Sponsored by BYU Studies | Joseph Geisner is the author of Writing Mormon History: Historians and Their Books (Signature Books, 2020).Continue reading “10 Questions with Joseph Geisner”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—I recently had the privilege to interview Mark Ashurst McGee, Robin Scott Jensen, and Sharalyn D. Howcroft. They are the editors of “Foundational Texts of Mormonism: Examining Major Early Sources.”
The Council of Fifty was a secret organization founded by the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1844. The previously inaccessible records — or minutes — kept by the group remained a source of much speculation until they were made public in 2016.
A new book titled The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History contains 15 essays about various topics of interest from the minutes of the council.
Among the many insights shared in the book are five fascinating facts about the Council of Fifty minutes. Continue reading “Five fascinating facts about the Council of Fifty”