Historian to Discuss LDS Church History

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber Historical Society Spring 2012 Lecture Series will kick off Jan. 23 at Weber State University. Michael MacKay, a historian and adjunct history professor at WSU, will present “A Textual Analysis: Joseph Smith’s 1839 History and the Priesthood.”

MacKay will discuss some of the controversies surrounding the establishment of the Melchizedek Priesthood by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. MacKay has analyzed the only written account in existence of that event. He will question some of the most common interpretations and offer several new perspectives.

The lecture, which is free to the public, will be held at the Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room at 7 p.m. The WSU Alumni Association, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of History sponsor the event.

For more information, visit weber.edu/history.

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Gene Sessions, history professor
801-626-6709 • gsessions1@weber.edu

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801-626-7295 • corieholmes@weber.edu