Foundations of the Restoration (REL C 225)

Readings selected from publications of the Religious Studies Center

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder

The First Vision

The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon—Keystone of Our Religion

The Restoration of the Priesthood

  • Richard G. Ellsworth and Melvin J. Luthy, “Priesthood,” in Latter-day Saint Essentials: Readings from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. John W. Welch and Devan Jensen (Provo, UT: BYU Studies and Religious Studies Center, 2002), 135–41.
  • Robert J. Matthews, “The Restoration of All Things: What the Doctrine and Covenants Says,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Craig K. Manscill (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004), 68–91.
  • Farley, S. Brent, “The Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood (D&C 84)” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Craig K. Manscill (Provo and Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, and Deseret Book 2004), 221–33.
  • Kenneth L. Alford, “I Will Send You Elijah the Prophet," in You Shall Have My Word: Exploring the Text of the Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Scott C. Esplin, Richard O. Cowan, and Rachel Cope (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012), 34–49.
  • Matthew C. Godfrey, “A Culmination of Learning: D&C and the Doctrine of the Priesthood,” in You Shall Have My Word: Exploring the Text of the Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Scott C. Esplin, Richard O. Cowan, and Rachel Cope (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012), 167–81.

The Organzation of the Church

Proclaim the Everlasting Gospel

The Gathering of Latter-day Israel

Follow the Living Prophet

Seek Truth

The Lord’s Voice in the Doctrine and Covenants

Additional Scriptures in Our Day

The Vision

The Kirtland Temple and Priesthood Keys

Strength amid Opposition

Redemption of the Dead

Gospel Teachings in Nauvoo           

  • Robert L. Millet, “Doctrines, Covenants, and Sweet Consolation, 1843,” in Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer, ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2010), 467–94,
  • Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, “The Nauvoo Temple, 1841,” in Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer, ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2010), 421–36.
  • Milton V. Backman Jr. and Ronald K. Esplin, “The Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo Periods, 1831–44,” in Latter-day Saint Essentials: Readings from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. John W. Welch and Devan Jensen (Provo, UT: BYU Studies and the Religious Studies Center, 2002), 28–38.
  • Jeni Broberg Holzapfel and Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, “Scenes in Nauvoo,” in A Woman’s View: Helen Mar Whitney’s Reminiscences of Early Church History (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1997), 109–34.
  • Brent A. Barlow, “Israel Barlow and the Founding of Nauvoo,” Religious Educator 10, no. 1 (2009): 11–20.

The Relief society and the Church

The Doctrine of Eternal Marriage and Family

  • James T. Duke, “Eternal Marriage,” in Latter-day Saint Essentials: Readings from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. John W. Welch and Devan Jensen (Provo, UT: BYU Studies and Religious Studies Center, 2002), 105–8.
  • Reed H. Bradford, “Teachings about the Family,” in Latter-day Saint Essentials: Readings from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, ed. John W. Welch and Devan Jensen (Provo, UT: BYU Studies and the Religious Studies Center, 2002), 154–57.
  • E. Dale LeBaron, “Elijah’s Mission: His Keys, Powers, and Blessings from the Old Testament to the Latter Days” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 283–97.
  • Douglas E. Brinley, “Marriage and Family Relationships—The Lord’s Way,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Craig K. Manscill (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004), 295–313.

Plural Marriage

The Prophetic Mission of Joseph Smith

The Martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Succession in the Presidency

Leaving Nauvoo and the Trek West

The Utah War and the Mountain Meadow Massacre

The Revelation on the Priesthood

Preparing the World for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

  • Robert L. Millet, “The Second Coming of Christ: Questions and Answers,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Craig K. Manscill (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2004), 202–20.
  • Keith W. Perkins, “The JST on the Second Coming of Christ,” in The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Robert L. Millet (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1985), 237–49.

Hastening the Work of Salvation

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