In conjunction with the publication of Documents, Volume 5: October 1835–January 1838, Brent M. Rogers, Associate Managing Historian of the Joseph Smith Papers and coeditor of Documents, Volume 5, will be giving a lecture titled “‘We ask thee, O Lord, to accept of this house’: The Temple in Joseph Smith’s Kirtland” on May 18 in Salt Lake City.
Event: “‘We ask thee, O Lord, to accept of this house’: The Temple in Joseph Smith’s Kirtland,” presented by Brent M. Rogers Date: Thursday, May 18 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Assembly Hall, 50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
The Kirtland temple is at the symbolic center of Documents, Volume 5. By early spring 1836, Joseph Smith and the Latter-day Saints had worked feverishly and completed the temple and prepared themselves for its dedication, a signal moment in the church’s history. However, completing and dedicating the temple also brought with it great trials and tribulations for the Saints. Come learn more about the experiences of Joseph Smith and the early Saints with the Kirtland temple.