A New Look At I Woodbridge Riley

A New Look At I Woodbridge Riley This presentation is based on an investigation of every factual statement and biographical reference in I. Woodbridge Riley’s The Founder of Mormonism: A Psychological Study of Joseph Smith, Jr. Who was Riley? Why was he so fascinated with religious leaders such as Smith and Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science? Riley’s research was often careless, biased, and based on scientific concepts that are now rejected, but he wrote lucidly, a master of the sophisticated putdown.

Ralph D. Wagner, Ph.D., Presenter; Morgan Adair, M.B.A., Respondent