Daily Feature

Each weekday, we spotlight content from BYU Studies: articles, reviews, web updates, staff picks, etc. These spotlights are called “Daily Features.” To read the full text for the feature, click the “Read More” link from the front page. You can download the article or other item for free during the week that it is featured.

History of the Church Series Joseph Smith and the 1834 D. P. Hurlbut Case
May 27, 2015
by David W. Grua
This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by David W. Grua. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to Utah in the 20th century. Find more articles tied to each location and time period in our Church Historic Sites section. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

Joseph Smith, the Latter-day Saint Prophet, was not a lawyer by training, but he became well acquainted with the court system in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois during his brief lifetime. Through his encounters with the law, he developed a distinct view of the law's prospect for delivering . . .
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Special Feature
May 26, 2015

In the 1990s, Church members in Manaus, Brazil, were 4,000 kilometers from the nearest temple, which was in São Paulo. The rain forest, half the length of the Amazon, and most of the Brazilian coast lay in between, and yet . . .

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Holiday Feature: Memorial Day
May 25, 2015

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Colleen Whitley published in issue 23:1 of BYU Studies. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

Operating under the umbrella of Welfare Services and the direction . . .

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Additional Features
On May 27, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Okaw branch of the Kaskaskia River, Illinois. As Joseph Smith's history records, he and the brethren of Zion's Camp experienced the protection of angels on their journey.


On this day in 1836

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith's grandmother Mary Duty Smith died.


On this day in 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith stayed at home and took medicine for a bilious attack.


On this day in 1844

Carthage, Illinois. Bostwick v. Smith: Defendant moved to have the case dismissed, and the motion was granted.


On this day in 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith, accompanied by friends, went to Carthage, Illinois, to attend the circuit court in answer to perjury and adultery indictments against him.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
Where did the book of Abraham papyri come from?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

The ship passed a “steam” ship headed east.

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