June 22, 2018

Episode 108 – High Priestesses

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On this episode, Jo writes an epistle to the Relief Society. What were women’s roles in the Nauvoo Church? Did they have priesthood power? Was their society separate but equal to the men’s? Turns out Jo was a product of his time and he uses religions led by women in his day as an example of what terrible fate awaits a female-run church. But, is there more to it? Were the women of Nauvoo “good Masons” who could keep a secret?


Jill Derr on Eliza Snow and Relief Society

Women and Priesthood

Relief Society Minute Book

Joseph Smith and the Kabbalah

Joanna Southcott’s bibliography

The Public Universal Friend by Paul Moyer

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