Category Archives: Brigham Young

The Transfiguration of Brigham Young: Mormon Folklore?

By Sharon Lindbloom For a two-part Viewpoint on Mormonism that aired July 21-22, 2016, click here  Part 1  Part 2   When Joseph Smith died in June of 1844, the Mormon Church faced a succession crisis. Mormon historian Richard S. Van Wagoner explained, “Despite frequent kidnapping and assassination attempts, Joseph Smith established no firm policies regarding presidential succession […]

"Adam-Gott" – Brigham Young’s Theorie oder göttliche Doktrin?

Von Bill McKeever Übersetzt von Wolfgang Schneider (Translated by Wolfgang Schneider) Am 9. April 1852 stieg Brigham Young, der zweite Präsident der Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der letzten Tage, auf die Kanzel des Salt Lake City Tabernakels und verkündete: “Es ist meine Absicht, diesen Abend mehrere Predigten zu halten, wie viele, weiß ich nicht.” […]

Brigham’s Young 1852 Speech on Slavery

Introduction The following is a speech given by LDS President Brigham Young to the Joint Session of the Legislature in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, February 5, 1852. The following was found under Brigham Young addresses, Ms d 1234, Box 48, folder 3, dated Feb. 5, 1852, located in the LDS Church Historical Department, Salt […]

"Adam-God" – Brigham Young’s Theory or Divine Doctrine?

By Bill McKeever

On April 9, 1852, Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), rose to the pulpit of the Salt Lake Tabernacle and announced, “It is my intention to preach several discourses this evening, but how many I do not know.” During his speech President Young explained that he was going to speak on the character of the “well-beloved Son of God, upon which subject the Elders of Israel have conflicting views.”