An Interview with Dan Vogel, “History of Joseph Smith and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: A Source-and Text-Critical Edition ” (Episode 43)


Dan Vogel is an independent scholar. He has been publishing in the field of early Mormon history for more than thirty years and has published twenty books and sixteen articles. Most notably, he is the editor of Early Mormon Documents (1996-2003), a five-volume series that won Best Documentary awards from both the Mormon History Association and the John Whitmer Historical Association, and the author of the award-winning Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet (2004). He has recently published E. D. Howe’s 1834 book Mormonism Unvailed with critical comments, an eight volume text- and source-critical edition of the History of the Church for the Smith-Pettit Foundation, and is currently editing Wilford Woodruff’s journals. He lives in Westerville, Ohio, with his wife Margie.


In this interview Kirk and Dan discuss B.H. Roberts, the genesis of this project, and the appearance of a heavenly messenger to Joseph Smith (Nephi vs. Moroni).
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