In between October 14, 1942 and November 18, 1942, Joseph Fielding Smith gave a series of six talks sponsored by the Sisters of the Lion House Social Center. Only the first discourse was delivered at the Lion house. Attendance was so great that the subsequent events were held at Barratt Hall. In response to popular demand, Elder Smith supplemented his notes and published them with Press of Zion Printing Co. as The Signs of the Times.
The book is a gem and deserves an investigation by any serious scholar of Mormon eschatology. The remarks of this post will focus on Mormon beliefs concerning the restoration of the Jews to Palestine. (more…)