Journal of Undergraduate Research


Mormon studies, melchizedek priesthood, restoration, Joseph Smith Papers


Religious Education


Church History and Doctrine


Many historians, both Mormon and non-Mormon, have developed ideas about the restoration of the priesthood, and there is a rich literature that describes the details of those events. However, the Joseph Smith Papers Project, for which my mentor, Dr. MacKay is an author, has uncovered new information and produced new analysis from their detailed work that will help reinterpret and specify some of the important events of the restoration. This analysis is valuable to both the Church as a whole and to my individual knowledge and testimony of the Church. The ORCA research project in which I have participated has supported the work of Dr. Michael MacKay on his book manuscript about the restoration of the priesthood.

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