Episode 36: An Elect Lady, the Story of Emma Smith, part one

Join renowned historian John Hamer as he honors the life of Emma Smith by telling her history with Lindsay.

John Hamer is the publisher of John Whitmer Books and past President of the John Whitmer Historical Association (the Community of Christ’s equivalent of MHA). In Mormon studies, John has produced maps for the LDS Church Historian’s Press, Herald Publishing House, Greg Kofford Books, the Journal of Mormon History, Mormon Historic Studies, the JWHA Journal, and Restoration Studies, among others. John’s ancestors joined the early church seven generations ago in 1833 and his own family history is intertwined with many expressions of the Restoration (Brighamites, Josephites, Rigdonites, Whitmerites, and Strangites). John’s research focuses on the history of these different groups. He is the co-editor of Scattering of the Saints: Schism within Mormonism and the co-author of Community of Christ: An Illustrated History. John is married to Mike Karpowicz. They recently moved to Toronto, Ontario, where they attend the Community of Christ’s Bathurst Street congregation.

Book mentioned in this podcast:

“Mormon Enigma” by Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery (Jun 1, 1994)

Opening credit:
Youtube video, Emma Smith: A Mormon Woman of Faith – Joseph Smith

3 thoughts on “Episode 36: An Elect Lady, the Story of Emma Smith, part one

  1. There’s a problem with this download. I’m trying to put it on my mp3 and it won’t download past about 80%. I cleared the cache and restarted my computer but it didn’t fix the problem. I was able to download part 2 without a problem.

    1. If you’ve been having trouble with iTunes as your access to the episodes, please unsubscribe to the podcast and then go to the iTunes store (a link from the fmh podcast website can take you there, too) and re-subscribe to fmh podcast. Hopefully that will reset things with the new iTunes updates and you shouldn’t have further problems. Keep us posted!

  2. Just finished listening to part one and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great discussion and the first time I’ve heard John Hamer. Looking forward to part two!

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