Daily Feature

Each weekday, we spotlight content from BYU Studies: articles, reviews, web updates, staff picks, etc. These spotlights are called “Daily Features.” To read the full text for the feature, click the “Read More” link from the front page. You can download the article or other item for free during the week that it is featured.

Book Review Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space
April 2, 2015
by Elwin C. Robison
This daily feature is an introduction to a full book review by Elwin C. Robison. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

David J. Howlett, a professor and member of the Community of Christ, opens up a view of the Kirtland Temple that is not often considered by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Howlett chronicles the various ways that the Kirtland Temple has been a point of conflict and confluence, influencing the interaction between faith traditions stemming from Joseph Smith's religious experiences.

In the first section of the book, Howlett summarizes the history of the Kirtland Temple, the groups who worshipped there, and the . . .
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History of the Church Series
April 1, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Mark Lyman Staker. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to . . .

Special Feature
March 31, 2015

Joseph Smith's firsthand accounts of his first vision of Deity are now available on josephsmithpapers.org in ten languages. Readers and researchers can now read these accounts in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and . . .

Additional Features
On April 2, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1832

Wellsville, Ohio. Joseph Smith traveled from Warren to Wellsville, Ohio.

On this day in 1834

Chardon, Ohio. Ohio v. Doctor Philastus Hurlbut. Joseph Smith attended court in the matter of his complaint against Hurlbut.

On this day in 1838

Geauga County, Ohio. Stannard v. Young, Pratt, and Smith: Having initiated a suit against Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and Parley P. Pratt, the day before the case was scheduled to be heard, the parties settled. Apparently some additional payment was made and the farm returned.

On this day in 1843

Ramus, Illinois. After hearing Orson Hyde preach on the Second Coming, Joseph Smith kindly corrected him in private and at a public meeting. Some of his instructions to Elder Hyde became Doctrine and Covenants 130.

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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
Was Harry S. Truman fulfilling prophecy when he recognized the state of Israel?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

View text of the company journal with an entry for every day of the journey here.

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