Jonathan Napela: A Noble Hawaiian Convert
Mormon Studies, Jonathan Napela, converts
Jonathan Hawaii Napela is considered by many to be the most influential Hawaiian convert to Mormonism. Descending from royal lineage (known to Hawaiians as the ali‘i), he was born September 11, 1813, to his father Hawaiiwa‘a‘ole and his mother Wiwiokalani, in Honokowai on the island of Maui.1
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods, “Jonathan Napela: A Noble Hawaiian Convert,” in Regional Studies in Church History for the South Pacific,eds. Reid Neilson, Steven C. Harper, Craig K. Manscill, Mary Jane Woodger (Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2008), 23—36.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred, "Jonathan Napela: A Noble Hawaiian Convert" (2008). Faculty Publications. 5628.
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