Articles/Essays – Volume 1, No. 3

The Significance of Joseph Smith’s

1966: James Allen, “The Significance of Joseph Smith’s “First Vision’ in Mormon Thought Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 1 No. 3 (1966): 29–46.

In this early article, Allen shows that the First Vision was not well known during Joseph Smith’s lifetime. It became well known after the Prophet’s death, which is when missionaries started to teach about it for the first time.