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 air an interview conducted at Boston University’s theological department during the Mormon history tour. We get to hear from Professor Emeritus Carl A.P. Ruck of classical history. Ruck has been publishing in the field for 3 decades and sits as one of the foremost historians who has extensively researched certain religious rituals and their use of entheogens. He gives his opinion on whether it’s feasible for Joseph Smith to have used them in the early days of Mormonism. After the conversation, we dive into a discussion about what attendees can expect during this year’s Sunstone Symposium presentation on July 29th, “Revelation Through Hallucination”. Marie Kent, host of My Book of Mormon podcast, will be in SLC for Sunstone as well; we’ll be doing a live show from Squatter’s pub. Check both Facebook pages for more info!

Links:

Carl A.P. Ruck Boston University
https://www.bu.edu/classics/faculty-profiles/carl-a-p-ruck/

Some of Ruck’s presentations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBjGBoG8c-U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwfkJkvbR-I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8IqVumsSN4

Psilly Rabbits Podcast
http://psillyrabbits.com/

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Direct download: SpEdEp43.mp3
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On this episode, we view the Mormon exodus from Missouri to Illinois through the eyes of those locked up in Liberty Jail. Jo and Hyrum try to run the church from their dungeon, while Rigdon is trying to reestablish the Mormon kingdom which was lost. Jo has letter correspondence with his wife and Presendia Huntington Buell at the same time. We finish, as usual, with random musings about Hingepin Rigdon and his belief in a God that would dare to cause him such personal suffering.

 

Links:

LDS article on Liberty Jail
https://history.lds.org/article/doctrine-and-covenants-liberty-jail?lang=eng

Letter to the Chuch in Caldwell County 16 Dec 1838
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-the-church-in-caldwell-county-missouri-16-december-1838/1

Letter to Brigham Young and Heber Kimball 16 Jan 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-heber-c-kimball-and-brigham-young-16-january-1839/1#full-transcript

Memorial to Missouri Legislature 24 Jan 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/memorial-to-the-missouri-legislature-24-january-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter from Edward (Party-boy) Partridge 5 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-edward-partridge-5-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter from Don Carlos and William Smith 6 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-don-carlos-smith-and-william-smith-6-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter from Emma Smith 7 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-emma-smith-7-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter to Emma Smith 21 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-emma-smith-21-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter to Presendia Huntington Buell 15 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-presendia-huntington-buell-15-march-1839/1

Isaac Galland—Mormon Benefactor
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/isaac-galland-mormon-benefactor

Journal of Discourses 23:12 John Taylor on Sidney Rigdon
http://jod.mrm.org/23/11

Pulpit Podcast – Naked Mormonism and Gilgal Gardens
http://pulpit.libsyn.com/bryceisback

 

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Direct download: Episode_52.mp3
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On this episode, we have a conversation with one of my personal Mormon history idols, Shawn McCraney, host of the TV show “Heart of the Matter”. Shawn grew up in the church, but thanks to a roadside spiritual experience, he now hosts a TV show centered around a deconstruction of Mormonism and a construction of Christianity. We talk Mormonism for a bit then we get on to why he believes what he believes, and just how hard he believes it. Be sure to catch the two of us on his show episode 544 linked below.

 

Links:

Shawn McCraney and Heart of the Matter (544)
https://hotm.tv/episode-544-interview-with-bryce-blankenagel/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkJOXPVKoLQ

 

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Direct download: SpEdEp42.mp3
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On this episode, we discuss just how terrible the winter of 1838-1839 was for the Mormons, especially for the incarcerated leadership. The Saints were forcefully removed from Missouri and landed in temporary refugee camps along the Mississippi, settling a little town called Quincy, IL. Jo, Hyrum, Rigdon, McRae, Baldwin, and Wight are all wasting away in Liberty Jail until Doniphan gets cert for an habeus corpus hearing. Rigdon pulls out the ol’ preacher moves and sways the congregation to release him; even in his fractured mental state, he’s still got it. We end the episode with a brief wrap up of the Mormon history tour as well as ReasonCon.

Links:

LDS History article “Within the Walls of Liberty Jail”
https://history.lds.org/article/doctrine-and-covenants-liberty-jail?lang=eng

Patience Delila Pierce Palmer personal history
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/2568053

Jeffrey Holland – Lessons from Liberty Jail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpOylYSEaqA&t=1354s

Chris Nemelka (Marvelous Work and a Wonder)
https://www.facebook.com/tonysaiki/videos/10212454351650766/

Shawn McCraney (Heart of the Matter)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkJOXPVKoLQ#action=share

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Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
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Direct download: Episode_51.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EST
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