The Rise of Mormonism: 1816-1844
(Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged)

by H. Michael Marquardt

8.5 x 11 434 pages
Footnotes, Bibliography, Index.
Xulon Press

Paperback ISBN 9781628392395 Price: $28.99


Common Abbreviations

1 Relocation to Palmyra and Manchester, New York
2 Palmyra Revival of 1824-1825
3 Secular and Religious Background
4 Manchester Scryer
5 The Treasure
6 Smith Family Activities
7 Life in Harmony, Pennsylvania
8 Publication of the Book of Mormon
9 Literary Dependence in the Book of Mormon: Two Studies
10 Restoring the Church of Christ
11 New Jerusalem in America
12 Revelations through Joseph Smith
13 Missionary Work
14 Bible Revision
15 Priesthood Restoration
16 Papyri and Writings of Abraham
17 House of the Lord: The Kirtland Temple
18 Problems at Kirtland
19. Danites and Dissenters
20 Development in Theology
21 Building Nauvoo
22 Priesthood Ordinances
23 Plural Wives in Nauvoo
24 Sarah Ann Whitney
25 Emily Dow Partridge
26 More on Nauvoo Plural Wives
27 Tragedy: Death of a Prophet

Conclusion - Progress of Mormonism

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The Rise of Mormonism: 1816-1844 is a unique book that examines the early beginnings of this religious movement. This revised second edition clarifies and includes additional sources to this study. Here is an open, honest, and refreshing history of the foundational years of the Latter-day restoration movement. You may have heard that Joseph Smith (1805-1844) was the prophet of Mormonism. But do you know the story behind the gold plates? This book examines the background, evolution, conflicts, and sacrifices made by church members. Primary sources are used to cover over the unique teachings of Smith, including the scriptures he produced. The newly released Book of Commandments and Revelations manuscript is consulted. The theology of the founding prophet evolves away from the early teachings in the Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith made changes to his revelations and also to his early story. This book includes four chapters on Plural marriage. If you want to know the history and basis for every church whose teachings go back to the Book of Mormon this is the book. Read from the records of the day.

H. Michael Marquardt is an independent historian and a longtime research consultant of the Latter-day Saints (Mormons). He has been publishing on Mormonism for more than thirty years. He is the author of Joseph Smith's 1828-1843 Revelations (Maitland, Florida: Xulon Press, 2013).

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