Opening the heavens: accounts of divine manifestations, 1820-1844

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John Woodland Welch
Brigham Young University, 2005 - Religion - 500 pages
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The gospel of Jesus Christ was restored beginning in 1820 through a young man named Joseph Smith. Here is the historical documentation for that restoration: the First Vision, the translation of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the priesthood, the opening of the heavens, the outpouring of keys at the Kirtland Temple, and the mantle of Joseph Smith passing to Brigham Young. In the history of religion, no other document collection rivals this one for its abundance and immediacy.

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Review: Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820-1844

User Review  - Tom Nysetvold - Goodreads

Extremely primary-source driven, and presents sources that are not easily accessible. Read full review

Review: Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820-1844

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

This is a really great reference book. It contains all the text of all the versions of Joseph's Smith's tellings of his first version, including audiences of them and explanations of the various ... Read full review


The First Vision
Joseph Smiths First Vision 1
The Appearance of the Father and the Son

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