Book Event – Authors Talk About Lost Apostles at Kens Sanders!

William Shepard

Two scholars of early Mormonism will speak at Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 South 200 East in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m., about nine of the original twelve Mormon apostles in 1835 who were expelled from the quorum. Some were excommunicated, six were never reinstated into the quorum, and two of the apostles never returned to the church at all.

Speaking are William Shepard of Wisconsin and H. Michael Marquardt of Utah, co-authors of “Lost Apostles: Forgotten Members of Mormonism’s Original Quorum of Twelve.”


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