Brigham Young (1801-1877), second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, encouraged early Church members to build up the Kingdom of God. Unlike other Christians, Young and the Latter-day Saints believed that the Kingdom of God was temporal, not just spiritual. The article outlines the traits of the Kingdom's government and society and asserts that the faith of the Latter-day Saints and their leader caused them to labor to make their Utopia a reality.
Melville, J. Keith
"Brigham Young's Ideal Society: The Kingdom of God,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol5/iss1/2