"Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet"

John Turner

About the Program

John Turner, assistant professor of religious studies at George Mason University, recounts the life of Mormon leader Brigham Young (1801-1877).  The author examines the role that Brigham Young assumed following the death of Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith in 1844, as he led congregants of the Church across the Rocky Mountains and established settlements in Utah.  John Turner speaks on a panel that includes, Jeff Johnson, former Utah state archivist and historian Craig Foster at the Salt Lake City Public Library.

About the Authors

John Turner

John Turner is an assistant professor of religious studies at George Mason University.  He is the author of Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America.  For more information, visit   

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"Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, December 24th at 4am (ET)
  • Friday, November 23rd at 11:30am (ET)
  • Thursday, November 22nd at 5:30pm (ET)
  • Sunday, November 11th at 9am (ET)
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