George D. Smith

GEORGE D. SMITH is a founder of Signature Books and the author of books and articles on American and Mormon history. He edited An Intimate Chronicle: The Journals of William Clayton (1991,1995), Faithful History: Essays in Writing Mormon History (1992), Religion, Feminism, and Freedom of Conscience (1994, a joint publication with Prometheus Books), and consulted on the award-winning film for PBS, "Mormons: Missionaries to the World" (1988). He has published in numerous journals. With an AB degree from Stanford and an MBA from New York University, he is a married father of five, living in San Francisco.

The Facsimile Found: The Recovery of Joseph Smith’s Papyrus Manuscripts: An Interview with Dr. Fischer

Articles/Essays – Volume 02, No. 4

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The Facsimile Found: The Recovery of Joseph Smith’s Papyrus Manuscripts: An Interview with Dr. Fischer

Articles/Essays – Volume 02, No. 4

Dialogue 2.4 (Winter 1967)57.
here are eleven documents. In addition, there is a letter of presentation from the family of Joseph Smith. The documents in question are fragments of funerary papyri; that is, fragments of long scrolls containing texts intended for the benefit of the deceased and placed in the dead man’s tomb.

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Opposition in All Things: A State of Siege a film by Constantin Costa-Gavras

Articles/Essays – Volume 08, No. 2

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Moral Tales for Our Times: Chloe in the Afternoon a film by Eric Rohmer

Articles/Essays – Volume 08, No. 2

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The Negro Doctrine — An Afterview

Articles/Essays – Volume 12, No. 2

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Isaiah Updated

Articles/Essays – Volume 16, No. 2

Dialogue 16.2 (Summer 1983): 39–45
This paper examines Isaiah’s prophecies in their historical context and compares their meaning as a message for his time with the expanded meaning that Christians — and specifically Mormons — have since applied to them thousands of years later.

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“Is There Any Way to Escape These Difficulties?”: The Book of Mormon Studies of B.H. Roberts

Articles/Essays – Volume 17, No. 2

Dialogue 17.2 (Summer 1984): 96–105
In 1979 and 1981, members of the Roberts fam￾ily gave copies of these works to the University of Utah and Brigham Young Uni￾versity. Roberts’s two studies, with descriptive correspondence, will be pub￾lished this year by the University of Illinois Press.4

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Humanity or Divinity?: The Last Temptation of Christ a film by Martin Scorsese

Articles/Essays – Volume 22, No. 1

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Nauvoo Roots of Mormon Polygamy, 1841-46: A Preliminary Demographic Report

Articles/Essays – Volume 27, No. 1

Dialogue 27.1(Spring 1994): 1–72
Smith discusses the importance of plural marriage in Nauvoo to church history. He shows that after Joseph Smith passed away, Nauvoo polygamy numbers rose.

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Editing William Clayton and the Politics of Mormon History

Articles/Essays – Volume 30, No. 2

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Nauvoo Roots of Mormon Polygamy, 1841-46: A Preliminary Demographic Report

Articles/Essays – Volume 34, No. 1

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George Smith Responds

Articles/Essays – Volume 43, No. 2

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