Wilford Woodruff and the Gathering of Modern-day Israel, 1834-50
Baugh, Alexander L.,Black, Susan Easton
Banner of the Gospel : Wilford Woodruff
Religious Studies Center, BYU and Deseret Book
In this chapter, Woods describes the life of Wilford Woodruff in the context of a "millenial man." He illustrates Woodruff's emphasis on, and role in, the gathering of modern day Isreal to Zion by refering to Woodruff's own reflections on events in his life. Such events, recorded in Woodruff's journal, include his attendance of meetings where Joseph Smith gave instruction on the principle of gathering; his participation in Zion's camp and a mission to the south; his Mission to Maine and call to the Quorum of the Twelve; his Missions to England, including challenges faced by Woodruff and the saints in their efforts to gather to America; his life in Nauvoo, including his printing assignment and role in collecting funds for the Nauvoo temple; his exodus with the saints from Nauvoo to the west; his Mission to preside over the eastern saints; and others.