Professor Alexander L. Baugh is a professor of Church History at Brigham Young University. He is the author of numerous articles on early Church history and wrote the magnificent dissertation A Call to Arms: The 1838 Mormon Defense of Northern Missouri, one of the definitive works on the 1838 Mormon War. You can read the rest of professor Baugh’s bio and CV here.
I had the privilege of spending time with professor Baugh last summer visiting Mormon historical sites in Missouri. I’ve gotten to know professor Baugh somewhat personally, and can attest that besides being an excellent scholar and historian, he is also a genuinely awesome guy!
On June 24, 2014, professor Baugh gave a devotional at BYU on the subject “Joseph Smith: Seer, Translator, Revelator, and Prophet.” I was in attendance at this devotional, and thought it was excellent. Below is the video. Enjoy!