Mormon studies, Joseph Smith, community
Several weeks ago I received an email from someone who identified himself as a BYU student doing a research paper on the Prophet Joseph Smith. He asked, “Would you be kind enough to share with me what you feel the impact of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon on the world has been?” This was an important question, so I took time framing my reply. I wrote, “It was big.” However, upon reflection, I decided against sending that email. I did not want to do most of his work for him. I thought perhaps I would now revisit that question in a little more depth.
Givens, Terryl L.
""Lightning Out of Heaven": Joseph Smith and the Forging of Community,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 45
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol45/iss1/1