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The Life and Legacy of Thomas S. Monson

President Thomas S. Monson following Rome Italy Temple groundbreaking on October 23, 2010.

Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church, has died at the age of 90. Thursday, we’re talking about his life, the course of the Church during his tenure, and what comes next for Mormonism.

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Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday at 90 years old. President Monson had served in the role Mormons regard as “prophet, seer, and revelator” for nearly a decade. Thursday, we’re talking about his life and legacy, the course of the Church during his tenure, and what comes next for Mormonism. Our guests are historians Patrick Mason, Andrea Radke-Moss, and Greg Prince, as well as Church observer John Dehlin.

Remembering the life and legacy of President Thomas S. Monson (1927–2018). From the official Thomas S. Monson Facebook page.


  • Patrick Mason is the Howard W Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University. His latest book is called What is Mormonism? A Student's Introduction [Indie bookstores|Amazon]. 
  • Andrea Radke-Moss is a history professor at BYU Idaho and a contributor to the Mormon history blog Juvenile Instructor
  • Gregory Prince is an independent historian whose books include David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism [Indiebound|Amazon] and Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History [Indiebound|Amazon].
  • John Dehlin is a psychologist and founder/host of the podcast Mormon Stories

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