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    I just finished listening to the book. While it was well written, it wasn't as comprehensive as I would have liked. Once in Utah, it felt like the author relied too heavily on sources centered in Manti (or as the voice actor called it, "Mantee"). Maybe Manti served as the perfect microcosm of mid-19th Century Utah Mormonism, but my guess is that he didn't cast a broad net.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I just finished listening to the book. While it was well written, it wasn't as comprehensive as I would have liked. Once in Utah, it felt like the author relied too heavily on sources centered in Manti (or as the voice actor called it, "Mantee"). Maybe Manti served as the perfect microcosm of mid-19th Century Utah Mormonism, but my guess is that he didn't cast a broad net.
    The reader is terrible! I groan every time he pronounces "Moroni". Makes it sound like an Italian name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    The reader is terrible! I groan every time he pronounces "Moroni". Makes it sound like an Italian name.
    Teach that man the Mormon "i"!

    In his defense, he did get Adam-ondi-Ahman correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Just finished the section on BY attitudes toward blacks, slavery, miscegenation, priesthood, etc. I can't imagine how anyone could do some serious historical research and maintain that that there was a divine origin to the priesthood ban. It was clearly organic and a product of the time and environment. The problem is that BY doubled down and gave everything a thus-saith-the-lord stamp (which he added to almost everything he said) and that made it more difficult to backtrack later. From the book:
    Growing up, a lot of BY's stuff was explained as "deep doctrine". I remember that it was discouraged to lead with the "deep doctrine" when talking about the gospel to non-members. It's refreshing to me that the Church has a more back to basics type of attitude nowadays. It also explains why I have such a hard time stomaching HP group discussions, as many of the old men are still fixed on "deep doctrine".

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    While day dreaming today, I had a funny thought: imagine blood-atonement, Adam-God-theory, i'm-the-oracle-of-the-lord-dammit, come-back-from-the-dead Brigham Young as a guest on Mormon Stories, with your host John Dehlin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    While day dreaming today, I had a funny thought: imagine blood-atonement, Adam-God-theory, i'm-the-oracle-of-the-lord-dammit, come-back-from-the-dead Brigham Young as a guest on Mormon Stories, with your host John Dehlin.


    You're welcome.
    six minutes of brother brigham talking, punctuated by three hours and fifty four minutes of john dehlin interrupting him and waxing poetic? no thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    six minutes of brother brigham talking, punctuated by three hours and fifty four minutes of john dehlin interrupting him and waxing poetic? no thanks
    Lol. Exactly.

    Pass!
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    six minutes of brother brigham talking, punctuated by three hours and fifty four minutes of john dehlin interrupting him and waxing poetic? no thanks
    No way. Within 20 minutes, JD would either be bearing testimony in a pool of tears and regret or be blood atoned.
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