Dan Vogel is a sixth-generation Mormon most well-known for his biography, Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet—the product of decades of research into the life of Joseph Smith. In these Mormon Stories interviews, we are excited to delve into Dan’s own personal Mormon background and to begin to understand the motivations behind his ground-breaking work into the life of Joseph Smith.
What motivated Dan to deeply study the Smith family’s spiritual dynamics and financial circumstances, as well as Joseph’s history of learning to create an environment for belief through his treasure seeking activities?
With these 3 episodes, we hope to set the stage to delve deeper into Dan’s studies on Joseph Smith’s treasure digging and the creation of the Book of Mormon.
- 1054-1055: Joseph Smith’s Treasure Digging – Dan Vogel
- 1056-1058: How the Book of Mormon was Created – Dan Vogel
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.
Part 1 – Dan shares his Mormon background:
Part 2 – Dan shares what led to his interest in LDS Church history:
Part 3: Dan describes his motivations for writing Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet: