Authorcast #106: Melvin C. Johnson, author of Life and Times of John Pierce Hawley: A Mormon Ulysses of the American West March 04 2019
On this episode, we chat with Melvin C. Johnson, author of Life and Times of John Pierce Hawley: A Mormon Ulysses of the American West. We discuss Hawley's following Lyman Wight to the Mormon colony in TX, his conversion to Brigham Young's LDS Church in Utah, accusations of John's involvement with the massacre at Mountain Meadows, John's eventual split with the Utah church over polygamy, Brigham Young's Adam-God doctrine, and blood atonement, his joining the RLDS Church and later testimony at the Temple Lot trial.
“An essential read for those interested in studying the competing strands of the Mormon Restoration movement in mid-nineteenth-century frontier America.”—Richard E. Bennett, Professor, Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University
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Life and Times of John Pierce Hawley: A Mormon Ulysses of the American West
By Melvin C. Johnson
Authorcast #10 - Interview with Kyle Walker November 04 2015
In our latest episode we interview Kyle Walker, author of William B. Smith: In the Shadow of a Prophet.
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Read Kyle Walker's article in Meridian Magazine, "Joseph Smith's Challenging Brother."