Most widely held works by Mark Ashurst-McGee
Journals by Joseph Smith ( Book )
in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Journals. Volume 1: 1832-1839 by Joseph Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Features Joseph Smith's first five journals and reflects the beginning of Mormon record keeping in the Church's earliest years.
A pathway to prophethood : Joseph Smith Junior as rodsman, village seer, and Judeo-Christian prophet by Mark Ashurst-McGee ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Zion rising : Joseph Smith's early social and political thought by Mark Ashurst-McGee ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The dissertation explores the early social and political thought of Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Mormon religious tradition. The research is based on a close study of Smith's scriptural and personal writings, augmented by historical sources produced by his early followers and others. Smith's thought is also set in the broader context of early American cultural and political history. In his youth, Joseph Smith experienced the revivals of the Second Great Awakening and the denominational competition for converts that followed in their wake. Confused and upset by doctrinal disputes, Smith sought for religious truth directly from God. In addition to answering his questions, his early visions and revelations foretold that the contention in American society would escalate into violence, war, and destruction. But Smith also proclaimed that a new nation, called Zion, would arise. Further revelations established Zion's laws and government and conceived a new balance between individual freedom and social harmony. Joseph Smith directed his followers to migrate to Jackson County, Missouri, where they attempted to stake out Zion's territory. He prophesied that Zion would grow in size and power as America and the nations of the world fell to ruin. In the short term, Smith's plan was to fill the county with his followers and take the reins of local government through ordinary democratic channels. Once in power, the Mormons could make a political space for themselves in which to live by divine law. The early settlers of Jackson County resented the Mormon community's solidarity, its growing numbers, and the swagger of its overzealous nationalists. When the Mormons became a real political threat, the early settlers forcibly drove them from the county. The magnitude of their losses in land and improvements required the Mormons to seek aid from the state of Missouri in returning to the county. Joseph Smith had to accommodate the Zion project to the broader political landscape. The effort to reoccupy their land, which never succeeded, led to a tenuous reengagement with American political culture.
Joseph Smith, the Kinderhook plates and the question of revelation : a paper submitted to the Mormon History Association for the 1996 annual meeting by Mark Ashurst-McGee ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Paper concerning Joseph Smith and his involvement with the fraudulent Kinderhook Plates of 1843.
Review of Amasa Mason Lyman, Mormon apostle and apostate : a study in dedication by Mark Ashurst-McGee ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Mormonism's encounter with the Michigan relics by Mark Ashurst-McGee ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Journals series by Joseph Smith ( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Antiquities Biography Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Diaries Dissertations, Academic Dowsing Forgery of antiquities History Michigan Mormon Church Mormon Church--Presidents Political and social views Presidents Prophecies Prophets (Mormon theology) Smith, Joseph,--1805-1844 Sources Urim and Thummim Zion (Mormon Church)
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