President Packer's Enduring Legacy Includes Monumental 'Library of the Lord'

by | Jul. 06, 2015

Mormon Life

he legacy left by President Boyd K. Packer that may endure longest and have the broadest impact is what author Lawrence Flake called "the monumental publication of the LDS editions of the scriptures," which added 1,268 pages of study helps to the faith's four standard works.

The scriptures themselves grew, too, with the addition to the Doctrine and Covenants of two revelations — Joseph Smith’s vision of the celestial kingdom and Joseph F. Smith’s vision of the redemption of the dead, both canonized by the church in 1976. President Packer said that decision was "a very direct outgrowth of the scripture project."

"That had not occurred in over a hundred years," he added.

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