Milton V. Backman
Milton Vaughn Backman, Jr. (June 11, 1927 – February 6, 2016) was a historian of American religions with particular emphasis on the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement.
Backman was a professor of Church History at Brigham Young University.
Backman was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various positions in the church, often related to teaching and welfare. He 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. Backman died on February 6, 2016 at the age of 88.
- 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
- Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint History: New York with Larry C. Porter and Susan Easton Black.
- Ensign, January 1989, p. 16