Jan 17 2012 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Local authpr Samuel Brown will offer reflections and read from his new book, In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death.
Viola and cello by the Tanner Duo.
Cheeses from the University of Minnesota.
Booksigning to follow.
Revisiting historical documents and scripture from this novel perspective, Brown offers new insight into the origin and meaning of some of Mormonism's earliest beliefs and practices.
"This is a brilliant work of intellectual and cultural history, in which
Brown finds compelling continuities between Joseph Smith's early
supernatural quests and his later ministry. All the while, Brown charts
Smith's death-defying project as one that is both intensely personal and
steeped in a rich and wondrous culture of death. Superbly executed."