“Variants in the Stories of the First Vision of Joseph Smith and the Apostle Paul”



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I’m pleased to report (albeit belatedly) that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Thought published John A. Tvedtnes’s “Variants in the Stories of the First Vision of Joseph Smith and the Apostle Paul”  on Friday.


I’ve known John Tvedtnes since I arrived as a student in Jerusalem in 1978; he was an instructor there for BYU and a student himself at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  For several years, until he retired in 2007 and moved to Arkansas, he was a valued colleague at what is now the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.  It’s good to have him as a contributor to Interpreter and as an editor.


Posted from Carmel, Indiana.



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  • Craig

    Your link to Tvedtnes’s article is broke- it should read “http:/www.mormoninterpreter.com/variants-in-the-stories-of-the-first-vision-of-joseph-smith-and-the-apostle-paul/”.

    I enjoy your blog!

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    • danpeterson

      Fixed. I think.

  • Jon

    Is this a reprint of a Meridian Magazine article by Tvedtnes?

    • danpeterson

      Possibly so. I have no idea. But if I have no idea, others probably have no idea, either, which likely means that it doesn’t much matter . . .

  • http://bit.ly/sDh4Qj Rodney Meldrum

    Wait…. you are the editor and you don’t know if the piece has been printed elsewhere?

    Seems a bit odd.

    • danpeterson

      Apparently unlike you, Rod, I’m not omniscient, and, definitely unlike you, I don’t do this for a living.