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By Fawn M. Brodie

The 1st paperback variation of the vintage biography of the founding father of the Mormon church, this ebook makes an attempt to respond to the questions that proceed to enclose Joseph Smith. was once he a real prophet, or a proficient fabulist who turned enthralled via the goods of his mind's eye and ended up being martyred for them? 24 pages of images. Map.

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No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith

The 1st paperback variation of the vintage biography of the founding father of the Mormon church, this ebook makes an attempt to respond to the questions that proceed to enclose Joseph Smith. used to be he a real prophet, or a proficient fabulist who grew to become enthralled through the goods of his mind's eye and ended up being martyred for them?

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The revivals by their very excesses deadened a normal antipathy toward religious eccentricity. And these pentecostal years, which coincided with Joseph Smith's adolescence and early manhood, were the most fertile in America's history for the sprouting of prophets. In the same decade that young Joseph announced his mission, William Miller proclaimed that Jesus would visit the earth in March i843 and usher in the millennium. Thousands flocked to his ranks, auctioned off their property, and bought ascension robes.

III, p. 29. ) 22 No Man Knows My History before felt in any being—just at this moment of great alarm, I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. " My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join.

She was a handsome woman with fine eyes and jet-black hair, which curled over the purple robe hanging from her shoulders. Gossip had it that although she could neither read nor write she could recite the whole Bible from its having been read to her. Jemima's chief aide, whom she called the Prophet Elijah, would tie a girdle tight about his waist, and when his belly swelled in protest, he would be filled with prophetic visions. Two years after the Smiths arrived in Ontario County, rumors stirred the neighborhood that "the Friend" had died and that despite her followers' denials her body was moldering in a Jerusalem cellar.

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