Speaker: Scott Kenney

SL09225 Sidney Rigdon: The Baptist Years (1817–1830)

For most of his public ministry, Joseph Smith’s closest advisor was former Baptist minister and evangelist Sidney Rigdon. The prophet was uncomfortable with public speaking while the Baptist was a seasoned orator and the leader of the largest group of converts. Sidney was named Joseph’s spokesman at their first meeting. What attracted him to the …

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The Financial Exhaustion of Wilford Woodruff: An Explanation of Why the Church Divested itself of Promoting Southern Nevada Gold Mining and Milling Properties in the 1890’s

The Financial Exhaustion of Wilford Woodruff: An Explanation of Why the Church Divested itself of Promoting Southern Nevada Gold Mining and Milling Properties in the 1890’s The 1890 Manifesto had removed the main cause of the Church’s conflict with the federal government–polygamy. But it couldn’t erase the Church’s 300,000 debt and its toll on President …

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Virtually Mormon: Mormons and the Internet

Virtually Mormon: Mormons and the Internet From LDS-Net and Mormon-L to the new official LDS website, Mormon cyberspace has experienced explosive growth in the last decade. There are today thousands of Mormon websites and hundreds of online LDS communities around the world, and the Mormon presence on the Internet affects millions of people. This panel …

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The Academic Study Of Religion: Prospects And Perils

The Academic Study Of Religion: Prospects And Perils The recent announcement that early steps have been taken toward establishing a Mormon Studies program at Utah Valley State College has generated much excitement among many who have long felt a need for such a program at one of Utah’s state schools, but it has also raised …

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