The purpose of this study is two fold: first, to review the historical sources pertaining to the observance of fasting from the time of the establishment of the church in 1830 until 1896, when the last essential change in its observance occurred; and second, as the payment of fast offerings is so closely related to an analysis of the subject, to trace its development out of the Church's policy to provide for its poor.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wengreen, A. Dean, "The Origin and History of the Fast Day in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" (1955). All Theses and Dissertations. 5204.
Mormon doctrine, Fasting