Author Archives: jgturner52

RadioWest on the First Vision

Today, Patrick Mason and I joined Doug Fabrizio on KUER’s RadioWest to discuss Joseph Smith’s First Vision. In my Mormon Jesus, I have a chapter on the changing place of visions within the LDS Church from its earliest years to the … Continue reading

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April 2016 Book Launch in Utah

Last month, I had the chance to spend several days in Utah in conjunction with the appearance of The Mormon Jesus. As an author, there’s nothing more gratifying and humbling than getting the chance to talk with readers (and potential readers) … Continue reading

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Early Reviews of The Mormon Jesus

In the last month, several reviews of The Mormon Jesus have appeared. Among them, this from Doug Gibson of the Ogden Standard-Examiner: “The Mormon Jesus” is an example of excellent Mormon scholarship that can be found from authors outside the faith. Turner’s devotion … Continue reading

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The Mormon Jesus

In April, Harvard University Press will release my The Mormon Jesus: A Biography. In this book, I use scripture, ritual, artwork, and many other sources to analyze the many ways that Latter-day Saints have imagined, described, and experienced Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Pioneer Prophet in Paperback

Next week, Harvard University Press is releasing the paperback edition of my Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet. What was a tremendous value is now an outright bargain! One can start planning for General Conference gifts, Christmas presents, book groups (I’d love … Continue reading

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Kate Kelly and John Dehlin

Over the past two weeks, questions about church discipline have been dominated American conversation about Mormonism. I chime in with this essay in the Wall Street Journal: One can get behind the paywall by accessing the piece via  

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Review of Elizabeth Smart Memoir

Here’s my review of Elizabeth Smart’s disturbing and compelling memoir. It was very difficult to put down this book until I reached the end.

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