Tag: Gospel Topics

The Plural Marriage Revelations Of Joseph Smith

The recent Gospel Topics essay “Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo” asserts that Joseph Smith received the revelation authorizing polygamy around 1831 and that “the revelation on plural marriage was not written down until 1843.” However, the 1843 version of the revelation responds to contemporary events, raising such questions as: How much of the revelation …

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Exploring the Gospel Topics Essays on LDS.org

In 2013, the Church began posting a series of essays on LDS.org on various Gospel Topics as a way to more fully explore aspects of Church history and cultural issues. Panelists will explore what impact these essays are having. What role do these documents serve? Who is their intended audience and are they reaching it? …

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