The Complete Mystery of Matthew Alcott (Paperback)

Heritage of Secrets

By Michael Oborn

Outskirts Press, 9781432788933, 338pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

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Was Joseph Smith the Hugh Hefner of the early 1800s? The similarities were staggering... While studying the private papers of Brigham Young, Matthew Alcott, historian for the Mormon Church, stumbled upon a lost revelation Joseph Smith received from God. After reading it, he realized why Brigham Young had concealed it from the world. Church authorities informed him that the revelation was bogus, but Matthew had it independently tested and discovered that it was authentic. Why did the church fathers want it silenced? Matthew decided to write a book, expose the truth. His research led him to dig deep into the character and behavior of Joseph Smith, and what he learned painted the genesis of the Church and Smith's relationship to women in a whole new light... Mormonism is no longer a small religious movement that once practiced polygamy in the mountain regions of Utah. Today, it's one of the largest religious denominations in America, carrying enormous political and economic clout. The Mormon culture is also notorious for the subordination of women, both in teachings and traditions-and Michael Oborn explores this issue in a way that is shocking, explosive...and pure, unadulterated fun.