Unpublished Revelations of the Prophets and Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The first volume of Fred C. Collier’s Unpublished Revelations (1979) contains revelations (actual or alleged) which were received by Joseph Smith but which for various reasons are not printed in the Doctrine and Covenants. Volume 1 also includes certain visions and revelations of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Orson Pratt. Among other documents reproduced in volume 1 are the patriarchal blessings Joseph Smith pronounced upon his father and other men, a revelation regarding the names for God, the words of “A Song, sung by the gift of tongues and translated,” the Prophet’s 1833 prayer for the redemption of Zion, and an account of a Wilford Woodruff meeting in the Gardo House with Mormon lawyers.

Now, fourteen years later, Collier has published a sequel containing 165 diverse “unpublished revelations.” Readers will find additional revelations received by Joseph Smith and numerous accounts of the First Vision and the visitations of the angel Moroni. Also included are David Whitmer’s proclamation, extracts from the history of Lucy Mack Smith, and several Whitmer interviews. The volume contains visions of God the Father, Christ on the cross, and Adam and Eve as remembered by Zebedee Coltrin almost fifty years after they are said to have occurred. Collier also selected accounts of Brigham Young speaking in tongues, of healings performed by David W. Patten and Heber C. Kimball, of one of Parley P. Pratt’s dreams, of a revelation received by Joseph Smith as related by the apostate Reed Peck, and of Amanda Smith’s testimony of her son’s miraculous healing following the Haun’s Mill Massacre.

Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 33:4
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