By Susan Easton Black,Alexander L. Baugh
Wilford Woodruff used to be diversified from his predecessors and successors in a single specific method — he left an exceptionally designated handwritten list that spanned greater than sixty years, of approximately every little thing he did and skilled. Reflecting on his own attempt to maintain a customary magazine, he remarked:
When the Prophet Joseph prepared the Quorum of the Twelve, he suggested them to maintain a background in their lives. I made a list from the 1st sermon I heard, and from that day beforehand i've got saved a regular magazine. at any time when I heard Joseph Smith hold forth, train, or prophesy, I continually felt it my responsibility to jot down it. i'd write the heritage of that Church and depart on list the works and teachings of the prophets, of the apostles and elders. i've got recorded approximately all of the sermons and teachings that I ever heard from the Prophet Joseph, i've got in my magazine a number of the sermons of President Brigham younger, and such males as Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt and others.
Through his skillful, encouraged management and path, he helped result in lodging and alter, best the Church into the social, cultural, and non secular mainstream of yank society. Thomas G. Alexander, one in all Woodruff's biographers, observed:
He is arguably the 3rd most vital determine in all of LDS church background after Joseph Smith, who started Mormonism, and Brigham younger, who led the Saints to Utah and supervised the early colonization of the intermountain west. . .
Relatively well-educated, well-read, and well-traveled, Woodruff mixed an inventive brain, useful inventiveness, and actual power with a feeling of non-public piety unsurpassed by way of any nineteenth-century chief. Woodruff mixed officially expert yet rough-hewn highbrow presents. . . [and] a company dependence on idea. . . with a robust experience of private future and Providential protection.
This certain mix of temporal shrewdness and non secular perception dwelled in a brain and physique completely dedicated to Mormonism and unquestioningly dependable to his colleagues and to the Saints.
This e-book is a variety of shows from the yearly BYU Church heritage Symposium hosted by way of BYU non secular schooling to honor Wilford Woodruff and to have a good time the 2 hundredth anniversary of his birth.
Table of Contents:
Preface — Alexander L. Baugh and Susan Easton Black
Images of Wilford Woodruff's existence: A Photographic trip — Alexander L. Baugh
Wilford Woodruff and the collection of modern day Israel, 1834-50 — Fred E. Woods
"The Lord advised Me to head and that i Went": Wilford Woodruff's Missions to the Fox Islands, 1837-38 — Jason E. Thompson
Wilford Woodruff: Missionary in Herefordshire - Cynthia Doxey Green
"To each guy Is Given a Gift": The non secular Legacy of Wilford Woodruff — Alonzo L. Gaskill
Wilford Woodruff: A founder of the Mormon Academies — Scott C. Esplin
Wilford Woodruff and the increase of Temple recognition one of the Latter-day Saints, 1877-84 — Richard E. Bennett
A Friendship cast in Exile: Wilford Woodruff and the William Atkin kinfolk — Reid L Neilson
The Odyssey of a Latter-day Prophet: Wilford Woodruff and the Manifesto of 1890 — Thomas G. Alexander
Wilford Woodruff's 1897 Testimony — Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Stephen H. Smoot
Wilford Woodruff Chronology — Alexander L. Baugh