Title

"An Angel or Rather the Savior" at the Kirtland Temple Dedication, The Vision of Frederick G. Williams

Keywords

Savior, Kirtland Temple, Frederick G. Williams, Angel

Abstract

An angel appeared at the Kirtland Temple dedication on March 27, 1836, and President Frederick G. Williams of the First Presidency testified of his appearance. Joseph Smith identified the angel as the Savior come to accept the dedication. Several people in attendance recorded Pres. Williams's testimony and Joseph Smith's identification of the angel as the Savior come to accept his House, the House of the Lord. In 1884, some 50 years later, Truman Angell recorded that the Prophet had identified the angel as Peter come to accept the the House of the Lord. This article considers all the witnesses and the significance of the Savior's appearance at the dedication.

Original Publication Citation

BYU Studies Quarterly vol. 57, no. 2 (2018) 95-130

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

BYU Studies Quarterly

Language

English

College

Religious Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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