251.2: The Church in Nauvoo (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 29)

July 22, 2017

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

Building the Kingdom of God in Nauvoo, Illinois

 

The Nauvoo period of 1839-1846 proved both productive and tumultuous. This episode will explore this critical segment of Church history with an emphasis on the following points:

  • Why the Nauvoo period is so important historically
  • Establishment of the Relief Society
  • Establishment of temple ordinances
  • Nauvoo immigration stemming from earlier missionary efforts to England
  • Polygamy and its role in the downfall of Nauvoo

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Class Member Reading
: Doctrine and Covenants 124:1–21, 87–90, 97–110; 126; Our Heritage, pages 51–52, 55–58, 61–62; Matthew 6:33; Jacob 2:18–19; D&C 6:6; D&C 105:32

Additional Teacher Reading: D&C 124; D&C 57:1–3; 97:10–12; 115:7–12; D&C 118; D&C 64:33–34

Church historian Devery Anderson teaches and hosts this lesson and Danielle and Aaron join the discussion.

Please continue the conversation by posting your comments and questions here, in the facebook group, or email them to me at MormonSundaySchool at gmail.

You can access the Reading Notes here.

Resources

Devery Anderson and Gary James Bergera, Joseph Smith’s Quorum of the Anointed and The Nauvoo Endowment Companies

John Dinger, The Nauvoo City and High Council Minutes Linda King Newell, “The Historical Relationship of Mormon Women and Priesthood”

Matt McBride, A House for the Most High

D. Michael Quinn, “Mormon Women Have Had the Priesthood Since 1843”

George D. Smith, Nauvoo Polygamy

Brian D. Hales, Joseph Smith’s Polygamy

Many thanks to Devin Roth for the beautiful bumper music. Check out his arrangement of hymns and other work at DevinRothMusic!

Thanks to James Estrada of Oak Street Audio for his quality post-production, and to Trent Oliphant for updating the episode.

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