D. Michael Quinn

D. Michael Quinn

OGDEN — Historian and author D. Michael Quinn will be presenting a lecture dealing with the finances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its leaders.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in the Hurst Dumke Legacy Hall on campus, 3848 Harrison Blvd. Admission is free.

Quinn holds a doctorate degree from Yale University and is a former Brigham Young University professor. He has authored a number of books about the church, including three that examine its hierarchy.

The upcoming lecture about income, personal wealth and institutional finances involving the church is based on more than 40 years of research and covers the years 1830 to 2010. Quinn's research includes annual reports of the church's tithing income as well as property tax rolls from Ohio, Illinois and the Utah Territory. It also examines the church's more recent finances in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Tonga, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

"No American success story of any other church, non-profit or business can rival the LDS Church's rags-to-riches experience," Quinn is quoted in a new release from the university.

Monday's event kicks off the Spring 2019 Weber Historical Society lecture series.

For more information, visit www.weber.edu/history/historicalsociety, or call 801-626-7613.

Contact Mark Saal at 801-625-4272, or msaal@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Saalman. Friend him on Facebook at facebook.com/MarkSaal.

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