Doctrine and Covenants

The Doctrine and Covenants was our 2016–2017 course of study.

  1. Introduction; reception, editing, and publication of Joseph’s revelations (D&C 1)
  2. Joseph Smith’s childhood, the First Vision, Moroni₂, and the gold plates (Joseph Smith—History)
  3. Translation of the Book of Mormon and the Three Witnesses (D&C 3, 5, 10, 17)
  4. Oliver Cowdery becomes Joseph’s scribe; restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood (D&C 6–9, 13)
  5. Joseph’s early revelations to family and friends; restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood (D&C 4, 11–12, 14–16, 18–19)
  6. The establishment of the Church of Christ (D&C 20–24, 26)
  7. Emma Hale Smith, the sacrament, and authority in the Church (D&C 25, 27–28)
  8. The doctrine of agency; the Lamanite Mission (D&C 29–34)
  9. Sidney Rigdon; the gathering; the office of Church Historian (D&C 35–40, 47)
  10. The law of consecration; the office of bishop (D&C 41–42, 44, 48, 51, 70, 72, 79)
  11. The second coming of Jesus Christ (D&C 29:1–30; 43; 45; 116; 133)
  12. The law of the Lord and spiritual gifts (D&C 46, 49–50, 52–56)
  13. Joseph comes to Missouri: Zion and the temple (D&C 57–62)
  14. The Church grows in Kirtland (August–November 1831) (D&C 63–69)
  15. Joseph’s “new translation” of the Bible (D&C 71, 73–75, 77, 86, 91, 113)
  16. The Vision of the three degrees of glory (D&C 76)
  17. The office of high priest; the United Firm (D&C 78, 80–83, 85, 92, 104)
  18. The priesthood and its quorums (D&C 84, 107; Official Declaration 2)
  19. Revelation on war; expulsion from Independence and Zion’s Camp (D&C 87, 90, 100–101, 103, 105)
  20. “The Olive Leaf” and the divine natures of God and man (D&C 88, 93)
  21. The Word of Wisdom (D&C 89)
  22. The relationship of the Lord’s people to secular government (D&C 98–99, 102, 106, 108, 134)
  23. The Kirtland Temple (D&C 94–97, 2, 109–110)
  24. End of the Kirtland period; revelations in Missouri, 1838 (D&C 111–112, 114–115, 117–120)
  25. The Mormon War of 1838; Joseph writes from Liberty Jail (D&C 121–123)
  26. Establishment of Nauvoo; baptism for the dead and the endowment (D&C 124–128)
  27. Doctrinal developments in Nauvoo (D&C 129–131)
  28. Eternal marriage and plural marriage (D&C 132; Official Declaration 1)
  29. Martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph; Brigham Young leads the Saints west (D&C 135–136)
  30. Joseph Smith’s vision of the celestial kingdom; Joseph F. Smith’s vision of the spirit world (D&C 137–138)