Saturday, August 29, 2009

Twice in One WEek

My Dad had two articles featured about him yesterday!

LDS Living and BYU Studies highlighted his paper "The Martin Handcart Company at the Sweetwater: Another Look" which addresses some of the common myths of the rescue, including the number of boys, their ages, their supposed deaths the next morning, and their receiving exaltation. It's a wonderful paper that's worth a read and is a great study resource for tomorrows Sunday School lesson.

"It is by no means improbable that some future textbook... will contain a question something like this: What historical American of the nineteenth century has exerted the most powerful influence upon the destinies of his countrymen? And it is by no means impossible that the answer to that interrogatory may be thus written: Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet." Josiah Quincy Jr. (quoted in Joseph Smith's America)

As many of your know, he spoke at education week and his final class focused on this statement made by Josiah Quincy Jr. and some of the great accomplishments that Jospeh Smith made that lead Josiah Quincy years after meeting the prophet to utter these words. His presentation about Joseph Smith as the most 'Influential Man of the 19th Century.' was written up in Friday's edition of Mormon Times. If you haven't ever checked out his book, Joseph Smith's America

1 comment:

The Ortons said...

Love the post!!