In our final segments with renowned Joseph Smith historian Dan Vogel, author of Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet, we focus our attention on the creation of the Book of Mormon.
Through his extensive research, Dan theorizes that the Book of Mormon is a tangible artifact giving insight into Joseph Smith’s state of mind, and commentary on the cultural and spiritual influences that surrounded him in his early life. In this interview, we focus our attention on the role of the golden plates in the creation of the Book of Mormon, the 116 “lost” pages of the original Book of Mormon and how this event influenced the final product, and we discuss the different events that may have influenced the timeline in which the Book of Mormon was created.
Dan has an extensive Youtube video collection devoted to many different aspects of the life of Joseph Smith. These highly informative and popular videos may be found here.
- 1051-1053: Dan Vogel – Preeminent Joseph Smith Historian
- 1054-1055: Joseph Smith’s Treasure Digging – Dan Vogel
Part 1 – Dan discusses the role of the golden plates in the creation of the Book of Mormon:
Part 2 – Dan discusses the 116 “lost” pages of the Book of Mormon:
Part 3 – Dan discusses the different events that may have influenced the timeline in which the Book of Mormon was created: