LDS Author to Speak at WSU about Newly Released Book

OGDEN, Utah – Author and historian Richard Lyman Bushman will speak at Weber State University April 10 at 7 p.m. about his recent book “Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling.”

The book was published in Dec. 2005 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Smith’s birth and focuses on the life of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It tells how Smith formed a religion from the ground up and discusses his innovative religious thoughts, according to the publisher.

Bushman, a Columbia University emeritus history professor, has also taught at Brigham Young University, Boston University and the University of Delaware. He has spent much of his career specializing in American culture from 1700-1840 and has published numerous articles on the subject. Several of his works have dealt with the LDS church.

The event, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Department of History and the Weber County Historical Society. It will be held in the Smith Lecture Hall, Wattis Business Building.

Richard Sadler, College of Social & Behavioral Science dean

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