Doctrine and Covenants

Doctrine and Covenants Bibliography

This is a list of source material I use and/or recommend for studying the Book of Mormon.

Not every reference I’ve cited in lesson footnotes is listed here; only major or important works are represented.

Works that are available online are linked for your reference. (If a link is broken or dead, please let me know.)

Richard Lloyd Anderson, Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981).

Michael R. Ash, Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith (Springville, Utah: CFI, 2008).

Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster, eds., The Persistence of Polygamy, Volume 1: Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormon Polygamy (Independence, Missouri: John Whitmer Books, 2010).

———, The Persistence of Polygamy, Volume 2: From Joseph Smith's Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844–1890 (Independence, Missouri: John Whitmer Books, 2013).

———, The Persistence of Polygamy, Volume 3: Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy from 1890 to the Present (Independence, Missouri: John Whitmer Books, 2015).

S. Kent Brown, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard H. Jackson, eds., Historical Atlas of Mormonism (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994).

Richard Lyman Bushman, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005).

A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith,” BYU Studies 46, no. 4 (2007).

Fred C. Collier, comp., Unpublished Revelations of the Prophets and Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Volume 1 (Salt Lake City: Collier’s Publishing Co., 1979).

Lyndon W. Cook, The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants (Provo, Utah: Seventy’s Mission Bookstore, 1981; reprinted by Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985).

Larry E. Dahl and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds., The Lectures on Faith in Historical Perspective (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University, 1990).

Andrew F. Ehat and Lyndon W. Cook, comps., The Words of Joseph Smith: The Contemporary Accounts of the Nauvoo Discourses of the Prophet Joseph (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University, 1980). (Also available as a downloadable PDF file.)

BYU Studies Quarterly (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1959–).

Ensign (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1971–).

Brant A. Gardner, The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2011).

Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, eds., Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000).

Steven C. Harper, Making Sense of the Doctrine and Covenants: A Guided Tour through Modern Revelations (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2008).

Improvement Era (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1897–1970).

Journal of Discourses, 26 vols. (London, England: Latter-Day Saints’ Book Depot, 1854–86). (Also available as scanned originals.)

Daniel H. Ludlow, ed., Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols. (New York: Macmillan, 1992). (Also available as scanned originals.)

Truman G. Madsen, Joseph Smith the Prophet (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1989).

Robert J. Matthews, “A Plainer Translation”: Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible, a History and Commentary (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1975).

Melvin J. Petersen, “A Study of the Nature of and the Significance of the Changes In the Revelations As Found In a Comparison of the Book of Commandments and Subsequent Editions of the Doctrine and Covenants,” master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, July 1955.

Brandon S. Plewe, ed., Mapping Mormonism: An Atlas of Latter-day Saint History (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 2012).

Stephen E. Robinson and H. Dean Garrett, A Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 4 volumes (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000–05).

Joseph Smith Jr., The Holy Scriptures, Translated and Corrected by the Spirit of Revelation. By Joseph Smith, Jr., the Seer (Illinois: The [Reorganized] Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1867).

Lucy Mack Smith, History (handwritten manuscript, 1844–45).

Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Volume 1: A–I and Volume 2: J–Z (New York: S. Converse, 1828).

John W. Welch and Erick B. Carlson, eds., Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820–1844 (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005).

Robert J. Woodford, “The Historical Development of the Doctrine and Covenants,” 3 vols., Ph.D. dissertation, Brigham Young University, April 1974.

The Doctrine and Covenants of The Church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (major editions, 1833–2013):

The Joseph Smith Papers (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church Historian's Press, 2008–):