About the Author
Richard E. Bennett is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the faculty of BYU, Bennett was the head of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Manitoba from 1978 to 1997. He is currently the Church history editor for BYU Studies and was previously associate editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. Bennett has a PhD in United States intellectual history from Wayne State University. He is a native of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.