Brigham Young’s Ideal Society

The Kingdom of God



The idea of an ideal society, a Utopia, has existed and been articulated throughout the ages by Plato, Cicero, St. Augustine, and even Marx, all of who, in turn, came up with their own idealistic state of living. But Brigham Young took the Utopian idea and connected it to the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His ideal society was the kingdom of God beginning even before the Second Coming. J. Keith Melville describes Young’s efforts to transform the idealistic concept into reality.


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