Prince’s Research Excerpts: Priesthood & Mormonism

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About Dr. Prince's Research Excerpts

As research for his book, Power from on High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood, Dr. Gregory Prince captured extensive excerpts and quotations from official church documents, letters, handbooks, interviews, and more.

Dr. Prince has generously shared this rich content, organized by year, for reproduction here. We believe this resource will be particularly interesting and useful to Mormon Studies scholars, Religious Studies faculty and students, as well as anyone with an interest in the topics of priesthood and religious authority.

"Authority and priesthood were concepts that developed gradually in Mormon theology, not as thunderbolts but as ideas that acquired meaning and momentum over time."

Dr. Gregory Prince

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Please Note: In some instances, notes were manually copied from other sources so typographical errors may have been accidentally introduced. We recommend checking the original versions to ensure accuracy before reproducing elsewhere.