Joseph Fielding McConkie


Joseph Fielding McConkie

Joseph Fielding McConkie (born 3 April 1941) is an emeritus professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He is the son of late LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie and the late Amelia Smith McConkie. He has authored and co-authored over 25 books, speaks regularly at LDS gatherings, and is the father of 9 children and 13 grandchildren.

Career

* Doctorate of Education from Brigham Young University in 1973
* LDS Chaplain in Vietnam
* Mission President in Scotland
* Stake President at BYU.
* LDS Mission to Scotland from 1960 to 1962
* CES Institute Director in Seattle Washington
* Retired Professor of Ancient Scripture in the College of Religious Education at Brigham Young University

Publications

Books Many of McConkie's books primarily address Joseph of Egypt, Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.
* "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Four Distinctive Aspects of Deity as Taught by Joseph Smith". Brigham Young University Master Thesis (1968) [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/MTGM&CISOPTR=33245&REC=20 pdf]
* "True and Faithful, The Life Story of Joseph Fielding Smith". Bookcraft (1971)
* "Teach and Reach". Bookcraft (1975)
* "Journal of Discourses Digest, Volume 1". Bookcraft (1975)
* "Seek the Spirit". Deseret Book (1978)
* "En Busca Del Don Celestial -- In Search of the Spirit (Spanish)". Deseret Book (2006)
* "His Name Shall Be Joseph, "Ancient Prophecies of the Latter-day Seer". Hawkes Publishing, Inc. (1980)
* "The Spirit of Revelation". Deseret Book (1984)
* "Hearken, O Ye People, Discourses on the Doctrine and Covenants, Sperry Symposium 1984". editor. Randall Book (1984)
* "Sustaining and Defending the Faith". co-authored with Robert L. Millet. Deseret Book (1985)
* "Gospel Symbolism". Deseret Book (1985)
* "The Life Beyond". co-authored with Robert L. Millet. Deseret Book (1986)
* "Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Volume 1 - First and Second Nephi". co-authored with Robert L. Millet. Bookcraft (1987)
* "Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Volume 2 - Jacob through Mosiah". co-authored with Robert L. Millet. Bookcraft (1988)
* "Prophets and Prophecy". Bookcraft (1988)
* "In His Holy Name". co-authored with Robert L. Millet. Bookcraft (1988)
* "Truth and Courage: Joseph F. Smith Letters", editor. privately published by 1988 Joseph F. Smith Family Trustees and Officers (1988)
* "The Holy Ghost". co-authored with Robert L. Millet. Bookcraft (1989)
* "The Man Adam". co-edited with Robert L. Millet. Bookcraft (1990)
* "A Guide to Scriptural Symbols". co-authored with Donald W. Parry. Bookcraft (1990)
* "Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Volume 3 - Alma through Helaman". co-authored with Robert L. Millet. Bookcraft (1991)
* "Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Volume 4 - Third Nephi through Mormon". co-authored with Robert L. Millet and Brent L. Top. Bookcraft (1992)
* "Our Destiny The Call and Election of the House of Israel". co-authored with Robert L. Millet. Deseret Book (1993)
* "Sons and Daughters of God: The Loss and Restoration of Our Divine Inheritance". Bookcraft (1994)
* "Here We Stand". Deseret Book (1995)
* "Joseph Smith, The Choice Seer: The Prophet's Greatness as Teacher, Priesthood Leader, and Restorer". co-authored by Robert L. Millet. Bookcraft (1996)
* "Answers: Straightforward Answers to Tough Gospel Questions". Deseret Book (1998)
* "Witness of the Birth of Christ". Bookcraft (1998)
* "Revelations of the Restoration: A Commentary on the Doctrine & Covenants & Other Modern Revelations". co-authored with Craig J. Ostler. Deseret Book (2000)
* "The Bruce R. McConkie Story: Reflections of a Son". Deseret Book (2003)
* "Understanding the Power God Gives Us". Deseret Book (2004)
* "The Smith Family: A Tradition of Revelation". Self-published (Christmas 2005)

Columns McConkie has contributed columns to [http://www.meridianmagazine.com "Meridian Magazine"] and [http://deseretbook.com/mormon-life/ "LDS Living"] .
* [http://deseretbook.com/mormon-life/news/story?story_id=697 "Mary and Elisabeth: Handmaidens of the Lord"]
* [http://deseretbook.com/mormon-life/news/story?story_id=1185 "What Was It Like to Have Bruce R. McConkie as Your Father?"]
* [http://deseretbook.com/mormon-life/news/story?story_id=1353 "Political and Religious Freedom: Understanding the Power God Gives Us"]
* [http://deseretbook.com/mormon-life/news/story?story_id=9064 "Questions Commonly Asked By Those Not of Our Faith"]
* [http://www.meridianmagazine.com/articles/050503father.html "From Father to Son: Joseph F. McConkie on Gospel Teaching]
* [http://www.meridianmagazine.com/articles/050509josephsmith.html "Joseph Smith and the One True Church Doctrine]

Talks Some of McConkie's talks and lessons:
*"Finding Answers", BYU Devotional, 12 December 2006: [http://byubwmv.byu.edu/byudevo/2006/devo12122006.wmv video] , [http://byubmp3.byu.edu/devos/devo12122006.mp3 audio] , [http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11497 transcript]
*"The How of Scripture Study", BYU Education Week, 23 August 2006: [http://byubwmv.byu.edu/edweek/2006/McConkie.wmv video] , [http://byubmp3.byu.edu/edweek06/mcconkie.mp3 audio]
*"The Smith Family and a Tradition of Revelation", Sperry Symposium, 28 October 2005: [http://byubmp3.byu.edu/sperry/mcconkie05.mp3 audio]
*"The Prophet Joseph Smith: Revealer of Truth", BYU Education Week, 15 August 2005: [http://byubwmv.byu.edu/edweek/2005/JMcConkie05.wmv video] , [http://byubmp3.byu.edu/edweek05/JMcconkie.mp3 audio]
*"Joseph Smith as Known to Isaiah", BYU-I Devotional, 12 October 2004: [http://byubmp3.byu.edu/byuidevos/devo101204.mp3 audio]
*"Agency", Ricks College Devotional, 9 November 1999: [http://streaming.byui.edu/presentations/1999_11_09_McConkie.wma audio]
*"The Prophet Joseph Smith: Evidences of His Testimony", BYU Education Week, 16 August 1999: [http://byubmp3.byu.edu/edweek99/JMcConkie.mp3 audio]
*"President Joseph F. Smith's Panoramic Vision: Doctrine & Covenants 138", BYU Education Week, 18 August 1997: [http://byubmp3.byu.edu/edweek97/jmcconkie.mp3 audio]

References

* [http://deseretbook.com/authors/author-info?author_id=8283 Deseret Book Author Listing]
* [http://deseretbook.com/authors/author-interview?author_id=8283&interview_id=1877 Deseret Book Interview]


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