A Chronological Bibliography of the Works of Richard Lloyd Anderson

1950

A Plan, as Used in the Northwestern States Mission, for Effective Missionary Training. Introduction by Joel Richards, President of Northwestern States Mission. Portland, Ore.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northwestern States Mission, 1950 (various editions).

1954

A Plan for Effective Missionary Work, compiled by Richard Lloyd Anderson. Kaysville, Utah: Printed and Distributed by Inland Printing, 1954.

1957

Euangelion—A Study in New Testament Context: The New Testament Definition of the Gospel.” Master’s thesis, BYU, 1957.

1959

“At the First Christmas Were There Shepherds and Wise Men?” Ins (December 1959): 394—95.

1961

“Joseph Smith and the Millenarian Time Table.” BYUS 3/3–4 (1961): 55–66.

Letter to the Editor. “The Most Egregious Error.” Christianity Today 5/9 (30 January 1961): 16.

1962

“The Rise and Fall of Middle-Class Loyalty to the Roman Empire: A Social Study of Velleius Paterculus and Ammianus Marcellinus.” Ph.D. diss., University of California, Berkeley, 1962.

1963

Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ. Provo, Utah: Adult Education and Extension Services, BYU, 1963.

“Manuscript Discoveries of the New Testament in Perspective.” In Fourteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures [13 April 1963], edited by Forrest R. Hauck, 52–60. Provo, Utah: Department of Extension Publications, Adult Education and Extension Services, BYU, 1963.

“New Testament Times.” In Lectures on Jesus the Christ, 28–40. Provo, Utah: BYU Extensions Publications, 1963.

“The Parables of the Kingdom.” In Lectures on Jesus the Christ, 77–91. Provo, Utah: BYU Extensions Publications, 1963.

1964

Review of The Maze of Mormonism, by Walter R. Martin. BYUS 6/1 (1964): 57–62.

1966

The Gospel in Principle and Practice. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Department of Home Study, Division of Continuing Education, BYU, 1966.

Missionary Approach to the Gospel. Provo, Utah: Department of Home Study, Division of Continuing Education, BYU, 1966.

Review of The Theological Foundations of the Mormon Religion, by Sterling M. McMurrin. Dialogue 1/1 (1966): 113—18; 1/3 (1966): 5—6.

1967

Foreword to Hugh W. Nibley, Since Cumorah, xi—xiii. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1967.

Letter to the Editor. Dialogue 2/2 (1967): 15.

1968

“Missing Scriptures of New Testament Times.” Ins (October 1968): 419—21.

Letter to the Editor. “Mormon Theology Lesson.” Christianity Today 12 (1 March 1968): 21.

“Oliver Cowdery, Esq.: His Non-Mormon Career.” In Proceedings of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters 45, pt. 1, pp. 66—80. Salt Lake City: Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 1968.

“Oliver Cowdery’s Non-Mormon Reputation.” IE (August 1968): 18—26.

“The Pedigree of the King James Bible.” Ins (February 1968): 95—97.

“Ramsay, The Seven Churches, and Early Christian Apostasy.” Newsletter and Proceedings of the Society for Early Historic Archaeology 108 (17 September 1968): 1—4.

“Reuben Miller: Recorder of Oliver Cowdery’s Reaffirmations.” BYUS 8/3 (1968): 277—93.

Review of Exploding the Myth about Joseph Smith the Mormon Prophet, by F. L. Stewart [pseud. Lori Donegan]. BYUS 8/2 (1968): 231—36.

“The Second Witness of Priesthood Restoration.” IE (September 1968): 15—24.

“The Second Witness on Priesthood Succession.” IE (November 1968): 14—20.

1969

“The Certainty of the Skeptical Witness.” IE (March 1969): 62—67.

“Circumstantial Confirmation of the First Vision through Reminiscences.” BYUS 9/3 (1969): 373—404.

“David Whitmer: The Independent Missouri Businessman.” IE (April 1969): 74—81.

“Five Who Handled the Plates.” IE (July 1969): 38—47.

“Martin Harris: The Honorable New York Farmer.” IE (February 1969): 18—21.

“The Most Interviewed Witness.” IE (May 1969): 76—83.

“The Reliability of the Early History of Lucy and Joseph Smith.” Dialogue 4/2 (1969): 12—28.

Review of Caesar: Politician and Statesman, by Matthias Gelzer. Manuscripta 13 (March 1969): 42—43.

Review of Ring of Truth: A Translator’s Testimony, by J. B. Phillips. BYUS 9/2 (1969): 229—31.

Review of The Dead Sea Scrolls, 1947—1969, by Edmund Wilson. BYUS 10/1 (1969): 120—24.

“The Scribe as a Witness.” IE (January 1969): 53—59.

“The Smiths Who Handled the Plates.” IE (August 1969): 28—34.

1970

“Confirming Records of Moroni’s Coming.” IE (September 1970): 4—8.

“The House Where the Church Was Organized.” IE (April 1970): 16—25.

“Joseph Smith’s New York Reputation Reappraised.” BYUS 10/3 (1970): 283—314.

“The New English Bible: The New Testament.” Dialogue 5/4 (1970): 102—6.

“The Trustworthiness of Young Joseph Smith.” IE (October 1970): 82—89.

1971

“Heritage of a Prophet.” Ensign (February 1971): 15—19.

“The Impact of the First Preaching in Ohio.” BYUS 11/4 (1971): 474—96.

“Jackson County in Early Mormon Descriptions.” Missouri Historical Review 65/3 (April 1971): 270—93.

“Joseph Smith’s Home Environment.” Ensign (July 1971): 57—59.

Joseph Smith’s New England Heritage: Influences of Grandfathers Solomon Mack and Asael Smith. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1971.

  • “Prologue”
  • “Lives of Solomon and Lydia Gates Mack”
  • “Writings of Solomon Mack”
  • “Lovisa Mack’s Healing”
  • “Lives of Asael and Mary Duty Smith”
  • “Writings of Asael Smith”
  • “John Smith’s Family History”
  • “Epilogue”

“The Knowable Prophet.” The Daily Universe, Monday Magazine, 3 May 1971, 3, 11.

1972

“Joseph Smith, Sr.: Family and Church Patriarch.” In Joseph Smith Sr., Family Reunion, Oral Presentations, 18—19 August 1972, 47—51. Provo, Utah: Buddy Youngren, 1972.

“Oliver Cowdery, Esq.: His Non-Church Decade.” In To the Glory of God: Mormon Essays on Great Issues, edited by Truman G. Madsen and Charles D. Tate Jr., 199—216. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1972.

1973

“‘Of Goodly Parents’: Joseph Smith, Sr., and Lucy Mack Smith.” New Era (December 1973): 34—39.

“Personalities That Created Joseph Smith.” In 1971—72 California Know Your Religion Series, 53—68. N.p.: BYU California Center, 1973.

“Questions Frequent in Quest for Description of the Savior.” Church News section, Deseret News, 22 December 1973, 6.

“What Old Testament books are most quoted by the Savior?” I Have a Question. Ensign (October 1973): 28.

1974

“The Archko Volume: Bible Counterfeit.” Church News section, Deseret News, 14 December 1974, 10, 13.

“The Fraudulent Archko Volume.” BYUS 15/1 (1974): 43—64.

“How to Read a Parable.” Ensign (September 1974): 58—63.

“New Data for Revising the Missouri ‘Documentary History.'” BYUS 14/4 (1974): 488—501.

“Paul and the Athenian Intellectuals.” Commissioner’s Lecture Series. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1974.

“The Political and Social Realities of Zion’s Camp.” BYUS 14/4 (1974): 406—20. With Peter Crawley.

“Ray County in Mormon History.” In Ray County [Missouri], 1973, 223—29. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth, 1974.

“A speaker in Church last Sunday quoted from a book called The Archko Volume about the life of Christ. I had not heard any of the kinds of things he said before. Is the book authentic?” I Have a Question. Ensign (October 1974): 45—46.

“Why are the Gospels so incomplete on the details of Jesus’ life?” I Have a Question. Ensign (September 1974): 75.

1975

“The Ancient Practice of Crucifixion.” Ensign (July 1975): 32—33.

“The Church and the Roman Empire.” Ensign (September 1975): 12—23.

“Did Jesus celebrate the Jewish passover at the last supper?” I Have a Question. Ensign (June 1975): 20—21.

“An Interview with Dr. Richard Anderson.” Interview by Robert Miller, 18 October 1975. Copy in Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU.

“Simon Peter.” Ensign (February 1975): 46—49.

“Why did Christ convert so few people in His three-year ministry? Did the Holy Ghost not yet testify of His work?” I Have a Question. Ensign (March 1975): 30—31.

1976

“Clement, Ignatius, and Polycarp: Three Bishops between the Apostles and Apostasy.” Ensign (August 1976): 50— 55.

“Gold Plates and Printer’s Ink.” Ensign (September 1976): 71—76.

“His Mother’s Manuscript: An Intimate View of Joseph Smith.” Forum Address, BYU, 27 January 1976. Copy in Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU.

“Joseph Smith’s Insights into the Olivet Prophecy: Joseph Smith 1 and Matthew 24.” In Pearl of Great Price Symposium, 22 November 1975, 48—61. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1976.

“Paul and the Athenian Intellectuals.” Ensign (February 1976): 50—55.

1977

“By the Gift and Power of God.” Ensign (September 1977): 78—85.

“The Path of Jesus: The Full Dimension.” New Era (February 1977): 20—24.

“Production and Publication of Lucy Smith’s History.” Provo, Utah: n.p., 1977. Copy in Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU.

1978

“The Emotional Dimensions of Lucy Smith and Her History.” In Dedication Colloquium, Harold B. Lee Library, March 15—March 17, 1977, 129—37. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1978.

“History of the Prophet Joseph by Lucy Mack Smith.” In First Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators Symposium, Transcripts and Abstracts, 19—20 August 1977, 32—33. N.p. [1978].

“The Latter-day Saints in New York and Pennsylvania (1816—1831).” First Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators Symposium: Transcripts and Abstracts, 19—20 August 1977, 33—35. N.p., [1978].

1979

“Joseph Smith’s Brothers: Nauvoo and After.” Ensign (September 1979): 30—33.

“What changes have been made in the name of the Church? Its full designation does not appear in the revelations until 1838. (D&C 115:4).” I Have a Question. Ensign (January 1979): 13—14.

“What Were Joseph Smith’s Sisters Like and What Happened to Them after the Martyrdom?” Ensign (March 1979): 42—44.

“The Whitmers: A Family That Nourished the Church.” Ensign (August 1979): 34—40.

1980

“Jackson County in Early Mormon Descriptions.” In A New Light Breaks Forth: Essays in Mormon History, edited by Lyndon W. Cook and Donald Q. Cannon, 155—77. Salt Lake City: Hawkes, 1980.

“Joseph Smith’s Prophecies of Martyrdom.” In The Eighth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: A Sesquicentennial Look at Church History, 1—14. Provo, Utah: BYU College of Religious Instruction, 1980.

“Methods Used in Discovering Joseph Smith’s Family History.” In World Conference on Records: Preserving Our Heritage, August 12—15, 1980. Vol. 4, North American Family and Local History, Part 2, Series No. 343. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980.

“Who were the six who organized the Church on 6 April 1830?” I Have a Question. Ensign (June 1980): 44—45.

1981

Foreword to Lyndon W. Cook, The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith, ix. Provo, Utah: Seventy’s Mission Bookstore, 1981.

Guide to Acts and the Apostles’ Letters. Provo, Utah: Alexander’s Print Stop, 1981—96. Rev. ed. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999.

Guide to the Life of Christ. Provo, Utah: Alexander’s Print Stop, 1981—96. Rev. ed. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999.

Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981.

  • “Assistants and Eyewitnesses”
  • “Informal Witnesses of the Plates”
  • “Oliver Cowdery: Non-Mormon Lawyer”
  • “Oliver Cowdery: The Scribe as a Witness”
  • “David Whitmer: Independent Missouri Businessman”
  • “David Whitmer: The Most Interviewed Witness”
  • “Martin Harris: Honorable New York Farmer”
  • “Martin Harris: Certainty from the Skeptical Witness”
  • “The Whitmer Family Who Handled the Plates”
  • “The Smiths Who Handled the Plates”
  • “The Case against the Witnesses”
  • “The Challenge of the Witnesses”

“Types of Christian Revelation.” In Literature of Belief: Sacred Scripture and Religious Experience, edited by Neal E. Lambert, 61—78. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1981.

1982

“The Credibility of the Book of Mormon Translators.” In Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 213—37. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1982.

1983

“Misleading Translations of Paul.” In The Eleventh Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, 29 January 1983, 17—26. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Education, Church Educational System, 1983.

“Parallel Prophets: Paul and Joseph Smith.” Brigham Young University 1982—83 Fireside and Devotional Speeches, 177— 83. Provo, Utah: University Publication, 1983.

Understanding Paul. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1983.

  • “Two Restless Worlds”
  • “Paul’s Preparation: ‘Fire on Earth'”
  • “The Missionary Message in Acts”
  • “Early Letters to Converts”
  • “Letters of Reconversion”
  • “Letters Preaching Christ”
  • “Roman Imprisonment Letters”
  • “Letters to Leaders”

1984

Review Essay. “Editing the Prophet: Dean C. Jessee’s The Personal Writings of Joseph Smith.” Journal of Mormon History 11 (1984): 113—18.

“The Organization Revelations (D&C 20, 21, and 22).” In Studies in Scripture Vol. 1: The Doctrine and Covenants, edited by Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson, 109—23. Sandy, Utah: Randall Book, 1984.

“Ray County in Mormon History.” In Ray County Mirror 6/1 (April 1984): 3—6.

“What do we know of the life of John the Apostle after the Day of Pentecost? Why was he exiled to the Isle of Patmos?” I Have a Question. Ensign (January 1984): 50—51.

1985

“Parallel Prophets: Paul and Joseph Smith.” Ensign (April 1985): 12—17.

1986

“Atchison’s Letters and the Causes of Mormon Expulsion from Missouri.” BYUS 26/3 (1986): 3—47.

“Imitation Gospels and Christ’s Book of Mormon Ministry.” In Apocryphal Writings and the Latter-day Saints, edited by C. Wilfred Griggs, 53—107. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1986.

“The Mature Joseph Smith and Treasure Searching.” BYUS 24/4 (1984 [published in 1986]): 489—560.

“A Tested Testimony.” In A Thoughtful Faith: Essays on Belief by Mormon Scholars, edited by Philip L. Barlow, 277—91. Centerville, Utah: Canon, 1986.

“The Testimony of Luke.” In Studies in Scripture Vol. 5: The Gospels, edited by Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet, 88—108. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1986.

1987

“The Alvin Smith Story: Fact and Fiction.” Ensign (August 1987): 58—72.

“Did Oliver Cowdery, one of the three special Book of Mormon witnesses, express doubt about his testimony?” I Have a Question. Ensign (April 1987): 23—25.

“Parables of Mercy.” Ensign (February 1987): 20—24.

“The Personality of the Prophet.” New Era (December 1987): 14—19.

1988

“Did Oliver Cowdery, one of the three special Book of Mormon witnesses, express doubt about his testimony?” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 39—45. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.

“The First Presidency of the Early Church: Their Lives and Epistles.” Ensign (August 1988): 16—21.

“Joseph Smith’s Final Self-Appraisal.” In The Prophet Joseph: Essays on the Life and Mission of Joseph Smith, edited by Larry C. Porter and Susan Easton Black, 320—32. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.

“What changes have been made in the name of the Church? Its full designation does not appear in the revelations until 1838. (See D&C 115:4).” In A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions, 194—96. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.

1989

“David Whitmer: Unique Missouri Mormon.” In Missouri Folk Heroes of the 19th Century, edited by F. Mark McKiernan and Roger D. Launius, 43—59. Independence, Mo.: Independence Press, Herald Publishing House, 1989.

Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses. Issued in paperback with minor corrections. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.

“Religious Validity: The Sacrament Covenant in Third Nephi.” Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1989.

1990

“Religious Validity: The Sacrament Covenant in Third Nephi.” In By Study and Also by Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley, edited by John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 2:1—53. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990.

Understanding Paul. Issued in paperback with minor corrections. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990.

1991

“Peter’s Letters: Progression for the Living and the Dead.” Ensign (October 1991): 6—10.

Review essay of Joseph Smith’s New York Reputation Reexamined, by Rodger I. Anderson. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3 (1991): 52—80.

1992

“Book of Mormon Witnesses.” In The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:214—16. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

Guide to the Book of Mormon Witnesses. Provo, Utah: Alexander’s Print Stop, 1992—96.

“Lucy Mack Smith.” In The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 3:1355—58. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

“Oliver Cowdery.” In The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1:335—40. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

“The Restoration of the Sacrament: Part I: Loss and Christian Reformations.” Ensign (January 1992): 40—46.

“The Restoration of the Sacrament: Part II: A New and Ancient Covenant.” Ensign (February 1992): 11—17.

1993

“The Religious Dimension of Emma’s Letters to Joseph.” In Joseph Smith: The Prophet, the Man, edited by Susan Easton Black and Charles D. Tate Jr., 117—25. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1993.

“Transcript of Interview with Richard L. Anderson, March 12, 1993.” Appendix F, pp. 34—51. In Robert E. Lund, “A Review of the Missionary Lessons for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Provo, Utah: School of Library and Information Science, BYU, April 1993.

1994

“Book of Mormon Witnesses” [transcript, audiotape, and videotape]. FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1994.

“Clarifications of Boggs’s ‘Order’ and Joseph Smith’s Constitutionalism.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Missouri, edited by Arnold K. Garr and Clark V. Johnson, 27—83. Provo, Utah: BYU Department of Church History and Doctrine, 1994.

“Joseph Smith’s Ancestors.” In Historical Atlas of Mormonism, edited by S. Kent Brown, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard H. Jackson, 4—5. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.

“Paul’s Witness to the Early History of Jesus’ Ministry.” In The Apostle Paul: His Life and His Testimony, edited by Paul Y. Hoskisson, 1—33. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.

Review essay of “A Rhetorical Approach to the Book of Mormon: Rediscovering Nephite Sacramental Language,” by Mark D. Thomas. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6/1 (1994): 379—417.

Review of David Whitmer Interviews: A Restoration Witness, by Lyndon W. Cook. Journal of Mormon History 20/1 (1994): 186—93.

1995

“Book of Mormon Witnesses.” In Scriptures of the Church: Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 208—12. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995.

Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses. Electronic edition, Deseret Book, 1995 (GospelLink).

Joseph Smith’s New England Heritage: Influences of Grandfathers Solomon Mack and Asael Smith. Electronic edition, Deseret Book, 1995 (GospelLink).

Letter to the Editor. “LDS Standards Upheld.” The Daily Herald, 28 July 1995.

“Lucy Mack Smith.” In Church History: Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 534—40. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995.

“Oliver Cowdery.” In Church History: Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 73—80. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995.

“Sidney B. Sperry: Steadfast Scholar.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/1 (1995): xxi—xxiii.

Understanding Paul. Electronic edition, Deseret Book, 1995 (GospelLink).

1996

“Christian Ethics in Joseph Smith Biography.” In Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars, edited by Susan Easton Black, 155—71. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1996.

“Joseph Smith’s Testimony of the First Vision.” Ensign (April 1996): 10—21.

1997

“Oliver Cowdery’s Voice in Modern Scripture: Priesthood Restoration, Book of Mormon, and the Articles of Faith.” Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1997.

“Personal Writings of the Book of Mormon Witnesses.” In Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 39—60. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1997.

1998

The Book of Mormon Witnesses: A Resource Guide. 1998. With Scott H. Faulring.

“The Prophet Joseph Smith and His Plural Wives.” Review essay of In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, by Todd Compton. FARMS Review of Books 10/2 (1998): 67—104. With Scott H. Faulring.

1999

Guide to Acts and the Apostles’ Letters. Rev. ed. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999.

Guide to the Life of Christ. Rev. ed. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999.

2000

Witness of the Second Elder: The Documentary History of Oliver Cowdery, 4 vols. Forthcoming. With Scott H. Faulring.