The Fruit of the Branch : Francis Gladden Bishop and His Culture of Dissent
Launius, Roger D.,Thatcher, Linda
Differing Visions : Dissenters in Mormon History
University of Illinois Press
Gladden assimilated values from Mormonism to create his own 'Kingdom of God.' He saw Joseph Smith as a 'fallen prophet' and himself as the leader to take his place. His dissenting views sought to reinterpret and restructure the Mormon religion.