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The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History

By: Anderson, Devery Scott & Gary James Bergera

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Signature Books: 2005

Seller ID: 24898

Condition: New in New Dust Jacket


Brand new book. ; For the two months the Nauvoo temple was in operation (December 1845-February 1846) , scribes carefully documented all activities and events taking place inside, including lectures on portions of the ceremonies that were acted out as a play and the significance of sealing rituals. Their narratives begin with the lighting of fires and hauling of water each morning at 3: 00 a. M. In preparation for the day's events. Historians, biographers, and genealogists will find the details (federal marshals searching the building to serve arrest warrants, for instance) , as well... View more info

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JOSEPH SMITH'S QUORUM OF THE ANOINTED, 1842-1845 A Documentary History

By: Anderson, Devery Scott & Gary James Bergera & Todd Compton

Price: $39.95  $35.96

Publisher: Signature Books: 2005

Seller ID: 24899

Condition: New in New Dust Jacket


Brand New Book. ; The first Latter-day Saint temple ceremonies were performed, not in Kirtland, Ohio, but on the second floor of Joseph Smith's Red Brick Store in Nauvoo, Illinois. For nearly four years beginning in 1842, the prophet's modest mercantile functioned as the de facto temple— the site of the first washings, anointings, endowments, and sealings. Preparations to initiate the first members of Joseph Smith's Quorum of the Anointed, or Holy Order, as it was also known, were made on May 3, 1842. The walls of the second level of the store were painted with garden-themed murals... View more info

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CONFLICT IN THE QUORUM - Orson Pratt, Brigham Young, Joseph Smith

By: Bergera, Gary James

Price: $25.95  $23.36

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Signature Books: 2002

Seller ID: 16187

Condition: New in New Dust Jacket


Brand new hardcover book! ; At a meeting of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve in 1860, one of the church's senior apostles complained that "Brother Orson Pratt has withstood Joseph (Smith) and he has withstood Brother Brigham(Young) many times and he has done it tonight and it made my blood chill. "Whenever the quorum discussed Pratt's controversial sermons and writings, the conversation could become heated. As documented by Gary James Bergera in a surprisingly suspensful account, Pratt's encounters with his brothern untimately affected not only his seniority in the Quorum of the T... View more info

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The Autobiography of B. H. Roberts

By: Bergera, Gary James; Roberts, Brigham H.

Price: $19.95  $17.96

Publisher: Signature Books: 1990

Seller ID: 23356

Condition: New


GARY JAMES BERGERA, EDITOR. STERLING M. McMURRIN, FOREWORD. In this exciting and readable autobiography, one of the most colorful figures of the American frontier recounts his poverty-stricken childhood, his rowdy adolescence in Rocky Mountain mining camps, his unsuccessful bid for the U. S. Congress, and his stormy career in one of the leading councils of the Mormon church. Polygamy, women's suffrage, prohibition, and separation of church and state occupy center stage in the unfolding drama of Brigham Henry Roberts's controversial life. BRAND NEW! ; The story-book adventures of Roberts's li... View more info