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 dive into the actual content of the Book of Abraham in our continued examination of the history of the book. We read extracts of each chapter with a bit of study guide along the way. We cover Abraham’s story arc in the book, the deeper doctrines and teachings which come from the Book, and we examine some of the cultural milieu from whence the Book of Abraham arose. We cover Joseph’s rewriting of the Genesis creation narrative, racism within the books of Mormon canon, and the Hebrew root of ‘Kolob’. What would it take to get rid of some of these pieces of doctrine, canon, and theology in the modern Church? After that we’re joined by Lesley Butterfield of Unrighteous Dominion to discuss abuse in its many manifestations within the culture of the LDS Church.

Links:

Book of Abraham Study Guide
https://www.lds.org/manual/the-pearl-of-great-price-student-manual/the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng

Book of Abraham and Facsimiles
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/book-of-abraham-and-facsimiles-1-march-16-may-1842/11

Egyptian Human Sacrifice
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/humansac.htm

Dynastic timeline of Egypt
http://www.touregypt.net/hdyn1.htm

Mark of Cain
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/366381-what-is-the-mark-of-cain-in-the-book-of-mormon

Book of Moses
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/old-testament-revision-1/2#full-transcript

Bible Chronology of Abraham
http://biblehub.com/timeline/

Kolob as Sirius
https://bycommonconsent.com/2006/11/18/kolob-as-sirius/

Improvement Era 1913 Kolob as Sirius
https://archive.org/stream/improvementera1605unse/improvementera1605unse_djvu.txt

‘Kolob’ as ‘Man-whore’ “Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog”
http://www.academia.edu/1167730/Aint_Nothing_But_a_Hound_Dog_The_meaning_of_the_noun_klb_in_Northwest_Semitic_Languages_in_light_of_BT_Rosh_Hashannah_4a

The Vanity of Arts and Sciences by Agrippa
https://archive.org/details/vanityartsandsc00unkngoog

Astronomy and the Book of Abraham
http://www.ldsgospeldoctrine.net/ddd/ddd-ot02.pdf

First and Second Estate doctrine
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Second_Estate

Lesley Butterfield and Unrighteous Dominion
https://www.unrighteousdominion.org/

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On this episode, we begin a 3-part deconstruction of the Book of Abraham. We begin with the cultural realm captivated by Egyptian Antiquities with Napoleon’s discoveries and how such discoveries influenced minds in 19th-century America. We trace collections of papyri and artifacts being studied and exhibited all over the country right in Joseph Smith’s back yard. We briefly cover how the Church acquired the Egyptian Antiquities collection of mummies and papyri which later became the Book of Abraham as well as the translation process. After that we continue to follow the line of possession of the collection and how it came into the possession of the Brighamite LDS Church in November of 1967. After that we have on Jake Farr-Wharton of iFriends to talk about a recent article from the Sidney Morning Herald covering the Protect LDS Children campaign. Jake is followed by a brief “Angel’s Trumpet” segment about a recent headline from Mormon-newsroom.org telling of the Church’s apology for institutionalized and doctrinal racism.

Links:

Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham
https://www.lds.org/topics/translation-and-historicity-of-the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng

Stephen E. Thompson Essay on Book of Abraham
http://mit.irr.org/lds-egyptologist-doubts-joseph-smith-translated-book-of-abraham-egyptian-scroll

Egyptology and the Book of Abraham Stephen E. Thompson
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V28N01_155.pdf

Wilhelm Ritter von Wymetal Mormon Portraits
http://olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1886WWyl.htm#pg205b

Book of Abraham MormonThink
http://www.mormonthink.com/book-of-abraham-issues.htm#ref2

Joseph Smith’s Scriptural Cosmology Brent Metcalfe and Dan Vogel
http://signaturebookslibrary.org/the-word-of-god-12-2/

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On this episode, we take the opportunity of Mother’s Day to examine the life and struggles of some of the most prominent mothers throughout Mormon history. From Lucy Mack Smith caring for her children in ill health, to Mother Elizabeth Ann Whitney providing a home for Joseph and Emma when they first arrived in Kirtland, Ohio, and well beyond to the women who provided the caretaking, medicine, midwifery, and social structure to build each of the Mormon kingdoms. The actors may get the awards, but everybody else actually making the show run on the back end are often relegated to the footnotes section. Let’s bring them to life again. After that, we have on J.R. Becker with his new children’s book about the skeptical side of death. How do we have these tough conversations with our children when they inevitably arise? J.R. shares some of his personal experience and inspiration which led to his writing the Annabelle & Aiden series.

Links:

  1. Michael Quinn Newel K. Whitney Family
    https://www.lds.org/ensign/1978/12/the-newel-k-whitney-family?lang=eng

Carol Cornwall Madsen Mormon Women and the Struggle for Definition
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V14N04_42.pdf

Elizabeth Ann Whitney
http://www.ldswomenofgod.com/2008/07/28/elizabeth-ann-smith-whitney/

Timeline of Joseph and Emma Smith
https://historyofmormonism.com/joseph-smith/timeline-joseph-smiths-life/

Annabelle & Aiden
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1269876999/annabelle-and-aiden-what-happens-when-we-die?ref=discovery&term=annabelle%20and%20aiden
https://annabelleandaiden.com/press/

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On this episode, the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo is finally established. We walk through the set and setting of Nauvoo in early 1842 being built on nothing more than credit. Men are the providers, while women are tasked with home chores, raising children, and maybe doing a small money-making hobby on the side to keep the house afloat. We discuss women’s roles in 19th-century America and how early feminism caused small movements to rise long before the official beginning of the Women’s Era. We read through the meeting minutes of the foundation of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo when Emma Hale Smith was elected President. We speculate on Joseph’s intentions when it was first organized and opine on how stagnant and solidified Mormon doctrine today is in comparison to Nauvoo Mormonism of 1842. What does it take to change Mormon doctrine today? We invite on Kate Kelly to discuss her history with the Ordain Women movement.

 

Links:

 

Relief Society minute book
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/1#ft-historical-intro

 

History of Relief Society
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Relief_Society

 

Joseph Smith Journal May 1842
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/25#source-note

 

Ordain Women into priesthood
https://ordainwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/34WomenandPriesthoodQuotes.pdf

 

Masonic Adoption rite
http://www.masonicdictionary.com/adoptive.html

 

Mormon Law of Adoption
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/law-adoption-one-phase-development-mormon-concept-salvation-1830-1900

 

Emmeline B. Wells A Voice for Mormon Women by Carol Cornwall Madsen
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1R_F9XDNepwuxB_KJUeuTmy895QDNqPtx

 

Women in Masonry
http://www.masonicinfo.com/women.htm

 

History of Women’s Freemasonry
http://womenfreemasonusa.com/history.html

 

Order of the Eastern Star Robert Morris 1850
https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:411520/

 

Kate Kelly
http://www.katekellyesq.com/

 

The Fern Foundation Short Creek Service Project

http://thefernfoundation.org/donate

 

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