Doctrine and Covenants
Week 26: Establishment of Nauvoo; baptism for the dead and the endowment
18 May 2017
Additional reading and links
- T. Edgar Lyon, “Doctrinal Development of the Church During the Nauvoo Sojourn, 1839–1846,” BYU Studies 15, no. 4 (Summer 1975): 435–46. Lyon gives a brief overview of the new doctrines and interpretations Joseph Smith introduced in Nauvoo concerning the Godhead, the priesthood, the temple, and salvation.
- Minutes of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, 17 March 1842. The Relief Society’s minutes record the counsel given by the Prophet Joseph Smith and Society President Emma Smith on the date of its founding, and the discussion over its name and goals.
- Gregory L. Smith’s chapter on John C. Bennett’s personality, and his rise and fall in Nauvoo. (This is an unpublished draft of a book manuscript Smith wrote on plural marriage.)