Archive for May 2009

85. Mormon History Association Representatives

One guest was Kathyrn Daynes, current president of the Mormon History Association. 

The other was Paul Reeve, a member of the MHA Board. 

Both teach history, Daynes at BYU and Reeve at the University of Utah. They are both award winning authors. 

Daynes has written a book, More Wives than One

Reeve's book is Making Space on the Western Frontier: Mormons,. Miners, and Southern Paiutes.

We discussed the upcoming Mormon Historical Association Annual Conference including a number of the topics to be covered, the history of the MHA and how a typical Conference is conducted. 


Both guests commented on the difficulties of writing of historical papers and books.

Daynes shared her perspective on a number of points and issues in Mormon practice of plural marriage in the 19th century. 


We also discussed Reeve's research into the competing ethnicities in 19th century Mormon experience.     

Talk Show host: Van Hale, LDS

Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, 17 May 2009.
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84. Mike Haxton, an ex-Mormon Bishop 


We discussed the 1611 King James Bible which Haxton claims was superintended by God and is God's word in English. We pursued the question of which KJV is God's word since it was 6000 verses longer in 1611 than the editions published today. Haxton denied this. We discussed the modern translations, I argued for their value, he contended that they contain the word of God, but they are not the word of God as is the KJV. 

We also discussed his stated view that salvation comes by grace through faith, nothing more and nothing less. In this discussion Haxton did, however, express his view that repentance and obedience to God's commands are required for salvation.

The controversial topic of the Trinity was considered briefly.


Talk Show host: Van Hale, LDS

Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, 12 April 2009.
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 83. Early Publications of LDS Revelations

 


My guest was Curt Bench. He is the proprietor of Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City and an expert on the wide range of publications on Mormonism over the past 179 years. Curt is a veteran dealer in publications old and new, rare and common. 

  


Smith-Pettit Foundation has just published The Parallel Doctrine and Covenants: The 1832-1833, 1833, and 1835 Editions of Joseph Smith's Revelations. Curt authored the introduction. We discussed the history of the publication of Joseph Smith's revelations up to 1835. 

Among the several early printings of the revelations there are many textual variations for a variety of reasons. The variants can be easily followed with this new important contribution to the study of early Mormonism. 

We discussed several and also views of the nature of Joseph Smith's concept of revelation which would account for the changes made in the revelations. 

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Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, 3 May 2009.
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