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Richard Turley

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Richard Turley and the life of Dallin H. Oaks | Episode 177

Mormon Land

His father died when he was 7 years old. Raised by his mother and his maternal grandparents, he committed himself to hard work and diligent scholarship.He became a star student, earned a degree at one of the nation’s most prestigious law schools and launched a legal career that would see him rise to the Utah Supreme Court with whispers that he someday could land a seat on the country’s highest court.Then, virtually overnight, Dallin H. Oaks changed his life’s trajectory, trading his career in the law for a commitment to his Lord. He accepted a call to be an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a lifetime appointment in which he now stands as the top counselor to President Russell M. Nelson and next in line to assume leadership of the global faith.On this week’s show, historian Richard Turley, talks about his recently released biography, “In the Hands of the Lord: The Life Story of Dallin H. Oaks,” which documents the personal journey of a church leader known for his devotion to religious liberty, his doctrinal dissections and his pointed preaching from the pulpit.

37mins

14 Apr 2021

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FAIR Voice Podcast #31: Murder Among the Mormons with Richard Turley

Latter-day Saint FAIR-Cast

Richard E. Turley Jr. was named as the new managing director of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 26, 2016.Prior to his appointment, he served for eight years as assistant Church historian and recorder. He also served for eight years as managing director of the Family and Church History Department, overseeing the Church Archives and Records Center, the Church History Library, and the Museum of Church History and Art, which collectively contain the world’s largest collection of resources for the study of Latter-day Saint history and one of the richest collections on the settlement of the western United States. He also oversaw the Church’s worldwide family history operations, which include hundreds of documentary microfilming and digital-imaging projects in dozens of countries; the Family History Library, the largest genealogical library in the world; the Granite Mountain Records Vault, a secure preservation facility for copies of millions of records from around the globe; over 4,000 branch family history centers on six continents; and teams that generated highly acclaimed software and data products.In addition, he supervised the Church Historical Department from 1986 to 2000 and the Family History Department from 1996 to 2000. The two departments were merged in 2000. Under his guidance in 1999, the Family History Department launched the popular FamilySearch.org Web site, an online resource that provides free access to some of the world’s largest genealogical databases. Under his direction, the department also issued compact disc products containing useful historical data, including the records of the Freedman’s Bank (a treasure trove of information for African-American genealogy); the Mormon Immigration Index; Vital Records Indexes from several European countries and Australia; the 1880 United States Census; the 1881 Canadian Census; and the 1881 British Census, which was awarded the Besterman/McColvin Award from the Library Association of Great Britain. During his tenure, the department furnished data to the National Park Service and the Ellis Island Foundation for populating the Ellis Island database. Under his editorship in 2002, the Family and Church History Department published Selected Collections From the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 2002), a collection of 74 DVDs containing nearly 500,000 color images of many of the Church’s most important early documents, including the Joseph Smith Collection and Brigham Young’s letterbooks. Critics have hailed Selected Collections as “the most important event in modern Mormon publishing,” “an achievement of such significance that no praise, no matter how effusive, seems sufficiently laudatory.” Turley received a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University, where he was a Spencer W. Kimball Scholar. He later graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he served as executive editor of the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He also received the Hugh B. Brown Barrister’s Award, presented each year to the graduating student who demonstrates the highest standards of classroom performance. He is a member of the editorial board for The Joseph Smith Papers and general editor of The Journals of George Q. Cannon series. His book Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992) is an oft-cited history of the famous Hofmann forgery-murder case of the 1980s. Along with Ronald W. Walker and Glen M. Leonard, he has written Massacre at Mountain Meadows, was published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. Turley served as president of the Genealogical Society of Utah and was a member of the committee for Fort Douglas Heritage Commons, a “Save America’s Treasures” official project that served as the athlete village for the 2002 Winter Olympics and currently houses University of Utah students. He has also been a vice president of the Small Museum Administrators Committee, American Association of Museums; a member of the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, National Historical Publications and Records Commission; and a member of the Copyright Task Force, Society of American Archivists. In 2004, he received the Historic Preservation Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Hanna Seariac is a MA student in Greek and Latin at Brigham Young University. She works as a research assistant on a biblical commentary and as a research assistant on early Latter-day Saint history. Her interests thematically center around sacrifice, magic, and priesthood as it pertains to ancient Judaism, early Christianity, ancient Egyptian religion, and early Restoration history. The post FAIR Voice Podcast #31: Murder Among the Mormons with Richard Turley appeared first on FAIR.

44mins

28 Mar 2021

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Richard Turley Live Q & A Ep. 498 The Cultural Hall

The Cultural Hall Podcast

All the questions and most of the answers around the Netflix special “Murder Among the Mormons” Three pipe bombs exploded in Salt Lake County in 1985, killing two people. Behind the murders lay a vast forgery scheme aimed at dozens of other victims, most prominently the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mark Hofmann, a master forger, went to prison for the murders. He had bilked the church, document dealers, and collectors of hundreds of thousands of dollars over several years while attempting to alter Mormon history. Other false documents of Americana still circulate. The crimes garnered intense media interest, spawning books, TV and radio programs, and myriad newspaper and magazine articles. Victims is a thoughtful corrective to the more sensationalized accounts. More important, Richard Turley adds substantially to the record with previously unavailable church documentation and exclusive interviews with church officials, giving this book greater depth and resonance. He also goes beyond the Hofmann case, illustrating how forgeries have hampered the church’s efforts to document its history. Victims includes a complete appendix of every known document the church acquired from Hofmann, reviews of trial transcripts and police reports, as well as dozens of photographs, some never before published. Turley, who gave up the practice of law to become a historian, has managed the delicate task of exposing the myths and complexities of this case with skill and objectivity. His unique access to church documents and personnel, together with his understanding of the legal system and Mormon history, afforded him an unparalleled view of how the case affected the church as well as the many others who were involved. Victims will fascinate anyone who does archival work, who cares about the historical record, or who likes to read compelling mystery. Buy Victims: THE LDS CHURCH AND THE MARK HOFMANN CASE The post Richard Turley Live Q & A Ep. 498 The Cultural Hall appeared first on The Cultural Hall Podcast.

54mins

11 Mar 2021

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Richard Turley: The Cautionary Tales of Church History and the Role Models Worth Emulating

All In

Richard Turley has spent his career facing history head-on because he believes the more we know, the better we can answer questions. When it comes to Church history, there are an abundance of examples worth emulating, but there are also cautionary tales we can learn from. On this week’s episode, Turley looks back on his takeaways from writing books about two dark moments in Church history: the Mark Hofmann trial and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. He then contrasts that to the uplifting lessons he learned from writing a biography about the exemplary life of President Dallin H. Oaks. “We tend to ignore the lessons we can learn from the past and we don’t look very far into the future.” Show Notes 1:39- Cold-called6:46- Mark Hofmann13:46- Lingering Misperceptions and What We Should Know16:30- Mountain Meadows Massacre21:27- Distinguish Between the Mental and the Spiritual23:11- Cautionary Tales and Transparency Through the Big Picture27:18- This Moment in Church History29:19- A Full Circle Moment30:45- 'In the Hands of the Lord’33:34- Documenting Someone Else’s Life34:44- President Oaks—'A Very Balanced Human Being’38:48- Work, a Sense of Humor, and Letter Writing43:08- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49mins

3 Mar 2021

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Richard Turley Ep. 413 The Cultural Hall

The Cultural Hall Podcast

Richard E. Turley Jr. retired on March 31, 2020, after a long career in which he oversaw the Church History, Family History, Public Affairs, and Church Communication Departments of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has authored or edited numerous books on Latter-day Saint and Western U.S. history and helped create the Church Historian’s Press, the Joseph Smith Papers, FamilySearch, the Church History Library, and Saints: The History of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days. 0:00- Richard Turley’s many roles within Church and now as an author 7:23- Getting to know Richard Turley; early life; law school, and finding a career in Church History 24:28- Assistant Church Historian; Background on the Church History Library (and the granite vaults) 32:19- Mark Hoffman; forgery, bombs, and defying authority 37:52- The Salamander Letter 41:45- FamilySearch.Org and overseeing the family history department 51:03- Director of Public Affairs 54:30- How the Church decides when to comment on various issues 57:12- Meeting his wife 60:04 Ending Questions The post Richard Turley Ep. 413 The Cultural Hall appeared first on The Cultural Hall Podcast.

1hr 3mins

5 Jun 2020

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Richard Turley (Part 2)

Speak Your Piece: a podcast about Utah's history

20mins

2 May 2020

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Richard Turley (Part 1)

Speak Your Piece: a podcast about Utah's history

31mins

2 May 2020

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Richard Turley Part 2

Latter-day Profiles

Richard E. Turley Jr. is the Managing Director, Church Communication Department at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to his appointment, he served for eight years as assistant Church historian and recorder. He also served for eight years as managing director of the Family and Church History Department, overseeing the Church Archives and Records Center, the Church History Library, and the Museum of Church History and Art, which collectively contain the world’s largest collection of resources for the study of Latter-day Saint history and one of the richest collections on the settlement of the western United States.

23mins

20 Mar 2020

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Richard Turley Part 1

Latter-day Profiles

Richard E. Turley Jr. is the Managing Director, Church Communication Department at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to his appointment, he served for eight years as assistant Church historian and recorder. He also served for eight years as managing director of the Family and Church History Department, overseeing the Church Archives and Records Center, the Church History Library, and the Museum of Church History and Art, which collectively contain the world’s largest collection of resources for the study of Latter-day Saint history and one of the richest collections on the settlement of the western United States.

24mins

20 Mar 2020

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Richard Turley

Interviews by Brainard Carey

Richard Turley is a designer living in NYC.In this interview he talks about design and Civilization.Learn more about book 1 book 2 book 3 , insta , about civilization1 about civilization 2, or go to the store.Images below are from copies of Civilization.

29mins

21 Feb 2019

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