In this episode, LDS Perspectives podcaster Taunalyn Rutherford interviews David W. Grua about the latest volume in the Joseph Smith Papers. This was a tumultuous period in the life of Joseph Smith and the history of the church, marked by internal dissent, the abandonment of Kirtland, Ohio, as church headquarters, the outbreak of violence with anti-Mormons in Missouri.
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Richard E. Turley is the managing director of the Church Public Affairs Department. He was previously an assistant church historian, recorder, and the managing director of the Church History Department. In this episode, he discusses with Laura Harris Hales the aftermath of the terrible massacre at Mountain Meadows.
On this episode of the LDS Perspectives Podcast, Russell Stevenson interviews Elizabeth Kuehn, a Joseph Smith Papers historian and documentary editor, about one of the lasting blemishes on the Mormon Kirtland experience – the failure of the Kirtland Safety Society Bank.
Church History Museum hosts ‘extraordinary event’.
On October 27, 1838, Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued the Extermination Order, which directed the militia and other state authorities to drive Mormons from the state, or they needed to be exterminated. Here are ten things you may not have known about this infamous time in Latter-day Saint history.
What transformative event could lead a casual, almost indifferent Latter-day Saint to eventually pen the words to 'Savior, Redeemer of My Soul'? It is a vision worth reading about again and again.
Many are familiar with the story of Wilford Woodruff’s experience in the St. George temple. People write about it all the time, the founding fathers are Mormon now. That’s how they look at it, which is actually not what we believe.