By Susan Easton Black,Alexander L. Baugh

Wilford Woodruff used to be assorted from his predecessors and successors in a single specific means — he left an extremely distinctive handwritten checklist that spanned greater than sixty years, of approximately every thing he did and skilled. Reflecting on his own attempt to maintain a typical magazine, he remarked:

When the Prophet Joseph prepared the Quorum of the Twelve, he recommended them to maintain a historical past in their lives. I made a checklist from the 1st sermon I heard, and from that day previously i've got saved an everyday magazine. each time I heard Joseph Smith pontificate, educate, or prophesy, I consistently felt it my responsibility to jot down it. i'd write the historical past of that Church and depart on checklist the works and teachings of the prophets, of the apostles and elders. i've got recorded approximately the entire sermons and teachings that I ever heard from the Prophet Joseph, i've got in my magazine the various sermons of President Brigham younger, and such males as Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt and others.

Through his skillful, encouraged management and course, he helped lead to lodging and alter, major the Church into the social, cultural, and spiritual mainstream of yank society. Thomas G. Alexander, certainly one of Woodruff's biographers, observed:

He is arguably the 3rd most vital determine in all of LDS church heritage after Joseph Smith, who all started Mormonism, and Brigham younger, who led the Saints to Utah and supervised the early colonization of the intermountain west. . .

Relatively well-educated, well-read, and well-traveled, Woodruff mixed an artistic brain, sensible inventiveness, and actual vigour with a feeling of non-public piety unsurpassed by way of any nineteenth-century chief. Woodruff combined officially proficient yet rough-hewn highbrow presents. . . [and] an organization dependence on concept. . . with a robust feel of non-public future and Providential protection.

This specific mix of temporal shrewdness and religious perception dwelled in a brain and physique completely devoted to Mormonism and unquestioningly unswerving to his colleagues and to the Saints.

This publication is a variety of shows from the yearly BYU Church background Symposium hosted by way of BYU spiritual schooling to honor Wilford Woodruff and to have fun the 2 hundredth anniversary of his birth.

Table of Contents:
Preface — Alexander L. Baugh and Susan Easton Black
Images of Wilford Woodruff's existence: A Photographic trip — Alexander L. Baugh
Wilford Woodruff and the collection of modern day Israel, 1834-50 — Fred E. Woods
"The Lord instructed Me to head and that i Went": Wilford Woodruff's Missions to the Fox Islands, 1837-38 — Jason E. Thompson
Wilford Woodruff: Missionary in Herefordshire - Cynthia Doxey Green
"To each guy Is Given a Gift": The religious Legacy of Wilford Woodruff — Alonzo L. Gaskill
Wilford Woodruff: A founder of the Mormon Academies — Scott C. Esplin
Wilford Woodruff and the increase of Temple attention one of the Latter-day Saints, 1877-84 — Richard E. Bennett
A Friendship cast in Exile: Wilford Woodruff and the William Atkin family members — Reid L Neilson
The Odyssey of a Latter-day Prophet: Wilford Woodruff and the Manifesto of 1890 — Thomas G. Alexander
Wilford Woodruff's 1897 Testimony — Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Stephen H. Smoot
Wilford Woodruff Chronology — Alexander L. Baugh

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