Today in Mormon History - Jul 29

Today in Mormon History ...

Hugh Nibley writes in a letter, "The two greatest nuisances in the Church are (a) those who think they know enough to disprove the claims of Joseph Smith, and (b) those who think they know enough to prove them." (1)
-- 50 years ago - Jul 29, 1960

[Mark Hofmann] Dorothy Dean signs affidavit, convinced by Hofmann that her mother must have been the source of the 1688 Bible. (2)
-- 30 years ago - Jul 29, 1980

[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Uses shorthand to report sermon by John Taylor delivered at the Salt Lake tabernacle. (3)
-- 135 years ago - Jul 29, 1875

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Whittaker, David J., The Hofmann Maze, A Book Review Essay with a Chronology and Bibliography of the Hofmann Case, BYU Studies Vol. 29, No. 1, pg.80,
3 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993

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