Mormonism and church organization/Changes in the name of the Church/Further Reading

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Further reading

Further reading

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Location of the organization of the Church

Summary: The Church officially teaches that the Church was organized in David Whitmer's log home in Fayette. It is claimed, however, that the "majority of witnesses report that the organization took place in the log home of Joseph Smith, Sr. in the Manchester area"

FairMormon web site

External links

Other resources:

  • Richard L. Anderson, "The House Where the Church Was Organized," Improvement Era (April 1970), 16–19, 21–25. [Fayette]
  • Richard L. Bushman, "Just the Facts Please (Review of Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record by H. Michael Marquardt and Wesley P. Walters)," FARMS Review of Books 6/2 (1994): 122–133. off-site [Fayette]
  • John K. Carmack, "Fayette: The Place the Church Was Organized," Ensign (February 1989), 14–19. off-site [Fayette]
  • Larry C. Porter, "Reinventing Mormonism: To Remake or Redo (Review of Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record by H. Michael Marquardt and Wesley P. Walters)," FARMS Review of Books 7/2 (1995): 123–143. off-site [Fayette]
  • Paul H. Peterson, "Review of Walters and Marquardt, Inventing Mormonism:Tradition and the Historical Record; Was the Church Organized in Fayette or in Manchester?," Brigham Young University Studies 35 no. 4 (1995), 209–??. off-site [Reviews evidence for both sites] (Key source)

Printed material

  • Leland Homer Gentry, "A History of the Latter-Day Saints in Northern Missouri from 1836 to 1839," (Unpublished PhD thesis, Brigham Young University, 1965), 192. (Hard copy available from UMI Dissertation Express; order number 6509857.) [On the name revelation]
  • Larry C. Porter, "Organizational Origins of the Church of Jesus Christ, 6 April 1830," in Larry C. Porter, Milton V. Backman, Jr., and Susan Easton Black, eds., Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint History: New York and Pennsylvania (Provo: BYU Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1992), 149–162. [Fayette]