Episode 42: The Succession Crisis and LDS Priesthood

Join Kaimi as he interviews LDS historian Ben Park, Community of Christ (RLDS) historian John Hamer and Danielle Mooney as they discuss the complicated narrative of proper lines of priesthood authority, who really was supposed to follow Joseph Smith as prophet of the Mormon church and how Brigham Young’s church differs from other factions in Mormonism.


Links mentioned in this podcast:

Some of Ben Park’s published articles.
John Hamer’s website.

John Hamer’s important graphic: Showdown at Nauvoo
John Hamer’s awesome graphic of rival churches.
John Hamer’s great graphic on diverging paths and beliefs of LDS and RLDS.
D. Michael Quinn’s BYU Studies article on the Succession Crisis.

Episode 37: Meet Emma Hale Smith Bidamon, part two

Join historian John Hamer as he and Lindsay discuss Emma Smith’s marriage to Joseph, the martyrdom and Emma’s new marriage and life in the Reorganized Church of Latter-Day Saints. Listen to part one here!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Lindsay’s “Forgotten Women of Joseph Smith” series

Todd Compton’s book, “In Sacred Loneliness.”

John Hamer’s new and exciting slideshow on “The History of Community of Christ.”

Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith by Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery (Jun 1, 1994)

Emma Smith My Story, Trailer