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I think this is a very good question, albeit one that is difficult to answer for at least two reasons. First of all, Joseph Smith's revelations in Doctrine & Covenants outline a metaphysics in which the spiritual and the temporal are thoroughly intertwined, making it difficult to make distinctions like this from a theological perspective (see for ...


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Joseph Smith’s worldview was almost certainly influenced by his religious upbringing and the Second Great Awakening that swept through North America between 1795 and 1830. When Joseph Smith was about 10 years of age his family moved to Palmyra in the State of New York. Joseph Smith was born on 23 December 1805 in Sharon, Vermont. At that time, there ...


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