Latter Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia

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Author: Andrew Jenson

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Latter Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia a Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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Author: Andrew Jenson

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 1376043769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Latter Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Vol 4

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Author: Andrew Jenson

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Excerpt from Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Many of the brief outlines contained in Volume IV are based on more detailed manuscript biographies which, if published in full, would at least fill a dozen books. As it is, the four volumes now published might consistently be named a Who's Who in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, thus paraphrasing the Who's Who in America in a general way. When a copy of Volume IV shall have been placed in every stake, ward, mission and district throughout the Church, considering the fact that only copies are printed, there will only be books enough left to accommodate those who possess Volumes I, II, and III. A carefully pre pared index, attached to Volume IV, will enable the student to find anything contained in all the four books of the En cyclopedia. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

More Wives Than One

Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840-1910 Kathryn M. Daynes.
Isaac Morley . He was the Mormon leader who founded Manti . His children and
... From Andrew Jenson , Latterday Saint Biographical Encyclopedia , vol . 2 [ Salt
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Author: Kathryn M. Daynes

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026810

Category: Religion

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More Wives Than One offers an in-depth look at the long-term interaction between belief and the practice of polygamy, or plural marriage, among the Latter-day Saints. Focusing on the small community of Manti, Utah, Kathryn M. Daynes provides an intimate view of how Mormon doctrine and Utah laws on marriage and divorce were applied in people's lives.

Pacific Apostle

The 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions
David D McKay ... Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 3:761;
Garr, Cannon, and Cowan, Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, 725; McKay,
My ...

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Author: David D McKay

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252051715

Category: Religion

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In 1920, David O. McKay embarked on a journey that forever changed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His visits to the Latter-day Saint missions, schools, and branches in the Pacific solidified the Church leadership's commitment to global outreach. As importantly, the trip inspired McKay's own initiatives when he later became Church president. McKay's account of his odyssey brings to life the story of the Church of Jesus Christ’s transformation into a global faith. Throughout his diary, McKay expressed his humanity, curiosity, and fascination with cultures and places--the Maori hongi, East Asian customs, Australian wildlife, and more. At the same time, he and his travel companion, Hugh J. Cannon, detailed the Latter-day Saint missionary life of the era, closely observing logistical challenges and cultural differences, guiding various church efforts, and listening to followers' impressions and concerns. Reid L. Neilson and Carson V. Teuscher's meticulous notes provide historical, religious, and general context for the reader.Blending travelogue with history, Pacific Apostle illuminates the thought and work of an essential figure in the twentieth-century Church of Jesus Christ.

Treasury of Latter Day Saint Letters A

Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical
Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints. 4 vols. Salt Lake City, UT: A. Jenson History Company and Deseret
News, ...

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Author: Larry E. Morris

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625858993

Category: History

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What did David O. McKay say about the theory of evolution, or George Albert Smith about Saints thinking for themselves? Why did Relief Society president Eliza R. Snow and others write a heartfelt letter of appreciation to the governor of the Utah territory? With fifteen new letters, this revised edition of A Treasury of Latter-day Saint Letters answers these and other intriguing questions through the words of early Church figures, from apostles to Joseph Smith's relatives. Historian Larry Morris, formerly with the Ensign and the Joseph Smith Papers, explains the historical context of each epistle and presents the text of the letter itself. Preserving the exact words and spelling of the writer, this inspiring and thought-provoking volume offers a glimpse into the personal lives and candid feelings of a host of prominent Church members--a rare view not often seen from the pulpit or in history books.

A Voice in the Wilderness

The 1888-1930 General Conference Sermons of Mormon Historian Andrew
Jenson Reid Neilson, Scott Marianno ... of church history and had published one
volume of his eventual four-volume Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia.

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Author: Reid Neilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190867836

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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In April 1888, Andrew Jenson, Danish immigrant and convert to the Mormon faith, received an unexpected invitation from church leaders to speak at their general conference. Jenson was an outsider to this conference tradition, a layman whose only standing before the main body of Latter-day Saints came from a contracted position with the Church Historian's Office. Forty-two years later, in April 1930, Jenson offered his twenty-eighth and final general conference sermon. He had become the voice of institutional record keeping in his over forty-year career as an Assistant Church Historian. His sermons demonstrated the growth and expansion of the Mormon general conference tradition in the twentieth century, as they placed the Latter-day Saint story front and center for church members to learn from and celebrate. In addition, Jenson urged conference goers to keep better personal and institutional records and believed he was often the solitary advocate for church record keeping and historical preservation. A Voice in the Wilderness presents all twenty-eight of Andrew Jenson's general conference sermons, with introductions and annotations that set them within their historical and religious contexts. His speeches capture a unique period in Mormon history, one of institutional change, accommodation, and growth. This study of Jenson's sermons uncovers the richness and diversity that thrives just beneath the surface of official ecclesiastical discourse.

Church History Study Guide Pt 1

the record of the Book of Mormon, and I assisted the Prophet in the translation
thereof. ... and Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A
Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the
Church of ...

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Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 9781937901240

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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Church History 1805 to 1832. This volume is the first of three on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church history and the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants from the birth of Joseph Smith in 1805 through the beginnings of the Kirtland and Missouri periods. We learn concerning the First Vision, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the priesthood, and many early revelations given to individual members of the Church. We study the organization of the Church in 1830 and the migration of the Saints to Kirtland, Ohio, where the law and order of the Church is given, the law of consecration begins, and spiritual gifts are manifested. We also read concerning the early events in Missouri, where the land of Zion is dedicated for the gathering of the Saints. In all, it covers 27 years of Church History, and covers sections 1-99 of the Doctrine and Covenants and the Joseph Smith History in the Pearl of Great Price. The cover features "Young Joseph," a painting of the Prophet Joseph Smith pondering in the Sacred Grove, by Walter Rane.

Exhibiting Mormonism

The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair Reid Neilson. 20. ...
Stacy Murdock, Pioneer, Colonizer, Peacemaker (n.p.: George A. Thompson,
1980), 2–7; and Andrew Jenson, Latterday Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 4
vols.

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Author: Reid Neilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199913282

Category: History

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The 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, presented the Latter-day Saints with their first opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and an international audience after the abolishment of polygamy in 1890. The Columbian Exposition also marked the dramatic reengagement of the LDS Church with the non-Mormon world after decades of seclusion in the Great Basin. Between May and October 1893, over seven thousand Latter-day Saints from Utah attended the international spectacle popularly described as the ''White City.'' While many traveled as tourists, oblivious to the opportunities to ''exhibit'' Mormonism, others actively participated to improve their church's public image. Hundreds of congregants helped create, manage, and staff their territory's impressive exhibit hall; most believed their besieged religion would benefit from Utah's increased national profile. Moreover, a good number of Latter-day Saint women represented the female interests and achievements of both Utah and its dominant religion. These women hoped to use the Chicago World's Fair as a platform to improve the social status of their gender and their religion. Additionally, two hundred and fifty of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's best singers competed in a Welsh eiseddfodd, a musical competition held in conjunction with the Chicago World's Fair, and Mormon apologist Brigham H. Roberts sought to gain LDS representation at the affiliated Parliament of Religions. In the first study ever written of Mormon participation at the Chicago World's Fair, Reid L. Neilson explores how Latter-day Saints attempted to ''exhibit'' themselves to the outside world before, during, and after the Columbian Exposition, arguing that their participation in the Exposition was a crucial moment in the Mormon migration to the American mainstream and its leadership's discovery of public relations efforts. After 1893, Mormon leaders sought to exhibit their faith rather than be exhibited by others.

Pearl of Great Price Study Guide

Moses, Abraham, The Last Days, and Joseph Smith Randal S. Chase Michael D.
Chase ... and Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A
Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the
Church ...

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Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 9781937901332

Category: Religion

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Pearl of Great Price Study Guide: A companion to your study of the Pearl of Great Price, this Study Guide from the Making Precious Things Plain Series is a rich resource for teachers, students, and gospel scholars alike. In this volume full of supplemental material, Dr. Randal Chase, a veteran Institute and Gospel Doctrine teacher, shares years of insights into the scriptures by exploring scriptural symbolism, background, culture, and chronology, as well as the words and teachings of gospel authorities. This unique study guide of the Pearl of Great Price provides new depth and understanding to the scriptures. Readers will enjoy Dr. Chase's relaxed style and easy presentation as they gather information, clarification, and quotes that can be used for either private study or public speaking. This unique study guide will be a welcome addition to any library, and they will broaden your comprehension of this great treasure of latter-day scripture, which restores many lost treasures from the Bible. From Adam through Enoch and Noah, to Abraham and Moses, we discover hidden treasures of truth about Old Testament events. Then we receive new insight into the Savior's prophecies of the latter-days, followed by the inspiring personal history of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Articles of Faith.

An Ordered Love

The Latter-Day Saints Biographical Encyclopedia. 6 vols. Salt Lake City: Deseret
News, 1901. Kauffman, Ruth, and Kauffman, Reginald. The Latter-Day Saints: A
Study of the Mormons in the Light of Economic Conditions. London: Williams ...

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Author: Louis J. Kern

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469620428

Category: History

Page: 445

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An Ordered Love is the first detailed study of sex roles in the utopian communities that proposed alternatives to monogamous marriage: The Shakers (1779-1890), the Mormons (1843-90), and the Oneida Community (1848-79). The lives of men and women changed substantially when they joined one of the utopian communities. Louis J. Kern challenges the commonly held belief that Mormon polygamy was uniformly downgrading to women and that Oneida pantagamy and Shaker celibacy were liberating for them. Rather, Kern asserts that changes in sexual behavior and roles for women occurred in ideological environments that assumed women were inferior and needed male guidance. An elemental distrust of women denied the Victorian belief in their moral superiority, attacked the sanctity of the maternal role, and institutionalized the dominance of men over women. These utopias accepted the revolutionary idea that the pleasure bond was the essence of marriage. They provided their members with a highly developed theological and ideological position that helped them cope with the ambiguities and anxieties they felt during a difficult transitional stage in social mores. Analysis of the theological doctrines of these communities indicates how pervasive sexual questions were in the minds of the utopians and how closely they were related to both reform (social perfection) and salvation (individual perfection). These communities saw sex as the point at which the demands of individual selfishness and the social requirements of self-sacrifice were in most open conflict. They did not offer their members sexual license, but rather they established ideals of sexual orderliness and moral stability and sought to provide a refuge from the rampant sexual anxieties of Victorian culture. Kern examines the critical importance of considerations of sexuality and sexual behavior in these communities, recognizing their value as indications of larger social and cultural tensions. Using the insights of history, psychology, and sociology, he investigates the relationships between the individual and society, ideology and behavior, and thought and action as expressed in the sexual life of these three communities. Previously unused manuscript sources on the Oneida Community and Shaker journals and daybooks reveal interesting and sometimes startling information on sexual behavior and attitudes.

Blood of the Prophets

Ancestry, Biography, and Family of George A. Smith. N.p.: By the family, ... Latter-
day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia. 4 vols. Salt Lake City: ... Mormon Redress
Petitions: Documents of the 1833— 1838 Missouri Conflict. Provo: Bookcraft ...

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Author: Will Bagley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186849

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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The massacre at Mountain Meadows on September 11, 1857, was the single most violent attack on a wagon train in the thirty-year history of the Oregon and California trails. Yet it has been all but forgotten. Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets is an award-winning, riveting account of the attack on the Baker-Fancher wagon train by Mormons in the local militia and a few Paiute Indians. Based on extensive investigation of the events surrounding the murder of over 120 men, women, and children, and drawing from a wealth of primary sources, Bagley explains how the murders occurred, reveals the involvement of territorial governor Brigham Young, and explores the subsequent suppression and distortion of events related to the massacre by the Mormon Church and others.

At Large and At Small

Jenson, Andrew. Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 1. Salt Lake
City: Andrew Jenson History, 1901. Lavender, David. The History ofArizona's
Pipe Spring National Monu ment. Salt Lake City: Paragon, 1997. Martin, Ruth J.,
ed.

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Author: Anne Fadiman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429922966

Category: Literary Collections

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In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay—a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country. Many of these essays were composed "under the influence" of the subject at hand. Fadiman ingests a shocking amount of ice cream and divulges her passion for Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip and her brother's homemade Liquid Nitrogen Kahlúa Coffee (recipe included); she sustains a terrific caffeine buzz while recounting Balzac's coffee addiction; and she stays up till dawn to write about being a night owl, examining the rhythms of our circadian clocks and sharing such insomnia cures as her father's nocturnal word games and Lewis Carroll's mathematical puzzles. At Large and At Small is a brilliant and delightful collection of essays that harkens a revival of a long-cherished genre.

Massacre at Mountain Meadows

Andrew Jenson, Latterday Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 4 vols. (Salt Lake
City: Andrew Jenson History Company, 1901–36). Journal History of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, CHL. James Henry Martineau, Autobiography
 ...

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Author: Ronald W. Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199830975

Category: History

Page: 448

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On September 11, 1857, a band of Mormon militia, under a flag of truce, lured unarmed members of a party of emigrants from their fortified encampment and, with their Paiute allies, killed them. More than 120 men, women, and children perished in the slaughter. Massacre at Mountain Meadows offers the most thoroughly researched account of the massacre ever written. Drawn from documents previously not available to scholars and a careful re-reading of traditional sources, this gripping narrative offers fascinating new insight into why Mormons settlers in isolated southern Utah deceived the emigrant party with a promise of safety and then killed the adults and all but seventeen of the youngest children. The book sheds light on factors contributing to the tragic event, including the war hysteria that overcame the Mormons after President James Buchanan dispatched federal troops to Utah Territory to put down a supposed rebellion, the suspicion and conflicts that polarized the perpetrators and victims, and the reminders of attacks on Mormons in earlier settlements in Missouri and Illinois. It also analyzes the influence of Brigham Young's rhetoric and military strategy during the infamous "Utah War" and the role of local Mormon militia leaders in enticing Paiute Indians to join in the attack. Throughout the book, the authors paint finely drawn portraits of the key players in the drama, their backgrounds, personalities, and roles in the unfolding story of misunderstanding, misinformation, indecision, and personal vendettas. The Mountain Meadows Massacre stands as one of the darkest events in Mormon history. Neither a whitewash nor an expos?, Massacre at Mountain Meadows provides the clearest and most accurate account of a key event in American religious history.

Greene s Biographical Encyclopedia of Composers

(445) DAVID, Félicien-César (Dah-veed', Fay-lee-see-an' Say-zär')
CONDUCTOR, PIANIST BORN: Cadenet, April 13, 1810 DIED: St.-Germain-en-
Laye, August 29, 1876 An archetypal Romantic and the father of latter-day
French musical ...

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Author: David Mason Greene

Publisher: Reproducing Piano Roll Fnd.

ISBN: 9780385142786

Category: Music

Page: 1348

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Provides brief descriptions of the lives and careers of more than 2,000 composers ranging from ancient Greece to the twentieth century

Lds Biographical Encyclopedia

Nearly anyone with pioneer heritage will find exciting and interesting history about ancestors in these volumes.

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Author: Andrew Jensen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1589580311

Category: Religion

Page: 820

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L.D.S. Biographical Encyclopedia By Andrew Jensen4 vols. Each 832 pages 6X9 trim In the Preface to the first volume Jensen writes, ?On the rolls of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are found the names of a host of men and women of worth?heroes and heroines of a higher type?who have been and are willing to sacrifice fortune and life for the sake of their religion. It is for the purpose of perpetuating the memory of these, and to place on record deeds worthy of imitation, that [this set] makes its appearance.?With over 5000 biographical entries of ?heroes and heroines? complete with over 2000 photographs the L.D.S. Biographical Encyclopedia is an essential reference for study of early church history. Nearly anyone with pioneer heritage will find exciting and interesting history about ancestors in these volumes.

Elder Statesman

Other ideological quandaries and soul-searching on Clark's part could be enumerated, but suffice it to say that anyone who picks up this volume will live Reuben's life with him.

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Author: D. Michael Quinn

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124049417

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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J. Reuben Clark was all of these prior to his call to the LDS First Presidency. As a counselor to three church presidents—Heber J. Grant, George Albert Smith, and David O. McKay—he served longer than any other member of this high church council. Already controversial before he assumed his church duties, his blunt, independent style created even more ripples at LDS headquarters. Still, his impact, intellectually and administratively, was immense. His most important legacy may well be the professionalization of church government; where apostles previously met and decided issues based mostly on their collective years of experience, Clark drew from his secular training to introduce outside research, position papers, and extended discussion, all of which, for better or for worse, added to the administrative bureaucracy. In this impressive study of the “elder statesman,” as reporters labeled Clark, D. Michael Quinn considers what it meant for a Latter-day Saint to attain such national and international stature, although Quinn never loses sight of Reuben's very human qualities either. This fresh, intimate approach presents Clark on his own terms and draws readers into Clark's world in the context of the larger society of his time and place. From the dust jacket: Life is never quite what is portrayed in inspirational books about famous people's experiences. One aspect that is rarely told about President Clark's life is his near-embrace of atheism in the 1920s. This period of his intellectual development is interesting and informative and ultimately as inspirational as Clark's conclusion that belief may be irrational but is essential. If nothing else, one admires the future church leader's rigor and honesty in exploring the fringes of faith. One also admires his biographer for the even-handed, frank treatment of the subject. Clark's commitment to a successful career similarly came at a sacrifice in other areas of his life. He chose work over family whenever the option presented itself. Two issues that stand at the forefront of Clark's headstrong manner are his views on pacifism and race. Both were significant to his overall world view and have much to say about the complexity of the issues and about the fallibility of human judgment. For most of his life, Clark was a military enthusiast. He served as the assistant Judge Advocate General during World War I and earned the Distinguished Service Medal. But he changed his mind and thereafter became known as fiercely anti-war. When the United States bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Clark accused his nation of barbarism and said that it had forfeited its right ever again to speak with moral authority in the world. That he also distrusted American propaganda and was sympathetic to National Socialism may come as a surprise to some readers. Similarly, readers may shudder to learn of Clark's views on race. He was partly responsible for the LDS Hospital's segregation of the blood of “whites” and “Negroes,” his logic being that since anyone with as little as “one drop” of African blood was ineligible for LDS priesthood ordination, a transfusion from a black donor to a white recipient would render the latter incapable of exercising priesthood authority. Such a racist view—in part a reflection of the time—is tempered by the disclosure that Clark was one of the first among the church leadership to advocate steps toward giving blacks the priesthood. Other ideological quandaries and soul-searching on Clark's part could be enumerated, but suffice it to say that anyone who picks up this volume will live Reuben's life with him. One may not ultimately understand why Clark said or did what he did in every instance, but there is a palpable sense of a life lived—with all the quirks and ironies that real lives are made of.Elder Statesman speaks to larger issues, but the spotlight remains on the man himself; readers are left to draw their own conclus

The Mormon Hierarchy

But by interviewing former church aides, examining hundreds of diaries, and drawing from his own past experience as an insider within the Latter-day Saint historical department, D. Michael Quinn presents a fuller view.

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Author: D. Michael Quinn

Publisher: Mormon Hierarchy

ISBN: UOM:39015079204346

Category: Religion

Page: 928

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The Mormon church today is led by an elite group of older men, nearly three-quarters of whom are related to current or past general church authorities. This dynastic hierarchy meets in private; neither its minutes nor the church's finances are available for public review. Members are reassured by public relations spokesmen that all is well and that harmony prevails among these brethren. But by interviewing former church aides, examining hundreds of diaries, and drawing from his own past experience as an insider within the Latter-day Saint historical department, D. Michael Quinn presents a fuller view. His extensive research documents how the governing apostles, seventies, and presiding bishops are likely to be at loggerheads, as much as united. These strong-willed, independent men–like directors of a large corporation or supreme court justices–lobby among their colleagues, forge alliances, out-maneuver opponents, and broker compromises. There is more: clandestine political activities, investigative and punitive actions by church security forces, personal “loans” from church coffers (later written off as bad debts), and other privileged power-vested activities. Quinn considers the changing role and attitude of the leadership toward visionary experiences, the momentous events which have shaped quorum protocol and doctrine, and day-to-day bureaucratic intrigue from the time of Brigham Young to the dawn of the twenty-first century. The hierarchy seems at root well-intentioned and even at times aggressive in fulfilling its stated responsibility, which is to expedite the Second Coming. Where they have become convinced that God has spoken, they have set aside personal differences, offered unqualified support, and spoken with a unified voice. This potential for change, when coupled with the tempering effect of competing viewpoints, is something Quinn finds encouraging about Mormonism. But one should not assume that these men are infallible or work in anything approaching uninterrupted unanimity.

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Category: American literature

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