as it relates to the family members. There are two ... Read full review

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This is the first of what I consider a series of books. Rough Stone Rolling. This book is fantastic, but ends rather abruptly during the Ohio years. I happened to bump into the author in Manhattan and ... Read full review

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Contents

The Joseph Smith Family
9
The First Visions
43
Translation
79
The Book of Mormon
115
The Church of Christ
143
The Restoration of All Things
179
A Note on Sources and Authorities
189
Notes
193
Index
249
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