The Disciple as Witness

Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson

Stephen D. Ricks

Richard Lloyd Anderson is a scholars’ scholar. Among Latter-day Saints, he is dean and master of two separate fields of academic study: the New Testament and early LDS Church history.

His passion for history has profoundly influenced his scholarly career; his passion for order and system has shaped his missionary work and directed him into studying law; and his love for Brigham Young University and loyalty to its mission and destiny have guided his academic path.

This volume, as you can see from the table of contents, contains essays written by outstanding LDS scholars on Book of Mormon Studies, Old Testament Studies and Ancient History, and New Testament Studies and Early Christian History.

About the Editor

Stephen D. Ricks

Stephen D. Ricks (Ph.D. in Near Eastern Religions, University of California, Berkeley, and Graduate Theological Union) is Professor of Hebrew and Cognate Learning in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University. He served as president of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies and as chairman of the board, as the founding editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, and as Associate Dean of General Education and Honors at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Second Only to Christ: Joseph Smith in Modern Mormon Piety
  • The Ram and the Lion: Lyman Wight and Brigham Young
  • The Tomb of Joseph
  • Words of Comfort: Funeral Sermons of the Prophet Joseph Smith
  • Richard Lloyd Anderson and Worldwide Church Growth
  • The Return of Oliver Cowdery
  • Eyewitness, Hearsay, and Physical Evidence of the Joseph Smith Papyri
  • Every Kindred, Tongue, and People
  • David Whitmer and the Shaping of Latter-day Saint History
  • Pleasing the Eye and Gladdening the Heart: Joseph Smith and Life's Little Pleasures
  • Scenes from Early Latter-day Saint History
  • Antiquites, Curiosities, and Latter-day Saint Museums
  • The Role of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible in the Restoration of Doctrine
  • The Authorship Debate concerning Lectures on Faith: Exhumation and Reburial
  • John Gilbert's 1892 Account of the 1830 Printing of the Book of Mormon
  • Historical Perspectives on the Kirtland Revelation Book
  • Oliver Cowdery's 1835 Response to Alexander Campbell's 1831 "Delusions"
  • Mormon Missiology: An Introduction and Guide to the Sources
  • A Topical Bibliography of the Works of Richard Lloyd Anderson
  • A Chronological Bibliography of the Works of Richard Lloyd Anderson
  • Contributors
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Publication Information

  • Publication Date: 2000
  • ISBN 13: 978-0934893459
  • Page Count: 624
  • Format: hardcover
  • Price: $ 34.95
  • Imprint: FARMS

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