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The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 1: July 1828-June 1831
by Michael Hubbard MacKay , Gerrit J. Dirkmaat , Grant Underwood , Robert J. Woodford , William G. Hartley
This volume marks the beginning of the Documents series of The Joseph Smith Papers. When complete, the Documents series will publish more than a thousand documents created, authorized, or owned by Joseph Smith, including each of his revelations in its earliest form, reports of his discourses, and correspondence. Also found in the series are articles and editorials he wrote ...more
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published October 2013 by The Church Historian's Press
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I've read articles saying that the "Documents" series of the Joseph Smith Papers will be the "back bone" of the Project, and if that is the case, this is certainly a strong beginning to that "back bone." Reading this volume certainly was not as compelling as reading a volume from the Journals or Histories series, but it was still very informative. Of course the historical backgrounds for each of the documents, which, in this volume, are mostly revelations, were excellent. I keep thinking that at ...more