The Life of Orson F. Whitney: Historian, Poet, Apostle

The Life of Orson F. Whitney: Historian, Poet, Apostle

by Dennis B. Horne

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Overview

Miracles. Visions. Healings. These are a few of the things that filled Orson F. Whitney's life. Using unpublished autobiographical accounts and his personal journal, this book delves into Whitney's love and family life, literary works, struggle to overcome misunderstandings—and even some doctrinal rebellion—before he became an apostle of the Lord. Enjoy the stories of faith and spiritual perseverance of one of the great apostles of this dispensation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462114313
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Early Years, 1855-1876 11

Chapter 2 First Mission: Pennsylvania and Ohio, 1876-1878 27

Chapter 3 Employment, Bishopric, Courtship, and Marriage, 1878-1881 45

Chapter 4 Second Mission: London and Liverpool, 1881-1883 55

Chapter 5 Earning a Living, Shepherding a Ward, and Doctrinal Detours, 1883-1886 79

Chapter 6 A Rising Influence in the Church, 1886-1887 97

Chapter 7 Of Wives and Doctrine, 1888-1889 109

Chapter 8 Learning from Lorenzo Snow and Others, 1889-1894 127

Chapter 9 The History of Whitney's History of Utah, 1890-1908 145

Chapter 10 Professor, Politician, and Private Speculator, 1895-1898 165

Chapter 11 Whitney's Watershed Years, Part 1, 1898-1900 185

Chapter 12 Whitney's Watershed Years, Part 2, 1898-1900 201

Chapter 13 Elias: An Epic of the Ages and Other Events, 1900-1906 223

Chapter 14 Called as an Apostle of the Lord, 1906 239

Chapter 15 The Misadventures of Race Whitney 257

Chapter 16 Elder Whitney Goes to Work, 1906-1909 271

Chapter 17 New Polygamy, Evolution, and Laura Hickman, 1909-1910 289

Chapter 18 Orson, Laura, and Dick, 1910-1912 307

Chapter 19 Writing and Speaking in the Ministry, 1912-1914 327

Chapter 20 Reading, Writing, and Romancing, 1915-1921 339

Chapter 21 European Mission President, 1921-1922 365

Chapter 22 Recovery, 1922-1924 379

Chapter 23 A Marvelous Ministry Is Renewed and Concludes, 1924-1931 387

Appendix 1 Elder Whitney's Dream-Vision of the Savior 405

Appendix 2 Reincarnated Name Ledger 411

Appendix 3 Letters from President Brigham Young to Orson F. Whitney 413

Appendix 4 Children of Orson F. Whitney 415

Key to Note Abbreviations 416

Notes 417

Selected Bibliography 501

Index 509

About the Author 529

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