Lisa Olsen Tait claims that Susa Young Gates is the most important Mormon woman that most have never heard of. She started both the Relief Society and Young Women's magazines. Join Nick Galieti of LDS Perspectives Podcast as he discusses with women's historian Lisa Olsen Tait.
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Perhaps no volume of the Joseph Smith Papers conveys the highs and lows of Joseph Smith’s life better than Documents, Volume 5. Through letters, revelations, and meeting minutes—as well as a map, an essay on abolition, and a study of the Egyptian language—this volume brings to life the consequential and often emotionally charged months from October 1835 to January 1838.
The incongruities and myths surrounding his life have drawn the fascination of Mormons and non-Mormons alike. But here are a few curious tidbits you might not have known about Orrin Porter Rockwell.
Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Twenty years later, on July 22, 1837, a young woman named Eliza Ann Carter penned a heartfelt letter from Kirtland to a young missionary named James Chauncey Snow. When I read the letter, I felt like I could have been reading a passage out of "Pride and Prejudice" or "Sense and Sensibility".
A new book from three church history professors at Brigham Young University will delve into some events in Church History you already know well, and others that you may not know at all.
A successful farmer and businessman from a prominent Palmyra family, Martin Harris may have been Joseph Smith’s earliest supporter outside of his own family. Yet he tends to be remembered by Latter-day Saints as a “wicked man” for losing the 116 manuscript pages.
From the earliest days, women have been critically important to the founding of the Church. Critical, but they have been quiet because their words have been forgotten. Here is Meridian Magazine's exclusive interview with one of the editors of At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-Saint Women on what we can do to remember them now.