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La Grande Arche Des Fugitifs?,/I> Huguenots In The Dutch Republic After 1685, Michael Joseph Walker Dec 2011

La Grande Arche Des Fugitifs?,/I> Huguenots In The Dutch Republic After 1685, Michael Joseph Walker

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In the seventeenth century, many refugees saw the United Provinces of the Netherlands as a promised land—a gathering ark, or in French, arche. In fact, Pierre Bayle called it, "la grande arche des fugitifs." This thesis shows the reception of one particular group of Protestant refugees, the Huguenots, who migrated to the Netherlands because of Catholic confessionalization in France, especially after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. The thesis offers two case studies—one of the acceptance of Huguenot clergymen and one of the mixed reception of refugee radical and philosopher Pierre Bayle—in order to ...


John Nock Hinton: The Reconstructed Life Of An English Born Mormon Convert Of Virgin City, Utah, Lenora Atkin Meeks Jan 1987

John Nock Hinton: The Reconstructed Life Of An English Born Mormon Convert Of Virgin City, Utah, Lenora Atkin Meeks

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John Nock Hinton, an Englishman, was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England in 1856. The motivating factor in his life, thereafter, was his strong conviction that the Church was the literal kingdom of God on the earth, and its leaders were God's prophets, and its mission was to usher in the last dispensation on the earth, the Millennium, and the second coming of the Savior. His duty, as he saw it, was to labor unceasingly to help accomplish that mission, to work out his own salvation, and to teach his children ...


Dance In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints 1830-1940, Karl E. Wesson Jan 1975

Dance In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints 1830-1940, Karl E. Wesson

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The purpose of this study was to compile a history of dance in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1830 to 1940.
The following subproblems have been investigated:
1. What was the history of dance in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
2. What was the philosophy of dance in the LDS Church?
3. What were the dance forms, music, and attire in dance within the LDS church?
4. What was the contribution of the LDS Church towards the preservation of folk dances in America?


George Reynolds: The Early Years, Grant R. Hardy Jan 1971

George Reynolds: The Early Years, Grant R. Hardy

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The purpose of this writing is to present a biography of George Reynolds from 1842 through 1872. This study was made using the historical approach of doing research. The primary sources were the "Journal of George Reynolds" in six volumes and personal interviews with his living descendants. Other unpublished documents were discovered, such as copies of letters and short sketches, and were used in the writing.

This biography is principally limited to a study of the first thirty years of the life of George Reynolds. It includes his early life, conversion, and first mission; his service as mission secretary and ...


A Study Of The Political Involvements In The Career Of Joseph Smith, Edward G. Thompson Jan 1966

A Study Of The Political Involvements In The Career Of Joseph Smith, Edward G. Thompson

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It is the purpose of this study to examine the political elements and issues in the United States from the latter part of 1838 to June 27, 1844, to determine their relationship to the death of Joseph Smith. This study includes an analysis of national, state and local issues and sentiment during that time, as they have a bearing upon the subject.
The primary period of study is the Illinois era of Latter-day Saint history which includes the events that transpired from the winter of 1838-39 to June 27, 1844. A less intensive study includes events after June 1844, to ...


Brigham Young's Activities In St. George During The Later Years Of His Life, Dale Glen Wood Jan 1963

Brigham Young's Activities In St. George During The Later Years Of His Life, Dale Glen Wood

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The early history of Utah is both varied and interesting and presents a rich field of study for the student of Western American History. The subject treated in this paper is a segment of the early Utah story. It is a study of the activities of the Mormon leader Brigham Young in the southwestern Utah community of St. George. Involved is a detailed study of the years between 1861, when St. George was settled, and 1877, when President Young made his last visit to the community.


Benjamin Franklin Stewart, Lifetime Pioneer, Janet Jenson Jan 1960

Benjamin Franklin Stewart, Lifetime Pioneer, Janet Jenson

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Contributions to a knowledge of Latter-day Saint Church history can not only be made from a study of the lives of its great leaders, but such contributions can also be made from a study of some of the local leaders of the Church. Benjamin Franklin Stewart was one of these leaders who gained only local and temporary acclaim. Yet he contributed a life of service to his Church.


William Clayton: Missionary, Pioneer, And Public Servant, Paul E. Dahl Jul 1959

William Clayton: Missionary, Pioneer, And Public Servant, Paul E. Dahl

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This work is a biography of William Clayton, an early missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a pioneer to the Great Basin. He was also a prominent individual in the political and economic development in the State of Deseret and the Territory of Utah. The purpose of the study is to write an account of Clayton's life and to show his contributions to both religious and profane history.


Howard Egan: Frontiersman, Pioneer And Pony Express Rider, J. Raman Drake Jan 1956

Howard Egan: Frontiersman, Pioneer And Pony Express Rider, J. Raman Drake

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Howard Egan, one of the outstanding members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the period shortly after its organization, demonstrated his faithfulness to the Church by supporting the leaders, through all their difficulties, from the day of his conversion until the end of his life. While living in Nauvoo he lent his assistance to the leaders by serving as a city policeman, as Captain of the Camp Creek detachment of the Nauvoo Legion on reconnaissance duty during the mob hostilities of 1845, and as a missionary for the Church in the Eastern States. During the exodus ...


The History And Development Of Franklin, Idaho During The Period 1860-1900, James Ira Young Jan 1949

The History And Development Of Franklin, Idaho During The Period 1860-1900, James Ira Young

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This study of Franklin, Idaho has been gratifying in that the author has partially satisfied his curiosity as to the background of the Mormon settlers of the community. Probably there will never be a complete and decisive study made of this community; although, the author has attempted to present an accurate and satisfactory history of Franklin.
Purpose. The purpose in writing the history of Franklin is to present a more adequate and satisfactory knowledge of the community. The study has been divided into six major parts.