Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Donald L. Enders, 1834 affidavits, Joseph Smith, Smith family, Church history


The character and claims of Joseph Smith are fundamental to the claims of the Church he founded. Knowing this, critics of the Prophet have contended for more than a century and a half that he and his family were the kind of people from whom nobody would want to buy a used car, much less receive a plan of salvation.