Selected Readings for Fall 2016
Foundations of the Restoration
(Rel. 225)


Class Date Class Topic(s) Pre-Class Readings
1 Aug. 31 Course Intro; Approaching LDS Doctrine and History by Study & by Faith Required Readings
  • None

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

2 Sept. 7 The Restoration in the Covenant Context; Joseph Smith’s First Vision Required Readings

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

3 Sept. 14 Book of Mormon Translation and Witnesses Required Readings

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

4 Sept. 21 The Restoration of the Priesthood; Organizing the Church of Jesus Christ Required Readings
5 Sept. 28 The Role of Prophets; Revelation and the Doctrine & Covenants Required Readings
6 Oct. 5 The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST); the Books of Moses and of Abraham Required Readings

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

7 Oct. 12 Zion and the Law of Consecration Required Readings

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

8 Oct. 19 Kirtland Doctrine: “The Vision” and the Oath & Covenant of the Priesthood Required Readings

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

9 Oct. 26 The Kirtland Endowment; Kirtland Apostasy and Missouri Expulsion Required Readings
10 Nov. 2 Nauvoo Teachings and Developments Required Readings
11 Nov. 9 Eternal Marriage & Plural Marriage Required Readings

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

12 Nov. 16 Joseph Smith’s Temple Teachings Required Readings

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

THANKSGIVING BREAK!!! No class Nov. 23rd.
13 Nov. 30 The Martyrdom; Succession in the Presidency; and Intro to the Official Declarations Required Readings
14 Dec. 7 Official Declaration 1 & 2; Utah War & Mountain Meadows Massacre Required Readings
15 Dec. 14 Hastening the Work of Salvation; Preparing the World for the 2nd Coming Required Readings