Speaker: Nadine McCombs Hansen

Reflecting on the Wives of Joseph Smith

In this paper Compton will tell the story of how he came to write In Sacred Loneliness: the Plural Wives of Joseph Smith. For years he had been studying Classics, ancient Greek and Latin, but a series of odd accidents led him to start transcribing and annotating the diaries of Eliza R. Snow Smith. This …

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Book Review: Colleen McDannell and Sister Saints

Cristina Rosetti sits down with Dr. Colleen McDannell to talk about her new book, Sister Saints: Mormon Women Since the End of Polygamy. Dr. McDannell is the Sterling M. McMurrin Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Utah. Her research covers topics such as the history of Heaven, Vatican II, material culture, and now, …

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