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 take an opportunity to talk with budding Mormon historian, Christopher Smith, who just landed his professorship at U of U! We talk about the current timeline and some of the broader social tensions plaguing Jo and the church in 1838. After that we move on to talk about Dr. Smith’s dissertation concerning the Mormon colonization of Utah and just how bloody it really was. Apparently Bloody Brigham was a bit apprehensive to slaughter thousands of Natives but somehow was convinced otherwise.

Chris Smith South Park video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkmUz1y12Dk

Chris Smith with Dan Vogel on ThoughtsOnThingsAndStuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKy1ySuitk

Worlds Without End blog
http://www.withoutend.org/

Richard Bushman “…problems with dominant narrative” video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKuBw9mpV9w

Thinker of Thoughts YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVTCFh3uDMH0GZlwl1JOoHQ

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