American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith (1999)

Genres - History, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Charlatan or prophet, divine leader or schizophrenic dictator, visionary or fraud, Joseph Smith, founder and first prophet of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is featured in American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith, which profiles the life and times of the controversial religious figure. Brought to video by PBS, this documentary speaks to the masses about the god-fearing influence that this verge-of-discovery preacher had on early 19th century puritans. Narrated by Academy Award winner Gregory Peck, this tape explores Smith's radical beliefs and his unorthodox spiritual leadership that would eventually lay the cornerstone that the Mormon Church was built upon.

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Mormon, unorthodox, spiritual-leader, hatred, leader, visionary, prophet