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Mar 30, 2022

It’s time to break into our next long-form review of Mormon literature; Bruce R. McConkie’s Millennial Messiah! We get an idea for the purpose and objective of the book as well as McCrankie’s pet issues right off the bat. He speaks of the heresies integral to false prophecy and warns of the various movements and political groups are anti-Christ. But before we crack open the spine of this tome, our main segment is a brief deep-dive into Mormon prophecy. What is it? From where does it come? How reliable are Mormon prophecies and can they be trusted? And the greatest question with which some believers may wrestle, what’s Joseph Smith’s batting average? We round out the show with some happy news about government diversity in Portugal!

 

Show notes

Mormon Prophecy:

https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/archive/publications/the-truth-about-the-god-makers/ic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_prophecies_of_Joseph_Smith

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-march-september-1838/41

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-1839/2#historical-intro#josephsmithpapers

https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/prophecies-of-joseph-smith?lang=eng&adobe_mc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariff_of_1833

https://www.jstor.org/stable/43200790

https://mit.irr.org/joseph-smith-william-miller-and-prophetic-speculation

 

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Book of Common Prayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Common_Prayer 

Edward VI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VI 

Indulgences: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indulgence 

Protestant Reformation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformation 

 

Happy News

https://www.portugal.com/news/portuguese-government-announced-the-majority-of-ministers-are-women-for-the-first-time-ever/

 

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Mar 16, 2022

As March is Women’s History Month in the USA, we knew it was time to talk about some amazing and strong women who have had a powerful effect on all of our lives. First we look at a fascinating figure integral to a transitory period of church history, Emmeline B. Wells, who pioneered women’s suffrage in Utah. Then, in MOGP we talk about the documentary RBG.  Following that, we round out the episode talking about the 120 3D printed statues of women scientists in the “#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit” at the Smithsonian March 5-27. Enjoy! 



Show notes: 

Emmeline B. Wells Journals:  https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/news/chpress-publishes-emmeline-b-wells-diaries?lang=eng

Emmeline B. Wells: “Am I not a Woman and a Sister?” by Carol Cornwall Madsen https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol22/iss2/3/

Emmeline B. Wells Romantic Rebel by Carol Cornwall Madsen

https://rsc.byu.edu/supporting-saints-life-stories-nineteenth-century-mormons/emmeline-b-wells

Woman’s Exponent archive https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/WomansExp/id/3365/rec/61

Women’s Suffrage in Utah by Jean Bickmore White

https://historytogo.utah.gov/womens-suffrage-utah/

https://www.utahwomenshistory.org/bios/emmelinebwells/

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol22/iss2/3/



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RBG: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7689964/?ref_=tt_rvi_tt_i_2 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg 

Sarah Moore Grimke: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Moore_Grimk%C3%A9 

 

And, what Shannon was trying to remember while recording but forgot the name of until long afterwards, it was Shannon Faulkner at The Citadel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Faulkner 

 

Happy News

120 3D-Printed Statues of Women Redefine What Scientists Look Like: “#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit” takes over Smithsonian March 5-27: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2022/03/08/120-3d-printed-statues-of-women-redefine-what-scientists-look-like/

Women’s Futures Month at the Smithsonian Institution: https://www.si.edu/womensfutures 



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Mar 2, 2022

One of the most influential leaders of the modern Mormon church, Bruce R. McConkie, made a name for himself with his seminal 1958 work Mormon Doctrine, an encyclopedia of Mormon doctrine and theology. It immediately made waves in the community and the rest of the leadership decided to censor McConkie and the book was pulled from the shelves. With significant edits to address leadership complaints, the book was republished in 1966 and again massively edited and published in 1979 after the priesthood ban was lifted. We explore the life of Bruce McConkie and discuss the impact of Mormon Doctrine and McConkie, as well as the reasons for censure and highlighting necessary edits to tone the book down. Yes, this is the deep-dive on Bruce McConkie and Mormon Doctrine you’ve been waiting for and this episode launches us into our next long-form book review of Millennial Messiah by Bruce McConkie!

 

Mark your calendars! Our next Live Q&A!! is March 7th!!! 6:00 PM (MST) 

 

Show notes: 

 

The Bruce R. McConkie Story: Reflections of a Son, by Joseph Fielding McConkie  

 

The End of Bruce R McConkie’s Mormon Doctrine, by Stirling Adams: https://www.jstor.org/stable/43201315?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents 

 

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