Sponsored by BYU Studies—Does religion look any different when viewed through the lens of environmental history? Continue reading “10 questions with Jedediah Rogers”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Latter-day Saints celebrate 1820 as the year in which Joseph Smith first saw and conversed with God the Father and Jesus Christ. To mark the bicentennial of this landmark event, the Joseph Smith Papers Project has released a six-episode podcast, The First Vision: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast.
Join host Spencer McBride as he introduces the first-ever podcast produced by the Joseph Smith Papers Project.Continue reading “Introducing ‘The First Vision: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast’”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Christopher Blythe was researching 19th century dreams and visions when he stumbled across an unexpected find: a previously unrecorded revelation given to Brigham Young. Continue reading “10 questions with Christopher Blythe”
Bruce A. Van Orden is the author of “We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout: The Life and Times of W. W. Phelps,” and an emeritus professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. Continue reading “10 questions with Bruce Van Orden”
Robin Jensen is a co-editor for the latest volume of the Joseph Smith Papers, “Revelations and Translations, Vol. 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts.” In this interview, he answers questions about the new publication and explains why it is a landmark volume. Continue reading “New Joseph Smith Papers volume offers unprecedented access to Book of Abraham materials”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is publishing a new official history in four volumes. The first volume, “Saints: The Standard of Truth: 1815-1846” is being released today.
Matt Grow, Director of the Church’s Publications Division and volume editor for “Saints” joins FromtheDesk.org for an exclusive interview. Continue reading “‘Saints’ editor discusses new history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
SALT LAKE CITY — From the gold plates and the Book of Mormon to the Nauvoo Female Relief Society Leadership and Minute Book to several of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s journals and letters, the collection of 13 essays in “Foundational Texts of Mormonism: Examining Major Early Sources” (Oxford University Press, $74, 448 pages) utilizes insights from the Joseph Smith Papers and a focus on historical context to more fully understand foundational texts of Mormonism.