BYU Studies, conference proceedings, First Vision, Methodism
When I started looking at early American Methodism thirty years ago, the first thing that struck me was how full of vibrant supernaturalism it was. Early American Methodists lived in a world where visions, prophetic dreams, and supernatural impressions were everywhere. God spoke to them directly. They talked about these things openly, without embarrassment. Supernaturalism was a part of everyday life and central to their connection to one another.
"Methodism as Context for Joseph Smith’s First Vision,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 59
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol59/iss2/11