James E. Talmage, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

James E. Talmage

American Mormon leader

Date of Birth: 21-Sep-1862

Place of Birth: Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 27-Jul-1933

Profession: writer, geologist

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About James E. Talmage

  • James Edward Talmage (21 September 1862 – 27 July 1933) was an English chemist, geologist, and religious leader who served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1911 until his death. A professor at Brigham Young Academy (BYA) and University of Utah (U of U), Talmage also served as president of the U of U and Latter-day Saints' University.
  • In addition to his academic career, Talmage authored several religious-themed books, the most prominent of which are Jesus the Christ and Articles of Faith.
  • Despite first being published in 1915 and 1899, the books remain classics in Mormon literature.
  • An academic and religious scholar, Talmage did not believe that science conflicted with his religious views.
  • Regarding the conflicting Mormon views on evolution, Talmage attempted to be a mediator between church leaders B.H.
  • Roberts and Joseph Fielding Smith who disagreed about evolution and the origin of man.
  • In addition to his academic and religious involvement, Talmage was involved in local political leadership in Provo as a city council member, alderman, and justice of the peace.

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