A Response to Mormonism--Shadow or Reality?
This is a response to Jerald and Sandra
Tanner's Mormonism--Shadow or Reality? The letter discusses the validity of the
historical analysis used in the work.
and the Occult?
Michael Griffith compares some early LDS practices with similar Biblical
Legal Trials of Joseph Smith
"Joseph Smith believed that his enemies perverted legal processes,
using them as tools of religious persecution against him, as they had been used against
many of Christ's apostles and other past martyrs." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Fulfilled Prophesies of Joseph Smith
Jeff Lindsay discusses some of the prophetic predictions of Joseph Smith.
Could a Prophet Believe in Moonmen?
Van Hale examines the assertion that Joseph Smith believed that the moon
"From the days of Joseph Smith to the present,
wicked and evilly-disposed persons have fabricated false and slanderous stories to the
effect that the Church, in the early days of this dispensation, engaged in a practice of
blood atonement whereunder the blood of apostates and others was shed by the Church as an atonement for their sins." Mormon
A description of what may be considered the most unfortunate incident in
the history of the LDS Church, the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
"The reality of Danites in Missouri in 1838 is both less and more
than the stereotype." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"The possibility of forgery must be considered by all historians as
they ponder their evidence and by archivists as they build their collections." Encyclopedia
".....a forgery used to try to embarrass Joseph
Black Mormons and the Priesthood