Review of Billeter, Julius C. The Temple of Promise: Jackson County, Missouri.

Billeter, Julius C.  The Temple of Promise: Jackson County, Missouri.  Independence, MO: Zion’s Printing and Press, 1946. [Mormon/Independence]

This is an old and small book (small in format and 155 pages in length), about the projected temple in Independence, Missouri.  Since nothing was actually built there, the book devotes itself largely to the history of the site’s location and dedication and the subsequent Missouri persecutions.  However, the last few chapters about the RLDS-Church of Christ (Temple lot) controversy over the property, and the subsequent failed effort of the Church of Christ to build a temple there in the late 1920s does contain some interesting material not generally found elsewhere.

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