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 broach the Bennett meltdown of spring 1842. We read through the first of his exposes published in the Sangamo Journal July 8th. The public explodes at the revelations contained therein. We track everything as it develops chronologically and exhaustively. This marks part 1 of a multi-part series on Bennett and the impact his expose had on Mormon history and doctrine.

Links:

Sangamo Journal Bennett expose
https://archive.org/stream/039SJO18420729001/039-SJO-1842-07-15-001

Bennett and extradition attempt
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/joseph-smith-prophet-and-seer/joseph-smith-john-c-bennett-and-extradition-attempt-1842

Bennett, Smith, and Beginnings of Mormon Plural Marriage in Nauvoo
https://www.jstor.org/stable/43200209?seq=17#metadata_info_tab_contents

JS Journal 1842
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/5#full-transcript

Sangamo Journal transcripts
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sang1842.htm

Show links:

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