Bennett, Richard E.

1820: Dawning of the Restoration


What was the world like in 1820? Written to commemorate the bicentennial of the First Vision, this new book introduces the vision and the Restoration of the gospel within a global setting. Seeking to capture the qualities and essential meanings of the age, Richard Bennett explores what he calls the “four dominant constellations in the skies of early nineteenth century history”—namely, revolution and reform, Romanticism, emancipation and independence, and religious revivalism.

From Napoleon to Beethoven to Bolivar, 1820: Dawning of the Restoration is a biographical examination of “the year of our Lord 1820” as it broke upon a weary world that was cautiously seeking new hopes, new dreams, and bold new visions—including Joseph Smith’s.

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About the Author

Richard E. Bennett is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the faculty of BYU, Bennett was the head of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Manitoba from 1978 to 1997. He is currently the Church history editor for BYU Studies and was previously associate editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. Bennett has a PhD in United States intellectual history from Wayne State University. He is a native of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 8 × 1 in