Jensen, Robin Scott, Park, Benjamin E.
Debating Succession, March 1846 : John E. Page, Orson Hyde, and the Trajectories of Joseph Smith's Legacy
Journal of Mormon History
Salt Lake City, UT
Mormon History Association
The debates over Church leadership that followed Joseph Smith' death in 1844, commonly referred to as the "Succession Crisis," have received much attention in Mormon historiography. This article traces various strains and issues by focusing on a single moment of interaction: the March 1846 debates between John E. Page, representing charismatic leader James J. Strang, and Orson Hyde, advocating the Quorum of the Twelve.
Ecclesiastical offices, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Page, John E.
Strang, James J.
Succession, LDS Presidency, historiography
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