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Lost legacy : the Mormon office of presiding patriarch

Author: Irene M Bates; E Gary Smith
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the history of the inherited office of Presiding Patriarch in the Mormon Church from its creation by Joseph Smith in 1833 to its demise in 1979. This title illuminates the tensions between  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bates, Irene M., 1921-
Lost legacy.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)605012931
Online version:
Bates, Irene M., 1921-
Lost legacy.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)607772855
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irene M Bates; E Gary Smith
ISBN: 0252021630 9780252021633
OCLC Number: 31971165
Description: viii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Charisma and authority : "The Crucible for the office of patriarch --
"Like the patriarchs of old" : Joseph Smith, Sr. : First patriarch, 1833-40 --
"By blessing and also by right" : Hyrum Smith : Second patriarch, 1841-44 --
"Office in crisis : William Smith : Third patriarch, May 1845-October 1845 --
Patriarchal bridge : Interregnum, 1845- 47, and Uncle John Smith : Fourth patriarch, 1847-54 --
Continuing the tradition : John Smith : Fifth patriarch, 1855-1911 --
A Question of primacy : Hyrum G. Smith : Sixth patriarch, 1912-32 --
Decade of uncertainty, 1932-42, and the compromise : Joseph F. Smith II : Seventh patriarch, 1942-46 --
The End of the line : Eldred G. Smith : Eighth patriarch, 1947-79.
Other Titles: Presiding patriarch.
Responsibility: Irene M. Bates and E. Gary Smith.

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"A fascinating and well-documented study of the schizophrenic legacy of leadership that Smith left to his followers when he was assassinated in 1844." -- The Historian "Lost Legacy is an excellent Read more...

 
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