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Mormon convert, Mormon defector

Polly Aird

Mormon convert, Mormon defector

a Scottish immigrant in the American West, 1848-1861

by Polly Aird

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Published by Arthur H. Clark Co. in Norman, Okla .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • McAuslan, Peter, -- 1824-1908,
  • Mormon converts -- Scotland -- Biography,
  • Ex-church members -- United States -- Biography,
  • Ex-church members -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPolly Aird ; foreword by William P. MacKinnon.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX8695.M257 A37 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22652947M
    ISBN 109780870623691
    LC Control Number2008043141
    OCLC/WorldCa263065321

      On Sunday morning, I went to Church. People in my congregation gathered in our local chapel and taught lessons on the words of early church prophets, participated in discussions about Book of Mormon teachings, and then gathered in one large group to take the “sacrament,” the Mormon version of communion, where bread and water are consumed in remembrance of .   Best book — Matthew J. Grow's "Liberty to the Downtrodden: Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer." Best first book — Megan Sanborn Jones' "Performing American Identity in Anti-Mormon Melodrama." Best biography — Polly Aird's "Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, ".

      Latent anti-Mormon bias may seem harmless enough—after all, Mormons are reluctant to call others out on it. (Instead of picketing The Book of Mormon musical, for example, the Mormon Church. /r/Mormon is a subreddit for articles and topics of interest to people interested in Mormon themes. People of all faiths and perspectives are welcome to engage in civil, respectful discussion about topics related to Mormonism.

    Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, by Polly Aird Biography, Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Andrew Jenson and David H Morris Collections (BYU Studies) by Richard E. Jr. Turley. Elder Roberts was a scholar and General Authority for the church (President of the First Quorum of the Seventy). He had compiled and written works on the veracity of the Book of Mormon, as well as the Comprehensive History of the Church. He was known as the great defender of the Book of Mormon.


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Clark Company, ); and Walker, Turley, and Leonard, Massacre at Mountain Meadows, 42–43, Ambiguous instructions from Church leaders also may have contributed to some episodes of violence.Amasa Mason Lyman, Mormon Apostle and Apostate- A Study in Dedication: Edward Leo Lyman – Reviewed by Gary James Bergera.

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