History of the Church

Pentecost Continued: A Contemporaneous Account of the Kirtland Temple Dedication
March 13, 2019
History of the Church
Pentecost Continued: A Contemporaneous Account of the Kirtland Temple Dedication
Author Steven C. Harper

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Steven C. Harper. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history according to the current month. To download the PDF and read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

The significance of what transpired at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple on March 27, 1836, is well established among Latter-day Saints. The historical record affirming an outpouring of divine manifestations is rich. Even so, precious few contemporaneous reports by observers are available. Recently, however, the richness of the historical record increased with the discovery of an eyewitness account of the miraculous Kirtland Pentecost penned by Benjamin Brown.