No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith - Prelude to Destruction Summary & Analysis

Fawn M. Brodie
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Prelude to Destruction Summary and Analysis

1844 seemed to be a time of little resentment towards the prophet and his people, except for the anti-Mormon antagonism in the surrounding counties. Actually, the hostility was deep and far-flung. It was feared that Joseph sought to overcome the one deeply held tenant of the Constitution—that of separation of church and state. Others sought grounds to extradite Joseph on a variety of charges.

Joseph knew of the hatred of the anti-Mormons, yet he knew that the true problem would come from within the church, from apostates. As always, it was apostates who fed half-truths or lies to those who sought to destroy the church and Joseph Smith. He was right. Trouble came from his Second Counselor, William Law, and others close to him.

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