The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we seek to humanize a controversial and fascinating figure of Nauvoo Mormonism. Helen Mar Kimball has been leveraged as an attack against Joseph Smith for decades. The person at the center of those attacks is a wonderful and dynamic woman who was torn with following the prophet and her parents, or living the life of a teenager with her friends. Let’s inject the human element into the historical enigma, Helen Mar Kimball.

Links:

Helen Mar Kimball Smith Whitney autobiographical sketches
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/HWhitney.html
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1035&context=usupress_pubs

1881 letter
https://faenrandir.github.io/a_careful_examination/helen-mar-kimball-whitney-1881-autobiography/
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/womans-view-helen-mar-whitneys-reminiscences-early-church-history/11-appendix-one

Life of Heber C. Kimball by Horace Whitney
https://archive.org/details/LifeOfHeberC.Kimball/page/n10

JSP Helen Mar Kimball
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/helen-mar-kimball/#link_ajs-fn-id_5-5638

In Sacred Loneliness by Todd Compton
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019RD9ZX8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

SUNSTONE!!!
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/sunstoneshortcreek-2019/

MORMON HAPPY HOUR!!!
https://www.patreon.com/MormonHappyHour

Show links:

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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

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