Joseph Smith, Truman G. Madsen Lecture, Eternal Man
Truman Madsen has been a hero of mine for many years, stretching back half a century to when I was serving in the Eastern States Mission. Several of his talks to the New England missionaries and members made their way into our mission. Truman had a way of blending seamlessly his academic training in philosophy and religion and his spiritual knowledge and conviction. He paid a significant price to learn by study and also by faith (D&C 88:118), and it was that concentrated and consecrated effort that allowed him, like his Master, to teach as one having authority (Matthew 7:29; compare John 7:46).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Millet, Robert L. "Joseph Smith and the Recovery of “Eternal Man”." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 18, no. 2 (2017): 73-89. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/re/vol18/iss2/6