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Product Code: XB103
Title: Conflict in the Quorum: Orson Pratt, Brigham Young, Joseph Smith
Author: Gary James Bergera
Publisher: Signature Books
List Price: $25.95
Our Price: $23.50
Date: 2002
Pages: 312
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"At a meeting of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve in 1860, one of the church's senior apostles complained that 'Brother Orson Pratt has withstood Joseph [Smith] and he has withstood Brother Brigham [Young] many times and he has done it tonight and it made my blood chill.'

"Whenever the quorum discussed Pratt's controversial sermons and writings, the conversation could become heated. As documented by Gary James Bergera in a surprisingly suspenseful account, Pratt's encounters with his brethren ultimately affected not only his seniority in the Quorum of the Twelve but also LDS doctrine, policy, and organizational structure." (From back cover.)

Table of Contents

Prologue, "Out of the Church"

  1. "My Sorrows Are Greater than I Can Bear!"
  2. Return to Power and Authority
  3. Perfectly Submissive
  4. Preaching Salvation and Eternal Truth
  5. A Great Mystery
  6. False Doctrine
  7. "Let Br. Pratt Do as He Will"
  8. Matters of the Gods
  9. Apparent Contradictions
  10. While Wickedness Stalks Unrebuked
  11. The Interests of Posterity
  12. Regret for Past Sins
  13. Adjusting Matters

Epilogue. Because He Faltered
Sources Cited


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