Saturday, August 11, 2012

We Weren’t the Only Ones




What one other Christian group anointed the sick during the 19th century?

A)     The Quakers

B)     The Methodist

C)     The Congregationalist

D)     The Tunkers

Yesterday’s answer:

(C)   Young University

During the early 1890’s the Church decided to form Young University which was renamed University of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints a year later. Willard Young (Brigham Young’s son) served as president and James Talmage was placed over the science department. Due to the competition for students the University of Utah asked the First Presidency if they would close the school. In return the University of Utah agreed to make James Talmage the University's president. As a result, the only year that the University of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints was opened was the 1893-1894 school year.

Michael D. Quinn, “The Brief Career of Young University at Salt Lake City,” Utah Historical Quarterly 41 (Winter 1973), 69-89; Jed L. Woodworth, “Refusing to Die: Financial Crises at Brigham Young Academy, 1877-1897,” BYU Studies 38 (1999), 70-123.

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