"We Announce the Martyrdom" : The Murder of Joseph Smith as Portrayed in Times and Seasons Poetry
Religious Education Student Symposium 2008
Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University,
Park discusses the portrayal of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith in poetry of the time. Park focuses on the coverage of this event in The Times and Seasons, the Church newspaper of the time. The poetry written concerning the death of the prophet in this newspaper served to unify Church members and to increase the level of devotion members felt for the Church.