Episode 37: Meet Emma Hale Smith Bidamon, part two

Join historian John Hamer as he and Lindsay discuss Emma Smith’s marriage to Joseph, the martyrdom and Emma’s new marriage and life in the Reorganized Church of Latter-Day Saints. Listen to part one here!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Lindsay’s “Forgotten Women of Joseph Smith” series

Todd Compton’s book, “In Sacred Loneliness.”

John Hamer’s new and exciting slideshow on “The History of Community of Christ.”

Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith by Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery (Jun 1, 1994)

Emma Smith My Story, Trailer

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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

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