By C. Leroy Anderson
LeRoy Anderson in 1981 first released, below the identify For Christ Will Come Tomorrow, his definitive research of a charismatic, millenarian prophet and the Church of Jesus Christ of the main excessive. He advised there of a Mormon posse’s 1862 assault at the Morrisite compound, killing Joseph Morris, and of the continued Morrisite move, which survived into the mid-twentieth century. during this newly revised version, Anderson revisits his topic via touching on extra lately came across records, contemplating different students’ carrying on with paintings on Morris’s sect and comparable matters, and reading a Nineteen Eighties messianic sect that claimed a right away connection to the Morrisites.
New documentary assets comprise a holograph “History of George Morris,” written by means of Joseph Morris’s brother, which Anderson charges at size. What was a little-studied topic has on account that bought awareness from a couple of students. Anderson references such present paintings on Mormon schismatic routine and broader topics, a lot of which drew on his paintings. probably the book’s finest and unintentional effect was once on that vague Nineteen Eighties messianic sect, in Montana, which realized of Morris via Joseph Morris and the Saga of the Morrisites.
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