Hoskisson, Paul Y.
The Word of Wisdom in Its First Decade
Journal of Mormon History
Salt Lake City, UT
Mormon History Association
The traditional explanation of how the Word of Wisdom was viewed by the Latter-day Saints in the first decade, 1833-43, is not always supported by the evidence. As the story is usually told, the Word of Wisdom from its beginnings was given as a recommendation or a suggestion. In this article, the author will present evidence that paints a different picture than the traditional view of how the Word of Wisdom was viewed in the early church.
1833 : Expulsion from Zion
A Brief History of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints (Commonly Called Mormons)
A Profile of Latter-day Saints of Kirtland, Ohio, and Members of Zion's Camp, 1830-1839
A Woman's View : Helen Mar Whitney's Reminiscences of Early Church History
An Apostle's Record : The Journals of Abraham H. Cannon Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1889-1896
An Economic Interpretation of the 'Word of Wisdom'
An Historical Analysis of the Word of Wisdom
An Intimate Chronicle : The Journals of William Clayton
Brigham Young's Word of Wisdom Legacy
Church, State, and Politics : The Diaries of John Henry Smith
David Whitmer Interviews : A Restoration Witness
Did the Word of Wisdom Become a Commandment in 1851?
Different and Unique : The Word of Wisdom in the Historical, Cultural, and Social Settings of the 1830s
Early Patriarchal Blessings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Far West Record : Minutes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1844
Has the Word of Wisdom Changed since 1833?
Have the Saints Always Given as Much Emphasis to the Word of Wisdom as They Do Today?
Hearken, O Ye People : The Historical Setting for Joseph Smith's Ohio Revelations
Katharine Smith Salisbury : Sister of the Prophet
Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848
Mormon Redress Petitions : Documents of the 1833-1838 Missouri Conflict
Mormonism in Transition : A History of the Latter-day Saints, 1890-1930
Nauvoo : Kingdom on the Mississippi
Personal Writings of Joseph Smith
President Heber C. Kimball's Journal
Salt Lake School of the Prophets : Minute Book 1883
The Articles of Faith : A Series of Lectures on the Principal Doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000 : A Documentary History
The Heavens Resound : A History of the Latter-day Saints in Ohio, 1830-1838
The Historical Development of the Doctrine and Covenants
The Journals of William E. McLellin 1831-1836
The Kirtland Elders' Quorum Record, 1836-1841
The Origin of the Word of Wisdom
The Word of Wisdom
The Word of Wisdom : A Modern Interpretation
The Word of Wisdom : From Principle to Requirement
The Writing of Joseph Smith's History
Wilford Woodruff's Journals
Wilford Woodruff, Fourth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints : History of His Life and Labors As Recorded in His Daily Journals