“The Kirtland Temple Experience”

Professor Truman G. Madsen (13 Dec 1926 – 28 May 2009).

A Brief Bio:  Truman Madsen was a professor of religion and philosophy at Brigham Young University (BYU) and director of the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He was a prolific author, a recognized authority on Joseph Smith, and a popular lecturer among Latter-day Saints.  At one point, Brother Madsen was an instructor at the LDS Institute of Religion in Berkeley, California.  He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.  He also studied at the University of Utah and the University of Southern California.