The Testimonies of the Book of Mormon Witnesses

Alexander L. Baugh

Alexander L. Baugh, "The Testimonies of the Book of Mormon Witnesses," in A Reason for Faith: Navigating LDS Doctrine & Church History, ed. Laura Harris Hales (Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2016), 45-58.

Alexander L. Baugh is a professor in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, where he has been a full-time faculty member since 1995. He received his BS from Utah State University and his MA and PhD degrees from Brigham Young University. He specializes in researching and writing about the Missouri period of early LDS Church history (1831–39). He is the author, editor, or coeditor of seven books. In addition, he has published over seventy historical journal articles, essays, and book chapters. He is a member of the Mormon History Association and the John Whitmer Historical Association, having served as president of the latter from 2006 to 2007. He is also the past editor of Mormon Historical Studies. He currently serves as the codirector of research for the Religious Studies Center at BYU, and he is a volume editor for The Joseph Smith Papers. He is married to the former Susan Johnson. They are the parents of five children, and they have nine grandchildren. He and his family reside in Highland, Utah

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