This compilation of articles on the Latter-day Saint experience in Kirtland and Nauvoo is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies. This volume features articles on the temples in these two cities, including heavenly manifestations in the Kirtland Temple, temple doctrines developed in Nauvoo, artworks in the Nauvoo Temple celestial room, and the lawsuit over ownership of the Kirtland Temple.
“The Kirtland Temple” by Lauritz G. Peterson
“‘A Pentecost and Endowment Indeed’: Six Eyewitness Accounts of the Kirtland Temple Experience” by Steven C. Harper
“The Appearance of Elijah and Moses in the Kirtland Temple and the Jewish Passover” by Stephen D. Ricks
“The Apostle Peter and the Kirtland Temple” by Lyndon W. Cook
“Joseph Smith III and the Kirtland Temple Suit” by Roger Launius
“Doctrine and the Temple in Nauvoo” by Larry C. Porter and Milton V. Backman Jr.
“The Sacred Departments for Temple Work in Nauvoo: The Assembly Room and the Council Chamber” by Lisle G. Brown
“Artworks in the Celestial Room of the First Nauvoo Temple” by Jill C. Major
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