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Examining The Rigdon – Spalding Theory Part 2 [Mormonism LIVE 166]

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In Examining the Rigdon Spalding theory, hosts Bill Reel and RFM embark on a journey beyond the familiar narrative of golden plates and angels. Delving into the Rigdon Spalding theory, they navigate the murky waters of historical documents and eyewitness accounts to present a compelling case for its consideration. By carefully laying out the best evidence, the hosts encourage listeners to critically engage with the possibility that the Book of Mormon may have origins rooted in Rigdon and Spalding’s collaboration. Join them on a quest for understanding that challenges established narratives and prompts a reevaluation of Mormon history.

Part 1: Chapters: 00:00

Intro & Re-cap 01:05:00
4. Book of Mormon and “Manuscript Found” had significant overlap
01:16:00 The Jocker Study
01:23:30 5. Credibility Issues with Sidney Rigdon
01:35:00 Criticisms
1:53:30 Caller

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