Author Discusses Early Mormon Apostle Parley P. Pratt

OGDEN, Utah – Award-winning author and director of publications for the history department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak about his book “Parley P. Pratt, the Apostle Paul of Mormonism” March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room.

Matthew Grow’s book presents Pratt as the most influential figure in early Mormon history. Pratt was a missionary, pamphleteer, theologian, historian and martyr.

Grow is also the author of “Liberty to the Downtrodden, Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer,” which was the winner of the 2010 Best Book Award from the Mormon History Association.

The author received his doctoral degree in American history at the University of Notre Dame.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Weber Historical Society spring 2013 Lecture Series and is presented by WSU’s Department of History, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Alumni Association.

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