BYU studies, name of church
Few periods in our Church history were more fraught with trial and tension than late 1837 and early 1838. There was a warrant for Joseph Smith’s arrest in Kirtland, Ohio, due to practices related to the Kirtland Safety Society. Key leaders were dissenting and questioning Joseph’s fitness to remain their prophet and president, leading to the painful release and later excommunication of top leadership in Missouri. An ever-tightening grip of poverty and indebtedness plagued the Saints, many of whom were beginning to migrate into Caldwell and Daviess Counties.
Goodwin, K, Shane
"The History of the Name of the Savior’s Church,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 58:
3, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol58/iss3/2