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.
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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.
Joseph Smith had a tempestuous relationship with newspapers from the beginning of his ministry, when one editor wrote that he was a long-legged ignoramus, to his death, when another editor stood trial for his murder.
A poignant story about Joseph, Mary and Mercy Fieldings' brother-in-law who became an arch enemy of the Church when he saw his congregation begin to fall away.
LDS Church History Museum Curator Laura Allred Hurtado discusses with Laura Harris Hales how researching the history for the book that accompanies the exhibit expanded her understanding of the experience of those who traveled the Mormon trail. For many, it was a rite of passage and the experience of a lifetime.
Last November, many Mormons fumed when a writer claimed Utah women didn't vote for Hillary Clinton because in her view, LDS women are repressed and submissive. Critics have leveled similar charges off and on against the Church since its earliest days, but in fact women have shaped the way Mormons understand and live their religion since the faith's beginnings say the editors of a new book.