No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith - Mysteries of the Kingdom Summary & Analysis

Fawn M. Brodie
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Mysteries of the Kingdom Summary and Analysis

During his life in Nauvoo, Joseph wrote his autobiography and history of the church. Ms. Brodie says that he wrote this as a reconstruction of the history, not as it happened, but as he wanted posterity to remember him. Again, she denies his vision of God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, as the beginning of his public life, as a dream or fantasy. She concludes that he spent time attempting to distill his revelations into a guide for his people, calling it the Article of Faith. Actually, the Articles of Faith came from a letter to John Wentworth, who had requested his history and a summary of the religion.

She further considered the Book of Mormon to have been a concern for Joseph, considering it to have been a fraud. By this time...

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