An Evening With D. Michael Quinn

Join us for an informal dialogue with D. Michael Quinn and why he still believes in Joseph Smith’s prophetic calling.



Sunday, August 10, 2014, 7:00 pm
We encourage you to come 10 minutes early. The evening will be more productive and helpful with minimal interruptions.


Home of Ed and Kristen Iversen
3582 Oak Rim Way Salt Lake City, UT 84109

We encourage all who can walk a block to leave their cars in the “park & ride” lot nearby. See Google map pict below. And car pool if you can. It’s good for God’s green earth. 

BYOW&C: Bring your own water and chair.  


Born of mixed religions and ethnicities, D. Michael Quinn grew up in Glendale, California in the 1950s and 60s. This “bedroom community” of Los Angeles was racially-ethnically exclusive during that time, a fact that ingrained in him deeply held views about prejudice, privilege, and discrimination in all their manifestations. After reading scholarly biographies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln at age 9, history became his main hobby and avocation thereafter. In a journey down memory-lane too dreary to recount, this avocation became professional training as an American social historian during the 1970s and resulted in a Ph.D. in history from Yale University and employment in BYU’s History Department in 1976. After twelve years on BYU’s faculty, pressures against his academic freedom to publish controversial Mormon history led to his resignation from BYU as a tenured professor and director of its graduate program in history.  Since May 1988, he has been what the Academy calls “an independent scholar.” His last academic appointment was as Beinecke Research Fellow and Post-graduate Associate in Yale’s Department of History from 2002 to 2003. He is the author of seven printed book-titles, two Internet monographs, and more than 80 articles.

Some stuff to dig into prior to the discussion:

Sunstone, Pillars of My Faith: The Rest Is History

The Story of D. Michael Quinn — In His Own Words


Michael Quinn, History and the Mormon World View

D. Michael Quinn – 21st Century Mormon Enigma

Interview D. Michael Quinn


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2 thoughts on “An Evening With D. Michael Quinn”

    1. Sorry, no. Rarely have these been recorded and when they have been it’s with an iPhone so the quality isn’t great. Speakers and the group generally have preferred to feel more free in their expressions.

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