From Darkness unto Light

by Michael Hubbard MacKay, Gerrit J. Dirkmaat

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This book provides a detailed description of the process by which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. Drawing from firsthand accounts of Joseph himself and the scribes who served with him, From Darkness unto Light explores the difficulties encountered in bringing forth this book of inspired scripture. Recent insights and discoveries from the Joseph Smith Papers project have provided a fuller, richer understanding of the translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. This book helps readers understand that the coming forth of the Book of Mormon was a miracle. Faith and belief are necessary ingredients for one to come to know that Joseph Smith performed the work of a seer in bringing the sacred words of the Book of Mormon from darkness unto light.

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PublishedDeseret Book and RSC BYU 2015

About the Authors

Michael Hubbard MacKay

Michael Hubbard MacKay is an associate professor in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. He is lead historian and editor of Documents, Volume 1 in Documents series of The Joseph Smith Papers and the author or coauthor of several books, including From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon; Joseph Smith’s Seer Stones; and Sacred Space: Exploring the Birthplace of Mormonism. He is also the editor of several anthologies, including Producing Ancient Scripture.

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Gerrit J. Dirkmaat

Gerrit J. Dirkmaat received his PhD in history in 2010 from the University of Colorado. He worked as a historian/writer for the Joseph Smith Papers Project (JSP) from 2010 to 2014. He was coeditor of Documents, Volume 1 and lead editor of Documents, Volume 3. He is now an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU but continues to work as a volunteer historian/writer on the JSP.

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Unbelievable Book
By , Submitted on 2017-09-19

This book is so fantastic!! I recommend this book to anyone and everyone! The authors are also very amazing men and know there stuff!!

From Darkness unto Light
By , Submitted on 2016-08-30

This is excellent. Well researched and documented. I learned so much about Joseph Smith and the translation of the Book of Mormon. It cleared up lots of misconceptions for me.

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