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Article of the Week

June 1, 2018
Article of the Week
Spencer W. Kimball and the Revelation on Priesthood
Author Edward L. Kimball,

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Edward L. Kimball that was published in issue 47:2. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

No doubt the most dramatic moment of the Spencer W. Kimball administration and probably the highlight of Church history in the twentieth century occurred in June 1978, when the First Presidency announced a revelation allowing worthy men of all races to be ordained to the priesthood and allowing worthy men and women access to all temple ordinances. The history of this issue reaches back to the early years of the Church. Without understanding the background, one cannot appreciate the magnitude of the 1978 revelation.