Skip to main content
Intellect

Historian to consider “Joseph and Brigham: The Nature of Discipleship” April 12 at BYU

L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University will host Ronald K. Esplin, former director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History, for a lecture Wednesday, April 12, at 3 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.

Part of the Joseph Smith Exhibit Lecture Series, Esplin will discuss the vital relationship of Joseph Smith and his successor in “Joseph and Brigham: The Nature of Discipleship.”

Admission is free and the public is welcome. A question-and-answer session will accompany the lecture, followed by a reception in Special Collections.

The lecture series accompanies this semester’s exhibition, “Remembering Joseph Smith Jr.: 1805-2005,” on display through May 13 in the library.

Esplin has worked as research historian for the LDS Historical Department, senior research historian and director of the Joseph Fielding Smith, professor in the Department of Church History at BYU and executive editor of the Joseph Smith Papers Project, a multi-volume series under the direction of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For more information about the lecture or the exhibition, contact Special Collections at (801) 422-3514 or visit sc.lib.byu.edu.

Writer: Brian Rust

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
August 12, 2020
To date, Congress has authorized roughly $3 trillion in COVID-19 relief assistance— the largest relief package in history. With more COVID relief money on the way, a new study led by two Brigham Young University business professors finds these newly available funds led to a significant surge in health sector lobbying activity, especially within the pharmaceutical industry.


overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
August 05, 2020
Launched in January of 2016, the Cambodian Oral History Project works to collect and preserve the records of the Cambodian people.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
August 05, 2020
Because 60% of biology undergraduates nationwide are female, the life sciences have long been thought to enjoy more gender equity than other STEM fields. But a new BYU study challenges the notion that all is well for gender parity in biology classrooms.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=