Milton V. Backman

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Milton Vaughn Backman, Jr. (born 1927) is a historian of American religions with particular emphasis on the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement.

Biography[edit]

Backman was a professor of Church History at Brigham Young University.

Backman is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served in various positions in the church, often related to teaching and welfare. He has served as a member of a bishopric and on a stake high council.

As a young man, Backman served as a Mormon missionary in South Africa.

Writings[edit]

  • The Heavens Resound: A History of the Latter-day Saints in Ohio, 1830-1838
  • American Religions and the Rise of Mormonism
  • Joseph Smith's First Vision: The First Vision in its Historical Context
  • Christian Churches of America: Origins and Beliefs
  • Eyewitness Accounts of the Restoration
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Backman has also compiled a collection of diaries and biographies of people who knew Joseph Smith with the assistance of Keith W. Perkins.[2]

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