Oliver Cowdery: Scribe, Elder, Witness

Larry E. Morris

About the Editor

Larry E. Morris

Larry E. Morris (MA, Brigham Young University) is a writer and editor with the Joseph Smith Papers Project. He recently published a book with Yale University Press on the ultimate fate of the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

About the Author

John W. Welch

John W. Welch (J.D., Duke University) is the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law at Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School, editor in chief of BYU Studies, and director of publications for the university's Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for LDS History. He is the founder of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. He serves on the executive committee of the Biblical Law Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Chronology
  • A Brief Biography of Oliver Cowdery
  • Oliver Cowdery's Vermont Years and the Origins of Mormonism
  • The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon
  • Translating and Printing the Book of Mormon
  • Oliver Cowdery and the Mythical "Manuscript Found"
  • Oliver Cowdery and the Restoration of the Priesthood
  • An Examination of the 1829 "Articles of the Church of Christ" in Relation to Section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants
  • The Impact of the First Preaching in Ohio
  • Oliver Cowdery's 1835 Response to Alexander Campbell's 1831 "Delusions"
  • Oliver Cowdery's Kirtland, Ohio, "Sketch Book"
  • Oliver Cowdery and the Kirtland Temple Experience
  • James H. Hart's Contribution to Our Knowledge of Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer
  • "The Private Character of the Man Who Bore That Testimony": Oliver Cowdery and His Critics
  • The Return of Oliver Cowdery
  • The Dedication of the Oliver Cowdery Monument in Richmond, Missouri, 1911
  • An Original Daguerreotype of Oliver Cowdery Identified
  • Reuben Miller, Recorder of Oliver Cowdery's Reaffirmations
  • Further Reading and Selected Bibliography
  • Name Index
  • About the Authors
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Publication Information

  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Language: English,
  • ISBN 10: 0842526617
  • ISBN 13: 9780842526616
  • Page Count: 448
  • Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

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