By: Whitmer, John (Author), Bruce N. Westergren (Editor)
Salt Lake City, UT, Signature Books: 1995
Seller ID: 26212
Condition: New in New Dust Jacket
Brand new hardcover book! Never been read! ; Simple and straightforward, John Whitmer's early history of Mormonism (1831-44) reflects an implicit faith in Jesus' imminence. To Whitmer, the Millennium overshadowed any other consideration, including inconsistencies in ecclesiastical development. For example, a revelation condemning "hireling priests" is followed by one granting the founding prophet a parsonage and salary. Whitmer made no attempt to reconcile such apparent contradictions. From Historian to Dissident: The Book of John Whitmer is the earliest commissioned history of Mormo... View More...