Book Discussion on Joseph Smith

Mr. Remini discussed his biography of religious reformer and founder of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, published by Viking. The… read more

Mr. Remini discussed his biography of religious reformer and founder of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, published by Viking. The book explores the history of the Mormon religion within the context of the first half of the 19th century. Mr. Remini examines how early Mormonism benefited from but was also hurt by the spiritual and economic upheavals of the era. According to Mr. Remini, the first of Smith’s religious visions and angelic visitations occurred at the age of fourteen. A complex character, his desire for recognition and control was fulfilled by his mission as the prophet for a new faith. Joseph Smith was assassinated, leaving it to his lieutenant, Brigham Young, to carry on his work. A question and answer period followed Mr. Remini’s remarks. close

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
First Aired:
Nov 3, 2002
Last Aired:
Jan 22, 2009

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  • Nov 03, 2002 | 8:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 03, 2003 | 5:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 28, 2003 | 9:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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