This is part three in a series on the Fielding Legacy story. While Joseph Fielding was serving as a missionary in Bedfordshire, England he visited the home of his sister Ann Matthews, the home where his beloved father and taken his last breath.
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The Journal of Discourses have historical and religious value, but Gerrit Dirkmaat urges members to be careful quoting specific passages and to realize that in most cases, there is no way to know the specific words used. Here's why.
In an article published yesterday, we talked about how Lucy Mack's Preliminary Notes were extensively edited before they became the book we have had for years in the Church. Many readers asked, “Did Brigham Young edit Lucy’s book, and if so why?” Here’s the answer.
Can you imagine what a boon it would be if the mother of any of the great men or women of the world had written their biographies? As Latter-day Saints, we have that kind of remarkable resource on the life of Joseph Smith, written by his mother Lucy Mack Smith, a rare thing indeed. It will be serialized here on Meridian.
When my mom passed away, The Friend magazine happened to be running a story about John Carling, who Brigham Young had asked to carve the pattern for the 12 oxen that held up the font in the Nauvoo Temple. At Mom’s burial in the Fillmore cemetery, one of her granddaughters had the magazine with her and wanted to find John’s gravestone.
The belief that every man will be required to practice polygamy in the future or that every woman will have to share her husband in eternity is not only unsupported, but also mathematically perplexing.