310: Brigham Young, ‘I don’t care about my character on Earth!’: Dr David Vaughn Mason

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What kind of claim does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have to the proposition that they are a faithful continuation of the church Joseph established?  What kind of character was Brigham Young anyway?  What did he really want with a church and a people?  

Dr David Mason is the author of Brigham Young: Sovereign in America and he joins me to discuss the man who made the Mormons.



One Comment

  1. Corrado Misseri

    Listening to your great podcast I was reminded of something that Harold Bloom had said about the modern Mormon Church and Joseph Smith’s original church. “If there is any similarity between Smith’s church and Hinckley’s church I cannot see it.”

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