• 2014 BYU Church History Symposium

    Read about this year's BYU Church History Symposium with Terryl Givens and President Uchtdorf as keynote speakers. CLICK HERE for more information.

  • New Book Coming Soon

    This is a gospel-centered “best practices” book for families and their relationships that is founded on prophetic teachings and substantiated by good science. This book will help readers gain new and important insights about their families. LEARN MORE.

  • 2014 BYU Easter Conference

    Come to the BYU Easter Conference on April 11, at the JSB Auditorium, on BYU campus at 7:00 p.m. Sister Elaine S. Dalton, former Young Women General President will be the keynote speaker. Lloyd Newell and Kelly Ogden will also be featured. Read more . . .

Exploring the First Vision

Edited by Samuel Alonzo Dodge and Steven C. Harper

eBook available - click to purchase

This volume explores some of the seminal articles that examine Joseph Smith’s First Vision, which were written by the foremost experts who have studied it for half a century. This book preserves and shares that work. Those who study the First Vision today depend very much on the works of the scholars that are reprinted in this volume. Moreover, much of the source material on which their articles are based and on which we depend, they discovered and published. The book includes articles by and interviews with James B. Allen, Richard L. Anderson, Milton V. Backman Jr., Richard L. Bushman, Steven C. Harper, Dean C. Jessee, Larry C. Porter, and John W. Welch. The past First Vision scholarship is indispensable to the present. We are beginning to explore further because we can see from their shoulders. For a review by the Association for Mormon Letters, click here. For video interviews with the authors, click here.