Journal 24:1 | BYU Studies

Journal 24:1

Dan Jones, a Welsh immigrant who converted to the Church in 1843, was with Joseph Smith in jail on the Prophet's last night in mortality. This issue of BYU Studies presents the first English translation of Jones's account of "The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith and His Brother Hyrum." Also included are the results from Gerald Stott's study of the "Effects of College Education on the Religious...Read more

The Dynamics of Terror in Orwells 1984

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Old Man

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Lehi's Personal Record: Quest for a Missing Source

The Book of Mormon teems with references to numerous works known by its compilers and authors but not included in its final collection of texts. The documents comprising the brass plates, for instance, are mentioned merely in passing. Further, Mormon alludes to a substantial collection from which he distilled the nearly thousand-year history of his people. These countless unnamed texts, moreover... Read more

Effects of College Education on the Religious Involvement of Latter-day Saints

Mormonism fosters education. LDS theology views life essentially as an educational process. Mortality is seen as a probationary state, a period of learning and testing. Knowledge and mastery of both self and environment through obedience to divine law is the basis of eternal progression. Thus in Mormon dogma education not only helps man in this life, it also assists him in his quest to achieve... Read more

The Beginning of Wisdom

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Mormonism in a European Catholic Region: A Contribution to the Social Psychology of LDS Converts

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The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith and His Brother Hyrum by Dan Jones

Dan Jones, a Welsh immigrant and convert, accompanied Joseph and Hyrum Smith to Carthage and was with them in the jail during their last night in mortality. On that occasion the Prophet uttered his final prophecy; he declared that Jones would live through the events in Carthage and return to his native Wales and fulfill the mission to which he had been called earlier." Dan Jones fulfilled Joseph... Read more

Announcement of Evans Biography Award

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Mormon Women Speak: A Collection of Essays

Many Mormon women recognize that selfless service does not preclude development of talents, but finding how to balance both is a genuine concern for them. It is not surprising, therefore, that balance becomes a key theme Mary Lythgoe Bradford's analogy of women's essays, Mormon Women Speak. Many of the essays deal with the task of achieving a balance, and Bradford has structured the book to make... Read more

Volume 23 Index

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