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MIPodcast #85—Race and the Making of the Mormon People, with Max Mueller

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From Blair Hodges

This year marks forty years since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began, once again, to ordain black members of African descent to its priesthood. Forty years since the church began administering it sacred temple ordinances to black women and men. Over the past forty years the body of scholarship on race and […]

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“Ye Shall Call the Church in My Name”

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From Christopher Blythe

A Multi-Denominational History of Latter Day Saint Responses to 3 Nephi 27 (Or a Story of Church Names) At the October General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson made a scriptural case for using the full name of the Church. He cited the resurrected Christ’s response to […]

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#84—The making of Jane and Emma, with Chantelle Squires and Melissa Leilani Larson [MIPodcast]

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From Blair Hodges

Jane and Emma is a new film based on the historical relationship of Jane Manning—one of the few black converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its infancy—and Emma Smith, who presided over the Church’s women’s organization, the Relief Society, and who was married to the prophet Joseph Smith. It’s an emotional film […]

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