Title

Authority, Power, and the "Government of the Church of Christ," 1835

Keywords

Church of Christ, Authority, Power

Abstract

This chapter will first review the events of 1835 in the life of Joseph Smith. There were no uneventful years in his life, and 1835 was as bewilderingly busy and meaningful as any. Second, it will focus on the establishment of two additional presiding Church quorums—the Twelve and the Seventy—and situate those key moments in the larger story of the Church’s ecclesiastical development. Most Saints today know something of the beginnings of priesthood and Church government, but the story is more interesting and inspiring than most of us realize

Original Publication Citation

“Authority, Power, and the ‘Government of the Church of Christ,’” in Richard N. Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson, eds., Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer (Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2010), 195-231.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Religious Studies Center

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

History

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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