OPENING THE HEAVENS - Accounts of Divine Manifestations 1820-1844

OPENING THE HEAVENS - Accounts of Divine Manifestations 1820-1844

By: Welch, John W.

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Cover has some light edge and corner wear.; Joseph Smith had only one request of the publisher of the Chicago Democrat, to whom he directed his now-famous Wentworth Letter: "All that I shall ask at his hands, is, that he publish the account entire, ungarnished, and without misrepresentation." In accord with that request, Opening the Heavens lets these foundational documents of key events in LDS Church history speak for themselves. The relevant passages are presented in their entirety, plainness, and veracity, according to established standards of documentary editing. Here are the historical documents for the key events of the Restoration in which heavenly elements were powerfully evident: the First Vision, the translation of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the priesthood, the opening of the heavens, the outpouring of keys at the Kirtland Temple, and the mantle of Joseph Smith passing to Brigham Young. Such events are the backbone of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The firsthand accounts contained in Opening the Heavens make it one of the most persuasive and influential Church history books you may ever read or own. Table of ContentsIntroductionThe First VisionThe Earliest Documented Accounts of Joseph Smith's First Vision - Dean C. JesseThe Appearance of the Father and the Son to Joseph Smith in 1820 - James B. Allen and John W. WelchThe Coming Forth of the Book of MormonThe Miraculous Translation of the Book of Mormon - John W. Welch The Restoration of the PriesthoodSeventy Contemporaneous Priesthood Restoration Documents - Brian Q. Cannon and BYU Studies StaffVisions upon VisionsParting the Veil: Joseph Smith's Seventy-six Documented Visionary Experiences - Alexander L. BaughThe Restoration of Temple Keys and PowersA Pentecost and Endowment Indeed: Six Eyewitness Accounts of the Kirtland Temple Experience - Steven C. HarperThe Succession in the PresidencyThe Mantle of the Prophet Joseph Passes to Brother Brigham: One Hundred Twenty-one Testimonies of a Collective Spiritual Witness - Lynne Watkins JorgensenOther Documented Key EventsFurther Early Church Historical Documents Originally Published in BYU StudiesHistorical Name Index; 6.25" x 9.25"; 500 pages; ; 0842526072

Title: OPENING THE HEAVENS - Accounts of Divine Manifestations 1820-1844

Author Name: Welch, John W.

Categories: Church History, Faith Promoting, Plan of Salvation,

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Brigham Young University: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 39816

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