Doctrine and Covenants

Week 1: Introduction; reception, editing, and publication of Joseph’s revelations

D&C 1

3 September 2020

(canceled because of COVID-19 meeting restrictions)


Additional reading and links

  • Elder Steven E. Snow, “Treasuring the Doctrine and Covenants,” Ensign, January 2009, 50–53.

  • James B. Allen, “Line Upon Line,” Ensign, July 1979, 32–39. Church history reveals how the Lord has continually added to his people’s knowledge and understanding.

  • Melvin J. Petersen, “Preparing Early Revelations for Publication,” Ensign, February 1985, 14–20. Petersen explores how Joseph edited his early revelations into the form we have in our current Doctrine and Covenants.

  • Approaching Mormon Doctrine,” Newsroom of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4 May 2007.

  • Mystery Solved: Who wrote the Lectures on Faith?,” LDS Perspectives Podcast #44 (12 July 2017). In this illuminating podcast, Noel Reynolds, BYU professor emeritus and a long-time Book of Mormon scholar, discusses who wrote the Lectures and what Joseph Smith thought about them. (You can listen to the interview or read the transcript.)