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  • 1832 First Vision account doesn't mention a revival
    Brief Summary: A religious revival is not mentioned in Joseph Smith's handwritten 1832 First Vision account. Since this detail does not show up in the narrative until the 1838 'official text' some claim that it provides evidence that the First Vision story evolved over time and became more elaborate. (Click here for full article)
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  • Were there revivals in 1820?
    Brief 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" (Click here for full article)
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