Joseph Smith's First Vision/Events leading to the First Vision

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Events leading to the First Vision

Summary: Joseph Smith lived in a time of religious excitement.

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Joseph Smith and the Methodists

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Lucy Mack Smith and the Presbyterians

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Religious activity in the Palmyra area in 1820

Summary: It is claimed that there were no religious revivals in the Palmyra, New York area in 1820, contrary to Joseph Smith's claims that during that year there was "an unusual excitement on the subject of religion...indeed, the whole district of country seemed affected by it"

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The Smith family place of residence in 1820

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A FairMormon Analysis of Wikipedia article "First Vision"

Summary: FairMormon analyzes the Wikipedia treatment of the First Vision.