BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Joseph Smith and the Restoration


REL C 341


$ 386.00

Instructor: Craig James Ostler PhD
Credits: 2.00

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Life and ministry of the Prophet Joseph Smith, coming forth of the Book of Mormon, organization of the church, foundational revelations, building the Kirtland Temple, Missouri persecutions, establishment of Nauvoo, and events leading to the Martyrdom.

Course Content:

1. Prelude to the Restoration
2. Joseph Smith's New England Heritage
3. The First Vision
4. A Period of Preparation, 1823 - 1829
5. Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon and the Restoration of the Priesthood
6. Organization of the Chruch of Jesus Christ
7. The Infant Chruch Expands
8. Gathering to Ohio
9. Gathering to the Land of Zion
10. Development of the Church in Ohio, 1831 - 1834
11. Expulsion from Jackson County
12. Zions Camp
13. Glorious Days in Kirtland 1834-36
14. The Apostasy in Kirtland 1836-38
15. The Church in Northern Missouri
16. Missouri Persecutions and Expulsion
17. Refuge in Illinois
18. The Mission of the Twelve
19. Life in Nauvoo the Beautiful
20. Doctrinal Developments in Nauvoo
21. Growing Conflict in Illinois
22. The Martyrdom
23. The Twelve to Bear off the Kingdom

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.