Scholars & Saints

Open Canon: Scriptures of the Latter Day Saint Tradition(s) (feat. Christine Blythe, Christopher Blythe, and Jay Burton)

June 06, 2023 Stephen Betts Episode 38
Scholars & Saints
Open Canon: Scriptures of the Latter Day Saint Tradition(s) (feat. Christine Blythe, Christopher Blythe, and Jay Burton)
Show Notes

Christine Elyse Blythe, Christopher James Blythe, and Jay Burton join me to discuss the scriptures of the Latter Day Saint "diaspora." There are more than 400 branches of the Restoration movement begun by Joseph Smith, Jr., and the prophetic production of written scripture is central to many of them. In this episode we discuss the sealed portion(s) of the Book of Mormon, collaborative scripture writing, Book of Mormon expansion narratives, Sidney Rigdon's Nephite-Eskimo theory, lay revelations about asylums for smokers in heaven, and much more. Join us as we explore the scriptures of the Latter Day Saint tradition.