PETER CRAWLEY teaches mathematics at Brigham Young University and is a serious collector of Mormon Americana. This paper, that of David Whittaker's, and the response of E. Robert Paul which follow were delivered in a session on early Mormon intellectuals at the Mormon History Association, Ogden, Utah, 8 May 1982
A Comment on Joseph Smith’s Account of His First Vision and the 1820 Revival
Articles/Essays – Volume 6, No. 1
Dialogue 6.1 (Spring 1971): 106–107
Ever since people first heard of the First Vision, the events surrounding it has been clouded by controversy. Crawley comments with historical references that help to clarify this controversy.