Who can detect the spirit of the french prophets with their revelations. At his death seventeen years later, in 1844, he had left a substantial archive for the study of his life and the church he was instrumental in founding. We invite you to come and learn more about the prophet joseph smith. The eventful destiny of america has also been revealed to gods prophets. See knowlson, james, universal language schemes in england and france. Friendship, he told his people, is the grand fundamental prniple principle of mormonism, to revolution ize. If you havent seen it, youre in for a delightful experience. The new film joseph smith american prophet has inspired lives and strengthened testimonies since its release last fall. The evidence is irrefutable and anyone who is willing to examine this will see that joseph smith was a false prophet. The false lds joseph smith and the real historical. Witnesses of the prophet joseph smith prophet of god. White and joseph smith grew up in the shadow of the american revolution and the wake of newly found religious freedom in new york.
The book covers the period of smiths life up until 1831. Truman madsen has done extensive research on the history and major events in the prophet joseph smiths life. The prophet joseph smith s writing career began at age twentytwo when he commenced translation of the book of mormon. Here is a man who was born in the stark hills of vermont. To joseph smith the lord revealed that the whole of america is zion itself from north to. History of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints wikipedia. Packer reminded us of an earlier such meeting, as reported by president wilford woodruff. The latterday saints mormons hold as among the first and most important principles of their religion, on which all the rest is based, that the founder of their church, joseph smith jr. The french revolution, by thomas carlyle faculty of social. Smith came out of an extraordinary spiritual hothouse that was the result of the american revolution an unintended result, but a result nonetheless. Record book diary and journal, 183536sketch book for the use of joseph smith, jr. A prophet, according to the old and new testament, relies on revelation from god to teach the people, and not on his own wisdom or learning. The story of joseph smith, which profiles the life and times of the controversial religious figure. The purpose of all this information is to give the evidence concerning joseph smith s testimony as to whether or not he was a true latterday prophet of god.
Martin harris, a wealthy farmer who had helped joseph and emma financially, came to visit. American prophet by coppermoon on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. It is an easy read and flows well with many well placed pictures and paintings throughout. The prophet joseph smiths writing career began at age twentytwo when he commenced translation of the book of mormon. What has been shared so far is the claims of joseph smith being a latterday prophet to restore gods church and authority priesthood on earth again, and the things that pertained. Not many know the life story of joseph smith, the founder of mormonism, and americas one and only native prophet. Everything, the condition of the tape and the jacket of the tape was just as he said it was and i. Sonorously narrated by gregory peck, american prophet sketches a fascinating profile but it veers into hagiography. Kloppenberg further argued that the history of american democracy is replete. The prophet of the restoration is a 2005 film that focuses on some of the events during the life of joseph smith, founder of the latter day saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church. Joseph smiths prophecies if a person is an active, faithful member of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints often called mormons, then he or she must have received a personal witness that joseph smith was a called and chosen prophet of god. Autobiographical sketch, 1832a history of the life of joseph smith, jr. Angloamerican prophecy in the age of revolution philadelphia.
Fate and the persecutors of joseph smith mormonismi. O n april 30, 18 39, the pr ophet purch ased the land including and surrounding the s mall. A brief history of the early visions of the prophet and the rise and progress of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Who was this joseph smith, and what was it about his remarkable life story that inspired such impassioned rancor or unflinching loyalty and even reverence. The life and times of wilford woodruff, a mormon prophet. He reiterated the prophecy during a sermon about two weeks later. What is most notable about heidi swintons american prophet, the story of joseph smith is the contrast between what is in it and what is not. Prophet of the revolution this article is more than years old percy bysshe shelley is typically seen as the quintessential english romantic poet, all clouds and skylarks. Friendship, he told his people, is the grand fundamental prniple principle of mormonism, to revolutionize. Some pbs stations including kbyu will air mormonpromoting joseph smith film. Until february 1828, joseph copied many of the characters and translated a few using the urim and thummim. Theodore turley also was present at the conversation. The film was shown in the legacy theater of the joseph smith memorial building from its opening on. New theory connects a native american prophet with joseph.
Clergymen and the politics of revolutionary america charlottesville. This site lists 21 clusters of prophetic oracles attributed to smith. The story of joseph smith offers a fascinating portrait of a man whose name has indeed been had for good and evil among all nations. Virginia, and his naval history during the war of the american revolution. A joseph smith chronology prominent characters a joseph smith bibliography. In response, smith dictated a revelation which clarified his office as a prophet and an apostle.
Joseph smith s death, however, did not halt the work of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, one of the fastestgrowing religions in the world today, with more than ten million members. Includes interviews with historians some of them mormon and lds officers and elders. Everything, the condition of the tape and the jacket of the tape was just as he said it was and i would buy from this seller again. This is a significant film amoung the ldsmormon community because it focuses on the story of the restoration of the church of jesus christ through joseph smith. Brigham young, sidney rigdon, joseph smith iii, and at least four others each claimed succession. Our purpose in this article is see about applying the prophet test to joseph smith. A pbs docudrama of the life of mormon leader some believe prophet joseph smith 180544. Joseph smith junior as rodsman, village seer, and judeochristian prophet. Review american prophet is all about proselytizing and not exactly a balanced look at smiths life. A motion picture about the life and legacy of joseph smith, the founding prophet of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints who translated the book of mormon. Countless histories of the french revolution have moved onto the library shelves since 1789, and no end is in sight.
Charlatan or prophet, divine leader or schizophrenic dictator, visionary or fraud, joseph smith, founder and first prophet of church of jesus christ of latter day saints, is featured in american prophet. Joseph smith an american prophet by john henry evans. The somewhat sanitized documentary american prophet. Lundwal l, re fl ec t a p owerf ul current in the mainstream of mormon folk belief. Published for the first time in their entirety, the personal diaries of mormon founder joseph smith 180544 provide an unequaled view of this controversial american religious leader. Brought to video by pbs, this documentary speaks to the masses about the godfearing. Joseph smith 1st president of the church of christ later the church of jesus christ of latter day saints april 6, 1830 18300406 june 27, 1844 18440627 successor disputed. In light of these parallels, perhaps joseph smiths claim to be a second mohammed unwittingly became his most genuine prophecy of all. When so many were looking for answers to questions larger than life, says narrator gregory peck, smith said. Teachings of the prophet joseph smith scripture citation index. When so many were looking for answers to questions larger than life, says narrator gregory peck, smith said that he had. Translation scholar who was the prophet joseph smith.
The missing film gave the filmmakers the opportunity to add new elements in telling the story. Vogel casts smith in the role of a magician, who perhaps believes in his own ability to perform magic while using fraud to support his position. It was an old book of my dads and it has been interesting to see an outsiders point of view. American prophet, the story of joseph smith, was wonderful. Yet this american frontier prophet of the early 1800s found little honor and eventual martyrdom at the hands of an angry mob in his own country. The most recurring theme of joseph smiths life as found within heidi swintons book was his endearing love for both his friends and his enemies. This restoration is believed to have begun as he was a 14 year old boy to the eventual establishment of the organization in 1830. Organized by smith, the founding prophet of the church of jesus christ of. Cannon, life of joseph smith the prophet salt lake city. Joseph smiths death, nineteen booklength biographies of the prophet have appeared in print. From the time of joseph smith, the church had taken a favorable view as to the american revolution and the necessity at times to violently overthrow the. The presence of a modern prophet brought biblical history into the present. The bottom line has been that joseph smith is a very hard individual to explain because he was either very. By the time of his death, 14 years later, he had attracted tens of thousands of followers and founded a religion that continues to the present with millions of global adherents.
The story of joseph smith 1999 gregory peck narrates this powerful story of a tumultuous chapter in 19th century american religious history. With eric artell, joseph batzel, kimberly elaine crowe, sam dalton. Who was this joseph smith and what was it about his remarkable life story which inspired such impassioned rancor or unflinching reverence. Joseph smith, prophet of the restoration is a great reminder of how blessed we are to have the fullness of the gospel in these latterdays. Joseph smith american prophet reveals a new comprehensive history of this revered figure. In addition to being prophet and president of the church, he also served as mayor, commander of the nauvoo legion state militia, justice of the peace.
In addition, citing journal entries and scholarly interviews, audiences will see dramatized scenes of joseph translating the book of mormon by looking at a seer stone in a hat, being pulled out of his home at night to be tarred and feathered, shivering in the liberty jail, speaking to his. Jul 14, 2006 prophet of the revolution this article is more than years old percy bysshe shelley is typically seen as the quintessential english romantic poet, all clouds and skylarks. The bottom line has been that joseph smith is a very hard individual to explain because he was either very brilliant or inspired and taught by god or both. Prophet joseph smith during the nauvoo period historical note in the latter part of april, joseph smith and those who w ere incarcerated with him escaped from the prison in which they were held for mor e than six m onths in mis souri.
Previous compilations of carefully selected and sometimes rewritten passages of smiths diaries and journals do not capture the intensity of the present. After the french revolution american politicians began to weed out the more radical political elements of. When he was 24, smith published the book of mormon. Salt lake city, utin a press conference earlier today, filmmaker richard dutcher announced that the subject of his next film will be the life of the prophet joseph smith, jr. With john foss, anna daines, casey elliott, tom nacy warner. Since joseph smith was a false prophet then by logical conclusion the so called restored church he organized is not of god. This reboot of the 1999 pbs production narrated by the late great actor gregory peck, includes new material and scenes that bring insight into the prophet s life.
I recommend it to anyone in the church lds or anyone who wants to know about our chuch. The late thomas odea, a sympathetic but critical scholar, thought of the book of mormon that too many american sentiments permeate the work. Like others in history, smith brewed god, sex and politics into a fatal mix, but his church prospered. Its merchants and planters formed a strong governing class, contributing many leaders to the fight for independence. In december of 1827, joseph smith and emma moved to harmony, pennsylvania, and joseph was able to translate without persecution. Articles which are accessible, such as joseph smith tells his own story, which has been. Joseph smith, the son of the prophet, and president of the reorganized mormon church, paid me a visit, and i had a long talk with him. The book of mormon and the american revolution book of. End reason death 2nd mayor of nauvoo, illinois in office may 19, 1842 18420519 june 27, 1844 18440627. One sunday night in 1834 the prophet joseph smith called on all. This 2017 narrative beautifully portrays the rich details of his life, the founding of the lds church and its early history in new york, ohio, and illinois. As far as joseph smith seeing the son of man in 1890, that was the year the name of the bahai prophet bahaullah was first publicly mentioned in the u.
The making of a prophet is a biography of the formative years of the founder of mormonism written by dan vogel. Sep 15, 2006 this movie is to show how wonderful the prophet joseph smith jr. Smith came from an unremarkable new england family. This reboot of the 1999 pbs production narrated by the late great actor gregory peck, includes new material and scenes that bring insight into the prophets life. Full text views reflects the number of pdf downloads, pdfs sent to. Archived from the original pdf on september 27, 2011. Joseph smith was visited by the angel moroni and muhammad by gabriel. Our study is based upon an item offered here by jeff lindsey, a prominent internet lds apologist. If this is the same as the cassette version i bought about 20 years ago, there are 8 different talks entitled first vision and its aftermath, spiritual gifts, josephs personality and character, joseph smith and trial, kirtland temple, doctrinal development. First presidency and quorum of the twelve apostles. Deseret book, 1958, 345 in 1844, josiah quincy, the distinguished american judge and congressman, declared. Before this new york has originally been settled by the dutch. The story of joseph smith, is an online resource with information on joseph smith, his life, and his legacy. By the time of the american revolution, south carolina was one of the richest colonies in america.
The testimony of the prophet joseph smith about the savior jesus christ and about the church of jesus christ of latterday saints needs to be considered seriously and prayerfully by all who want to receive a testimony of the truth revealed directly from god. Mar 28, 2011 a motion picture about the life and legacy of joseph smith, the founding prophet of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints who translated the book of mormon. This movie is to show how wonderful the prophet joseph smith jr. Joseph smith 180544, the founder of the mormon church, is profiled. Prophet and speaker, who has spoken wisely the thing it longed to say. Though he directed his followers to collect and publish their stories of. Important doctrinal discourses of the prophet joseph smith. Truman madsen has done extensive research on the history and major events in the prophet joseph smith s life. Founded as furtrading post by french settlers, 1764. There is a brief mention of jane james, a young convert of african descent. If this is the same as the cassette version i bought about 20 years ago, there are 8 different talks entitled first vision and its aftermath, spiritual gifts, joseph s personality and character, joseph smith and trial, kirtland temple, doctrinal development and nauvoo. Translation scholar in december of 1827, joseph smith and emma moved to harmony, pennsylvania, and joseph was able to translate without persecution. What strikes you the most as you read the story of the restoration and organization of the church.643 358 1169 1468 796 1120 55 305 723 543 679 522 516 1215 1350 262 634 238 467 748 603 960 1372 410 662 952 1085 1504 1427 682 799 1337 314 536 819 237 342 669 849 1047 1133 502