316: What Gave Brigham the Right to the Presidency?: Joe Geisner

Brigham Young’s status in the early LDS Movement needs to be understood in order to tackle the hard question of what gave him the right to claim the presidency,  particularly in light of the fact that it is now well known that the transfiguration of Brigham was a myth.   

Joe Geisner joins me to discuss Brigham Young’s ‘right’ to succeed Joseph Smith.

(Photo Credit Dennis Dixon CC)




  1. Lloyd

    What an interesting episode! I really enjoyed your discussion with Joe Geisner; very insightful and thought provoking! Joe is a wealth of information, and I’m very much looking forward to the next installment. Keep up the good work Gina!

  2. David

    It’s interesting to contrast expert opinions.
    As much as I’m a fan of Lindsay, I must agree with Joe that Brigham must have had some charisma as to win over followers. You can persuade everyone out of fear.

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