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Mormonism's First Rebel Historian

Edward Tullidge Portrait
Edward Tullidge Portrait

This isn’t really an episode about a little-known Mormon writer from the 19th century: it’s an episode about the lifelong search to figure out what you believe.

Edward Tullidge was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had big ambitions for the growth of Mormonism, once writing to the prophet Brigham Young, “From the time I came into the Church, I fervently desired to live to see the Saints a great nation, and ranking in the first class of civilized society.” But over the years, Tullidge would leave the Church, return to it with new ideas, leave again, write both in support of and against Mormonism — all the while a progressive social conviction growing in him. The scholar Benjamin Park says that Tullidge’s life is an example of the ever-changing quality of faith, of the drive to fit God into the real world, and to make the world better. He’ll join us to talk about the life of Edward Tullidge.


  • Benjamin E. Park | Associate Professor of Education at Sam Houston State University. You can read his article about Edward Tullidge here.

Airdate: Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 11 a.m.

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