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Champion of Liberty (2009)

by Mary Jane Woodger (Editor)

Other authors: Patrick A. Bishop (Contributor), Susan Easton Black (Contributor), Scott C. Esplin (Contributor), Douglas J. Geilman (Contributor), Casey Paul Griffiths (Contributor)12 more, Richard Neitzel Holzapfel (Contributor), Christopher C. Jones (Contributor), Eric Perkins (Contributor), Andrew C. Skinner (Contributor), J. Lewis Taylor (Contributor), Mark H. Taylor (Contributor), Jeffrey N. Walker (Contributor), David J. Whittaker (Contributor), James Williams (Contributor), Mary Jane Woodger (Prologue), Mary Jane Woodger (Contributor), Fred E. Woods (Contributor)

Series: BYU Church History Symposium (2008)

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In 2008, BYU Religious Education hosted the annual BYU Church Symposium featuring President John Taylor. This book is a compilation of selected presentations from that symposium. John Taylor left a great legacy. It is the purpose of this book that his legacy might be remembered. The Prophet Joseph Smith told John Taylor, "Elder Taylor you have received the Holy Spirit and if you heed promptings of the same it will become whithin you a Fountain of Continuous Revelation from God." President Taylor's words, as we study them in this volume, will become a continuous fountain of revelation for the reader. On the flyleaf of the Improvement Era, John Taylor wrote, "What you young people want is a book that can be bound and kept with something in it worth keeping." Certainly the essays about the life and teachings of John Taylor bound in this volume are worth keeping.… (more)
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Woodger, Mary JaneEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bishop, Patrick A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Black, Susan EastonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Esplin, Scott C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Geilman, Douglas J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffiths, Casey PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holzapfel, Richard NeitzelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Christopher C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Perkins, EricContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Skinner, Andrew C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, J. LewisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, Mark H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walker, Jeffrey N.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Whittaker, David J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Woodger, Mary JaneProloguesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Woodger, Mary JaneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Woods, Fred E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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In 2008, BYU Religious Education hosted the annual BYU Church Symposium featuring President John Taylor. This book is a compilation of selected presentations from that symposium. John Taylor left a great legacy. It is the purpose of this book that his legacy might be remembered. The Prophet Joseph Smith told John Taylor, "Elder Taylor you have received the Holy Spirit and if you heed promptings of the same it will become whithin you a Fountain of Continuous Revelation from God." President Taylor's words, as we study them in this volume, will become a continuous fountain of revelation for the reader. On the flyleaf of the Improvement Era, John Taylor wrote, "What you young people want is a book that can be bound and kept with something in it worth keeping." Certainly the essays about the life and teachings of John Taylor bound in this volume are worth keeping.

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Prologue / Mary Jane Woodger

John Taylor, Adopted Son of America / Casey Paul Griffiths
The Pivotal Role of John Taylor in the Political Campaign of Joseph Smith / Susan Easton Black
John Taylor: Witness to the Martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith / Mark H. Taylor
John Taylor: Beyond “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief" / Jeffrey N. Walker
John Taylor and Mormon Imprints in Europe, 1840-52 / David J. Whittaker
Étoile du Déséret, Publication of the French Mission, 1851-52 / Douglas J. Geilman
A Gifted Gentleman in Perpetual Motion: John Taylor as an Emigration Agent / Fred E. Woods
John Taylor: Family Man / J. Lewis Taylor
Defending Plural Marriage to Vice President Colfax / James Williams
Precept upon Precept: The Succession of John Taylor / Patrick A. Bishop
"John the Revelator": The Written Revelations of John Taylor / Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Christopher C. Jones
John Taylor: Teacher of the Atonement / Andrew C. Skinner
Moving Zion “Far Ahead": John Taylor's Educational Contributions / Scott C. Esplin
Administration from the Underground / Eric Perkins, Mary Jane Woodger

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