Primary sources

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Primary sources

These are texts of relevance to Church history and apologetics. They are not all "endorsed" by FAIR; they can sometimes be important for understanding where an issue or discussion has come from, however.

Ancient

Theosis texts

Summary: Quotes about human deification from non-LDS Christians

19th Century

Newspapers and Journals

The Evening and the Morning Star

Summary: The Evening and the Morning Star was an early Latter-day Saint newspaper originally published in Independence, Missouri between June 1832 and July 1833. Publication moved to Kirtland, Ohio between December 1833 and September 1834.

Messenger and Advocate

Summary: The Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate was an early Latter-day Saint newspaper published in Kirtland, Ohio between October 1834 and September 1837. It was the successor to The Evening and Morning Star and the predecessor to the Elders' Journal.

Elder's Journal

Summary: The Elders' Journal of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints published in Kirtland, Ohio, and then Far West, Missouri. It was the successor to the Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate and was eventually replaced by the Times and Seasons.

Times and Seasons

Summary: The Times and Seasons was an early Latter-day Saint newspaper published in Nauvoo, Illinois between November 1839 and February 1846. It was the successor to the Elders' Journal.

Journal of Discourses

Summary: The Journal of Discourses consists of 26 volumes of discourses, lessons, and essays largely from early leaders of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Saint's Herald

Summary: Selected articles from the newspaper of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Other sources

Brigham Young

David Whitmer

Joseph Knight

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Thomas Kane

20th Century

Boyd K. Packer

Bruce R. McConkie

Miscellaneous

Online Document Index

Summary: An index to online publications including the Improvement Era.

Evolution primary sources

Summary: official

Evolution primary sources

Summary: unofficial

Nauvoo Expositor