Presentation: Whoa, Man, What’s Not History? Hugh Had Better Believe It
Chair: Matthew Hulse
Samuel W. Taylor, author, Nightfall at Nauvoo
Newell Bringhurst, instructor, History and Political Science, College of the Sequoias
Abstract: How intellectually honest was Hugh Nibley’s attack on Fawn Brodie’s biography of Joseph Smith? While simultaneously shedding more light on the true characters of Smith, his biographer, and the early church, this paper excoriates Nibley for sins of omission, commission, and plenty of over-zealous mission.