Abstract

John Nock Hinton, an Englishman, was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England in 1856. The motivating factor in his life, thereafter, was his strong conviction that the Church was the literal kingdom of God on the earth, and its leaders were God's prophets, and its mission was to usher in the last dispensation on the earth, the Millennium, and the second coming of the Savior. His duty, as he saw it, was to labor unceasingly to help accomplish that mission, to work out his own salvation, and to teach his children the doctrines of the faith.
This thesis is the reconstruction of the life of John Nock Hinton, a common, ordinary, lay member of the Church, who did not leave any personal writings. This was accomplished through a community history study and through the preserved records of persons whose lives touched his. The results have shown that a creditable biography can be written about such an individual.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History

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Date Submitted

1987

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm482

Keywords

John Nock Hinton, 1839-1928

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