Wayward Saints: The Godbeites and Brigham Young

Front Cover
University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 399 pages
0 Reviews
A story that includes spiritualist seances, conspiracy, and an important church trial, Wayward Saints chronicles the 1870s challenge of a group of British Mormon intellectuals to Brigham Young's leadership and authority. William S. Godbe and his associates revolted because they disliked Young's authoritarian community and resented what they perceived as the church's intrusion into matters of personal choice.
Expelled from the church, they established the "New Movement," which eventually faltered. Both a study in intellectual history and an investigation of religious dissent, Wayward Saints explores nineteenth-century American spiritualism as well as the ideas and institutional structure of first- and second-generation Mormonism.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

IV
1
V
12
VI
35
VII
52
VIII
72
IX
92
X
109
XI
128
XV
212
XVI
232
XVII
251
XVIII
274
XIX
295
XX
321
XXI
343
XXII
361

XII
149
XIII
170
XIV
189
XXIII
373
XXIV
391
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 386 - A Voice of Warning, and Instruction to All People, or an Introduction to the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ, of

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1998)

Ronald W. Walker is a professor of history and Senior Research Historian at Brigham Young University.

Bibliographic information