Fri, 22 June 2018
On this episode, Jo writes an epistle to the Relief Society. What were women’s roles in the Nauvoo Church? Did they have priesthood power? Was their society separate but equal to the men’s? Turns out Jo was a product of his time and he uses religions led by women in his day as an example of what terrible fate awaits a female-run church. But, is there more to it? Were the women of Nauvoo “good Masons” who could keep a secret?
Jill Derr on Eliza Snow and Relief Society
Women and Priesthood
Relief Society Minute Book
Joseph Smith and the Kabbalah
Joanna Southcott’s bibliography
The Public Universal Friend by Paul Moyer